American-born actress and model Brooke Shields can literally be said to have grown up in the spotlight. She started modeling as a toddler and over the years has developed into one of the most remarkable models in the United States in the 1980s.
Shields began her acting career at the age of 12, after playing the lead role in the controversial drama film Pretty Baby (1978). A few years after the infamous film role, the multi-talented Hollywood star was cast as the leading actress in the 1990s in the sitcom “Suddenly Susan”. Other notable acting achievements by Brooke Shields include Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the adult animated series Mr. Pickles.
Brooke Shields Biography (Age)
On May 31 and in 1965 Brooke Christa Shields was born as the daughter of actress and model mother Teri Shields (née Schmon) and businessman Frank Shields. Her parents had a very short marriage that ended in divorce when Brooks was just 5 months old. She has 2 stepbrothers and 3 half-sisters.
Brooke Shields received her early education at the New Lincoln School, New York, after which she attended the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey. After graduating in 1983, Shields enrolled for her college education at Princeton University. She graduated in June 1987 with a major in French literature and a minor in Italian.
Shields began modeling before her first birthday when she made her television debut in an Ivory soap commercial. Under her mother’s guardianship, she was signed on as a child model with the Ford Modeling Agency. After her controversial role as a child prostitute in the film Pretty Baby (1978), her profile continued to rise. At the age of 14, Shields wrote history as the youngest model to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. Also in 1980, she ran a series of controversial ads for Calvin Klein jeans, which are widely credited with catapulting the designer to the status of fashion mogul. By the age of 16, the multi-talented designer was already one of the most prominent faces in the United States, and it is on record that Brooke Shields appeared on over 300 magazine covers between 1980 and 1985.
While her modeling career was flourishing, Brooke Shields was also doing well as an actress. She gained prominence through early acting roles in films like Wanda Nevada (1979), The Blue Lagoon (1980), and Endless Love (1981). The multi-talented actress was also active on the small screen, as she appeared as a guest star in a series of television series in the 1980s.
Brooke Shields finally got her first major television role in the sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996-2000), in which she played the leading role of Susan Keane. Her brilliant performance earned her 2 Golden Globe nominations. Shields also starred in the main cast of the comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle (2008-2009) and in the last season of the drama series Army Wives (2013). In 2014, the talented actress was given a role in the animated series Mr. Pickles, in which she sings one of the main characters, Mrs. Goodman.
Affairs, Husband, and Children
Brooke Shields is in a blissful, long-term marital union with screenwriter and producer Chris Henchy. The duo met through mutual friends in 1999 and announced their engagement in July 2000. They finally married on April 4, 2001, and Shields has 2 children with her husband Chris Henchy. The couple’s first child was born on May 15, 2003, a daughter named Rowan Francis Henchy. On April 18, 2006, they welcomed their second daughter and named her Grier Hammond Henchy.
Prior to her current marriage, Brooke Shields had a long-standing relationship with tennis star Andre Agassi. Their relationship began in 1993 and culminated in marriage on April 19, 1997. However, their marriage did not survive their courtship, as they separated after only 2 years. The divorce was finalized on April 9, 1999.
At the height of her career as an international fashion model and actress, Brooke Shields was romantically involved with an A-Lister couple. At the age of 16, she had her first high-profile relationship with Hollywood actor John Travolta.
After separating from Travolta, Brooke Shields met her actor colleague Dean Cain (1985-1986) while both were studying at Princeton University. As her treacherous memoirs “There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me” reveal, she lost her virginity to Cain at the age of 22.
Shields has also been associated with A-actors such as Nicholas Cage (1987), Woody Harrelson (1988), Liam Neeson (1991-1992), and superstar musician Michael Bolton (1992). She is also believed to have had a relationship with Newyork-based attorney John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Brooke Shields’ Net Worth
In her heyday, Brooke Shields was highly sought after both as a model and as an actress. Having entered show business at a young age, Shields’ Hollywood career has undoubtedly stood the test of time as it has remained relevant over several decades. It is no surprise that the versatile Hollywood star has net assets of $25 million.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Brooke Shields is 183 cm (6 feet) tall. The ageless actress, who is known for her statuesque build, has general body measurements of 36-27-35 inches (91.5-68.5-89 cm). Her body weight is 70 kg (154 lb).