Brooke Shields is a popular American model cum actress. She began her career as a child model, and at the age of 12, she played the lead role in the film ‘Petty Baby’. Throughout her career, she has been a part-time model and part-time actress. She appeared in some major movies, but it is due to the sitcom ‘Suddenly Susan’ that she became popular. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Brooke Shields in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Brooke Shields was born on 31st May 1965 in New York. Her mother was a model, and her father was a businessman. She is an ancestor of noble families in Italy and Rome. It is her mother who helped her pursue her career in the show business. Brooke attended New Lincoln School and graduated from Dwight-Englewood School. She got her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
Brooke Shields stated that she lost her virginity to actor Dean Cain when they were dating. She is vegan and a promoter of femininity and athletics. She is also an animal rights activist. Brooke was married to tennis player Andre Agassi from 1997 to 1999, and they were together from 1993. In 2001, she married TV writer Chris Henchy after meeting through a mutual friend. They have two daughters. She suffered from postpartum depression, and she stated that she had a relationship with Michael Jackson when she was 13.
Career, Award & Nominations
Shields started her career when she was only 11 months old. She got chances as a child model in various roles. She acted in Pretty Baby when she was 12 years old, and the role was of a child prostitute. When she was 14 years old, she appeared as the youngest model of Vogue. In 1980 she appeared in the film named The Blue Lagoon and in 1981 she acted in Endless Love. In 1898 she played a role of a lesbian in the movie named The Misadventures of Margaret.
Shields appeared in the television several times, but her appearance as the youngest guest on The Muppet Show was remarkable in 1980. She also appeared in USPHS PSA in the early 1980s. She gave few notable guest appearances in That ’70s Show. In 2010 she appeared in The Middle. She also appeared in several theaters including Grease, Wonderful Town, Chicago and more.
She was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in Suddenly Susan which was an American sitcom in 1996 and 1997. She won the award of worst actress for her role in The Blue Lagoon in 1980.
Apart from these, she also appeared in various films including Alice, Sweet Alice in 1976, Tilt in 1979, Wanda Nevada in 1979, Sahara in 1983, Speed Zone in 1989, Freaked in 1993, Freeway in 1996, The Bachelor in 1999, After Sex in 2000, National Lampoon’s Bag Boy in 2007, Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009, Chalet Girl in 2011, The Hot Flashes in 2013 and more.
Her work as a child actress and fashion model is remarkably successful. She also gave her voice for Beverly Goodman in the Adult Swim which is an animated series. She also voiced Ruby Bear in Unstable Fables: Goldilocks & 3 Bears Show in 2008. In 2013, she voiced Besty in A Monsterous Holiday and in 2014 Jean in Under Wraps.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular American model cum actress? Well, she currently has a net worth of over $28 million. Even though she has passed her prime and half a century mark, she is still popular in the show business and endorses many brand products. She earned more from acting than modeling. She has earned more from sitcoms than films.
Brooke Shields currently plays a mentor’s role in the modeling world. Even after crossing 50 years mark, she is still bold enough to do bikini photoshoot. She is still part of many TV series in side roles.