Brooke Shields is a highly accomplished television, film and theatre actress, as well as business woman, author and model.
Brooke was seen starring in the NBC show, "Lipstick Jungle", in which she portrayed Wendy Healy, a top executive at a film studio and one of the 50 most powerful women in New York City.
Brooke recently was seen in an episode of ABC’s hit show “The Middle.” She played the next-door nemesis of Patricia Heaton's character, Frankie.
Brooke recently wrapped production on “The Greening of Whitney Brown”. She will star alongside Aidan Quinn and Kris Kristofferson. The movie follows the misadventures of ‘Whitney Brown’ a privileged and popular Philadelphia teenager whose world is upended when her parents experience sudden economic problems that necessitate a family move to Whitney’s grandparents’ old farm in the country
Currently, Brooke can be seen in “Furry Vengeance” with Brendan Fraser and Dick Van Dyke. She plays the wife to real-estate developer (Fraser), who drags his family to the country to turn it into the suburbs. The local wildlife is not amused and decides to fight back. She will also soon be seen in the Nickelodeon movie “Werewolf” alongside Victoria Justice.
Shields has received numerous awards and accolades for her extensive repertoire of talents. In 1997 and 1998 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was also nominated for The American Comedy Awards' Funniest Female Performer in a Television Series Leading Role for her hit comedy show, "Suddenly Susan." Brooke is the recipient of five People's Choice Awards - “Favorite Young Performer” in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984 and “Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series” in 1997. In 1999 Shields received the Genii Award for “Outstanding Success in Television, Stellar Achievements in Television Performances and Good Citizenship in the Television Community.” Shields also is the proud recipient of the 1st Annual “Fun, Fearless, Female” Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Shields began her professional career at only eleven months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model. Since that time Shields has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the “Face of the Eighties”. Shields continues to be featured worldwide in publications and in recent product endorsements such as Colgate and Volkswagon.
At age 9, Shields began her extensive film career when she won her first acting role in “Holy Terror” and went on to greater parts as a child film star in Louis Malles' “Pretty Baby,” the Palme D'or Award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, and Franco Zeferilli's “Blue Lagoon.” Ms. Shields has worked with such film greats as Susan Sarandon, Shelly Winters, Henry and Peter Fonda, George Burns, Charles Durning, Hal Holbrook and Kiefer Sutherland.
While at Princeton University, where Shields was an Honors Graduate, she pursued her love for the theatre, and after graduation made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the hit musical “Grease”, for which she earned the Theatre World Award in 1994 for “Outstanding Debut on Broadway.” Shields went on to star in "Chicago", "Wonderful Town", and "Cabaret", all of which earned her rave reviews.
Shields is the author of "The Brooke Book," "On Your Own," "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression," and her first children's book, "Welcome To Your World, Baby." She recently released her second children's book "It’s the Best Day Ever Dad" for Harper Collins on April 21st.
In addition to her professional career, she continues to be a strong advocate for children's rights and literacy and is the spokesperson for the eye lash growth drug, Latisse which teamed up with The Make a Wish Foundation so that every person who signs up on the Latisse website, the company will donate $5.00 to Make A Wish.