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Brooke Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, model and former child star. Some of her better-known movies include Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon, as well as TV shows such as Suddenly SusanThat '70s Show, and Lipstick Jungle.


Personal lifeEdit

In the June 2009 issue of Health magazine, Shields related that she lost her virginity at age 22. She said it would have occurred earlier had she had a better self-image.

In the mid-1980s while at Princeton, Shields dated classmate Dean Cain. Shields has also been linked to John F. Kennedy Jr, actor Liam Neeson and singer George Michael. She was also a favorite date of Prince Naruhitoof Japan. After a romantic interlude with John Travolta, the 16-year-old Brooke Shields dated 18-year-old Mohammed, son of the arms-dealer billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, in Cannes where they first met. At 18, Brooke Shields metDodi Fayed and they became friends. Brooke was 24-years-old when she spent the evening with Dodi Fayed in Paris to celebrate his 33rd birthday.

By the 1990s, she promoted physical fitness as an extension of femininity, demonstrating that femininity and athletics are consistent rather than incongruous. Although she was not the only one, Shields had what was required to promote women's athletics.

Shields has been married twice. From April 19, 1997, to April 9, 1999, she was married to professional tennis player Andre Agassi; the couple had been together since 1993. On April 4, 2001, she married television writer Chris Henchy after they met in 1999 through mutual friends. The couple has two daughters. She is a spokeswoman for Tupperware's Chain of Confidence SMART Girls campaign, a program that teaches girls to nurture their mental and physical well-being.

Postpartum depressionEdit

Between April and May 2005, Shields spoke to magazines (such as Guideposts) and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to publicize her battle with postpartum depression, an experience that included depression, thoughts of suicide, an inability to respond to her baby's needs and delayed maternal bonding. The illness may have been triggered by a traumatic childbirth, the death of her father three weeks earlier, stress from in vitro fertilization, a miscarriage and a family history of depression, as well as the hormones and life changes which were brought on by childbirth. Her book, Down Came the Rain, discusses her experience, contributing to a greater public awareness of postpartum depression.

In May 2005, Tom Cruise, a Scientologist whose beliefs frown upon psychiatry, condemned Brooke, both personally and professionally, for both using and speaking in favor of the antidepressant drug Paxil. As Cruise said, "Here is a woman and I care about Brooke Shields, because I think she is an incredibly talented woman, you look at [and think], where has her career gone?" Shields responded that Cruise's statements about anti-depressants were "irresponsible" and "dangerous." She said that he should "stick to fighting aliens" (a reference to Cruise's starring role in War of the Worlds as well as some of the more exotic aspects of Scientology doctrine and teachings), "and let mothers decide the best way to treat postpartum depression." The actress responded to a further attack by Cruise in an essay "War of Words" published in The New York Times on July 1, 2005, in which she made an individual case for the medication and said, "In a strange way, it was comforting to me when my obstetrician told me that my feelings of extreme despair and my suicidal thoughts were directly tied to a biochemical shift in my body. Once we admit that postpartum is a serious medical condition, then the treatment becomes more available and socially acceptable. With a doctor's care, I have since tapered off the medication but, without it, I wouldn't have become the loving parent I am today." On August 31, 2006, according to USAToday.com, Cruise privately apologized to Shields for the incident and Shields accepted and said that it was "heartfelt." Three months later, she and her husband attended the wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes, in November 2006.

Relationship with Michael JacksonEdit

Brooke Shields spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, before a television audience of more than one billion people. Shields stated in that speech that she first met Michael when she was 13-years-old, and the two instantly became friends. Shields said:

Thinking back to when we met and the many times that we spent together and whenever we were out together, there would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but to us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships... Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun no matter where we were. We had a bond... Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun.

In her eulogy, she shared a number of anecdotes, including an occasion in which she was his date for one of Elizabeth Taylor's weddings, and the pair sneaked into Taylor's room to get the first look at her dress, only to discover Taylor asleep in the bed. Shields gave a tearful speech, referring to the many times she and Michael Jackson shared and briefly joked about his famous sequin glove. She also mentioned Jackson’s favorite song "Smile" by Charlie Chaplinwhich was later sung in the memorial service by Jermaine Jackson.

New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote that "it was a little peculiar hearing Brooke Shields’s weepy testimony about her deep friendship with Jackson given the fact that she told reporters that the last time she saw him was at Elizabeth Taylor’s eighth wedding in 1991." This however does not agree with Michael's statements during his 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey that he was dating Shields at the time, as well as with the fact that Shields was Michael Jackson's date to the 1993 Grammys. Shields has stated that Jackson asked her to marry him numerous times and to adopt a child together.

Jackson said of Shields in a conversation with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in 2001:

That was one of the loves of my life. I think she loved me as much as I loved her, you know? We dated a lot. We, we went out a lot. Her pictures were all over my wall, my mirror, everything. And I went to the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and this girl walks up to me and says 'Hi, I'm Brooke Shields.' Then she goes, 'Are you going to the after-party?' I go, 'Yeah.' 'Good, I'll see you at the party.' I'm going, 'Oh my God, does she know she's all over my room?' So we go to the after-party. She comes up to me she goes, 'Will you dance with me?' I went, 'Yes. I will dance with you.' Man, we exchanged numbers and I was up all night, singing, spinning around my room, just so happy. It was great.

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1976 Alice, Sweet Alice Karen Spages
1978 Pretty Baby Violet
1978 King of the Gypsies Tita
1979 Tilt Tilt
1979 Wanda Nevada Wanda Nevada
1979 Just You and Me, Kid Kate
1980 The Blue Lagoon Emmeline Lestrange Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
1981 Endless Love Jade Butterfield Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
1983 Sahara Dale Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress

1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Customer
1989 Speed Zone! Stewardess Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
1989 Brenda Starr Brenda Starr
1990 Backstreet Dreams Stevie
1992 Running Wild Christine Shaye
1993 Freaked Skye Daley
1994 The Postgraduate Fantasy Wife
1994 The Seventh Floor Kate Fletcher
1996 Freeway Mimi Wolverton
1998 The Misadventures of Margaret Lily
1999 The Weekend Nina
1999 Black and White Sam Donager
1999 The Bachelor Buckley Hale-Windsor
1999 The Disenchanted Forest Herself
2000 After Sex Kate
2004 Our Italian Husband Charlene Taylor
2004 The Easter Egg Adventure Horrible Harriet Hare
2005 Bob the Butler Anne Jamieson
2007 National Lampoon's Bag Boy Mrs. Hart
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Carol Ferris Direct-to-DVD release
2008 The Midnight Meat Train Susan Hoff
2008 Unstable Fables: Goldilocks & 3 Bears Show Ruby Bear
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Susan Stewart Uncredited
2010 Furry Vengeance Tammy Sanders
2010 The Other Guys Herself
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Madame Varcolac Television Movie
2011 Chalet Girl Caroline Television Movie
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Joan Brown
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1974 After the Fall Quentin's Daughter Television movie
1977 The Prince of Central Park Kristin Television movie
1982 The Doctors Elizabeth Harrington Unknown episodes
1984 Wet Gold Laura Television movie
1984 Blondes vs. Brunettes (TV Special) Herself ABC television special
1988 The Diamond Trap Tara Holden Television movie
1992 Quantum Leap Vanessa Foster Episode: "Leaping of the Shrew"
1993 I Can Make You Love Me Laura Black Television movie
1993 Tales from the Crypt Norma Episode: "Came the Dawn"
1994 An American Love Greta Television movie
1995 Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Beth Taft Television movie
1996 Friends Erika Ford Episode: "The One After the Superbowl:: Part 1"
1996–2000 Suddenly Susan Susan Keane 93 episodes, producer

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy(1997-1998) Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy(1998-1999)

1998 The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery Cyndee Lafrance Television movie
2001 What Makes a Family Janine Nielssen Television movie
2001 Just Shoot Me! Erlene Noodleman Episode: "Erlene and Boo"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Miss Spider Television movie
2003 Gary the Rat Cassandra Harrison Episode: "Future Ex-Wife"
2004 Gone, But Not Forgotten Betsy Tannenbaum Television movie
2004 I'm with Her Ivy Tyler Episode: "Poison Ivy"
2004 That 70s Show Pamela Burkhart 7 episodes
2005 New Car Smell April Television movie
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kelly Sloane-Raines Episode: "Siren Call"
2006 Nip/Tuck Faith Wolper 3 episodes
2007 Two and a Half Men Danielle Stewert Episode: "That's Summer Sausage, Not Salami"
2007 The Batman Julie Episode: "Riddler's Revenge"
2007–2009 Hannah Montana Susan Stewart 3 episodes
2008 Widows Shirley Heller Television movie
2008–2009 Lipstick Jungle Wendy Healy 20 episodes
2010–2012 The Middle Rita Glossner 2 episodes
2010 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself Episode: "Brooke Shields"

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