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 Susan, That '70s Show, and Lipstick Jungle.
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.
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.
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.
|1976||Alice, Sweet Alice||Karen Spages|
|1978||King of the Gypsies||Tita|
|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|
|1992||Running Wild||Christine Shaye|
|1994||The Postgraduate||Fantasy Wife|
|1994||The Seventh Floor||Kate Fletcher|
|1998||The Misadventures of Margaret||Lily|
|1999||Black and White||Sam Donager|
|1999||The Bachelor||Buckley Hale-Windsor|
|1999||The Disenchanted Forest||Herself|
|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|
|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"|