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Brooke Shields

Lowest Rated:   0% Speed Zone (1989)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Despite her efforts to be taken seriously as an actress, Brooke Shields has been unable to escape her youth, during which time she found herself in the precarious position of simultaneously being idolized as a late-'70s icon of adolescent wholesome virginal innocence and being constantly photographed in manners verging on the mildly pornographic. Shields' early career was managed and pushed by her mother, Teri Shields, a small-time actress who placed her daughter in front of the camera before she was even one. As the Ivory Snow baby, Shields was once hailed as the "most beautiful baby in America." After spending many years hawking products, she was in such demand that her mother started marketing her under the logo "Brooke Shields & Co." Shields made her feature film debut in Alice Sweet Alice (1976), but did not become a bona fide star until French director Louis Malle cast her as a 12-year-old New Orleans prostitute who becomes the romantic obsession of a much older painter in Pretty Baby (1978). The film was released amidst great controversy because of the scenes in which Shields (or a body double representing her) appeared nude. But while she did participate in some adult scenes, those moments were handled with taste and discretion by Malle and his cinematographer, Sven Nyquist, and the general consensus was that Shields was not exploited in the film. Thus far, her acting in Pretty Baby remains Shields' best. Through her teens, Shields was among the world's top fashion models and her countenance was everywhere. Controversy again stirred when she did some provocative ads for Calvin Kline in which she was seen wearing a too tight pair of jeans and cooed, "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins." This was in contrast to her other ads in which she advised young girls to abstain from sex and a different campaign against smoking. At the peak of her fame, Shields appeared three times on the cover of Life magazine and once on the cover of Time. Her film career picked up around this time with appearances in such venues as King of the Gypsies (1978) and Wanda Nevada (1979), but her best-known film is the so-bad-it's-good The Blue Lagoon (1980) in which she and teenage hunk Christopher Atkins find themselves shipwrecked for years on a desert island. Ostensibly, the film is a tender tale about innocence and true love, but it's primarily a titillating romp filled with plenty of flesh shots of Shields and Atkins' taut, tanned, and partially clad bodies. In 1981, Shields tried her hand with a more serious role in Franco Zeffirelli's tepid teen romance Endless Love, but did not succeed. Shields decided it was time for college and so enrolled in Princeton, where but for the occasional appearance on a Bob Hope television special, made-for-TV movie, or other special event, she immersed herself in college life. While there, she majored in French Literature and also became interested in the theater, gaining experience in two regional productions of Love Letters. Shields graduated from Princeton with honors. Upon her graduation, Shields returned to acting full time and appeared in films that can most kindly be described as mediocre. In 1996, Shields was given her own situation comedy on NBC network's Suddenly Susan, where she played a single career girl struggling to reassemble her life following her breakup with her wealthy fiancé. Though never among the most natural and relaxed of actresses, Shields gradually grew into her role and proved to be a competent, charismatic comedy actress, turning in guest appearances on popular television shows such as That 70s Show, Nip/Tuck, Two and a Half Men, and Hannah Montana after Suddenly Susan went off the air in 2000. Meanwhile, on Broadway, Shields could bee seen in revivals of Grease, Cabaret, and Chicago before taking over the role of Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical version of The Addams Family. In 1997 Shields married tennis great Andre Agassi, but the union only lasted two years and in 200

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Daisy Winters
  • Sandy Winters
2017
No Score Yet Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud
  • Executive Producer
  • Abby Knight
2016
97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's the Word
  • Abby Knight
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted
  • Executive Producer
  • Abby Knight
2016
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression
  • Narrator
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Adventure Planet
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Under Wraps
  • Actor
2014
36% The Hot Flashes
  • Beth Humphrey
2013
No Score Yet Wild Horses
  • Actor
2013
13% The Greening Of Whitney Brown
  • Joan Brown
2011
79% Chalet Girl
  • Caroline
$1.7k 2011
No Score Yet The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
  • Actor
2010
78% The Other Guys
  • Herself
$119.3M 2010
8% Furry Vengeance
  • Tammy Sanders
$17.6M 2010
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Life and Times of the King of Pop
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
  • Ruby Bear
2008
72% The Midnight Meat Train
  • Susan Hoff
$34.9k 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Carol Ferris
2008
No Score Yet Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rapunzel
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Ugly Duckling
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Bag Boy
  • Mrs. Hart
2007
65% The Outsider
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Our Italian Husband
  • Charlene Taylor
2005
No Score Yet Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Betsy Tannenbaum
2005
No Score Yet Bob the Butler
  • Anne Jamieson
2005
No Score Yet The Easter Egg Adventure
  • Horrible Harriet Hare
2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2004
39% Black and White
  • Sam Donager
2002
No Score Yet Widows
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet What Makes a Family
  • Janine Nielssen
2001
50% The Weekend
  • Nina
2000
9% The Bachelor
  • Buckley
1999
No Score Yet The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery
  • Cyndee La France
1999
No Score Yet After Sex
  • Kate
1999
No Score Yet Misadventures of Margaret
  • Lily
1998
No Score Yet Scratch the Surface
  • Actor
1997
76% Freeway
  • Mimi
1996
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
  • Dr. Beth Taft
1995
No Score Yet The Seventh Floor
  • Kate
1994
47% Freaked
  • Skye Daley
1993
No Score Yet I Can Make You Love Me
  • Laura Black
1993
No Score Yet Brenda Starr
  • Brenda Starr
1992
No Score Yet Running Wild
  • Christine Shaye
1992
No Score Yet Backstreet Dreams
  • Stevie
1990
0% Speed Zone
  • Stewardess
1989
No Score Yet The Diamond Trap
  • Tara Holden
1988
No Score Yet Monsters and Maniacs
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Wet Gold
  • Laura
1984
81% The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Herself
1984
No Score Yet Sahara
  • Dale
1984
25% Endless Love
  • Jade
1981
11% The Blue Lagoon
  • Emmeline
1980
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid
  • Kate
1979
No Score Yet Wanda Nevada
  • Wanda Nevada
1979
No Score Yet An Almost Perfect Affair
  • Herself (uncredited)
1979
No Score Yet Tilt
  • Tilt (Brenda Louise Davenport)
1979
80% King of the Gypsies
  • Tita Stepanowicz
1978
80% Pretty Baby
  • Violet
1978
No Score Yet The Prince of Central Park
  • Kristin
1977
71% Alice, Sweet Alice (Communion)
  • Karen Spages
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sheila
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Herself
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • Dr. Scarlett Lovin
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Rita Glossner
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
  • Katherine Young
  • 2013
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Alison
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle
2008-2009
  • Wendy Healy
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
  • Judge
  • 2008
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Danielle
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Kelly Raines
  • 2006
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Faith Wolper Dr. Faith Wolper
  • 2006
66% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Herself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1993

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