Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

Abby Knight

Brooke Shields began her accomplished 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. At age 9, Shields began her extensive film career when she won her first acting role in "Alice Sweet Alice" and rapidly gained fame after staring in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby," the Palme D'or Award winner at the Cannes Film Festival and the coming of age tales "Blue Lagoon" and "Endless Love." As a model, Shields has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the "Face of the Eighties". Today, Shields continues her prolific appearances in a broad range of worldwide publications, decades after it all began.

In addition to her film achievements, Shields has maintained a successful and critically acclaimed television career. Her work on The NBC hit "Suddenly Susan" garnered her a Golden Globe® nomination and she received an American Comedy Award nod for her guest role on "Friends." Brooke is the recipient of five People's Choice Awards and has previously starred in NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," in addition to guest appearances on a wide range of hit shows including "That 70's Show," "Hannah Montana," "Two And A Half Men" and "The Middle." In 2013, Shields co-starred in the film “The Hot Flashes” and guest starred on Lifetime's drama "Army Wives." She also made her directorial debut with the Hollywood Bowl production of Chicago. This fall, Shields will lend her voice to the Adult Swim new animated series “Mr. Pickles.”

Shields is the best-selling author of several books, including The Brooke Book, On Your Own and the highly publicized and critically acclaimed Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. Shields tapped into her experiences as a mother, successfully branching out into the world of children's books, penning Welcome To Your World, Baby and It's the Best Day Ever Dad for Harper Collins. Her latest book There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, quickly became a New York Times best seller.

While attending Princeton University, Shields pursued her love of Theatre as a member of the Princeton Triangle Club. Shortly after graduating with an honors degree in French literature, she 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. In 2011, she assumed the iconic role of Morticia Addams alongside Roger Rees in the hit Broadway show, The Addams Family. Previously, Shields appeared in the acclaimed ensemble Girls Talk, written and directed by Roger Kumble. She also had her critically acclaimed nightclub debut at Feinstein's at The Loews Regency, performing In My Life, a freewheeling music and stand-up romp through her life's ups and downs. The show sold out its entire run.

In 2012, Shields starred alongside Richard Chamberlain in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere adaptation of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transformed the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.

In addition to her professional career, Shields continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and keeping the arts alive in schools, and is the happily married mother of two beautiful daughters.

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