BROOKE SHIELDS (Susan Hoff) is a highly accomplished television, film and theatre actress, as well as business woman, author and model. She can currently be seen on the hit show "Lipstick Jungle" as Wendy Healy, a top executive at a film studio and one of the 50 most powerful women in New York City.
Brooke 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 Ms. Shields has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the "Face of the Eighties", and Life Magazine on three separate occasions. Ms. Shields continues to be featured worldwide in publications and in recent product endorsements such as Ivory.
At age 9, Brooke 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. Currently Ms. Shields has starring roles in the soon to be released films: "The Weekend" with Gena Rowlands; "Black and White" with Robert Downey, Jr.; "The Bachelor" with Chris O'Donnell; and "After Sex."
While at Princeton University, where Ms. Shields was an Honors Graduate, Brooke pursued her love for the theatre, and after graduation made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the hit musical "Grease" and earned the Theatre World Award in 1994 for "Outstanding Debut on Broadway."
Ms. Shields has received numerous awards and accolades for her extensive repertoire of talents. In 1997 and 1998 Brooke Shields was nominated f 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." Ms. Shields 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 is the author of "The Brooke Book," "On Your Own" and "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression." In addition to her professional career, she continues to be a strong advocate for children's rights and literacy and is the national spokesperson for Tupperware's Chain of Confidence campaign.