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Jordana Brewster

Jordana BrewsterJordana Brewster, born on April 26th of 1980 in Panama City, Panama, is a Brazilian-American actress. She began her acting career in her late teens, with a role in one episode of the soap opera All My Children.

She followed that appearance with the recurring role as Nikki Munson in another soap opera, As the World Turns, for which Brewster was nominated for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award.

Later she was cast as Delilah Profitt, one of the main characters in her first feature film the 1998 horror science fiction film by Robert Rodriguez - The Faculty.

Brewster played the character of Delilah Profitt, a popular but vindictive girl who is the editor in chief of the student paper.

The film received several favorable reviews and was a major success at the box office, grossing over $40 million domestically.





Jordana BrewsterShe also had a starring role in a 1999 NBC television miniseries entitled The 60s. She was cast alongside Julia Stiles and Jerry O'Connell in the NBC television miniseries in which she appeared as Sarah Weinstock, a college student and radical activist.

The miniseries premiered on February 7th, 1999, and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.

But her breakthrough performance came in the action film The Fast and the Furious in 2001.

Other film credits include the 2004 action comedy film D.E.B.S. and the 2005 independent drama Nearing Grace - the 2005 independent teen drama film set in late 1970s - the horror film based on the novel by Scott Sommer.

And of course there was also The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, for which she received two Teen Choice Award nominations.





Jordana BrewsterIn 2006, Brewster co-starred in the drama film Annapolis - a film about a young man played by James Franco, who dreams of one day attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

She had a recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck and starred in the 2009 film Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the The Fast and the Furious film series.

After guest roles in several television shows such as Dark Blue and Gigantic, she appeared in the fifth film in the franchise, 2011's Fast Five. She starred as Elena Ramos in the television series Dallas, and appeared in the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6.

Brewster was born to Maria João (née Leal de Sousa), who is a former swimsuit model from Brazil who appeared on the 1978 cover of Sports Illustrated, and her father, Alden Brewster - an American investment banker.

Her paternal grandfather, Kingman Brewster, Jr., was an educator, diplomat, and the president of Yale University.





Jordana BrewsterBrewster left Panama when she was 2 months old, moving to London, where she spent 6 years before moving to her mother's native city of Rio de Janeiro, where she learned to speak Portuguese fluently.

She left Brazil at the age of 10, settling in Manhattan, New York, where she would live for the next 20 years. Brewster studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York and graduated from the Professional Children's School in Winnipeg - afterward attending Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Brewster made her first acting appearances on daytime soap operas, with a one-time appearance on All My Children as Anita Santos, followed by a recurring role on another soap opera, As the World Turns, as Nikki Munson from 1995 to 2001.

For her performance in that show she was nominated for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Awards.






Jordana BrewsterIn 2001, she starred with Cameron Diaz and Christopher Eccleston in The Invisible Circus, a drama feature based on Jennifer Egan's best-selling novel, but unfortunately the film was not well received by critics.

Her big break came when she starred opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the car-themed action film The Fast and the Furious, which was a huge box office hit - with over $207 million as a worldwide gross.

Sadly Paul Walker lost his life in a automobile accident in southern California over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2013 after attending charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. According to witnesses at the scene, the red Porsche in which Walker and his friend were driving, lost control and slammed into a tree and then a light pole.

In 2004, she played one of the main characters in the action comedy D.E.B.S., as Lucy Diamond, a lesbian criminal mastermind. She was cast in the 2005 independent teen drama film set in late 1970s, Nearing Grace.

Brewster portrayed the role of Mrs. Smith, the role depicted in the film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, by Angelina Jolie. in the television spin-off pilot of the 2005 film of the same name which was made for the ABC network. However, ABC later decided not to commission the series. She also joined the cast of the NBC television series Chuck, in a recurring role as Jill Roberts, Chuck's ex-girlfriend from Stanford.


Jordana BrewsterShe appeared in four episodes of the show between 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, Brewster had multiple guest appearances in the television series Dark Blue, in which she played Maria, an art gallery dealer who flirts with Dean. She also had guest appearances in the Gigantic episodes - Pilot: Part 1 and Pilot: Part 2.

Brewster co-starred in the fifth film of the The Fast and the Furious movies - Fast Five released on April 29th, 2011. The film portrayed Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's characters fighting against federal agents and a corrupt businessman. The filming of the movie began on June 28th, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro and was completed in October of that same year. It opened to favorable reviews and has been a large financial success, breaking box office records.

In 2002, Stuff Magazine named her the 96th hottest woman in their 102 Sexiest Women in the World. In 2005 Maxim Magazine named her the 54th sexiest woman in the world in their annual Hot 100. During 2006 Maxim ranked her at No.59 on their Hot 100 and in 2009, she ranked No.9 on Maxim Magazines Hot 100 and, to coincide with Fast and Furious, a photographic spread of Brewster in a range of black lingerie in the May 2009 edition.

Jordana BrewsterThe latter shoot followed a striking scene in Chuck in which, as Dr. Roberts, she had stripped down to her black bra to seduce the title character. Brewster was placed 8th on afterellen.com's 100 Hottest Women list in 2007 where she placed 22nd in 2008. In 2011, Maxim Magazine placed Brewster in the 11th spot in the Maxim Hot 100.

She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, film producer Andrew Form, whom she met on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. She has a cat named Delilah, after her character in The Faculty, as well as two Labradors, a yellow one named Ella and a white one named Henry.

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Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Faculty Delilah Profitt
2001 The Invisible Circus Phoebe
2001 The Fast and the Furious Mia Toretto
2004 D.E.B.S. Lucy Diamond
2005 Nearing Grace Grace Chance
2006 Annapolis Ali Halloway
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Chrissie
2009 Fast & Furious Mia Toretto
2011 Fast Five Mia Toretto
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Mia Toretto
2014 North of Hell Filming
2014 American Heist Filming

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 All My Children Anita Santos 1 episode
1995–2001 As the World Turns Nikki Munson 114 episodes
1999 The '60s Sarah Weinstock TV miniseries
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jane Smith TV pilot
2008–2009 Chuck Jill Roberts 4 episodes
2010 Dark Blue Maria 3 episodes
2010 Gigantic Celebrity 2 episodes
2012–present Dallas Elena Ramos 25 episodes

Awards & Nominations
Year Award Nominated work Result
1997 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Teen Performer As the World Turns Nominated
2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Nominated
2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action Fast & Furious Won
2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action Fast Five Nominated
2012 ALMA Award For Favorite TV Actress Dallas Nominated
2013 Imagen Award For Best Supporting Actress in Television Dallas Nominated



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