The Fast and the Furious
Achieving fame after portraying passionate Mia Toretto in the box office hit The Fast and the Furious (2001), Jordana Brewster became one of Hollywood's young stars. She also gained notice in her debut movie The Faculty (1998), in which she played the role of Delilah Profitt.
On the small screen, Jordana, who has a cat named Delilah, had already appeared in the popular soap operas All My Children (1995, played Anita Santos) and As The World Turns (1995-1998, played the role of Nikki Munson-Graves).
Off screen, number 96 of the 102 Sexiest Women In The World according to Stuff magazine (2002), Jordana is currently dating actor Mark Wahlberg (born on June 5, 1971). They began their relationship on December 31, 1999. Because of their long-term relationship, marriage rumors have surfaced.
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of former Brazilian swimsuit model Maria Joao and investment banker Alden Brewster, Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980. Though she was born in Panama, she was raised in Great Britain until she was six years old. Her family then moved to her mother's birthplace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Maria learned to speak fluent Portuguese. At the age of ten, Jordana's family relocated to Manhattan, New York.
The older sister of Isabella Brewster, Jordana entered Sacred Heart Catholic School for Girls in Weist-Barron, New York. While studying at the school, Jordana realized her interest in acting and studied at the Professional Children's School in New York. Though she was keen on acting, Jordana finished her education at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where her grand father, Kingman Brewster, was the former President of the school from 1963 to 1977. She graduated in 2003.
The Faculty Girl
Young Jordana first appeared to the Brazilian public when she played a role of a dancer on the popular kid show Super Xuxa: Contra Baixo Astral (1988). After her family moved to New York, Jordana attended a theater school in Weist-Barron. While in school, Jordana took part in several school plays and once played the role of Jesus Christ in Godspell.
Eager to pursue her acting career, Jordana decided to continue her studies at the New York Professional Children's School. While at the school. Jordana showed off her acting talent by appearing on two of television's longest running soap operas. She was cast as Anita Santos in All My Children (1995) and played the role of Nikki Munson-Graves in As The World Turns (1995-1998). Being asked about the work, she said, "When I signed for 'As the World Turns' [a three-year stint beginning when she was 15], I had to promise my mom that it wouldn't hurt my grades and my dad that I would go to college. Acting kept me out of trouble. I had to go to CBS at 7 a.m., so I didn't have any time to fool around."
While filming the series, Jordana was offered a role in the blockbuster hit Independent Day but had to refuse due to the prohibition of the soap opera producer.
Dark-haired beauty Jordana finally experienced her breakthrough moment with the release of the teen-driven film The Faculty (1998, starred as Delilah Profitt). While promoting the film, Jordana was featured in numerous Tommy Hilfiger ads and also emerged in the remake of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) video by Class of 99. Additionally, along with the costars and the promotion crew, Jordana finished a feature for The Faculty named Invasion of the Fright Films which aired on MTV. The following year, she had a leading role in the NBC miniseries The '60s (1999, portraying Sarah Weinstock, costarred with teen movie star Julia Stiles).
In 2001, Jordana played the role of Phoebe and co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Christopher Eccleston in The Invisible Circus. She gained some exposure though the film was not released in many theaters. However, Jordana attracted Hollywood's attention when she portrayed Mia Toretto in the box office hit The Fast and the Furious (2001). The film helped turn her toward Hollywood stardom.
After three years disappearance from the scene due to her studies at Yale University, Jordana came back to be cast as Lucy Diamond in D.E.B.S. (2004). Additionally, moviegoers will see her perform in Nearing Grace (2005, played Grace) and Annapolis (2005, portrayed Ali). She also has a role in Nigel Dick's forthcoming Chasing Fate (2005).