Apr. 26th, 1980
Panama City, Panama
Jordana Brewster's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Fast & Furious
2006 - Annapolis
2005 - Nearing Grace
2004 - D.E.B.S.
2004 - Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
2001 - The Fast and the Furious
1998 - The Faculty
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Jill Roberts
Herself - Guest Judge
Herself - Guest
Jordana Brewster born April 26, 1980) is a Brazilian-American actress.
Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama. Her mother Maria João is a former swimsuit model from Brazil who appeared on the 1978 cover of Sports Illustrated, and her father Alden Brewster is an American investment banker. Her paternal grandfather, Kingman Brewster, Jr., was an educator, diplomat, and president of Yale University. Brewster left Panama when she was 2-months-old, relocating to London, where she would spend six 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 City, where she studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and graduated from the Professional Children's School. She graduated from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut with a B.A. in English.
Brewster made her debut in daytime soap operas, with a one-time appearance on All My Children as Anita Santos, followed by a recurring role on As the World Turns as Nikki Munson from 1995 to 2001. For her performance in the show, she was nominated for "Outstanding Teen Performer" at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Awards.
Her first film role was in Robert Rodriguez's 1998 horror science fiction film, The Faculty. Later, she was cast alongside 'Julia Stiles' and 'Jerry O'Connell' in a NBC television miniseries entitled The 60's, in which she appeared as Sarah Weinstock, a college student and radical activist. The miniseries premiered on February 7, 1999, in the United States and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.
Her breakthrough role came in the 2001 action film The Fast and the Furious. Other film credits include the 2004 action comedy film D.E.B.S., the 2005 independent drama Nearing Grace and the 2006 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, for which she received two Teen Choice Award nominations. 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 stars as Elena Ramos in the television series Dallas, and appeared in the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6.
In 2006, Brewster co-starred in the drama film Annapolis. The film is about a young man (played by James Franco) who dreams of one day attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Brewster appeared in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, but her scenes were deleted.
Brewster lives in Los Angeles with her husband, film producer Andrew Form, whom she met on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which Form produced. They announced their engagement on November 4, 2006. They married in a private ceremony in the Bahamas on May 6, 2007. On September 21, 2013, they welcomed their son, Julian, via surrogate.
In an interview, she ranked Gossip Girl, The Office, and House as her favorite television shows.