What Are Some Biographical Facts About Brooke Shields?

Brooke Shields is an American actress, born on May 31, 1965, in New York City. Shields achieved fame in the 1980s as a young actress in controversial roles and became a spokeswoman for postpartum depression in the 2000s.

Shields was initially a child model but became famous as an actress for her role in the 1978 film "Pretty Baby," in which she played a child prostitute. The film was controversial for its depiction of child prostitution, and Shields soon appeared in other controversial films, such as "The Blue Lagoon" and "Endless Love." In 1983, she put her acting career on hold to pursue a degree in French literature at Princeton University.

Shields returned to acting fame in the 1990s, when she starred as the title character of "Suddenly Susan" from 1996 to 2000. She also made guest appearances on shows such as "That 70's Show" and "Liptstick Jungle." In 2005, she appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to discuss her battle with postpartum depression. Her book, "Down Came the Rain," helped increase public awareness of postpartum depression. In 2009, Shields spoke at Michael Jackson's funeral, having been a lifelong friend of Jackson. As of November 2015, Shields voices Beverly Goodman in "Mr. Pickles."