Jordana Brewster, co-star of the "D.E.B.S." Movie!
The dark haired young actress with a vivid personality is a rising star, following the footsteps of success of her parents. Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama, on April 26, 1980; her father, Alden Brewster, is a successful investment banker, while her mother, Maria Jaao, is a former model whose resumé includes an appearance in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Mr. Brewster's career dictated a certain amount of traveling, so Jordana lived in London, England, until age six, then spent four years in Rio de Janeiro, before settling in New York City at age ten. While studying at the New York Professional Children's School, Jordana was bitten by the acting bug, and at the age of 15 she landed the role of Nikki Graves on the soap opera As the World Turns. The same year, Jordana was also cast in a supporting role on another soap, All My Children; her run on All My Children was less than a year, but she continued to appear on As the World Turns until 1998. 1998 also marked Jordana's big-screen debut as the sharp-tongued Delilah in the teen horror opus The Faculty, while a year later she was cast in a showy role in the popular miniseries The '60s. After graduating from high school, Jordana was accepted at Yale, but took time off from her studies to resume her acting career, appearing in two films in 2001, including the box-office blockbuster The Fast and the Furious.
More fun stuff about Jordana Brewster
Member of the Yale Class of 2003.
Has a cat named Delilah, after her movie character in The Faculty (1998).
Jordana's grandfather is Kingman Brewster, former President of Yale University. Speaks fluent Portuguese
Her mother is 'Maria Joao' , the former "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model from Brazil.
Dated Mark Wahlberg. [2000-June 2001]
Didn't have a driver's license when she received driving lessons for The Fast and the Furious (2001).
Has a younger sister named Isabella
Ranked #96 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
relationship news, Mark Wahlberg has split up with his actress girlfriend Jordana Brewster. Brewster insists the break-up was an amicable one. She says, "It was a mutual break up, it was friendly, I have no resentment at all. It's sad."
Jordana Brewster: All-girl, all-action
D.E.B.S. IS AN ALL-GIRL CRIME-FIGHTING SPOOF WITH A LESBIAN TWIST. STACY FARRAR SPEAKS TO DIRECTOR ANGELA ROBINSON.
Angela Robinson is living every budding filmmaker’s dream. A couple of years ago she received a small grant from a women’s film collective to make a short all-girl crime-fighting team spoof with a lesbian twist, which led to a $5m contract with Sony to turn the short into a feature. That feature, D.E.B.S., inspired Walt Disney studios to contract Robinson to direct the $50m Herbie: Fully Loaded, a Lindsay Lohan and Matt Dillon feature due for Australian release in July.
If it sounds like a fairytale, take a moment to consider the quality of D.E.B.S. It’s slick, it has quality actors doing quality acting and it is genuinely funny. Robinson even manages to buy some stunts and good sets with her meagre (for Hollywood) budget.
It’s also the perfect film for queer Charlie’s Angels fans because, as Robinson says, it brings the lesbian subtext so often seen in girls-go-wild movies onto centre stage.
“I totally do that,” she says. “It brings it to the forefront.”
“I really love girl-power action movies but I always wanted the girls to get together with each other as opposed to with the guys. I decided to write my own because I didn’t see it happening in already existing films.”
D.E.B.S. (the letters stand for Discipline Energy Beauty Strength) tells the story of four high school girls who are chosen through a special section of the SAT exam to attend an elite crime-fighting academy.
The four checked skirt-wearing crime-fighting machines are Amy (Sara Foster), Max (Meagan Good), Dominique (Devon Aoki) and Janet (Jill Ritchie). All four have special skills and weaknesses. Amy is perfect but not sure about whether she wants to be an agent, Max is feisty but jealous, Dominique is a beautiful chain-smoking promiscuous French girl and Janet is sweet but dumb.
Their nemesis is young lesbian crime-lord Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster of The Fast And The Furious fame). The four D.E.B.S. are assigned to Diamond’s case but things go awry when Amy falls in love with her hot, evil enemy.
Robinson’s 2003 short film version of D.E.B.S. was funded by Power Up, a non-profit organisation made up of gay and straight women who offer financial support for other women in entertainment.
Sony backed the feature on the strength of the short film and feature script, and Robinson was able to assemble a great cast of up-and-coming actors – for example Devon Aoki, the former catwalk model who appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious – and seasoned professionals like Holland Taylor, who plays the D.E.B.S. Academy headmistress.
“We had a barrage of great people who wanted to be on the project,” Robinson said.
“It was cool because a lot of actresses really responded to the material and thought the parts were lots of fun.”
The film has screened at Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale in Berlin. It is also scheduled for cinema release in the US in March, which Robinson – who is currently in post-production of Herbie: Fully Loaded – is very excited about.
“I’m really psyched about it. It was a big labour of love and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I can’t wait for it to hit theatres and for big audiences to see it.”
D.E.B.S. screens as part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival on Saturday 26 February from 7:30pm at the Palace Academy Twin Cinema, Oxford St, Paddington. The Festival runs until Thursday 3 March.
Wahlberg Not Married
Mark Wahlberg has quashed rumours he is married - after apparently introducing his girlfriend as his wife. Reports of a secret marriage started last month when online gossip columnist Ted Casablanca claimed Mark turned up at the premiere of his movie Yards, The (2000) and introduced actress girlfriend, Jordana Brewster, as his "wife". The rumor came as a shock to Jordana who says she has no intention of getting married in the near future. "I have no idea where people get that we're married, " she says.
Wahlberg's Girlfriend Laughs Off Their Boogie Nights
Mark Wahlberg's lady love still manages to force a laugh when she's quizzed about their after-dark activities. Wahlberg was heralded as the porn world's greatest stud in role of extremely well-endowed Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson's modern classic Boogie Nights (1997). But the label stuck off-screen, with help from the former rapper's past as a Calvin Klein underwear model, and fans are forever asking his actress girlfriend Jordana Brewster whether Wahlberg is a bedroom force to be reckoned with. Brewster, 20, has been dating 29-year-old Wahlberg for two years and says, "I never seem to get a break from this kind of stuff. It's been over two years since that movie was released and the hangover, so to speak, won't go away. Mark is a 'regular' guy, what can I say? That was a movie, nothing more."