Jordana Brewster is widely known for her role as Mia Toretto in the car-themed action film, The Fast and the Furious. Born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama, she is the daughter of former Sports Illustrated model Maria Joao, who hails from Brazil. Her childhood was also marked with tenures in different parts of the world: she relocated with her family to London when she was two months old, and later moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was six years old. Four years later, she would move to the United States, initially studying at the Professional Children’s School in New York City, and later earning a college degree at Yale University in 2003.
Brewster made her acting debut in 1995, appearing in just one episode of the daytime soap All My Children. She then moved to another soap, As the World Turns, where she played the role of Nikki Munson on a regular basis until 1998. During and after her tenure, she took on other occasional roles but it was her role in the 2001 car film The Fast and the Furious that catapulted her to popularity. It led her to roles in other films, as well as general buzz around her. In 2006, for instance, she was ranked 59th in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list.
After The Fast and the Furious, Brewster appeared in several other films, such as D.E.B.S., Nearing Grace, Annapolis and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. She also starred in the pilot for the television series Mr. and Mrs. Smith, an adaptation of the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The series was, however, not picked up for a full series.
In 2012, Brewster landed the role of Elena Ramos on Dallas. She was next seen on Secrets and Lies, Furious 7 and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. At present, she is part of the cast of Lethal Weapon.
2016 Lethal Weapon (TV Series)
2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
2016 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (TV Series)
2016 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
2015 Furious 7
2015 Home Sweet Hell
2012-2014 Dallas (TV Series)
2014 American Heist
2013 Fast & Furious 6
2011 Fast Five
2011 Hot Dog Water (Short)
2010 Gigantic (TV Series)
2010 Dark Blue (TV Series)
2008-2009 Chuck (TV Series)
2009 Fast & Furious
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith (TV Short)
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
2006 Friendly Fire (Video)
2005 Nearing Grace
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
2001 The Fast and the Furious
1995-2001 As the World Turns (TV Series)
2001 The Invisible Circus
1999 The '60s (TV Movie)
1998 The Faculty
1995 All My Children (TV Series)