Jordana Brewster is widely known for her role as Mia Toretto in the car-themed action film, "The Fast and the Furious".
One can attribute the beauty of actress Jordana Brewster to her multi-ethic heritage. 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 will play the role of Elena Ramos on the returning series Dallas
after a 21-year hiatus.