Jordana Brewster

This month we turned to Fast & Furious 5 to find us a babe of the month and it was easy, the hottest of the lot was right there starring along side Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson and she held her own very well in a male dominated action movie.

Jordana Brewster (born April 26, 1980) is an American – Panamanian – Brazilian actress. She began her acting career with an appearance in the soap opera All My Children (1995). After that, she joined the cast of As the World Turns (1995–2001), as a recurring role, Nikki Munson. She was later cast as one of the main characters in her first film feature film The Faculty (1998). Her role brought her to the attention of a much wider audience. She also landed a starring role in a NBC television miniseries entitled The 60s (1999).

Her breakthrough role came in the action film The Fast and the Furious (2001). Other film roles include the action comedy film D.E.B.S. (2004), the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), and the fourth film of the The Fast and the Furious film series, Fast & Furious (2009). Brewster joined the cast of Fast Five (2011). She has appeared as a recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck (2008–2009).

Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama, the daughter of Maria João (née Leal de Sousa), a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model from Brazil, and Alden Brewster, an American investment banker.

Brewster left Panama when she was 2 months old, relocating to London, where she would spend 6 years, before moving to her mother's native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she learned to speak Portuguese fluently. She left Brazil at the age of 10, settling in Manhattan, New York, where she would live for the next 15 years.

ACTING CAREER

Her first film role was in Robert Rodriguez's 1998 horror science fiction film, The Faculty. In the film, Brewster played the character of Delilah Profitt, a popular and vindictive girl who is the editor in chief of the student paper. The film received several favorable reviews and was a major success at the box office, grossing over $40 million domestically. 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.

In 2001, she starred with Cameron Diaz and Christopher Eccleston in The Invisible Circus, a drama feature based on Jennifer Egan's best-selling novel. After that role, Brewster had her breakthrough role when she starred opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the car-themed action film The Fast and the Furious, which was a box office hit and received critical acclaim.

Brewster reprised the role of Mia Toretto in the fourth film of the The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast & Furious, which opened on April 3, 2009. The film is the most successful film in the franchise, with a over $353 million worldwide gross. In an interview with AskMen.com, Brewster explained her character: "In the first one I’m more of a wallflower and it's much more of a girlfriend-type role, but in [the new movie] I’m more of a woman. She’s far more tough. I deal with the repercussions of living in my brother’s world."

BABE FACTOR

In 2002, Stuff magazine named her the 96th hottest woman in their "102 Sexiest Women in the World". In 2005 Maxim magazine named her the 54th sexiest woman in the world in their annual Hot 100. In 2006, Maxim ranked her at #59 on their Hot 100.

In 2009, she ranked #9 on Maxim's Hot 100 and, to coincide with Fast and Furious, a photographic spread of Brewster in a range of black lingerie in the May 2009 edition of Maxim ("Life in the Fast Lane") aroused much interest. The latter shoot followed a striking scene in Chuck (2008) in which, as Dr Roberts, she had stripped down to her black brassiere to seduce the title character (Zachary Levi).

Brewster was placed 8th on afterellen.com's "100 Hottest Women" list in 2007, and placed 22nd in 2008

In an interview, she ranked Gossip Girl, The Office, and House as her favorite television shows. Well we can't agree with you more although we would include Chuck in that list just because you were in it.

Photos courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

Fast & Furious 5 opens in cinemas 5 May

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