- Eye ColorBlue Eyes
- Hair ColorBlondes
- HometownKettering, Ohio
About Brooklyn Decker
Model and actress Brooklyn Decker was born in Kettering, Ohio. Her family moved to Middleton, Ohio, then to Matthews, North Carolina, a Charlotte suburb, when Brooklyn was young. It was in a Charlotte mall that she was discovered as a teenager.
Brooklyn started her modeling career as the face of prom-dress maker Mauri Simone, and in 2003 she won the Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention. Two years later she moved to New York to pursue her modeling career, and her good looks and bikini-ready body earned her quick attention. GQ described her as “now and forever, the kind of girl who really floats our boat.” By 2006 she appeared in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, a modeling job she continued to repeat, making the cover in 2010.
Brooklyn found herself on the pages of Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Glamour, as well as ads for The Gap, Intimissimi and Victoria’s Secret. “It’s like a dream,” Brooklyn said of her career to AskMen.com. “It’s one of those things where it’s not something you hope for because it’s too unrealistic to want that.”
Her modeling success led to TV guest appearances on shows including Chuck, Royal Pains, and Ugly Betty. Brooklyn made her big screen debut in the 2011 film Just Go with It, co-starring with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. The role gained attention, and MTV Networks’ NextMovie.com named her one of the “Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011.” Additional films followed including Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She also earned a starring role on CBS’s short-lived ensemble comedy Friends With Better Lives in 2014, co-starring James Van Der Beek.
Brooklyn is an avid North Carolina basketball and Carolina Panthers football fan. She appeared alongside Paul Zimmerman in a weekly CNN/Sports Illustrated website piece called “She Says, Z Says,” discussing NFL football games.