Brooklyn Decker has visited the far off corners of the world as one of the industry's top models and in-demand actresses, yet still retains the charm and earnestness of the girl next door.
After being prodded by friends to look into modeling at the age of 16, Brooklyn met with Charlotte-based agency Evolution Models who helped her to land her first gig in 2002 as the face of prom dress designer Mauri Simone. At 18, Brooklyn moved to New York City and signed with Marilyn Model Management, the prestigious agency that also represents Adriana Lima and French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. She quickly rose to stardom within the industry, gracing the pages of magazines including Elle, GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, PoP Magazine and Teen Vogue and has been featured in major advertising campaigns for international fashion brands.
Brooklyn's big break came in 2006 when she first appeared in the wildly popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her hourglass figure and sophisticated, all-American look earned her a reoccurring spot in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 issues. In 2010 Brooklyn Decker cemented her place in pop culture history by appearing on the cover of the magazine and was consequently named Esquire.com's Sexiest Woman Alive and received the Spike TV Guys Choice Hotter than Hell Award.
In spring 2010, Brooklyn wrapped her first starring role in a feature film playing a young school teacher romanced by a plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler). In the comedy, Just Go With It, due out in theaters in February 2011 for Columbia Pictures, Sandler enlists his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie.
Brooklyn recently finished filming the female lead role in Pete Berg's Battleship for Universal Pictures, opposite Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson and Rihanna. The epic movie follows a group of young Navy sailors who come across a mysterious object during an international exercise. Before they know it, they find themselves under siege by an alien envoy. Against superior technology, size and strength they must unite to fight for their own survival as well as the survival of the planet.
Brooklyn has also appeared in NBC'S comedy sitcom pilot Lipshitz Saves the World which led to guest star roles on NBC's Chuck and ABC's Ugly Betty as well as the USA Network hit Royal Pains.
Brooklyn is a reoccurring guest on the renowned televised radio sports talk show The Dan Patrick Show and is also the host and star of a lifestyle DVD collection with Elle Magazine called the Make Better Series teaching women about fashion, beauty and fitness.
When not modeling, Brooklyn is an avid sports fan, rooting for her favorite teams, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers. Inspired by her love of sports and her aunt's personal struggles from being born without a corpus collosum in her brain, Brooklyn became active in the Special Olympics in her hometown of Charlotte in 2004 and is now an ambassador for Special Olympics North America.
In April 2009, Brooklyn married professional tennis player Andy Roddick in a private ceremony in Austin. The couple currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and Austin, Texas with their English bulldog, Billie Jean.