Brooklyn Decker's Biography
Brooklyn Decker (born April 12, 1987) is an American fashion model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. In addition to working for Victoria's Secret for the 2010 "Swim" collection, she has ventured into television with guest appearances on Ugly Betty and Royal Pains.
She is married to American tennis player Andy Roddick.
Decker and her family moved to Middletown, Ohio, then to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was discovered in a shopping mall as a teenager. Decker began her modeling career as the face of Mauri Simone, a popular prom dress maker. She won the 2003 Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention.
Decker has been featured in pictorials in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Glamour, and has modeled for The Gap, Intimissimi and Victoria's Secret. She has appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and the band 3 Doors Down. She is an avid Tar Heel basketball fan.
In 2005, within two months of moving to New York City, Decker auditioned for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, in which she first appeared in 2006. She was again featured in the 2007 edition, and hosted the 2007 behind-the-scenes television special.
She returned for a third consecutive time in 2008. Decker was chosen cover girl for the 2010 edition, shot on location in the Maldives islands.
In 2007, she had a recurring feature on the CNN/SI website called "She Says, Z Says," along with Paul Zimmerman, discussing NFL football games of the week. Decker appeared in the 2007 made-for-television Lipshitz Saves the World.
She worked for a period in Australia.She joined the cast of Sports New York to discuss the 2010 NCAA basketball tournament. In 2008, Decker rang the Stock Exchange bell with other Sports Illustrated models.
Decker is represented by Marilyn Agency.
Decker made a guest appearance on NBC's Chuck, where she played a model applying to be a "Buy More Girl."
She made a guest appearance on USA Network's Royal Pains on July 30, 2009. Decker played swimsuit model Rachel, while Peter Jacobson played Alan, her nebbish husband.
On February 8, 2010, David Letterman announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that Decker had been chosen as the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covermodel. Calling her selection "the news of a lifetime," Decker admitted that her mother cried when she heard her daughter would grace the cover.
Decker served as a guest judge in the 5th cycle from Germany's Next Topmodel.
She was reportedly considered for the female role in Transformers 3.
During the 2007 Davis Cup final between the USA and Russia, Decker was seen in the crowd supporting American tennis player Andy Roddick. On March 31, 2008, Roddick announced on his website that he and Decker were engaged, and they were married in a private ceremony in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2009.