Brooklyn Danielle Decker is an American model and actress, perhaps 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 Chuck, Ugly Betty, The League, and Royal Pains.
She made her feature film debut in Just Go with It (2011), and later starred in Battleship (2012) and What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012). In 2015, she was cast as a series regular, portraying Mallory Hanson, on Netflix‘s Grace and Frankie.
Years active: 2003–present
Born: April 12, 1987, 36 years old and 5 months, Kettering, Ohio, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 9 in / 1.75 m
Measurements: 36-24-34 in / 91.5-61-86 cm
Bra Size: 36DD US / 80F EU
Father – Stephen Decker (Pacemaker Salesman)
Mother – Tessa (Nurse)
Siblings – Jordan (Younger Brother)
Brooklyn Danielle Decker Roddick is an American model and actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, including the cover of the 2010 issue. In addition to working for Victoria Secret for the 2010 Swim collection, she has ventured into television with guest appearances on Chuck, Ugly Betty, The League, and Royal Pains. She made her feature film debut in Just Go with It, and later starred in Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Decker is married to former tennis player Andy Roddick.
Decker was born in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, the daughter of Tessa (née Moore), a nurse, and Stephen Decker, a pacemaker salesman. She has a younger brother, Jordan. She and her family moved to Middletown, Ohio, then to Matthews, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. She graduated from David W. Butler High School.
Decker was discovered in a Charlotte shopping mall as a teenager, and began her modeling career as the face of Mauri Simone, a prom dress maker. She won the 2003 Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention.
Decker has been featured in editorials in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM and Glamour and graced international covers of GQ, Esquire, Glamour and Flare. She has appeared in campaigns for The Gap, Intimissimi and Victoria’s Secret and appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and the band 3 Doors Down.
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 New York Stock Exchange bell with other Sports Illustrated models.
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 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 lead female role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Decker won Esquire magazine’s 2010 “Sexiest Woman Alive” bracket challenge.
MTV Networks‘ NextMovie.com named her one of the ‘Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011’.
In 2011, Decker was cast as the female lead, Samantha Shane, an Admiral’s daughter who works as a physical therapist, in the film Battleship, which was based on the board game of the same name. The role allowed her to spend some time with the Wounded Warriors Project. She also traveled to medical hospitals in Pearl Harbor and San Antonio and worked with troops who came back injured from overseas. She was also part of the ensemble cast of the comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), based on the book of the same name. She played the wife of Dennis Quaid‘s character.
In 2015, Decker took on a leading role as Mallory Hanson, the daughter of Jane Fonda‘s character Grace, on the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie, and her performance has received critical acclaim. The series’ seventh and final season aired in 2022.
She was named one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” by Men’s Health.
Decker began dating American tennis player Andy Roddick in 2007, and they became engaged in March 2008. The couple married on April 17, 2009, and used to live in Roddick’s home town of Austin, Texas; now they live in Charlotte, North Carolina. The couple have a son, Hank, born in 2015 and a daughter, Stevie, born in 2017.
First Music Video Appearance
Decker had been featured in the music videos for the band Jimmy Buffett and 3 Doors Down.
2011 romantic comedy film, Just Go With It for her role as Palmer Dodge. She was awarded the “Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Female”.
First TV Show
Comedy television pilot, Lipshitz Saves the World for her role as Rebecca Fellini in 2007.
“I’m named after a horse. My mom best friend had a horse named Brooke, so my dad suggested ‘Brooklyn’ as a more formal version, and it just stuck. And now I live in Brooklyn part-time, so go figure.”
Brooklyn Decker Favorite Things
Sweets – Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish
Snacks – Cashews, almonds, berries, Brazil nuts, hummus
Band – Dave Matthews Band
Brooklyn Decker Facts
The model was discovered in a Charlotte shopping mall at the age of sixteen.
She commenced her career by becoming the face of Mauri Simone, a popular prom dress maker.
In the tear 2003, she won the Model of the Year award at the Connections Model and Talent Convention.
Brooklyn had been a guest judge in the 5th cycle of Germany Next Topmodel.
Men Health has included her name in the list of “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”.
The model has been featured in the catalogs for Victoria Secret, Intimissmi, and others.
She designed the cover of the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
Decker is a Tar Heel basketball and Carolina Panthers fan.
Brooklyn had graced the magazine covers of Women Health, Flare, Petra, Alpha, GQ, Esquire, Glamour, Fitness, Page Six, Ocean Drive, Self, Redbook, and others.
She was considered for the role in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which was later given to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.