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SouthBound: Brooklyn Decker On Modeling, Acting And Learning To Embrace Her Flaws

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Decker

The first time most of us saw Brooklyn Decker, she wasn’t wearing many clothes. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2006, when she was just 19. Four years later, she was on the cover. But not long after that, she gave up modeling for an acting career.

Credit Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Decker

She’s been in 10 movies and appeared on eight television shows. Now, she’s a regular on the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” playing the daughter of a character played by Jane Fonda.

In real life, Brooklyn is the mother of two kids with her husband, Andy Roddick, the former U.S. Open tennis champion. She grew up in the Charlotte suburbs and comes back often to see family. While she was here, she stopped by the WFAE studios.

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • Adam Henry Garcia, "Brooklyn Heights"
  • Blue Dot Sessions, "Lanky"

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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our producer is Nick de la Canal. Our audience engagement producer is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.