Born in Panama City, Panama and raised in London, England and Rio de Janiero, Jordana Brewster became fluent in both English and Portuguese. Relocating to New York at the age of 10, she studied at a Catholic School for Girls and at the Professional Children's School of NY. While studying at the latter, Brewster snagged a one-day replacement spot on the soap All My Children. She soon earned a role on As The World Turns as Nikki Munson-Graves. During her stint as Nikki, TV Guide voted Brewster as "One of the most beautiful women on television."
It didn't take long for Brewster to get noticed by accomplished director Robert Rodriguez. He cast Brewster in his feature film The Faculty as Delilah Profitt, the head cheerleader and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. Brewster appeared on an MTV special about The Faculty called "Invasion of the Fright Films" and Tommy Hilfiger used the cast of The Faculty to advertise clothing.
Soon after The Faculty was released in theaters, Brewster signed on to play a major role in the tv miniseries The 60s. The role was thought to be her last film before she was to go to college at Yale after having deferred for a year, but she was picked to play opposite Cameron Diaz in the movie adaptation of the book The Invisible Circus.
Brewster then took a variety of courses at Yale including film studies, English, sociology, and electrical engineering, graduating in the Yale Class of 2003. She has since returned to acting, with lead roles in D.E.B.S. (2004), Annapolis (2006) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006). She also earned a starring role in the Fast & Furious universe, appearing as Mia in Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five(2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015). Most recently, Brewster reprised the role in F9: The Fast Saga (2021) alongside Vin Diesel.
She was married to actor Andrew Form from 2007 to 2021. They have two children together. In 2022 she married Garrison Mason Morfit.