Shining Star

Austin's own Brooklyn Decker spotlighted for prestigious rising star award

Austin's Brooklyn Decker spotlighted for prestigious rising star award

Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker shines as Texas Film Awards' newest Rising Star recipient.  Photo by Jeff Lipsky

Brooklyn Decker's star has long been on the rise. The multi-faceted actor, who counts model, mother, entrepreneur, wife, and philanthropist among her other titles, has had a banner year, including a starring role on Netflix's hit show Grace & Frankie and a spot in the acclaimed film, Support the Girls.

On March 7, 2019, the Austin-based Decker will add another accolade to her resume: Texas Film Awards' Rising Star. The Austin Film Society will honor Decker for her work during the TFA ceremony at AFS Cinema. (BTW, we double checked those acronyms.)

Though she originally rose to fame as a model, Decker began her foray into acting with parts in Just Go With It, Battleship, and a small but memorable supporting role in What to Expect When You're Expecting

In 2017, the mother of two also launched Refinery, a wardrobe operating system that's kind of like if your personal closet was a Pinterest board. 

Here in Austin, Decker is also known for her work with the Andy Roddick Foundation, the nonprofit started by her tennis ace husband, as well as her support of the Sierra Club and Special Olympics. AFS says it's her involvement with Austin's charitable causes in addition to her acting career that have earned her the coveted Rising Star Award for 2019. 

“Brooklyn Decker is shaping a career that equals our city in its uniqueness and ambition. Her talents seem to know no limits, and further, Brooklyn is one of a growing number of Texas and Austin-based artists who have parlayed success in Hollywood into shining a light on the Texas film community," said Rebecca Campbell, CEO of the Austin Film Society, in a release. "We are thrilled to celebrate Brooklyn’s ever-rising star as an actor, while also recognizing her as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and next-generation Austin leader."

Decker joins a robust group of former Rising Star recipients, including Armie Hammer, Jesse Plemons, Amber Heard, and Tye Sheridan, among others. Though Decker is the first big announcement for the 2019 ceremony, TFA usually attracts a who's who of Hollywood big wigs, including Timothee Chalamet, Quentin Tarantino, Sissy Spacek, and Luke Wilson, all of whom have made appearances in year's past. 

Now in its 12th year, the Texas Film Awards will return to AFS Cinema in The Linc on March 7, 2019. Tickets for the ceremony and gala are priced beginning at $1,500 and available here