New York Times: Brooke Shields Elected President of Stage Actors' Union

Brooke Shields, the model-turned-actors who has starred in films, on television and onstage, has been elected as the next president of Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing stage actors and stage managers.

Shields, 58, will take office immediately. She succeeds Kate Shindle, who had been the union's president since 2015, and announced last month that she would not seek re-election.

The position of Equity president is a volunteer job, and Shields was elected to a four-year term. There have been a number of other well-known performers who have served in the post previously, including Burgess Meredith, Ellen Burstyn, Colleen Dewhurst and Ron Silver.