Her breakthrough came with her role of Mia Torretto in the action film The Fast and the Furious (2001). (2004) and the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).
She reprised the role in its sequels, Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015). Brewster starred on the TNT series Dallas from 2012 to 2014.
Gary Gray’s “Fast and Furious 8,” which indicates that a character related to late actor Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner will be in the upcoming action film, along with the return of Mia Toretto-O’Conner. Gary Gray's "Fast and Furious 8," which indicates that a character related to late actor Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner will be in the upcoming action movie, along with the return of Mia Toretto-O'Conner.“It was in some ways the hardest film I ever had to do because the relationships that you see onscreen are so real.When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend, I lost my brother.” Paul Walker was a star but, it's fair to say, probably not a household name when he died.Other film credits include the drama The Invisible Circus (2001), the action comedy D. She also had a five-episode arc as Denise Brown in the first season of the FX true crime anthology series American Crime Story (2016). Maureen Cahill on the Fox buddy cop action dramedy Lethal Weapon, and as Kate Warner on the second season of the ABC anthology crime drama Secrets and Lies. Her mother, Maria João (née Leal de Sousa), is a former swimsuit model from Brazil who appeared on the 1978 cover of Sports Illustrated, and her father, Alden Brewster, is an American investment banker.Her paternal grandfather, Kingman Brewster, Jr., was an educator, president of Yale University (1963–77), and the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1977–81).