Aimee Teegarden

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Aimee Teegarden
Aimee Teegarden by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Teegarden at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.
BornAimee Richelle Teegarden
(1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 25)
Downey, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, model, producer
Years active2003–present
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Aimee Teegarden
Aimee Teegarden by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Teegarden at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.
BornAimee Richelle Teegarden
(1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 25)
Downey, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, model, producer
Years active2003–present

Aimee Richelle Teegarden[1] (born October 10, 1989) is an American actress, model and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, she starred as Jenny Randall in the horror film Scream 4, and as Nova Prescott in the Disney film Prom. In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW's short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Early life[edit]

Teegarden was born and raised in Downey, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. She graduated from high school through independent study at the age of sixteen.[2]


Teegarden at the premiere of Redbelt at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

Teegarden has modeled for campaigns including Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Alltel, Hollister, and YMI jeans. She has made several television appearances including Cold Case, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Disney Channel's Hannah Montana.

Teegarden joined the cast of the NBC drama Friday Night Lights, opposite Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, as Julie Taylor, the eldest daughter of Eric Taylor (Chandler), a high school head football coach and Tami Taylor (Britton), a high school guidance counsellor. The show ran for five seasons from October 3, 2006 to February 9, 2011.

On August 24, 2007, during the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant, Teegarden posed the question ("Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?") that led to an infamous reply by contestant Caitlin Upton.[3]

In 2008, she appeared in the music video for the Hinder song "Without You" alongside Kellan Lutz. In 2009, Teegarden guest-starred in three episodes of the CW’s 90210 as Rhonda, a West Beverly student who crosses paths with Ethan Ward.[4] The same year, she appeared in the music video "Kelsey" by Metro Station, Teegarden also guest-starred on Legend of the Seeker, portraying a teenage girl who just found out she was a confessor and appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2010, it was reported she had been cast to star as Amanda Miles in the Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment action webseries Aim High with Jackson Rathbone.[5][6] The show discusses Facebook being the first "social series" ever created and premiered on October 18, 2011.[7] The webseries continued for the second season in late 2013, on Crackle.

In 2011, Teegarden co-starred in the slasher film Scream 4[8] as a horror loving high schooler. Also in 2011, Teegarden starred opposite Thomas McDonell in the Disney film Prom as Nova Prescott, an overachieving high school senior, bound for Georgetown University after graduation, trying to put together the prom while dealing with love, heartbreak, and pressure from her parents and falling in love with the school bad boy Jesse Richter (McDonnell). In May 2011, she was named "TV Actress of the Year" by Young Hollywood Awards for her work on Friday Night Lights.[9] In June 2011, she signed on to co-star in the war drama Love and Honor, with Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.[10] Teegarden also had the role of Abby in Beneath the Darkness.

In February 2012, Teegarden had landed a role with AnnaSophia Robb in Life at These Speeds opposite Douglas Booth.[11] The same month, she was cast to star as America Singer in The CW pilot The Selection.[12] However, the pilot was not picked up to air in the fall.[13] It was reworked and expected to be picked up for a midseason replacement or the following season[14] and the second pilot was recorded, but it was also passed by the network.[15] In 2013, Teegarden appeared in the music video "Made in the USA" by Demi Lovato.

Teegarden began starring in The CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed as Emery Whitehill. The show ran for one season from February 17th to May 12th 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Teegarden is a vegan.[16] She was a member of Job's Daughters International and is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel No. 244 in Downey, California.[17] In 2008 she was awarded "Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International", a young men's group associated with Job's Daughters.[18] She supports Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group.[19]


2004Sailing for MadagascarBette WarrenShort film
2009The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' RollAnnie Genson
2009Call of the WildTracy
2009For Sale by OwnerElenore Dare
2010Beautiful WaveNicoleMain role
Also associate producer
2011Scream 4Jenny RandallSupporting role
2011PromNova PrescottMain role
2011Beneath the DarknessAbbyAlso associate producer
2013Love and HonorJuniper/JanePreviously titled AWOL
2013Call Me Crazy: A Five FilmOliviaTV film
2014Life at These SpeedsEllie
2003Cold CaseTina Bayes, 1990Episode: "Churchgoing People"
2006Hannah MontanaMelissaEpisode: "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You"
2006–2011Friday Night LightsJulie TaylorMain role, 76 episodes
2007Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideGirl #2Episode: "Guide to: Boys and Girls"
200990210Rhonda Kimble3 episodes
2009CSI: MiamiBrianna FaberEpisode: "Divorce Party"
2009Legend of the SeekerAnnabelleEpisode: "Touched"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMolly SinclairEpisode: "World's End"
2012The SelectionAmerica SingerUnaired CW pilot
2012Punk'dHerselfEpisode: "Kellan Lutz"
2012Ladies of RapCourtneyEpisode: "TV Moms"
2014Star-CrossedEmery WhitehillLead role, 13 episodes
2011–13Aim HighAmanda Miles16 episodes
Music Video
2008Without YouHinder
2009KelseyMetro Station
2013Made in the USADemi Lovato

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2007Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young ActressFriday Nights LightsNominated
2011Young Hollywood AwardsTV Actress of the YearFriday Nights LightsWon


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  2. ^ Koltnow, Barry (April 27, 2011). "O.C. actress is Disney's 'Prom' queen". The Orange County Register. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Scott (August 28, 2007). "Miss Teen USA, Miss South Carolina, & The Power of the Web". Digital Media Wire. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ FNL’s Teegarden Signs on to 90210 – What Does It All Mean?" TV Guide. December 2, 2008. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (November 29, 2010). "McG-Produced Digital Series 'Aim High' Gets a Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Van Pelt, Doug. "New tv series – Aim High". HM Magazine. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Shaw, Lucas (September 29, 2011). "Warner Bros. Creates First 'Social Series' for Facebook". Reuters. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Compolongo, Gabrielle (April 15, 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: Aimee Teegarden Talks About her Role in Scream 4 and Working with Director Wes Craven". Movie Fanatic. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Virtel, Louis (May 21, 2011). "Young Hollywood Awards: Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Friday Night Lights Win Big". TVLine. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ Newlin, Matthew (June 26, 2011). "Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer , Aimee Teegarden & More Go 'AWOL' In Vietnam War Drama". indieWire. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Newman, Nick (February 3, 2012). "AnnaSophia Robb and Aimee Teegarden Board Douglas Booth and Billy Crudup-Starring ‘Life at These Speeds’". Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 23, 2012). "Exclusive: FNL's Aimee Teegarden to Headline CW's Hunger Games-esque Pilot The Selection". TVLine. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ Lesley Goldberg , Lacey Rose (May 11, 2012). "CW's 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Arrow,' 'Cult,' 'First Cut,' 'Beauty and the Beast' Ordered to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Upfront 2012: What Pilots Are Still Alive". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2013). "‘The Selection’ Dead At The CW". Deadline Hollywood. 
  16. ^ Miller, Gerri (April 27, 2011). "Aimee Teegarden: Vegan actress stars in 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Prom'". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Famous & Notable Jobues". South Dakota Job's Daughters. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Aimee Teegarden - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Aimee Teegarden In A Bodysuit: 'Friday Night Lights' Star Surfs To Save Oceans (PHOTOS, VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. May 9, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 

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