Aimee Teegarden

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Aimee Teegarden
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Teegarden at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.
BornAimee Richelle Teegarden
(1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 24)
Downey, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
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 24)
Downey, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active2003–present

Aimee Richelle Teegarden[1] (born October 10, 1989) is an American actress and model. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC series 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. She will star as Emery Whitehill in The CW's upcoming series 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]

Career[edit]

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.

In 2006, Teegarden joined the cast of the NBC series Friday Night Lights, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. She played Julie Taylor, the eldest daughter of Eric Taylor, a high school head football coach and Tami Taylor, a high school guidance counsellor. Teegarden held this role until the show ended in 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 a 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] Teegarden appeared as a guest star on Legend of the Seeker, portraying a teenage girl who just found out she was a confessor. She also 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 alongside Jackson Rathbone.[5][6] The show premiered on October 18, 2011 on Facebook being the first "social series" ever created.[7]

In 2011, Teegarden had a small supporting role in the slasher film Scream 4[8] as a horror loving high schooler. Also in 2011, Teegarden played the role of Nova Prescott, an overachieving high school student in the Disney film Prom. Her character is a senior in high school, bound for Georgetown University after graduation, trying to put together a high school prom while also dealing with love, heartbreak, and pressure from her parents. She falls in love with the school bad boy Jesse Richter, played by Thomas McDonell in the film.

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 became attached to war drama Love and Honor, which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.[10] In 2011, she also had the role of Abby in Beneath the Darkness.

In February 2012, it was announced that Teegarden and AnnaSophia Robb had landed a role in Life at These Speeds opposite Douglas Booth.[11] The same month, she was cast to star as America Singer in the pilot for The CW series The Selection.[12] The pilot, however, was not picked up to air in the fall.[13] It will be reworked and is expected to be picked up for midseason or next season.[14]A new pilot of the selection was recorded, but the CW decided to pass on that one too.[15] In 2014, she will star in the upcoming CW science fiction series Star-Crossed, playing Emery Whitehill.

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] On June 19, 2008 in Anaheim, California, she was awarded "Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International" by International Master Councilor Austin Whitaker.[18] She supports Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
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
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
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; 73 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"
2011–presentAim HighAmanda MilesWebseries
2012Punk'dHerselfEpisode: "Kellan Lutz"
2014Star-CrossedEmery WhitehillLead role
Music videos
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Without YouHinder video
2013Made in the USAThe GirlDemi Lovato video

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

References[edit]

  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 http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  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". Deadline.com. 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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