Beth Behrs

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Beth Behrs

Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
Born(1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 26)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2009–present
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Beth Behrs

Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
Born(1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 26)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2009–present

Beth Behrs (born December 26, 1985)[1][2] is an American actress. She starred in the 2009 direct-to-video film, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, and stars in the CBS sitcom, 2 Broke Girls.


Early life

Behrs was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the elder daughter of David Behrs, a college president, and Maureen Behrs, a first grade teacher.[3][4] She has a sister who is six years younger.[5] Behrs moved to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1989, where she was raised.[4] She began performing in theater at the age of four, played soccer while growing up, and was a student at E.C. Glass High School.[6][7]

At the age of fifteen, Behrs relocated with her family to Marin County, California, in San Francisco's Bay Area.[8] She began attending Tamalpais High School in 2001, and was accepted into the school's highly regarded drama program.[2] Behrs studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and went on to perform in the musical Dangling Conversations: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel, and the plays Korczak’s Children and Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day. She was classically trained as a singer.[9]

Behrs moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004 to study acting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.[9] In 2005, she played Sandy Dumbrowski in a production of Grease at San Francisco's Ray of Light Theatre, and was named Miss Marin County in 2006.[10][11] She began auditioning for roles in her senior year, and graduated in 2008 with a degree in critical studies. Behrs was awarded a Young Musician's Foundation Vocal Scholarship after graduating.[2][8]


Behrs landed her first film role in the teen comedy American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, which she filmed in Vancouver for seven weeks, beginning in March 2009.[8] The film, the seventh in American Pie series, was released direct-to-video on December 22, 2009. She starred in the independent comedy Serial Buddies, about an inept group of serial killers, produced by TV personality Maria Menounos.[9] The film also starred Christopher Lloyd, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Artie Lange. Behrs shot the independent feature, Route 30, Too!, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in late 2010, playing an alien girl.[12]

Behrs began working in television with guest appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles, and ABC's Castle.[13] She was working as a nanny, and at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Los Angeles, when she auditioned for the CBS sitcom, 2 Broke Girls, in 2011. She landed the lead role after seven auditions.[11] Behrs stars as Caroline Channing, an heiress from Manhattan's Upper East Side, who is forced to become a waitress at a diner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn after her father is arrested for financial wrongdoing.[14] Her character is a graduate of the Wharton School, and teams up with a cynical waitress named Max (Kat Dennings) in a business venture.[11] The series is produced by comedian Whitney Cummings and Sex and the City producer Michael Patrick King, and was renewed by CBS for a second season.[6][15]


List of acting performances in film and television
2009American Pie Presents: The Book of LoveHeidiDirect-to-video
2010NCIS: Los AngelesFemale CarolerTV series, episode: "Disorder"
2011Serial BuddiesBrittany
2011CastleGingerTV series, episode: "Slice of Death"
2011–present2 Broke GirlsCaroline ChanningTV series, Main Role
2012Chasing Eagle RockDeborah
2012Route 30, Too!Alien girl


  1. ^ "2 Broke Girls Cast: Beth Behrs". CBS. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Larson, Vicki (September 20, 2011). "Marin's Beth Behr is 1 lucky girl for role in '2 Broke Girls'". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ Adams, Marv (June 5, 2011). "A star was born (here)". Lancaster Online. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Behrs, David (June 12, 2011). "Letters to the editor - June 12, 2011". Lancaster Online. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ Loughlin, Sue (October 26, 2007). "The Woods installs first male president". Tribune-Star. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Werts, Diane (September 9, 2011). "Behrs bears up to be a 'Broke' girl". Variety. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Gillis, Casey (May 22, 2012). "E.C. Glass's drama director to retire". The News & Advance. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Crocker, Amy (December 30, 2009). "SFist Interviews: Beth Behrs, a Direct-to-DVD American Pie Sequel Actress from Marin". SFist. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Mai, Denise (January 3, 2010). "Alumna makes film debut". Daily Bruin. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "In the Spotlight". Ray of Light Theatre. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c Storm, Jonathan (September 24, 2011). "Jonathan Storm: Advice on how not to be one broke girl". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  12. ^ Messeder, John (December 21, 2010). "‘Route 30, Too!’ filming ends". Gettysburg Times. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ Lash, Jolie (September 19, 2011). "Rising Star: '2 Broke Girls' Actress Beth Behrs". Access Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs go for broke on '2 Broke Girls'". The Arizona Republic. Associated Press. September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  15. ^ Korbelik, Jeff (March 17, 2012). "Jeff Korbelik: CBS renews 18; a few shows in limbo". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 

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