Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
December 26, 1985 |
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Behrs was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the elder daughter of David Behrs, a college president, and Maureen Behrs, a first grade teacher. She has a sister who is six years younger. Behrs moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1989, where she was raised. She began performing in theater at the age of four, and played soccer while growing up. She was a student at E.C. Glass High School.
At age 15, Behrs relocated with her family to Marin County, California. She began attending Tamalpais High School in 2001, and was accepted into the school's highly regarded drama program. 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 A Bright Room Called Day. She was classically trained as a singer.
Behrs moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2004 to study acting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. 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. 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.
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. The seventh in the American Pie series, the film was released direct-to-video on December 22, 2009. She starred in Adventures of Serial Buddies, an independent comedy about an inept group of serial killers, produced by TV personality Maria Menounos. The film also starred Christopher Lloyd, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Artie Lange. In late 2010, Behrs shot the independent feature Route 30, Too! in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, playing an alien girl.
Behrs began working in television with guest appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles and ABC's Castle. In 2011, she was working as a nanny and at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood when she auditioned for the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. She landed the lead role after seven auditions. 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. Her character is a graduate of the Wharton School who teams up with a cynical waitress named Max (Kat Dennings) in a business venture. The series is produced by comedian Whitney Cummings and Sex and the City-producer Michael Patrick King. CBS renewed the series for a fourth season on March 13, 2014.
In 2013, Behrs appeared on It's a Brad, Brad World, a Bravo reality television series featuring fashion stylist Brad Goreski. Behrs was also a presenter at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. She voiced sorority girl Carrie Williams in the Pixar animated film Monsters University. The film is a prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc. and opened on June 21, 2013. She will also star alongside Sally Field and Max Greenfield in the independent comedy, Hello, My Name Is Doris, directed by Michael Showalter.
As of 2012[update], Behrs is in a relationship with actor Michael Gladis. They appeared in a short film together, The Argument, written and directed by the comedy duo HoltandSteele for the website Funny or Die.
|2009||American Pie Presents: The Book of Love||Heidi||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||Adventures of Serial Buddies||Brittany|
|2012||Route 30, Too!||Alien girl|
|2013||Monsters University||Carrie Williams||Voice|
|2014||Chasing Eagle Rock||Deborah||In post-production|
|2015||Hello, My Name Is Doris||Filming|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Female caroler||Episode: "Disorder"|
|2011||Castle||Ginger||Episode: "Slice of Death"|
|2011||Pretty Tough||Regen||Hulu series|
|2011–present||2 Broke Girls||Caroline Wesbox Channing||Main cast
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star: Female
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals (with Kat Dennings)
|2014||40th People's Choice Awards||Herself||Host|
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