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.
Born (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 33)
Occupation(s)Actress, model, producer
Years active2003–present

Aimee Teegarden (born October 10, 1989[1][failed verification]) is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, Teegarden 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.[1]


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

Teegarden has modeled for campaigns including Alltel, Hollister, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, 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 elder daughter of Eric Taylor (Chandler), a high school head football coach, and Tami Taylor (Britton), a high school guidance counselor. 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.[2]

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.[3] During the time, Teegarden guest-starred on Legend of the Seeker, portraying a teenage girl who just found out she was a confessor, and later appeared in episodes 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 web series, Aim High with Jackson Rathbone.[4][5] The show discusses Facebook being the first "social series" ever created and premiered on October 18, 2011.[6] The web series returned for the second season on December 9, 2013 on Crackle.[7]

In 2011, Teegarden co-starred in Wes Craven's Scream 4 as horror loving high schooler, Jenny Randall featuring in the opening scene.[8] 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 played Abby in Beneath the Darkness.[11]

In February 2012, Teegarden was cast 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 filmed, but it was also passed by the network.[15]

In 2014, Teegarden starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed which ran for one season. In 2017, she co-starred in F. Javier Gutiérrez's horror film Rings.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Teegarden is a vegan.[17] She was a member of Job's Daughters International and is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel No. 244 in Downey, California.[18] In 2008 she was awarded "Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International", a young men's group associated with Job's Daughters.[19] She supports Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Annie Genson
2009 Call of the Wild Tracy
2009 For Sale by Owner Elenore Dare
2011 Scream 4 Jenny Randall
2011 Prom Nova Prescott
2011 Beneath the Darkness Abby Also associate producer
2012 Beautiful Wave Nicole Davenport Direct-to-video film; also associate producer[21]
2012 Strain N/A Short film, also associate producer[citation needed]
2013 Love and Honor Juniper / Jane
2016 Bakery in Brooklyn Vivien Also co-producer
2017 Rings Skye Johnston
2017 A Change of Heart Josie
2020 Guest House Sarah Masters
TBA Obsidian Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cold Case Tina Bayes (1990) Episode: "Churchgoing People"
2006 Hannah Montana Melissa Episode: "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You"
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Julie Taylor Main role
2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Girl #2 [Sasha] Episode: "Boys & Girls"
2009 90210 Rhonda Kimble 3 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Brianna Faber Episode: "Divorce Party"
2009 Legend of the Seeker Annabelle Episode: "Touched"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Molly Sinclair Episode: "World's End"
2011–2013 Aim High Amanda Miles Web series; main role
2012 The Selection America Singer Unsold TV pilot (The CW)
2012 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Kellan Lutz"
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Olivia Television film; segment: "Grace"
2014 Star-Crossed Emery Whitehill Main role
2016–2017 The Ranch Nikki 4 episodes
2016 Notorious Ella Benjamin Main role
2018 Once Upon a Christmas Miracle Heather Hallmark Television film
2019 Robot Chicken Smurfette Voice role; episode: "Spike Fraser in: Should I Happen to Back Into a Horse"
2021 A New Year's Resolution Kelly Leone Television film[22]
2021 The Rookie Rita Cassie Episode: "Amber"
2021 My Christmas Family Tree Vanessa Hall Television film
2022 Heart of the Matter Andie Hodges Hallmark Television film[23]
2022 Autumn in the City Piper Hallmark Television film
2022 Christmas Class Reunion Elle Hallmark Television film[24]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2008 "Without You" Hinder The Girl [25]
2009 "Kelsey" Metro Station Kelsey [26]
2011 "Your Surrender (Prom Version)" Neon Trees Nova Prescott [27]
2011 "All Better Now" Herself Amanda Miles [28]
2012 "TV Moms" Ladies of Rap Courtney [29]
2013 "Made in the USA" Demi Lovato The Girl [30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Refs
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Friday Nights Lights Nominated
2011 Young Hollywood Awards TV Actress of the Year Friday Nights Lights Won


  1. ^ a b Koltnow, Barry (April 27, 2011). "O.C. actress is Disney's 'Prom' queen". Orange County Register. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Scott (August 28, 2007). "Miss Teen USA, Miss South Carolina, & The Power of the Web". Digital Media Wire. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question on YouTube
  3. ^ FNL’s Teegarden Signs on to 90210 – What Does It All Mean?" TV Guide. December 2, 2008. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (November 29, 2010). "McG-Produced Digital Series 'Aim High' Gets a Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Van Pelt, Doug. "New tv series – Aim High". HM Magazine. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Shaw, Lucas (September 29, 2011). "Warner Bros. Creates First 'Social Series' for Facebook". Reuters. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  7. ^ "Sneak Peak - Trailer for Aim High Season 2, Coming to Crackle 12/9". Broadway World. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  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. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  11. ^ "Beneath the Darkness". DC. May 9, 2013.
  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 Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2013). "'The Selection' Dead At The CW". Deadline Hollywood.
  16. ^ "'Rings' Begins Filming In Atlanta". Bloody Disgusting. May 9, 2013.
  17. ^ Miller, Gerri (April 27, 2011). "Aimee Teegarden: Vegan actress stars in 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Prom'". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  18. ^ "Famous & Notable Jobues". South Dakota Job's Daughters. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  19. ^ "Aimee Teegarden - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  20. ^ "Aimee Teegarden In A Bodysuit: 'Friday Night Lights' Star Surfs To Save Oceans (PHOTOS, VIDEO)". HuffPost. May 9, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  21. ^ Young, Andrew (May 8, 2012). "Two Brothers Review Beautiful Wave (New on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay)". Geek Hard Show. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  22. ^ "Hallmark Channel - New Year New Movies 2021". 4 December 2020.
  23. ^ "Aimeé Teegarden, Gail O'Grady, Andrew Zachar & Chandler Massey Star in the New Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film 'Heart of the Matter'". We Are Entertainment News. 26 April 2022. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  24. ^ "Where to Watch "Christmas Class Reunion" stream Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas". 10 December 2022.
  25. ^ Hinder – Without You. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved September 19, 2018 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "New Video: Metro Station, 'Kelsey'". Retrieved September 19, 2018 – via MTV.
  27. ^ Neon Trees – Your Surrender (Prom Version). Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved September 19, 2018 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ Aimee Teegarden – All Better Now. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved September 19, 2018 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ Ladies of Rap – TV Moms. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ Demi Lovato – Made in the USA. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved September 19, 2018 – via YouTube.

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