Beau Garrett

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Beau Garrett
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Garrett in 2007
Born Beau Jesse Garrett
(1982-12-28) December 28, 1982 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 1996–present
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair color Blonde[1]
Eye color Hazel[1]
Agency Vision Models, Los Angeles[1]

Beau Jesse Garrett (born December 28, 1982) is an American actress and model. She began her career appearing in GUESS advertisements in the late 1990s after being discovered by an Elite modeling agent at age fourteen. She made her feature film debut in the horror film Turistas (2006) before portraying Captain Raye in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

Garrett would later appear as a regular guest star on the television series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) and had a regular role on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce from 2014 to 2017. Beginning in 2017, she portrayed Jessica Preston on the ABC series The Good Doctor.

Early life[edit]

Garrett was born December 28, 1982 in Los Angeles, the second child of David and Randi Garrett (née Rowland).[2] She was raised in Topanga, California in the Santa Monica Mountains[3] where, as a child, she frequently rode horses.[4] In her youth, Garrett became a competitive equestrian.[5] She is a cousin of actor Kyle Chandler.[5]

At age 13, Garrett was discovered by an Elite modeling agent while singing Christmas carols with her school's choir in a Los Angeles shopping mall.[4] Her parents agreed to allow her to model to earn money to pay for her horse's boarding fees.[4] She participated at the 1997 Elite Model Look and was one of the semi-finalists at the international finale of the competition.[6] Garrett worked professionally as a model from ages 14 to 21.[7] Commenting on modeling at a young age, she said: "That was such a kind of strange and interesting time, those years, but it wasn’t sustainable for me."[7]

Career[edit]

She was first hired by GUESS in the late 1990s. In 2008, she became a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics, along with Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Connelly and Jessica Alba,[8] and has also modeled for Double D Ranch and CosmoGirl. She is signed to Vision Model Management, Los Angeles.[1]

Garrett was the female lead in a music video for the song "Cold" by the band Crossfade in 2004, before making her feature film debut in the horror film Turistas (2006), opposite Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, and Olivia Wilde.[9] Prior to appearing in film, Garret had made three appearances on television episodes including a pilot, as well as appearances on Entourage.

In 2007, she was cast in a supporting role as Frankie Raye in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the sequel to Fantastic Four.[10] The following year, she had a minor role in the romantic comedy Made of Honor (2008).[11]

In the spring of 2009, she filmed the 2010 film Tron: Legacy in Vancouver, British Columbia, opposite her Turistas co-star Olivia Wilde.[12] In 2010, she also starred in the season-six House episode "Remorse", again with Wilde, as well as the independent crime film Freelancers (2010), starring 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, and Robert De Niro.[13]

In 2017, Garrett was cast in the role of attorney Jessica Preston in the ABC series The Good Doctor, which was met with significant ratings upon its debut, becoming the most-watched show in U.S. television for 2017.[14]

Philanthropy[edit]

Garrett is involved with the philanthropic organization buildOn, and in 2015 traveled to Nepal to help build a schoolhouse near Kathmandu.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Turistas Amy
2007 Unearthed Caya
2007 Live! Krista
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Capt. Raye
2008 Made of Honor Gloria
2009 Poolside Lisa Short film
2010 Ivory Alicia
2010 Kalamity Alice
2010 Tron: Legacy Gem
2012 Freelancers Joey
2013 Diving Normal Ashton
2014 Lust for Love Mila
2014 Five O'Clock Comes Early Elaine Unfinished
2015 Knight of Cups Beau
2015 In Stereo Brenda Schiffer
2016 Love By Chance Claire Michaels

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 North Shore Natalia Episode: "Meteor Shower"
2004 Entourage Fiona Episode: "The Script and the Sherpa"
2005 Head Cases Fiona Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Wildfire Lynnet Episode: "Moving On"
2009 Empire State Annabelle Maddox Television movie
2009 Celebrities Anonymous Taylor Unsold TV pilot
2010 Warren the Ape Fresca Episode: "It Girl"
2010 House Valerie Episode: "Remorse"
2010 Criminal Minds Gina LaSalle Episode: "The Fight"
2010 The Glades Bailey Saunders Episode: "Bird in the Hand"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Gina LaSalle 13 episodes
2011 Memphis Beat Claire Ryan Episode: "At the River"
2011 CSI: NY Ali Rand 3 episodes
2011 Chuck Cult Leader Episode: "Chuck Versus the Hack Off"
2014 Glee Charlie Darling Episode: "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project"
2014–2017 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Phoebe Conte 33 episodes
2016 Love by Chance Claire Michaels Television movie
2016 Longmire Shawna Crawford 2 episodes
2017 The Good Doctor Jessica Preston Main

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Beau Garrett". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Birth of Beau Garrett". California Birth Index. California Vital Statistics. 
  3. ^ Baker, Jennifer (December 16, 2010). "At the 'Tron: Legacy' Premiere with 'Tron' Star Beau Garrett". Fandango. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Garrett, Beau (December 2, 2015). "Beau Garrett on Being Discovered in a Mall" (Interview). Interviewed by Hollywood Today Live. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Beau Garrett Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Kirkpatrick, Emily (August 17, 2017). "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce's Beau Garrett on the One Pair of Shoes She Would Walk Around Naked In". People. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ West, Hattie (August 10, 2011). "Revlon's New Girls". Vogue. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  9. ^ Weintraub, Steve (November 29, 2006). "Frosty Interviews Beau Garrett and Olivia Wilde about 'Turistas'". Collider. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  10. ^ IGN Staff (October 4, 2006). "Model Making Fantastic Debut". IGN. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  11. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (May 7, 2007). "Party of three for 'Made of Honor'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  12. ^ "'Tron 2.0' Finds Cast In 'Turistas' Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett". MTV. December 16, 2008. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (May 4, 2011). "Dana Delany joins 'Freelancers'". Variety. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  14. ^ Nevins, Jake (October 23, 2017). "How The Good Doctor became the year's biggest new TV hit". The Guardian. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 

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