Beth Behrs

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Beth Behrs
Beth Behrs 2012 (Straighten Crop).jpg
Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 30)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present

Beth Behrs (born December 26, 1985)[1][2] is an American actress. She plays Caroline Channing in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

Early life[edit]

Behrs was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the elder daughter of David Behrs, a college administrator, 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, and played soccer while growing up.[6] She was a student at E.C. Glass High School.[7]

At age 15, Behrs relocated with her family to Marin County, California.[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 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 seventh in the American Pie series, the film was released direct-to-video on December 22, 2009. She next starred in Adventures of Serial Buddies, an independent comedy 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. In late 2010, Behrs shot the independent feature, Route 30, Too!, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, playing an alien girl.[12]

Behrs began working in television with guest appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles and ABC's Castle.[13] 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.[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 who 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.[6] In March 2015, CBS renewed the series for a fifth season.[15]

In 2013, Behrs appeared on It's a Brad, Brad World, a Bravo reality television series featuring fashion stylist Brad Goreski.[16] Behrs was also a presenter at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.[17] 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.[18] She will also star alongside Sally Field and Max Greenfield in the independent comedy, Hello, My Name Is Doris, directed by Michael Showalter.[19]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2014, Behrs is in a relationship with actor Michael Gladis.[20][21] They appeared in a short film together, The Argument, written and directed by the comedy duo HoltandSteele for the website Funny or Die.[22]


Year Title Role Notes
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
Year Title Role Notes
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
2015 Repeat After Me Herself 1 episode


  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. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. 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. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 12, 2015). "‘2 Broke Girls’ Renewed By CBS Alongside ‘Mom’ And ‘Mike & Molly’". Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Pay TV: Thursday, April 11". The Sydney Morning Herald. April 8, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ "ACM Awards 2013: Men of country dominate lineup". CBS News. April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ Rome, Emily (April 16, 2013). "Pixar's 'Monsters University': Nathan Fillion, more join voice cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (May 28, 2014). "Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs Star In Indie ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’". Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (October 8, 2012). "One Last Thing: Beth Behrs". People. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Inside the Golden Globe Pre-Parties: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto Make the Rounds". Variety. January 12, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Argument with Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis". Funny or Die. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 

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