Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
|Born|| December 26, 1985 |
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 Early life
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 the age of fifteen, Behrs relocated with her family to Marin County, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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. Behrs 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 second and third season.
In 2013, Behrs appeared on It's a Brad, Brad World, a reality television series featuring fashion stylist Brad Goreski. She starred in a music video for the country music single, "Downtown", by Lady Antebellum, playing singer Hillary Scott's friend. Behrs was also a presenter at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. She will voice the role of sorority girl Carrie Williams, in the 2013 Pixar animated film, Monsters University. The film is a prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc., and will open on June 21, 2013.
|2009||American Pie Presents: The Book of Love||Heidi||Direct-to-video|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Female Caroler||TV series, episode: "Disorder"|
|2011||Castle||Ginger||TV series, episode: "Slice of Death"|
|2011||Pretty Tough||Regen||TV series|
|2011–present||2 Broke Girls||Caroline Channing||Nominated, 2012 Teen Choice Award|
|2012||Chasing Eagle Rock||Deborah|
|2012||Route 30, Too!||Alien girl|
|2013||Adventures of Serial Buddies||Brittany|
|2013||Monsters University||Carrie Williams||Voice role|
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