2 Broke Girls
American actress Beth Behrs is best known to television audiences for
playing Caroline Channing in the CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls”
(2011-), from which she picked up a Teen Choice nomination and a
People's Choice nomination.
Behrs is romantically linked to actor Michael Gladis. They worked
together in the short film “The Argument,” written and
directed by the comedy duo HoltandSteele for the website Funny or
Childhood and Family:
Beth Behrs was born on December 26, 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
to David Behrs, a college president, and Maureen Behrs, a first grade
teacher. She has a younger sister. Her family moved to Lynchburg,
Virginia when she was 4. Around the same year, she started performing
in theater. Beth also played competitive soccer while growing up, and
was classically trained as a singer.
At 15, Beth moved with her family to Marin County, California, in the
San Francisco Bay Area. She was accepted into the highly respected
drama program at Tamalpais High School in 2001. She also studied acting
at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she
performed in many plays such as “Dangling Conversations: The
Music of Simon and Garfunkel, “Korczak’s Children”
and “A Bright Room Called Day.”
In 2004, Beth relocated to Los Angeles, California to attend the UCLA
School of Theater, Film and Television. She graduated in 2008 with
a degree in Critical Studies. After graduating, she won a Young
Musician's Foundation Vocal Scholarship Award.
Beth Behrs made her professional acting debut as Heidi in the teen
comedy film “American Pie Presents: The Book of Love,”
which was released directly to DVD on December 22, 2009. In late 2010,
she broke into the small screen with a guest appearance in “NCIS:
Los Angeles.” It was followed by a guest spot in
“Castle” in early 2011.
While working as a nanny and at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Behrs
auditioned for the television comedy series “2 Broke Girls”
and ended up winning the lead role of Caroline Channing after seven
auditions. The show premiered on CBS on September 19, 2011 and has
since gained mostly positive reviews. Behrs was nominated for a Teen
Choice Award in 2012 for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female
and a People's Choice Award in 2014 for Favorite TV Gal Pals (sharing
with Kat Dennings) for her work on the series.
Behrs starred as Brittany in “Adventures of Serial Buddies”
(2011), an independent film directed and written by Keven Undergaro.
The film also starred Christopher Lloyd, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Artie
Lange. She appeared as aliengirl in the comedy film “Route 30,
Too!” (2012), which was directed and written by John Putch, and
provided the voice of PNK Carrie on “Monsters University”
(2013). Also in 2013, she appeared on “It's a Brad, Brad
World,” a reality television series featuring fashion stylist
Brad Goreski, and presented the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.
In 2014, Behrs will play Deborah in the upcoming drama/crime movie
“Chasing Eagle Rock,” written and directed by Erick Avari.
The film will also star Michael Welch, Erick Avari and Mary-Margaret