Aimee Teegarden starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW’s short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed. During the TV show’s original lifetime run, she appeared in a total of 73 episodes (out of total 76).
Born Name Aimee Richelle Teegarden
Nick Name Bumblebee (She received this nickname when she wore a bumblebee costume during a dance party), TG, Flea Garden (She received this name from actor Jesse Plemons on the set of Friday Night Lights)
Born: October 10, 1989, 29 years and 2 months, Downey, California, U.S.
Sun Sign Libra
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 34-25-35 in or 86-63.5-89 cm
Bra size 34B
Distinctive Features Freckles
She graduated at the age of sixteen by homeschooling.
Siblings – She has a brother
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.
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.
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. 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. The show discusses Facebook being the first “social series” ever created and premiered on October 18, 2011. The web series returned for the second season on December 9, 2013 on Crackle.
In 2011, Teegarden co-starred in the slasher film Scream 4 as a horror loving high schooler. 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. In June 2011, she signed on to co-star in the war drama Love and Honor, with Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer. Teegarden also played Abby in Beneath the Darkness.
In February 2012, Teegarden was cast as America Singer in The CW pilot The Selection. However, the pilot was not picked up to air in the fall. It was reworked and expected to be picked up for a midseason replacement or the following season and the second pilot was filmed, but it was also passed by the network.
Teegarden began starring in The CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed as Emery Whitehill. The show ran for one season from February 17 to May 12, 2014. In 2017, she co-starred in F. Javier Gutiérrez’s horror film Rings.
Teegarden is a vegan. She was a member of Job’s Daughters International and is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel No. 244 in Downey, California. In 2008 she was awarded “Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International”, a young men’s group associated with Job’s Daughters. She supports Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group.
She is signed to All American Speakers.
She has appeared in PETA’s anti-fur campaign advert.
Teegarden also appeared in IHOP commercial in 2007.
She appeared in 2005 short (14 minutes long) drama film Sailing for Madagascar for her role as Bette Warren.
First TV Show
In 2003, Aimee guest appeared in CBS’ police procedural TV series Cold Case for her role as Tina Bayes, 1990 in an episode titled “Churchgoing People”.
As a kid, she had a celebrity crush on Mark Hamill (from Star Wars).
Now, she finds actor Paul Rudd sexy.
Aimee goes to the gym and does exercises there and she is a vegan too and eats mostly healthy to stay in shape.
Aimee Teegarden Favorite Things
Shoes – Yves Saint Laurent
Jeans – William Rast
Idols – Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts
Aimee Teegarden Facts
She grew up in Orange County in California.
She was an A/B student in studies (she was homeschooled). When she used to go to school, she was required to wear the knee-length leggings and this is the thing, which she didn’t like.
She had also worked at Hollister just because she didn’t have a real job and one of her friends was working there. At the same time, she was appearing at Friday Night Lights. So, she was also kinda attraction there.
She has a Yorkshire Terrier (a dog breed) named Gizmo.
Aimee has played baseball for a whopping eight to nine years. She actually wanted to be a professional baseball player. But, as you know it didn’t work well.
Her hobbies include surfing, reading, and of course playing baseball.
She is a vegan.
Teegarden supports Oceana, which is a non-profit ocean advocacy group.
She started her modeling career at the age of 10 by appearing in national ad campaigns.
Teegarden appeared in Hinder’s Without You music video in 2008. In 2013, she appeared in Demi Lovato‘s Made in the USA music video.
She is an active member of the charity for young women named, Job’s Daughter.