Elizabeth Ann Behrs is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Caroline Channing in the CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls. The show ran for six seasons and earned Behrs praise and nominations for the Teen and the People’s Choice Awards. Having made her screen debut in the 2009 comedy film American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, she later ventured into television roles.
After 2 Broke Girls, Behrs returned to feature films with the 2015 productions Chasing Eagle Rock and Hello, My Name Is Doris. She voiced Carrie Williams in the animated film Monsters University (2013) and Moochie in the television series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. In 2018, she was cast in her second major TV role, playing Gemma Johnson in the CBS sitcom The Neighborhood.
In addition to her acting career, Behrs has authored a self-help book and written the young-adult webcomic Dents. She is also a philanthropist and the founder of the SheHerdPower Foundation, which helps victims of sexual assaults.
Nick Name: Miss Marin County 2006
Years active: 2009–present
Born age: December 26, 1985, 38 years old and 1 months, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5’5″ (1.65m)
Measurements: 33-25-34 in / 84-63.5-86 cm
Bra size: 32A US / 70A EU
Behrs was born on December 26, 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the elder daughter of David Behrs, a college administrator, and Maureen Behrs, a first-grade teacher. She has a sister who is six years younger. In 1989, her family moved to Springfield, Virginia, and later to Lynchburg, Virginia, where she was raised. She began performing in theater at age four and played soccer while growing up. She was a student at E.C. Glass High School.
At age 15, Behrs relocated with her family to Marin County, California. She began attending Tamalpais High School in 2001, and was accepted into the school’s highly regarded drama program. She graduated from that high school in 2004. 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 bachelor’s degree in critical studies. Behrs was awarded a Young Musician’s Foundation Vocal Scholarship after graduating from the college.
**When you find out there's a new true crime documentary you haven't seen yet on Netflix** @TheEllenShow pic.twitter.com/I3MLOJLdsR
— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) July 9, 2021
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. She next 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 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. In March 2016, CBS renewed the series for a sixth season. On May 12, 2017, the series was canceled after six seasons. Beginning in 2018, Behrs starred as Gemma Johnson in the CBS sitcom The Neighborhood.
In 2013, Behrs appeared on It’s a Brad, Brad World, a Bravo reality television series featuring fashion stylist Brad Goreski. Behrs was also a presenter at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. She voiced sorority girl Carrie Williams that year in the Disney/Pixar animated film Monsters University, a prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc.. She starred alongside Sally Field and Max Greenfield in the independent comedy, Hello, My Name Is Doris, directed by Michael Showalter. Behrs made her Manhattan stage debut in June 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Halley Feiffer‘s comedic play, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.
Behrs is also an author. Since 2016, she co-creates the young-adult webcomic Dents with childhood friend Matt Doyle. Inspired by X-Men comics, the webcomic explores themes such as sexuality, feminism and environmental issues. Behrs released the book The Total Me-Tox: How to Ditch Your Diet, Move Your Body & Love Your Life in May 2017, in which she shares her personal journey towards health and happiness.
Parents: David Behrs (College President), Maureen Behrs (First Grade Teacher)
Sibling: Emily Behrs (Younger Sister)
Spouse: Michael Gladis (m. 2018-present)
Behrs and actor Michael Gladis were engaged on July 10, 2016, after a six-year relationship. They appeared in a short film together, The Argument, in 2012, for the comedy website Funny or Die. On July 21, 2018, she married Gladis at Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho, just outside Jackson Hole. Behrs and Gladis have a daughter, Emma George Gladis, born in June 2022. While the date of birth was not revealed, Behrs announced the news in an Instagram post on June 13.
Behrs is a fan of country music and has presented awards at the ACM, CMT and CMA Awards and appeared in Lady A‘s “Downtown” music video and became friends with them afterwards. In 2020, she began hosting Harmonics with Beth Behrs, a podcast where she interviews country and bluegrass singers and songwriters with guests including Glennon Doyle, Geeta Novotny, Mickey Guyton, Brandi Carlile, Tichina Arnold, Allison Russell and Mary Gauthier.
Behrs founded SheHerdPower Foundation, which pairs women with horses, to provide therapy to victims of sexual assault.
In 2009, Beth appeared in the teen comedy film (released directly to DVD) American Pie Presents: The Book of Love for her role as Heidi.
First TV Show
In 2010, Behrs appeared as a female caroler in CBS’s TV series NCIS: Los Angeles in an episode titled “Disorder”.
She has appeared in super bowl commercials.
Beth Behrs Favorite Things
- Food Group – Pasta
- Quote – Laughter is carbonated holiness by Anne Lamott
Beth Behrs Facts
- She is a classically trained singer.
- She has a six years younger sister, Emily.
- She was born in Pennsylvania but relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1989. She spent her childhood there.
- She used to play soccer as a child. Due to her competitive soccer career, she had traveled to many places to play tournaments on the East Coast for a continuous nine years.
- She is best friends with Kat Dennings, 2 Broke Girls co-star.
- She was also a nanny formerly.
- Beth started acting in local theaters at the age of four.
- Behrs hosted the People’s Choice Awards 2014.
- She had given the 2 Broke Girls audition while she was wearing her cowboy boots.
- In 2022, she was having a rescue mare named Belle.
- American actor and singer-songwriter Matt Doyle is her childhood friend.
- While in elementary school, she used to behave as if she was sick so that she could stay at home and watch I Love Lucy.
- She has worked as a waitress before becoming famous as an actress. She had to quit after spilling the beer on a table of 10.
- She sometimes has anxiety and panic attacks. In order to cope with this, she does yoga nidra.
- She is a nature lover.
- Stanley Tucci is her celebrity crush.
- While in college, she used to work for Joan Rivers. In return, Joan would cook eggs for Beth and even give her jewelry.
- For sexual assault survivors, she (along with her sister) once started an equine therapy program.
- In order to eat her vegetables, she makes a big green smoothie daily.
- Her grandmother is the first person from whom she learned physical comedy.
- Along with her husband Michael, she has been doing beekeeping since 2014.
- She tries writing to write a poem daily in the morning.
- Beth is the founder of the SheHerdPower Foundation.