Aimee Teegarden (images | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: The Los Angeles suburb of Downey, Calif., according to her Wikipedia profile.
Best Known For: Aimee's largest single claim to fame has been her starring role as Julie Taylor, a football coach's daughter, on the family drama Friday Night Lights -- one of the most beautifully written, deeply acted and perfectly cast programs American television has ever produced.
(She started on the show before turning 18, but I'm listing all the seasons below because they've already been offered for sale through the profiles for fellow celebrity crushes Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, and Brea Grant. And next week's profile for Alicia Witt will again include the final two seasons of the show. Other credits from before she turned 18 aren't listed for sale.)
|From left: Friday Night Lights co-stars Minka Kelly, |
Connie Britton (Teegarden's on-screen mom),
Adrianne Palicki, and Aimee Teegarden.
And she's branching out, with a producer credit on the upcoming dramas Beautiful Wave and Beneath the Darkness.
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Obligatory Edgy Stuff: Lest you ever think that beautiful women do NOT, indeed, run the world, here are two things to consider: 1.) She's a former member of Job's Daughters International and Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International, both of which are Masonic-related organizations; and 2.) she's the one whose 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?") to Miss Teen USA 2007 contestant Caitlin Upton sparked a rambling, nonsensical reply that became instant YouTube gold.
(Disclaimer: Ye Olde Podcaster doesn't really believe Masons run the world. If they did, his family would be a lot wealthier, given that his late grandfather was one. Pretty women, on the other hand, do.)
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: Not only is Aimee a beautiful young woman, she's one of the brightest lights of young Hollywood, easily holding her own alongside actors and actresses several years her senior in one of the best TV ensembles ever assembled. She could well have one of those decades-long careers like Helen Mirren or the stars of Hollywood's golden age.
Her work as Julie Taylor captured all the ups and downs of teenage life with a realism rarely seen on television; she was sometimes wise beyond her years, at other times fickle or thoughtless. Julie didn't go as far off the tracks as, say, fellow Emily VanCamp's character on the also brilliant Everwood, but Aimee was given plenty of meaty material that cast Julie as multi-faceted, not just the loyal and obedient daughter but never quite a hellion, either.
Amazon | iTunes) * CSI, season 10: "World's End" (Amazon | iTunes) * Legend of the Seeker, season 2: "Touched" (Amazon | iTunes) * Friday Night Lights, season 4 (Amazon | iTunes) * 90210 (2008), season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * CSI: Miami, season 7: "Divorce Party" (Amazon | iTunes) * Friday Night Lights, season 3 (Amazon | iTunes) * Friday Night Lights, season 2 (Amazon | iTunes) * Friday Night Lights, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes)
Music videos: "Kelsey" by Metro Station (iTunes) * "Without You" by Hinder (iTunes)
As a producer: Beautiful Wave (Amazon | iTunes) * Beneath the Darkness (Amazon | iTunes)
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