Beth Behrs is an American actress best known for her starring role as Caroline Channing in the television sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
Behrs was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia. She began performing theatre at age five.
When she was 15, her family relocated to Marin County near San Francisco, where Behrs began studying and performing at the Tony Award-winning American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.).
While at A.C.T., she performed in the world premiere of the musical Dangling Conversations: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as well as the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's play, Korczak's Children. She also acted in television commercials and modeled in print ads.
Behrs was named a 2002 California Arts Scholar in Acting by Governor Gray Davis. As part of this honour, she spent the summer studying with Academy Award winner Helen Hunt at Cal Arts in Valencia, California.
Subsequently, Behrs was accepted into UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. After graduating from UCLA in 2008, Behrs won the coveted Young Musician's Foundation Vocal Scholarship.
Behrs' training paid off when she scored television appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles and Castle. Her feature film credits include American Pie: Book of Love and the indie comedy, Serial Buddies.
In addition to singing and acting in musical theatre, Behrs is an avid runner and grew up playing competitive soccer. Throughout college, she volunteered with Children of the Night, an organisation that assists children who have been forced into prostitution.
Currently, Behrs lives in Los Angeles.