Paget Brewster is a known American TV star, best known for her performance as Emily in the famous NBC’s series “Criminal Minds”.
She was born on March 10, 1969 in Concord in the state of Massachusetts. She lived with her mother Hathaway who worked for the government, her father Galen who was an administrator and her younger brother called Ivan.
She says her childhood was pretty nice and that she and her brother got along very well with no trouble besides occasional fights.
She lived in Concord until she graduated high school and relocated to New York to attend college.
She decided to enroll Parsons School of Design which was a private art and design college. She got interested in acting during her first year and decided to quit studies and to try out in acting.
Paget says that it was a big risk for her to suddenly quit something she was sure she would earn from to get involved in a career she didn’t know was going to work out.
When she was about 25 years old she moved to San Francisci where she began attending acting classes. She studied acting at Jean Shelton Studio.
Her first notable appearance on TV was when she hosted a late night show called “The Paget Show”.
She had a role of Kathy in the famous series “Friends” she became known to a wider audience. This really pushed her career forward because the show was very famous soon.
After that she acted in “Huff”, a TV comedy series, from 2004-2006.
She had a role of a superhero in “The Specials” in 2000.
In “The Big Bad Swim”, she had a role o a teacher with a great fear of water and the film was shown at Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 since it was made in independent production.
Shr gave voice to characters in animated series “Harvey Birdman” and “Attorney at Law”.
She had a lot of fans as a Special Agent Emily in Criminal Minds, and after she got fired from it in the 6th season, she returned after her fans constantly complained about her leaving. She says that she knew she succeeded after this.
In 2012 she left the series, but this time by her own decision.
All of this led her to a role in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in the 13th season. This was very important to her since she finally got involved into a big show that was extremelly famous back then and is still pretty popular.
She also appeared in a hit series “Modern Family”.
In 2016 she returned to her role of Emily in “Criminal minds” and said that this was one of the things she never thought she would do.
She was a guest star on Nerdist, The Bachelor and Drunk History.
She got engaged to Steve Damstra in 2013, a member of an alternative rock bend “Folded Lights”. They got married in 2014 and they are still together. She says that Steve is the best man she ever met and that she is the happiest woman when he is around.
Full name: Paget Brewster
Nick name: NA
Date of birth: March 10, 1969
Birth place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: actress and singer
Education: Parsons School of Design
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Galen Brewster
Mother name: Hathaway Brewster
Brother name: Ivan Brewster
Sister name: /
Marital status: married
Husband: Steve Damstra
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: a cat
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Measurements: 37-26-37 in
Dress size: 6 (US)
Bra size: 34C
Distinctive Features: black hair, big smile
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $3 million
Interesting Facts about Paget Brewster
Hugh Hefner wanted her to pose for Playboy in 2006, but she declined since this was against her beliefs. She things a young actress should not gain attention by nudity, but only by her talent.
She volunteers in LA Young Storytellers program which is a non – profit arts education program.
She has a jade engagement ring she loves very much and says that her husband picked it out very carefully.
She was a retro pin up model for one Los Angeles magazine. Brewster says she loves pin-up culture so she was very happy when they asked her to portray a pin up girl.
While she was in New York she performed in a rock band “Sleeping Pills” in the 80’s.
Her best friend is Matthew Gray Gubler from “Criminal Minds”. They still have coffe together, have a dinner and hang out from time to time.
Paget says that she got very connected to her character in Criminal Minds since she played it for such a long time, got back after being fired and was supported by her fans about it so much. Her most popular role is also this one, so she earned the most money of it.
Paget Brewster is a known American actress and a TV show host whose career was based mostly on TV series, especially “Criminal Minds”.