Paget Brewster

Actor, Singer, Bartender
While comedic roles as the resident eye candy launched Paget Brewster's career, the actress proved her versatility and dramatic skills with a compelling turn on the series "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ). Paget Valerie ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1969 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Grandfathered 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Another Period 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Community 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 1998 - 2000, 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Godzilla: The Series 1998 - 2000, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Kroll Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 1998 - 1999, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Expert 1998 - 2000, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Palms 2014 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

Key & Peele 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boondocks 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Welcome to Happiness 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Birthday Boys 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Lost Behind Bars 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dad 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Drawn Together 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Huff 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sublime 2006 (Movie)

Andrea/PVS Host (Actor)

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

Valerie Davenport (Actor)

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kidney Thieves 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man of the House 2005 (Movie)

Binky (Actor)

My Big Fat Independent Movie 2005 (Movie)

Juliane (Actor)

Stacked 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bad Swim 2005 (Movie)

Amy Pierson (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

Aunt Lily (Actor)

Rock Me Baby 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Andy Richter Controls the Universe 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

George Lopez 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dag 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Raising Dad 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skippy 2001 (Movie)

Julia Fontaine (Actor)

The Trouble With Normal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Love & Money 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

Ms Indestructible (Actor)

Friends 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let's Talk About Sex 1998 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

A Perfect Day (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate But Not Serious (TV Show)

Actor

Max Q (TV Show)

Actor

One True Love (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

While comedic roles as the resident eye candy launched Paget Brewster's career, the actress proved her versatility and dramatic skills with a compelling turn on the series "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ). Paget Valerie Brewster was born on March 10, 1969 in Concord, MA, and attended a New England boarding school where her parents were teachers. She attended a design school in New York City, but dropped out to pursue acting. One of her first roles was on the hit series "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), playing an actress who dated both Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry. Brewster also appeared on the sitcoms "George Lopez" (ABC, 2002-07) and "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003- ), and co-starred on the cult favorite "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (Fox, 2002-03), as Richter's superficial boss. Her follow-up project, "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06), was a semi-successful dramedy about a psychiatrist (Hank Azaria) who is experiencing a mid-life crisis after an office tragedy. She played his loving, albeit capricious, wife. Apart from acting projects, Brewster received other lucrative offers, including an invitation from Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner to pose in his magazine; she reportedly considered the offer but turned it down. Brewster shifted gears on the procedural drama "Criminal Minds," portraying a multi-lingual FBI agent who possessed efficient profiling skills. While she enjoyed a successful run on "Criminal Minds," Brewster's contract was not renewed in the sixth season. Fans of the show, however, complained about the reportedly cost-cutting move and she reprised her role the following season.

Relationships

Galen Brewster

Father

Hathaway Brewster

Mother

Ivan Brewster

Brother
younger

Jay Johnston

Companion
was regular performer on HBO's "Mr. Show"

EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design

New York , New York

Masters School

Dobbs Ferry , New York
all-girls school

Jean Shelton Acting School

San Francisco , California

Milestones

2006

Joined the cast of the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds"

2006

Cast in the teen comedy, "Unaccompanied Minors"

2004

Cast as Beth Huffstodt in the Showtime original series "Huff"

2004

Cast in the black comedy "Eulogy"

2002

Co-starred in midseason replacement sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe"

2000

Had featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Trouble with Normal"

1999

Co-starred as a kindergarten teacher from a privileged background who falls in love with the superintendent of her apartment building in the CBS sitcom "Love & Money"

1998

Voiced reporter Audrey Timmonds in a recurring role on the Fox animated adaptation "Godzilla: The Series"

1997

Played recurring role of Kathy, a girlfriend of dim actor Joey who falls for his ascerbic roommate Chandler, on NBC's "Friends"

1995

Moved to Los Angeles

1995

Hosted "The Paget Show", her own local late-night talk show in San Francisco, eyed for syndication and nationwide cable broadcast during the talk show boom

1987

Moved to New York City at age 18, attending Parsons School of Design and singing in rock bands including Sleeping Pills (date approximate)

Worked on the San Francisco-based public access TV show "Strange America", writing and performing in comedy sketches

Raised in Concord, Massachusets

Starred in the failed Fox pilots "World on a String", "MV24" and "Ghost Cop" and the CBS pilot "The Expert"

Headed west to San Francisco with Sleeping Pills; the band soon broke up and Brewster decided to pursue acting

Bonus Trivia

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Brewster was named after 1950s film ingenue Debra Paget.

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Was a singer with the bands Sleeping Pills and Mechanical Bride

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"I'm supposed to be this girl that Chandler and Joey are in love with, and I was convinced they would figure out they had really cast the wrong person. I kept waiting for them to fire me. Every time the producers called me over, I was certain they would tell me, but they would say 'Shut up, you're great'. Finally Matt (LeBlanc) and Matthew (Perry) started messing with me and telling me I was horrible. It became a big joke." --Brewster on her breakthrough recurring role on NBC's hit sitcom "Friends", quoted in USA TODAY, January 15, 1998

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Brewster on her stint as a talk show host, on 1995's local late night offering "The Paget Show", which ran for 65 episodes on KPIX in San Francisco: "The San Francisco audiences were fabulous. We'd get about 100 people at the studio, every age, every race, every religion. We had these really lively debates--no fights or anything. We had this polygamist on--a month later he shows up on 'Jerry Springer'. We had people with multiple piercings, a great drag queen contest, one episode called 'Mom, Please Stop Smoking'." --quoted in SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, September 12, 1999

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While reports said that original co-star Dash Mihok was fired from "Love & Money" because of a lack of chemistry with Brewster, the actress told the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, "It was weird redoing the love scenes with a different actor. I felt like I was cheating on Dash." --quoted in a September 12, 1999 article

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