25 Things You Didn’t Know About Beau Garrett

Model and actress Beau Garrett began working in the 1990s as a model and in the early 2000s as an actress. You may have watched her grow up on the big and small screens, but how much do you really know about the former “The Good Doctor” thespian? Here are 25 must-know facts for every fan that takes you beyond a season binging night of Netflix. You’ll delve into her life going far past her roles in the television series “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” and “Firefly Lane.” We’ll skip mere rumor and stick to facts, so you can the most informed on this “Silver Surfer” and “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” star.

1. Garrett hails from Topanga, CA.

Born on December 28, 1982, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, she is the second and youngest child of David and Randi Garrett.

2. She has one sibling, a sister.

Her older sister is named Autumn Garrett Meisel. Unlike her younger sister and cousin, she avoids celebrity life.

3. Although the sisters have no brothers, they do have a talented, handsome cousin named Kyle Chandler who became the first family member to enter acting.

He’s most famous for his role as the head football coach on ”Friday Night Lights.” You probably saw him in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” too.

4. While many actresses and actors use a stage name and register under it with SAG/AFTRA, Garrett uses her given name.

She only eliminated her middle name, Jesse, when she registered with the Guild.

5. She had a childhood interest in horses that her parents encouraged.

She took riding lessons during most of her childhood. Those riding lessons paid off, and she competed as an equestrian. Garrett’s childhood horse’s name was Dankeshoen.

6. She started out as a model, discovered by the Elite modeling agency at aged 13.

She did not travel to the agency for a meeting. An Elite modeling agent saw her performing with her school choir at a shopping mall.

7. Her parents only let her work during high school enough to cover her horse’s boarding.

She made it to the semi-finals of the international 1997 Elite Model Look contest.

8. She modeled in GUESS advertisements in the late 1990s and became a spokesmodel for Revlon in 2008.

9. Her first acting role was in the music video for the Crossfade song “Cold” 2004.

10. Her feature film debut was the horror film Turistas. She’s better known for her television acting career though.

She became known in a guest-starring role on “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” which the show turned into a recurring role, so instead of catching Garrett in a single episode, you can see her in 13 episodes, plus five video shorts the show produced.

11. Her most famous TV role was as a regular cast member of the 2017 American TV drama series, “The Good Doctor.”

12. She volunteers time in the filming offseason and donates money to education.

In 2015, she traveled to Nepal to assist in building a schoolhouse in Kathmandu.

13. She’s worked with TV and movie actress Olivia Wilde twice — both had roles in “Turistas” and “Tron: Legacy.”

14. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

That probably explains why she lacks an entourage. Garrett shows her zodiac sign’s natural personality of pickily choosing friends and remaining loyal for life. This American actress just doesn’t do the Hollywood celebrity scene.

15. She’s 5 feet 10 inches tall.

That means when she lands a lead role, it is typically with a very tall leading man.

16. She wears a size six (6) US dress.

That’s the typical dress size of fashion models although some wear a size two (2) or four (4) due to their height/weight differential.

17. She has green eyes.

That’s one of the rarest eye colors. Only two percent of the world’s population has green eyes.

18. People say she resembles actress Reese Witherspoon.

19. Her favorite actor is Chuku Modu with whom she worked on “The Good Doctor.”

20. She loves big dogs.

After her first dog, Kona passed away, she rescued her current dog, Bob Dylan, from a CA shelter. Bob had been a bait dog in a dogfighting operation, but Garrett took him in and provided him a loving home where all he gets is kibble and kisses.

21. She mostly dates actors including Kyle Howard, Chris Pine, Garrett Hedlund, and Chris Payne Gilbert.

22. Her nickname is her last name, “Garrett.”

23. She resides in her city of birth, Los Angeles.

It lets her remain close to the Hollywood acting action, but provides a short drive to the Topanga Canyon area, her childhood stomping grounds.

24. She has two favorite colors — pink and brown.

25. Her favorite city is Paris, France.

She lived there for six months as a teenager when she first entered modeling. In interviews, she has talked about how tough it was to fend for herself at such a young age.


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