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2 Broke Girls Actress and Alumna, Beth Behrs: familiar with being broke but not the billionaire lifestyle

October 31, 2013
American Profile

by Paulette Cohn

Is Beth Behrs Anything Like Her Character on ‘2 Broke Girls’?

If you mean did Beth Behrs, 27, grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth, the answer is no. She elaborates, saying, “The biggest difference for me is Caroline came from a billionaire background and went to nothing. I can relate to the nothing part, to being broke, but it was hard for me to imagine what her [before] life would have been like.”

Another difference is that Behrs is not a New Yorker. Rather, she was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in Marin County, California. And while Caroline attended Wharton Business School, Behrs, who has had a passion for performing since she was very young, attended the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, CalArts in Valencia, California, followed by UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Yet a third difference is that while Caroline is still working to make her dream come true, for Behrs, “2 Broke Girls” is her dream coming true. Read more.

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