Though Aimee Teegarden has been almost exclusively peppering Hallmark flicks with her contagious energy of late, she’s brought the same presence to numerous film and television projects over the past two decades. The actor earned her first screen credit in 2003 with a one-off turn on the hit procedural drama “Cold Case,” sharing scenes with fellow rising star Douglas Booth (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”). Ensuing years brought other short stints on “Hannah Montana,” “CSI: Miami,” and “90210.”
In 2006, Teegarden booked arguably the biggest gig of her career, landing the coveted role of Julie Taylor in the beloved sports drama, “Friday Night Lights.” She’d play that role for five full seasons, sharing the screen with Kyle Chandler, Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemmons, Connie Britton, and Michael B. Jordan, among many others. In 2009, she turned up in the indie drama “The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and a modern adaptation of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” By 2011, “Friday Night Lights” was ending, though Teegarden kept the hits coming by playing a minor but memorable part in “Scream 4” as the horror-loving teen Jenny Randall.
Teegarden has kept more than busy in the years since her “Scream 4” appearance, starring in the Disney dramedy “Prom” and working opposite Liam Hemsworth in the 2013 war drama “Love and Honor.” Major roles in the short-lived series “Star-Crossed” and “Notorious” soon followed, as did a starring turn in the 2017’s horror sequel, “Rings,” and stints on both “The Ranch” and “The Rookie.”