Teegarden has modeled for campaigns including Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Alltel, Hollister, and YMI jeans. She has made several television appearances including Cold Case, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and Disney Channel's Hannah Montana.
In 2006, Teegarden joined the cast of the TV series Friday Night Lights playing Julie Taylor, the coach's daughter.
On August 24, 2007, during the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant, Teegarden posed the question ("Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?") that led to an infamously rambling, nonsensical reply by contestant Caitlin Upton.
In 2008, she starred in a music video for the Hinder song "Without You" alongside Kellan Lutz. In 2009, Teegarden guest starred in three episodes of the CW’s 90210 as Rhonda, a West Beverly student who crosses paths with Ethan Ward. Teegarden appeared as a guest star on Legend of the Seeker, portraying a teenage girl who just found out she was a confessor. She also appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2010, it was reported she had been cast to star as Amanda Miles in the Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment webseries Aim High alongside Jackson Rathbone. The show is set to premiere in 2011
In 2011, Teegarden had a small supporting role in the film Scream 4. Also in 2011, Teegarden played the role of Nova Prescott, an overachieving high school student in the Disney film Prom. Her character is a senior in high school, bound for Georgetown University after graduation, trying to put together a high school prom while also dealing with love, heartbreak, and pressure from her parents. She falls in love with the school bad boy Jesse Richter, played by Thomas McDonell in the film.
In May 2011, she was named "TV Actress of the Year" by Young Hollywood Awards for her work on Friday Night Lights.
Teegarden was born and raised in Downey, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. She was a member of Job's Daughters International in Downey, California. On June 19, 2008 in Anaheim, California, she was awarded "Honorary International Sweetheart of DeMolay International" by International Master Councilor Austin Whitaker.
She admires Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock. Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Sailing for Madagascar Bette Warren Short film
2009 For Sale by Owner Elenore Dare
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Annie Genson
Call of the Wild Tracy
2010 Beautiful Wave Nicole Main role
2011 Scream 4 Jenny Randall
Prom Nova Prescott Main role
Beneath the Darkness Abby
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cold Case Tina Bayes, 1990 Episode: "Churchgoing People"
2006 Hannah Montana Melissa Episode: "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You"
2006–2011 Friday Night Lights Julie Taylor Main cast
2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Girl #2 Episode: "Boys & Girls"
2009 90210 Rhonda Kimble Episodes: "Life's a Drag", "Of Heartbreaks and Hotels", & "Help Me, Rhonda"
CSI: Miami Brianna Faber Episode: "Divorce Party"
Legend of the Seeker Annabelle Episode: "Touched"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Molly Sinclair Episode: "World's End"
2011 Aim High Amanda Miles Upcoming webseries