A dynamic and versatile actress, Paget Valerie Brewster was born in the year 1969, on the 10th of March. She has created a niche for herself in the world of TV shows. She is well known for her role as Emily Prentiss on the long-running TV series, ‘Criminal Minds’.
Paget Brewster Biography and Family
Her parents Hathaway and Galen Brewster were a career oriented person. Her mother was a government official while her father worked as a school administrator. She has a sibling, a younger brother, Ivan.
Brewster was born and brought up in Concord, a small town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Her move to New York to study design at Parsons School of Design proved to be a turning point in her life. She quit her studies after the first year when she decided to pursue an acting career.
Brewster, confident and self-assured as she was, dropped out of design school and took off to San Francisco chasing her dream as an actress. She attended acting classes there. She marked her debut as an actress in 1993 in the TV series ‘Strange America’. Soon, she began hosting her own show, ‘The Paget show’ that had a run of 65 episodes.
But she became a well-known face with her cameo role in 6 episodes in the fourth season of the sitcom, ‘Friends.’ In it, she played the role of Kathy who is first the girlfriend of Joey and then of Chandler. Her quirky role attracted the attention of the TV viewers and slowly gained her popularity.
She appeared in a series of shows – Godzilla- the series in 1998, Andy Richter Controls the Universe in 2002, Huff in 2002 etc. Her skillful portrayal of ‘Ms. Indestructible’ in ‘The Specials,’ and her role as an attractive hydrophobic teacher in ‘The Big bad Swim’ are noteworthy. She also acted as a voice artist and lent her well-modulated voice to ‘Harvey Birdman’ and ‘American Dad!’.
Brewster caught a break when she started acting as the intelligent, multi-linguistic FBI agent, Emily Prentiss in the long-running crime series, ‘Criminal Minds.’ In fact, she became so popular that even after she left the show at the end of the sixth season after her contract played out, she was retained for one more season owing to requests from her fans. Eventually, she has returned to the show to reprise her role as Emily Prentiss from season twelve.
Subsequent to her being let go from Criminal Minds, she was not idle. She played the role of bureau chief ADA Paula Foster in the police drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This accomplished actress has proven her mettle with a comic role also in the popular comedy show, Modern Family. She has also starred in multiple episodes of Community, Grandfathered, Another Period etc. through which she held the attention of the viewers.
Brewster has acted in feature films like Uncle Nick, Welcome to Happiness etc. This versatile actress has appeared in the long-running monthly staged production ‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ as well. In it, she plays the role of Sadie Doyle, an alcoholic socialite who communicates with the supernatural.
Paget Brewster Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $275 Million US Dollars
Paget Brewster has had a very successful career in acting, her net worth is about $275 million US dollars as of 2017. She fortune is not just to her continuing stint on TV as well as movies. She also has made some smart investments in stock, property holdings. She has lucrative endorsement deals with the cosmetic company, Cover girl Cosmetics as well. If all these are not enough, she also owns the ‘Fat Brewster’ chain in Washington, the Football team, ‘Concord Angels’. She has her own fashion line called ‘Paget Brewster Seduction’ as well.
Brewster announced her engagement to Steve Damstra on march 17, 2013 by posting a photograph of herself wearing her engagement ring via Twitter. A member of the band, Folded Light and Whirlwind Heat, Damstra is also a friend of Brewster’s co-star and close friend from Criminal Minds, Matthew Gray Gubler. In fact, it was Gubler who officiated her wedding to Damstra on November 28, 2015.
As of now, Paget Brewster is well on the way to the top through her multi-faceted roles in the small as the big screen. She is also the producer of the horror movie, The Witch Files that was released in September 2016. There is no stopping this dynamic lady who is a force to reckon with when it comes to acting.