Gage Golightly is a beautiful and accomplished American actress who has had a remarkable career in her young adult life. With her impressive talents, the young actress has conquered the big screens and made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
Gage Golightly Biography
Gage Golightly, formerly known as Gage Stevens, was born on September 5, 1993, as the youngest of four children (1 sister and 2 brothers) from parents who were medical professionals (her mother – a nurse and her father – a doctor).
She grew up in Penn Valley, California, and attended Laurel Hall Middle School and the private Catholic High School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
As expected, Golightly’s parents had hoped she would pursue a career in the medical field, but the beautiful actress had always had her eyes on the performing arts. As a young girl, she loved dancing and theater and took various training courses ranging from tap dancing to ballet, jazz, hip-hop, ice skating, cross-country biking, and just about everything else!
As “the stylish one” in the family, she also showed an aspiring sense for fashion and make-up. Gage noticeably enjoys a close relationship with her older brother. During her teenage years, she often helped him out in his pizzeria.
Gage Golightly Career
Gage had dreamed of becoming an actress from the beginning and was already sure of it at the age of eight. The actress, who credited her parents with setting the stage for her professional success, insisted on pursuing her acting dreams to such an extent that her mother decided it was time to discover the young Golightly.
When the rest of her siblings were out of the house one day, she and her mother went to Los Angeles one day but left her father behind in California to continue earning money for the family.
In L.A. they literally stayed in a hotel across the street from the Burbank airport and sat outside waiting for someone to mention something that had to do with acting.
It took about three weeks before they finally got the chance to see a manager after following a child who talked about acting right up to the manager’s front door. Today this drastic decision for Gage has certainly paid off because the rest is history now.
Since then she has worked steadily and is best known for her roles as Haley Steele in the Nickelodeon series The Troop (2009) and as Erica Reyes in the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011).
Golightly’s resume includes first guest roles in films such as Big Time Rush and True Jackson, VP. Her other TV series and movies include Speakeasy, Vest, A Carol Christmas, The Long Shot, Sudbury, 5ive Days to Midnight, Don’t Ask, Brothers and Sisters, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Heartland, Wrestler Gone Missing, Red Oaks and Cabin Fever.
5 Fast Facts You Need To Know About Gage
1. Unique Childhood Challenge
As a child, Golightly suffered from dyslexia and apraxia (CAS), a neurological speech disorder in which children have difficulty in planning and programming the complex movements that underlie speech production. She was diagnosed with dyspraxia at the age of 2 years and remained fairly close to the non-verbal speech disorder until the age of 6 years.
Her therapists and parents used only sign language to communicate with her. Therefore, the primary school years were quite hard for her, as the children were very mean and she was harassed a lot because of the lack of verbal commutation and general clumsiness. While other children in kindergarten could speak well, she still used sign language and in school, it didn’t really click for her until eighth grade.
Nevertheless, Golightly, who already knew that she wanted to be an actress before she could speak, has meanwhile grown from this non-verbal child to an accomplished actress. Thanks to the dedication of her parents and teachers she was able to speak and now uses words every day to tell stories on the screen.
2. Gage Golightly is a Pet Lover
Gage Golightly has grown up with different kinds of animals that you can imagine. She loves pets and has two dogs named Santa and Ellie.
3. Body Art
On her left ribcage, the slender actress, who stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) and weighs 54 kg (119 pounds), has a tattoo that reads, “He who makes himself a beast, relieves himself of the pain of being a man.
4. Dating and Relationships
Gage Golightly may currently be single but was once in a romantic relationship with actor Colton Haynes and singer James Maslow. While it is believed that Colton and James were their romantic partners in the past, there are also rumors that the teen wolf actress was dating former One Direction singer, Zayn Malik. She was quick to dispel the rumors.
5. Her Hobbies
Gage is a good swimmer and loves swimming in the summer as a leisure activity. She also loves fishing.