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 graced the big screens and established 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) to 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 as well as the private, all-girls Catholic high school, 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 always had her eyes on the performing arts. As a young girl, she loved dancing and performing and was enrolled in various training classes ranging from tap to ballet, jazz, hip-hop, ice skating, riding dirt bikes and almost everything!
Tagged the “stylish one” in the family she also exhibited a budding flair for fashion and makeup. Gage noticeably enjoy a close relationship with her elder brother. She often helped him out in his pizza parlour during her teenage years.
Gage had always dreamt of being an actress from the word go and was already certain of that at age eight. The actress who credits her parents for setting the stage for her career success was insistent on pursuing her acting dreams to such extent that her mom decided it was time for young Golightly to be discovered.
Consequently, one day when the rest of her siblings were out of the house, she and her mother headed to Los Angeles but left their dad behind in California to continue making money for the family.
In LA, they literally stayed at a hotel across the street from the Burbank Airport and sat outside just waiting to hear someone mention something that has to do with acting.
It was not until about three weeks before they finally got a chance to see a manager after following a kid they heard talking about acting down to the manager’s doorstep. Today, that drastic decision has sure paid off for Gage as the rest is now history.
Since then, she’s worked consistently and is most famous for her role as Haley Steele in the Nickelodeon series The Troop (2009) and as Erica Reyes on the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011).
Golightly’s resume includes initial guest roles in movies like Big Time Rush and True Jackson, VP. Her other TV series and movies are 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, Ringer 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 planning and programming complex movement sequences underlying speech production. She was diagnosed with dyspraxia when she was 2 years old and remained pretty close to nonverbal until she was 6 years old.
Her therapists and parents only used sign language to communicate with her. As such, elementary schooling was quite hard for her as kids were very mean and bullied her a lot due to lack of verbal commutation and general clumsiness. While other kids could speak well in kindergarten, she still used sign language and school really didn’t click for her until about eighth grade.
Nonetheless, Golightly who knew she wanted to be an actress even before she could speak has since grown from that nonverbal child to an accomplished actress. Through her parents and teachers dedication, she was able to speak, and now uses words every day to tell stories on screen.
2. Body Art
On her left rib cage, the slim actress who stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm), and weighs 54 kg (119 pounds) has a tattoo which reads “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”.
3. Dating and Relationships
Gage Golightly is possibly single at the moment but has previously, been romantically linked to actor Colton Haynes and singer James Maslow. While it is believed that Colton and James were her romantic partners in the past, it has also been rumoured that the Teen Wolf actress dated the former One Direction singer Zayn Malik. She was quick to shot down the rumours.
4. Gage Golightly is a Pet Lover
Gage Golightly grew up with different kinds of imaginable animals. She loves pets and has two dogs named Santa and Ellie.
5. Her Hobbies
Gage is a good swimmer and loves swimming in summer as a leisure. She also loves fishing.