Gage Golightly is a renowned American actress, who has been in the entertainment industry since 2002, and is probably most famous for portraying Hayley in Nickelodeon’s TV show “The Troop,” and Erica in MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Born on 5 September 1993 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Penn Valley, California, USA, as Traja Gaj Golighty, Gage is 28 years old as of 2021. She was brought up alongside her three siblings in Penn Valley by their father who was variously reported to be a doctor or a plumber, and his wife who earned a living as a nurse; their names aren’t available. Although all of her siblings’ names aren’t known to the public, it’s well known that she has two brothers and a sister; one of her brothers, George, owns a pizza parlour.
— Gage Golightly (@RealGolightly) September 5, 2020
When she was two years old, Gage went for speech therapy, since she had been diagnosed with dyspraxia (also called development co-ordination disorder or DCD); her siblings and parents communicated with her through sign language during the early years of her life. She also had impaired motor skills, which made her clumsy as a child.
As she was growing up, the Californian entertainer expressed keen interest in fashion and make-up. She was fond of buying trendy outfits through the guidance of her brother, which made her more inclined towards fashion, and later on acting.
Golightly went to Laurel Hall Middle School for her primary education, then attended a private girls’ Catholic school located in Los Angeles, California named Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy for her high school. Although her parents wanted her to follow into their footsteps and major in medicine, she showed no interest in it.
Hobbies and Interests
During her leisure time, Gage enjoys going swimming and is very good at it. She is also good at fishing, considering it to be therapeutic.
She is an animal lover who has kept a pet dog, Ellie, which she adopted on her 19th birthday in 2012. In the past, she owned two dogs named Santa and Bowie.
Golightly likes spending her spare time helping her brother out at his pizza parlor. In addition, the Californian entertainer is a good chef, and likes preparing bakery items.
Career Beginnings and Rise to Stardom: 2000-2010
Since Gage’s parents knew her interests well, they took her to Los Angeles when she was eight years old and hired a manager for her. She made her film debut a year later in 2002, with the minor role of Eva in the Brendan Murphy-directed drama “Speakeasy.”
In 2003, she was seen in the short movie “The Vest,” in which she played the role of Karen before featuring in the family comedy “A Carol Christmas.”
In 2004, she landed her first starring role as Taylor in the made-for-TV movie “The Long Shot,” which aired on Hallmark Channel. In the year that followed, she was assigned her initial recurring role of Jesse in the Michael W. Watkins-directed drama miniseries entitled “5ive Days to Midnight.” 2007 saw her landing another major role, in the short-lived TNT drama “Heartland”, and before the end of the decade, she was seen in the comedy show “The Troop,” in which she co-starred alongside David Del Rio and Nicholas Purcell, appearing in more than 40 episodes through 2013.
Concurrently, Gage assumed the role of Tessa in CW’s crime thriller “Ringe,” in which she starred alongside Sarah M. Cellar from 2011-2012.
She next played the supporting role of Erica in the Jeff Davis-created MTV supernatural drama show “Teen Wolf.” The teen drama was critically acclaimed, and won many awards including more than a dozen Teen Choice Awards. Subsequently, she was seen in the crime film “Gone Missing” (2013), before portraying Karen in the comedy-drama show “Red Oaks,” created by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs and aired on Amazon Prime Video (2014-2017). “The Long Shot” star was next seen in the horror movie “Exeter,” in which she played the role of Amber in 2015, in Eli Roth’s horror movie “Cabin Fever” portraying Karen (2016), and in the 2016 film “Cabin Fever.”
Golightly recently appeared as a guest in “Law & Order:Special Victims Unit”, then in ABC’s “Ten Days In the Valley” in 2017, before then starring in the comedy movie “Step Sisters” in 2018, after which she played the role of Paige in 2019’s Netflix comedy movie “The Last Summer”; she also portrayed Alice in three episodes of “iZombie” in the same year.
2020 saw her assuming the protagonist role of Corporal Grace in the military drama show “68 Whiskey” but the show was cancelled after airing for one season.
Gage’s rising fame has seen her featuring in several magazines lately. Due to her praised performance in “68 Whiskey”, she was featured in the famous New York Post as well as in a Deadline article, which is about the film “The End of the World As We Know It.”
She was also seen in an interview hosted by WWD, in which she addressed how she grew up deeply involved in Hollywood.
Golightly is active on several social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, on which she has close to 10,000 followers. She uses her widely followed Instagram account (with more than 100,000 followers) to update her fans about her upcoming career endeavors, as well as share her personal details with them.
Gage has had an active social life, and has dated a handful of men in the past. In 2011, she dated singer and actor James Maslow from February to November.
She was reportedly dating the American actor Colton Haynes, though she has never addressed the rumor publicly. In 2015, she was also rumored to be romantically linked with Zayn Malik, who is an English musician.
In mid -2019, she was reported to be dating Jason Christopher Mayer, an American music producer, editor, and director, credited with directing several films such as 2012’s “Nobody Gets Out Alive,” 2017’s “American Exorcism,” and “The Doll.” They were seemingly enjoying each other’s presence and spent most of their time together, as seen on their social media handles – they liked posting their photos together.
They have probably parted ways, because their photos were deleted, so she’s presumably single as of late 2021; she now lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Gage has a set of blue eyes, and blonde hair. She has a slim figure weighing approximately 120lbs(54kg) and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-24-35. The American entertainer wears shoe size 7(US) and dress size 4 (US).
Gage has actively contributed to the American entertainment industry for over 17 years now, earning herself fame as well as accumulating a modest fortune. As of 2021, she is worth approximately $3 million, as revealed by authoritative sources.