Gage Golightly – Inside the Life of Actress Known As Hayley Steele on The Troop

Gage Golightly is an American actress who famous for her role as Hayley Steele in the Nickelodeon TV series, The Troop; which ran between 2009 and 2011. And for her role as Erica Reyes on the MTV series Teen Wolf. Since she debuted in 2002, this young and talented actress has continued to grace the screens, gaining an incredible fan base lots of “bucks,” too. Learn more about her in this piece as we explore her biography, net worth, movies, and TV shows.

Gage Golightly’s Biography

Gage Golightly was born—Gage Stevens—in Penn Valley, California, on September 5, 1993, to working-class parents who medical practitioners. The youngest of four children, Golightly was raised alongside her siblings in Penn Valley. Judging from her troubled history, one wouldn’t expect much from Golightly.

At the tender age of two, she was diagnosed with dyspraxia and had to undergo speech therapy. In the earliest years of her life, her parents used sign language to communicate with her. Sources also reveal that she was a clumsy child due to impaired motor skills.

However, she gradually grew out of it all and went on to study at Laurel Hall Middle School. And later moved to the private, all-girls Catholic high school, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Growing up, Gage Golightly loved to dance and perform, and through her parents, got enrolled in various training classes where she learned tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, ice skating, riding dirt bikes and anything fun for a 5-year-old. Owing to her aptitude for fashion and makeup artistry, her siblings soon dubbed her, “stylish one.”

Movies and TV Shows

When she was just 8, Golightly knew exactly what she wanted to become. And it was neither a doctor nor a nurse. Acting was her first true love. And so her mother took her to Los Angeles, where she found a manager. But before then, they had a long wait. While in Los Angeles, mum and daughter lodged in a hotel just across the street from the Burbank Airport.

They literally sat outside simply waiting for the slightest hint of acting; or anyone who will pop a clue. Although they waited three weeks, their patience finally paid off when they got a chance to see a manager after following a kid they’d heard mentioning acting down to the manager’s doorstep. And the rest they say is history.

About a year later, Gage Golightly got her to start with roles in the 2002 film Speakeasy, and the TV film The Long Shot. Later in 2004, she co-starred as Jesse Neumeyer in the sci-fi miniseries 5ive Days to Midnight. When she was 13, she appeared as Vanessa in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; a Disney Channel situation comedy. She soon appeared in the TNT series Heartland. She would later play the lead role, Hayley Steele, in the Nickelodeon TV series The Troop. The Troop chronicles the life of a small group of teenagers who fight monsters.

Gage Golightly.
Tyler Hoechlin, Gage Golightly, and Daniel Sharman in Teen Wolf.

In the years that followed, she took up guest roles on True Jackson, VP (2010) and Big Time Rush (2011). She soon landed a recurring role as Tessa in the series Ringer. Perhaps her biggest role came in 2012 when she starred as Erica Reyes in the MTV series Teen Wolf in its second season. Becoming the show’s first living female werewolf. Fans and viewers expected that Golightly would reprise the role in the third season of the show. However, she only appeared in a number of cameo scenes; later exiting the show to pursue a female lead role in a pilot titled Company Town.

Between 2011 and 2012, Gage Golightly spent most of her time working on Exeter; a Marcus Nispel horror film. She also played the role, Matty, in Gone Missing for the Lifetime network. Two years later she was cast as Karen in Red Oaks; an Amazon Studios comedy program. The series premiered in late May of 2015.

In 2016, although purely coincidental; she appeared as Karen in the remake of the horror film, Cabin Fever. In the same year, Gage Golightly starred as Libby in the dance-comedy film Step Sisters. In February of 2018, Golightly was offered the leading role, Kate, in the TV program; The End of the World As We Know It. But it doesn’t end there, sources reveal that she will appear as Paige in the film The Last Summer; to hit the cinemas in 2019.

Net Worth

Gage Golightly’s 15+ years in acting has translated into much fame, goodwill, and ultimately, lots of “buck.” Sources reveal that her net worth stands at $3 million. However, her exact annual take home is not known, yet.

Height and Body Measurement

Gage Golightly has a beautiful slim body build. She stands 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) tall and weighs 54 kg. She has shiny blonde hair and golden-brown eyes. Her bust, waist and hips measure 35-24-35 inches. She wears a dress size of 4 (US).

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