Hollywood is filled with bright stars and more talented people than we can count. It seems like you couldn’t throw a stick without hitting five people who have had some sort of professional training in theater, dance or music. For many, Hollywood is a zipcode or a distant dream, but for the lucky few who make it, like Fiona Gubelmann, it’s a real star-studded extravaganza with their name on the invitation. How do you get to be so good Hollywood has to let you into all the best parties? Well, there are many roads, but this actress earned her place the hard way, with a lifetime of work. We dug up ten intriguing facts about the stellar and very talented Fiona Gubelmann to share.
1. Early Start
Fiona Gubelmann started training for her performing career very early in life. By the time she was in preschool, she was already acting, and her mother had enrolled her in dance classes. It never hurts to get an early start if you’re going to be a performer your whole life. Still, Fiona began to develop her talent incredibly young. The Santa Monica born Fiona was obviously destined to be in theater. Her mother must have seen it coming long before the actress was famous.
2. The Cabbage Patch
We all remember the Cabbage Patch Kids with their cute chubby cheeks, yarn hair, and adoption certificates. We’re sure for Fiona they hold a very special place in her heart. At the tender age of only four years old, she had a part in a ballet version of Cabbage Patch Kids. During the summertime, when she was growing up, Fiona went to drama camp and honed her skills further. It’s no surprise she’s so ridiculously talented after literally spending a lifetime in the performing arts.
3. Not Just a Pretty Face
Fiona may have been a talent to be reckoned with from the day she was born, but there’s a whole lot more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye. When she graduated high school, you probably expect that she moved to Hollywood and started taking some acting classes, but that’s not what happened at all. Fiona registered at UCLA and was a pre-med student. That’s right; she almost became Doctor Fiona Gubelmann. We can only imagine how lucky her patients would have felt when she walked in the room. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Her freshman year she auditioned for a play, and it must have rekindled that early fire for the arts because she switched her major over to the theater.
During her time at UCLA as an undergraduate Fiona didn’t just study and perform. She’s always been deeply committed to the arts. So she spent her spare time volunteering for ArtsBridge, a program in L.A. that helps at-risk youth stay out of trouble and get into performing instead. The ArtsBridge programs help prepare young people for auditions, casting calls, and even college entrance.
5. Education Never Ends
Though she’d been in training since she was still in training pants, Fiona didn’t stop learning when she graduated in 2002. Instead, she moved on to study more at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. While she was there, she performed as a part of Katselas Theater Company.
6. The First Time
No actor ever forgets her first time on stage. For Fiona, it was in the formative years of her life so that the details might be a little muddy. However, by the time 2003 rolled around, she was making her small screen debut on a show called The Mullets. The very next year, she moved on to take part in her first feature-length film Employee of the Month. However, it was her part on the sitcom Wilfred that really got audiences fired up over Fiona.
7. Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates this actress has about one and a half million in the bank. It’s not enough for her level of talent, but at least we know she’s paid well enough to be comfortable.
8. Those Dimples
When she smiles, you can see them, Fiona’s dimples are part of what makes her smile so dazzling. According to various medical websites like Healthline, dimples only occur in around twenty to thirty-seven percent of the population. They are a result of the zygomaticus major muscle in the face and may be a dominant inherited trait. Regardless of where she got them, we love Fiona’s dimples.
9. Sorry Fellas, She’s Taken
Fiona may not have much to say about her personal life, and we can respect that. However, it bears noting that she’s a happily married woman. She met her husband, Alex Weed when she was in college and sometime after that the pair married. They’ve never had a scandal or any indications of cheating. As far as we can tell, this is one devoted couple who know how to keep their bedroom out of their work life and the tabloids.
10. Fans Think She’s Pregnant
We don’t know if it’s true, but there’s a rumor going around that Fiona is pregnant. Distractify reported on it two days ago. Whenever a character starts dressing in baggy clothing, carrying large props or standing in a way that either blocks their midsection or only shows the upper body people get suspicious. For now, the rumor is just that and nothing more. We think she looks fantastic no matter what she wears and pregnancy wouldn’t change that one whit.
It must be exhausting to be so insanely talented, gorgeous, brilliant, and motivated. We love everything about Fiona Gubelmann. She’s worked hard to get where she is today, and she clearly deserves it. Irony aside, they couldn’t have picked a better actress for The Good Doctor, and we can’t wait to see where her career takes her next.