birth name brittany lauren herring credited as scout herring date of birth march 1, 1987 (29) residence los angeles occupation actress status single
Scout Herring (born 1 March, 1987) is an American actress. She is most known for her role as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man series. She has also had starring roles in Gangster Squad, Focus and 2016's La La Land.

Early Life Herring was born in Scapposse, Oregon to Patricia (nee, Crist b. 1962), a homemaker and Raymond Herring, a tractor trailer operator. She has two older brothers: David Herring, an active duty US Marine and Ryan Herring, a chemistry teacher at Scapposse High School. Herring's maternal grandfather, Jack, also lived with the family and helped to raise Herring and her brothers.

As a child, Herring acted with the Oregon Children's Theatre as well as other community theatres in the greater Portland area. Her first performance was Annie. She also was a member of the OCT's improv comedy troupe. At 12 years old, she moved to an apartment in Los Angeles with her grandfather to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional actress.

Career The first roles that Herring scored after the move to Los Angeles were mainly commercials for cereals and toys until 2002 when she was cast as Holly Tyler, the lead opposite Jennie Garth, in a new WB television show, "What I Like About You". The series lasted four seasons and gave Herring a boost into the celebrity lifestyle. However, it did not provide her any success in securing other roles.

Herring's next role was Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. The film was a box office success. She was featured on the soundtrack which received a Grammy nomination. After the success of the film, Herring took an "extended hiatus" from acting and attended New York University, only to drop out 3 semesters later.

She did not appear on either the small or big screen again until 2010, in hit Easy A. It was a successful restart to Herring's career, as she was praised for her role as Marianne. Soon after, the news that she would portray Gwen Stacy in the Sony Spider-Man reboot was announced. Again, Herring received praise for her performance, this time as Peter Parker's girlfriend, and the film seemed to cement Herring's status as a movie star. Since the Spider-Man reboot, Herring has starred in numerous roles and has received both positive and negative reviews for her work.

In 2015, Herring starred opposite Will Smith in the dark comedy Focus. The film was released on February 27, 2015 to mixed reviews though Herring's performance was praised as stellar. She also teamed up with Johnny Depp and played Lindsey Cyr in crime drama, Black Mass. In 2016, Herring will be seen in Christian Ditter's How to be Single alongside Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, and Georgia Porter. She will also play Mia in Damien Chazelle's La La Land. In the Fall of 2015, it was announced that Herring will have a role in Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival, due to air in 2017. Details about her character are unknown.

Personal Life Shortly after the release of The Amazing Spider-Man, Herring began receiving harrassment over Twitter from a man who also lived in New York. Despite Herring blocking him from her account, he continued to try and contact her later showing up outside of her Soho apartment building. She was subsequently granted a restraining order against him.

Herring is a friend of Ione James, appearing in the Bad Blood music video. The two met and became friends after the singer's move to New York in 2013. Herring has been James' date to numerous events.

In the Spring of 2015, Herring was a two-time victim of the celebrity hacking scandal, "The Wreckoning". The leaks brought about speculation of substance abuse. Her team remains adament that they were "isolated events".
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