Beth Grant

Renowned for playing a whole host of love-to-hate characters, Beth Grant only began her screen career in her late 30s but became one of the most prolific character actresses of her generation. Born in Gadsden, AL in ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1949 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (130)

Band of Robbers 2016 (Movie)

Widow Douglas (Actor)

Addicted to Fresno 2015 (Movie)

Tilda (Actor)

Alex of Venice 2015 (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

Faults 2015 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

Mrs. Lawrence (Actor)

The Midnight Swim 2015 (Movie)

Amelia Brooks (Actor)

The Mindy Project 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

Bedazzled Judge (Actor)

Blues for Willadean 2014 (Movie)

Willadean Winkler (Actor)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 2014 (Movie)

("The Perfect Fit") (Actor)

Hide 2014 (Movie)

Candy (Actor)

Miss Dial 2014 (Movie)

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As I Lay Dying 2013 (Movie)

Addie Bundren (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2013 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2013 (Tv Show)

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Mockingbird Lane 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Millers 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Office 2008, 2013 (Tv Show)

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Dexter 2012 (Tv Show)

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Hollywood to Dollywood 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Modern Family 2012 (Tv Show)

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Dear Lemon Lima 2011 (Movie)

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Rango 2011 (Movie)

Bonnie (Voice)

Spork 2011 (Movie)

Principal Tulip (Actor)

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

Peppy's Maid (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

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In My Sleep 2010 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

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Stolen 2010 (Movie)

Old Edvena Darden (Actor)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Horowitz (Actor)

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

Jo Ann (Actor)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

Carla's Mom (Actor)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

Josie (Actor)

Polar Opposites 2008 (Movie)

General Railen (Actor)

The Perfect Witness 2008 (Movie)

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Bones 2007 (Tv Show)

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No Country for Old Men 2007 (Movie)

Carla Jean's Mother (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Dr Inga Von Westphalen (Actor)

Factory Girl 2006 (Movie)

Julia Warhol (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Mother Gagnon (Actor)

Hard Scrambled 2006 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Jericho 2006 (Tv Show)

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Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Pageant Official Jenkins (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

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Welcome to Paradise 2006 (Movie)

Frances Loren (Actor)

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

Aunt Dee (Actor)

Dalty Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

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Hard Pill 2005 (Movie)

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King of the Hill 1996 - 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

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The House of Usher 2005 (Movie)

Mrs Thatcher (Actor)

Our Very Own 2004 (Movie)

Virginia Kendal (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

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Everwood 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

Laundry Lady (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Desert Saints 2002 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Sister, Sister 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Something So Right 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Rising Place 2002 (Movie)

Melvina Pou (Actor)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy's Mother (Actor)

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Yes, Dear 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Kitty Farmer (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Motherly Secretary (Actor)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Cole (Actor)

Sordid Lives 2001 (Movie)

Sissy Hickey (Actor)

Any Day Now 2000 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm in the Middle 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

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Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Maggie Winters 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Providence 1999 (Tv Show)

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Under Oath 1999 (Movie)

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Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

Lovejoy (Actor)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Lawn Dogs 1998 (Movie)

Beth--Trent's Mother (Actor)

Maximum Bob 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 (Tv Show)

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A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

Roberta (Actor)

Desert's Edge 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Love Always 1997 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Cora Cobb (Actor)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

Becky--Auditorium Speaker (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Friends 1994 (Tv Show)

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Lieberman in Love 1994 (Movie)

Linda Baker (Actor)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

The Dark Half 1993 (Movie)

Shayla Beaumont (Actor)

Love Field 1992 (Movie)

Hazel (Actor)

White Sands 1992 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

Child's Play 2 1990 (Movie)

Miss Kettlewell (Actor)

Don't Tell Her It's Me 1990 (Movie)

Babette (Actor)

Eating 1990 (Movie)

Bea (Actor)

Fall From Grace 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

Housewife (Actor)

The Image 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael 1990 (Movie)

Lillian Logerfield (Actor)

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

Diner Manager (Actor)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

Mother at Farm House (Actor)

Picnic 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Under Cover 1987 (Movie)

Miss Randolph (Actor)

God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The City 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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A Thief of Time (TV Show)

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Blue Valley Songbird (TV Show)

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Deadly Care (TV Show)

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Delta (TV Show)

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Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Show)

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Switched at Birth (TV Show)

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To Dance With Olivia (TV Show)

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Valley of the Sun (Movie)

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Director (1)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 2014 (Movie)

("The Perfect Fit") (Director)

Biography

Renowned for playing a whole host of love-to-hate characters, Beth Grant only began her screen career in her late 30s but became one of the most prolific character actresses of her generation. Born in Gadsden, AL in 1949, Grant graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in acting and directing and spent most of her early years treading the boards. In 1979, she made her TV debut in trucker comedy "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC 1979-1981) but with the exception of the odd daytime TV appearance, continued to focus on her theater work during the following decade. But Grant's priorities changed after she appeared in "Rain Man" (1988), the first of three Oscar-winning Best Pictures on her resume, and by the mid-90s, she'd racked up performances in horrors "Child's Play 2" (1990) and "The Dark Half" (1993), dramas "Eating" (1990) and "Love Field" (1992) and comedies "The Wizard" (1989) and "The Boyfriend School" (1990) as well as recurring roles on sitcoms "Coach" (ABC 1989-1997) and "Delta" (ABC 1992-93). Following an unforgettable cameo in the action thriller "Speed" (1994), Grant continued to combine guest parts on TV shows such as "Friends" (NBC 1994-2004), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (ABC 1996-2000) and "Angel" (The WB 1999-2004) with minor but memorable big-screen roles in the likes of "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar" (1995), "A Time To Kill" (1996) and "Lawn Dogs" (1997). Grant then landed one of her defining roles when she was cast as the highly-strung Sparkle Motion mom in cult classic "Donnie Darko" (2001), and after adding to her extensive and eclectic filmography with small parts in blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" (2001), baseball flick "The Rookie" (2002) and black comedy "Daltry Calhoun" (2005), made a similar lasting impression as uptight Pageant Official Jenkins in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). In the same year of her career, she had a memorable guest spot on the cult favorite sitcom "My Name Is Earl" (NBC 2005-08), played Dr. Inga Von Westphalen in another Richard Kelly mindbender, "Southland Tales" (2006) and portrayed Andy Warhol's mother Julia in Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" (2006). Following a ten-episode stint as opinionated grocery store owner Gracie Leigh in "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08), Grant went onto play Carla Jean's mother in the Coen Brothers' Academy Award-winning "No Country For Old Men" (2007) and Mrs. Horowitz in the Razzie-winning "All About Steve" (2009), and star alongside her husband Michael Chieffo in the quirky comedy she also produced, "Herpes Boy" (2009). After appearing as Peppy's maid in silent movie homage "The Artist" (2011) and starring opposite James Franco in "As I Lay Dying" (2013), Grant was promoted to series regular on "The Mindy Project" (Fox 2012- ) as abrasive nurse Beverly.

Relationships

Michael Chieffo Actor

Husband

Mary Chieffo

Daughter

EDUCATION

East Carolina University

Acting and Directing Major

Milestones

2013

Promoted to series regular in "The Mindy Project" (Fox, 2012-)

2001

Plays Kitty Farmer in "Donnie Darko"

1994

Makes memorable cameo in "Speed"

1988

Lands small part in "Rain Man"

Bonus Trivia

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Grant has appeared in over thirty stage productions including William Inge's "Picnic" with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" with Christopher Reeve.

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