Betsy Beers

Though she became famous for being the force behind some of the most intense and gripping dramas on television, producer Betsy Beers started her career in show business on a decidedly lighter note. A graduate of ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (14)

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Still Star-Crossed 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Catch 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Grey's Anatomy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Scandal 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Private Practice 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Off the Map 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Casanova 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Best Laid Plans 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Disappearance of Christina (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

Though she became famous for being the force behind some of the most intense and gripping dramas on television, producer Betsy Beers started her career in show business on a decidedly lighter note. A graduate of Williams College, Beers traveled to New York after graduation, where she fell in love with sketch comedy. She would spend the next eight years primarily performing improv and waiting tables, before she was inspired to relocate to Los Angeles to explore the world of film and TV. Before long, Beers became interested in producing. She landed her first big break with the ensemble film "200 Cigarettes" (1999), which featured a number of prominent comedic actors such as Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo. Then in 2002, Beers met a talented writer named Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes, like Beers, felt that TV was shaping up to become a major outlet for creative minds in the entertainment industry, and the two got to work collaborating on a series, with Rhimes writing and both of them executive producing. That show was a medical drama called "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005-), and it turned out to be a huge success. Soon, Beers and Rhimes go to work collaborating on a number of other monumentally popular shows, such as "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC, 2014-).

Relationships

Bruce Cormicle M.D. Consultant

Husband

EDUCATION

Williams College

Milton Academy

1975

Milestones

2014

Collaborated with Rhimes again, executive producing the series "The Catch."

2012

Executive produced the political-thriller series "Scandal," collaborating again with Shonda Rhimes.

2007

Re-teamed with Rhimes, executive producing the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off "Private Practice."

2006

Produced the Richard Gere film "The Hoax."

2005

Executive produced the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" with writer/creator Shonda Rhimes.

2002

Met Shonda Rhimes, who would become her longtime collaborator.

1999

Got her start in film producing "200 Cigarettes."

Bonus Trivia

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Spoke at the commencement for Milton Academy in 2014.

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Moved to New York after college and spent the following eight years performing sketch comedy and waiting tables.

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Employed her husband, defense attorney Bruce Cormicle, as a legal consultant for her series "How to Get Away with Murder."

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