Beth Grant Biography

Birthday: 1949-09-18
Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. She was a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor's School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a governor's appointment at the age of nineteen. Grant was president of the East Carolina University College Democrats for two years, receiving the Outstanding College Democrat Award from then Senator Edmund Muskie. She is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in Acting and Directing. One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, she has starred in over seventy feature films including this year's Best Picture Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine (2006). She delighted in creating the character you love to hate, Pageant Official Jenkins, making Grant the happy recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast In A Feature Film. Other popular studio pictures include Rock Star (2001), The Rookie (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), Rain Man (1988), City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994), To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), A Time to Kill (1996) and Speed (1994). Grant has appeared in over thirty plays from Los Angeles to New York including two productions at The Ahmanson, William Inge's "Picnic" (with Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" (with Christopher Reeve) under the direction of Circle Rep's Marshall W. Mason. She has created roles in the world premieres of "Holy Ghosts" by Romulus Linney, "On A Southern Journey" by Maya Angelou, "The Day Emily Married" by Horton Foote, "Sordid Lives" and "The Trials and Tribualtions of a Trailer TrashHousewife" by Del Shores. Grant is a recipient of The Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and The L.A. Stage Alliance Award and The Backstage West Garlan Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Del Shores' "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife". On television, Grant was a favorite on the "Six Feet Under" (2001) episode, "Six Feet Under: In Case of Rapture (#4.2)" (2004). This season, she married then cheated on Jason Lee on "My Name Is Earl" (2005). She has been a regular or recurred on many television shows including "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000), "King of the Hill" (1997), "Yes, Dear" (2000), "Everwood" (2002), "Delta" (1992) and "Wonderfalls" (2004). She has guest-starred in hundreds of hit television series such as "Friends" (1994), "The X-Files" (1993), "Angel" (1999) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000). Grant starred in Tony Hillerman's A Thief of Time (2004) (TV), produced by Robert Redford (PBS), The Image (1990) (TV) with Albert Finney (HBO), Switched at Birth (1991) (TV) and Fall from Grace (1990) (TV) (NBC). Grant has produced documentaries, comedy reviews, and television; she has run a theatre company, raised money for schools and was a celebrity coordinator for Jimmy Carter's first presidential campaign. But what she really loves to do is act. Grant is a student of Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. She is married to actor Michael Chieffo, they have one child, Mary Chieffo.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Rock Star Mrs. Cole 2001 Comedy
Sordid Lives: The Series Sissy Hickey 2008 Comedy
Mockingbird Lane Marie 2012 Fantasy
The Mindy Project Beverly 2015 - 2016 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Speed Helen 1980 Drama, 0
Rain Man Mother at Farm House 1988
Eating Carla 1990 0
Fall from Grace 1990 Drama
The Boyfriend School Babette 1990 Comedy, Romance
White Sands 1992 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Love Field 1992 Drama
The Dark Half 1993 Game Show
Welcome to Paradise Frances Loren 1994 0, Biography
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Lois 1994 Adventure, Comedy
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 1995 Comedy
Love Always Stephanie 1997 Comedy, Romance
Lawn Dogs 1998 Drama
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man 2001 Adventure, Action, Drama
Sordid Lives Sissy Hickey 2001 Comedy
Rock Star Mrs. Cole 2001 Comedy, Drama, Music
The Rookie Olline 2002 0
Desert Saints Lou 2002 Game Show
Birdseye Ruth Betters 2002 Comedy, Crime
Matchstick Men 2003 Game Show, 0, 0
Evil Alien Conquerors 2003 0, Sport
Judge Koan Brenda Lundy 2003 Comedy, Drama
A Thief of Time 2004 Mystery
A One Time Thing Mom 2004 Comedy
Our very own 2005
Daltry Calhoun Dee 2005 0, 0
Hard Pill Mom 2006 Drama
Hard Scrambled Alice 2006 Drama
Hot Tamale Dori Woodriff 2006 Action, Comedy, Crime
The House of Usher Mrs. Thatcher 2006 Drama, Thriller
No Country for Old Men Carla Jean's Mother 2007 0
Factory Girl 2007 Drama
Natural Disasters Beth 2008 Drama
The Ungodly Emma Lemac 2008 Thriller
Polar Opposites General Railen 2008 Action, Drama
Henry Poole is Here Josie 2008 Comedy, Drama
Hide Candy 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
Extract 2009 0, Biography
All About Steve Mrs. Horowitz 2009 0
Dear Lemon Lima Principal Applebomb 2009 0
Herpes Boy Mom 2009 Comedy
Rocker Mrs. Hill 2009 Comedy
Crazy Heart Jo Ann 2010 Drama, Music, Romance
Sedona Deb 2011 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Life of Lemon Phyllis 2011 Drama
Operation: Endgame Susan 2012 Action, Comedy
Swerve Alsa 2012
Valley of the Sun Marva 2012 Comedy, Drama
Out West Tiffany Alcott 2013 Comedy
Miss Dial Mrs. Wojiechowski 2013
Bad Words Irene 2013 Comedy
As I Lay Dying Addie Bundren 2013 Drama
Famous Mrs. Babka 2014 Drama, Thriller
The Midnight Swim Amelia Brooks 2015 Game Show
Consumed Kristin 2015 Drama, Thriller
Band of Robbers Widow Douglas 2016 Comedy, Game Show, 0
My Betamax Dad Fran 2017 Comedy