Beth Grant

BirthDay:

18 Sep 1949

BirthPlace:

Gadsden, Alabama, USA

Bio:

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 (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), produced by Robert Redford (PBS), The Image (1990) with Albert Finney (HBO), Switched at Birth (1991) and Fall from Grace (1990) (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.
Filmography

Actor ( 190 credits )

The Labyrinth (2017)
My Betamax Dad (2017) Fran
The Long Home (2017) Mrs. Winer
The Institute (2017) Posthwaite
6 Love Stories (2016) Meg Albright
Actors Anonymous (2016)
Heartland (2016) Crystal
Domain (2016) Nadine
Great Plains (2016) Tess
Underwater Upside Down (2016) Mrs. Sheraton
In Dubious Battle (2016) Ethel
Andover (2016) Rebecca
Last Will and Testicle (2016)  Mom (2 episodes, 2016)
Consumed (2015)
Band of Robbers (2015) Widow Douglas
Addicted to Fresno (2015) Tilda
The Concessionaires Must Die! (2015) Coupon Lady
Consumed (2015) Kristin
Tenn (2015) Edwina Williams
The Impression Guys (2015)  Gertrude (1 episode, 2015)
Con Man (2015)  Susan (1 episode, 2016)
The Midnight Swim (2014) Amelia Brooks
Just Before I Go (2014) Mrs. Lawrence
Alex of Venice (2014) Teacher
Faults (2014) Evelyn
I Didn't Do It (2014)  Judy Tanzer-Dinkins (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Today Live (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Bad Words (2013) Bedazzled Judge
As I Lay Dying (2013) Addie Bundren
The Mindy Project: The Morgan Project (2013) Beverly
The Violation (2013) Linda Heim
Miss Dial (2013) Mrs. Wojiechowski
Out West (2013) Tiffany Alcott
The Millers (2013)  Myra (1 episode, 2013)
Swerve (2012) Alsa
The Perfect Fit (2012) Goth Girl's Mom
Blues for Willadean (2012) Willadean Winkler
The Mindy Project (2012)  Beverly (26 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Home & Family (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Artist (2011) Peppy's Maid
Hollywood to Dollywood (2011) Herself
Valley of the Sun (2011) Marva
Life of Lemon (2011) Phyllis
Sedona (2011) Deb
Rango (2011) Bonnie (voice)
Husbands (2011)  Gillian (1 episode, 2013)
Mister Handsome (2011) Emily's Mom
Serenity House (2011) Judith Levine-Bluestone
Operation: Endgame (2010) Susan
Spork (2010) Principal Tulip
In My Sleep (2010) Evelyn
Justified (2010)  Mother Truth (1 episode, 2013)
A Drop of True Blood (2010)  Joanne Smallwood (1 episode, 2010)
BlackBoxTV (2010)  Donna / ... (1 episode, 2012)
Futurestates (2010)  June (1 episode, 2011)
Crazy Heart (2009) Jo Ann
Herpes Boy (2009) Mom
Stolen (2009) Older Edvena
Abracadabra (2009) Patti
All About Steve (2009) Mrs. Horowitz
Extract (2009) Mary
Door Prize (2009)
Dear Lemon Lima (2009) Principal Applebomb
Modern Family (2009)  Maxine (1 episode, 2012)
Hide (2008) Candy
Shooting Hide (2008) Herself
Fragments (2008) Carla's Mom
No Place Like Home (2008) Mom
Henry Poole Is Here (2008) Josie
Natural Disasters (2008) Beth
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)  Kathleen's Mom / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Sordid Lives: The Series (2008)  Sissy Hickey (13 episodes, 2008)
The Ungodly (2007) Emma Lemac
No Country for Old Men (2007) Carla Jean's Mother
Magnus, Inc. (2007) Magnus' Mom
Welcome to Paradise (2007) Frances Loren
Pushing Daisies (2007)  Marianne Marie Beattle (1 episode, 2008)
Rocker (2006) Mrs. Hill
Southland Tales (2006) Dr. Inga Von Westphalen / Marion Card
Factory Girl (2006) Julia Warhol
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Mother Gagnon
Hot Tamale (2006) Dori Woodriff
Hard Scrambled (2006) Alice
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Pageant Official Jenkins
The House of Usher (2006) Mrs. Thatcher
These Days (2006) Maureen
Dexter (2006)  Donna Randall (1 episode, 2012)
Jericho (2006)  Gracie Leigh (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hard Pill (2005) Mom
Daltry Calhoun (2005) Dee
Homefront (2005) Pam
Our Very Own (2005) Virginia Kendal
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Sheila Olsen (1 episode, 2013)
Criminal Minds (2005)  Anita Weld Roycewood (1 episode, 2010)
Bones (2005)  Lizbeth Harding (1 episode, 2007)
The Office (2005)  Dwight's Babysitter / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
American Dad! (2005) (1 episode, 2011)
My Name Is Earl (2005)  Lorraine Mariano (1 episode, 2006)
Medium (2005)  Librarian (1 episode, 2010)
A One Time Thing (2004) Mom
Wonderfalls (2004)  Marianne Marie Beattle (1 episode, 2004)
Sweet Union (2004) Mama Iris Bailey
Evil Alien Conquerors (2003) Sheila
Matchstick Men (2003) Laundry Lady
Judge Koan (2003) Brenda Lundy
Birdseye (2002) Ruth Betters
The Rookie (2002) Olline
Desert Saints (2002) Lou
8 Simple Rules (2002)  Mrs. Whitley (1 episode, 2005)
Everwood (2002)  Miss Violet (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Boomtown (2002)  Landlady (1 episode, 2003)
Rock Star (2001) Mrs. Cole
Pearl Harbor (2001) Motherly Secretary
Donnie Darko (2001) Kitty Farmer
The Rising Place (2001) Melvina Pou
Six Feet Under (2001)  Dorothy Sheedy (1 episode, 2004)
According to Jim (2001)  Mrs. Whitney (1 episode, 2008)
Sordid Lives (2000) Sissy Hickey
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Sally Roth (1 episode, 2002)
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)  Dorene Hooper (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Yes, Dear (2000)  Kitty Hughes (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Angel (1999)  Maude Pearson (1 episode, 1999)
Judging Amy (1999)  Principal Mott (1 episode, 2001)
Providence (1999)  Lillian Gerrish (1 episode, 1999)
Angelmaker (1998) Mrs. Turcott
Making Sandwiches (1998) Mrs. Hellman
Dance with Me (1998) Lovejoy
Doctor Dolittle (1998) Woman
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998)  Tufts College Employee (1 episode, 1999)
Any Day Now (1998)  Dorothy Johnson (1 episode, 2001)
Maximum Bob (1998)  Inez Crowe (5 episodes, 1998)
Maggie Winters (1998)  Beatrice (1 episode, 1998)
Interruptions (1997) Peggy, the mistress
Lawn Dogs (1997) Trent's Mother
A Thousand Acres (1997) Roberta
King of the Hill (1997)  Nurse / ... (11 episodes, 1998-2010)
Love Always (1996) Stephanie
A Time to Kill (1996) Cora Mae Cobb
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)  Mrs. Popowski / ... (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
The Pretender (1996)  Mrs. Haring (1 episode, 1997)
Profiler (1996)  Cook (1 episode, 1998)
Something So Right (1996)  Nurse Gruber (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Goode Behavior (1996)  Pearl (1 episode, 1997)
Lieberman in Love (1995) Linda Baker
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) Loretta
Safe (1995) Becky - Auditorium Speaker
JAG (1995)  Senator Maria Tsangrides (1 episode, 2004)
Cybill (1995)  Waiter's Mother (1 episode, 1998)
Speed (1994) Helen
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) Lois
Friends (1994)  Lizzy (1 episode, 1994)
Sweet Justice (1994)  Mrs. Farragutt (1 episode, 1994)
Sister, Sister (1994)  Angie (1 episode, 1995)
The Dark Half (1993) Shayla Beaumont
The X-Files (1993)  Iris Finster (1 episode, 2000)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Penelope (1 episode, 2001)
Bakersfield P.D. (1993)  Donna Stiles (2 episodes, 1993)
Love Field (1992) Hazel
White Sands (1992) Roz Kincaid
Delta (1992)  Thelma Wainwright (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
Eating (1990) Carla
Child's Play 2 (1990) Miss Kettlewell
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) Lillian Logerfield
The Boyfriend School (1990) Babette
Flatliners (1990) Housewife
Dream On (1990)  Farm Woman (1 episode, 1993)
The Outsiders (1990)  Mrs, Jones (1 episode, 1990)
The Wizard (1989) Diner Manager
Coach (1989)  Martha / ... (7 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dragnet (1989)  Mrs. Furber (1 episode, 1990)
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)  Mrs. Beta (2 episodes, 1989)
Rain Man (1988) Mother at Farm House
Empty Nest (1988)  Helen (1 episode, 1990)
Under Cover (1987) Miss Randolph
Hooperman (1987) (1 episode, 1987)
The Golden Girls (1985)  Louise / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mr. Belvedere (1985)  Mrs. Meyers (1 episode, 1988)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Meg Thomas (1 episode, 1994)
Santa Barbara (1984)  Nurse (1 episode, 1987)
Hunter (1984)  Dottie Pinder (2 episodes, 1990)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Waitress (1 episode, 1986)
B.J. and the Bear (1978) (1 episode, 1979)
Jackie (0) Ladybird Johnson
The Mercy List (0) Brenda
Famous (0) Mrs. Babka (rumored)
The Postman's Reign (0) Mrs. Namora
Hold On (0) Shelly
Lucky (0) Elaine
Mississippi Requiem (0)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Blues for Willadean (2012) producer
Herpes Boy (2009) co-producer
Judge Koan (2003) executive producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

The Perfect Fit (2012) (co-writer)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (2011)

Director ( 2 credits )

The Perfect Fit (2012)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (2011)