Beth is an actress from Gadsden, Alabama. Known for playing conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules, she’s currently a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy Project portraying the role of “Beverly.”
One of our greatest guests, Beth performed at Don't Tell My Mother! in March 2014 and told a hilarious "masturbation" story. Ending with a revival-style "call and response," she had the audience on their feet screaming, "Who masturbates? I masturbate!" She went on to talk about it publicly in Cosmopolitan Magazine: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a32294/mindy-project-actress-says-masturbation-was-her-deep-dark-secret/
One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, she's starred in over seventy feature films including Bad Words, James Franco's As I Lay Dying, Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine, The Rookie, Matchstick Men, Rain Man, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, A Time to Kill, Speed, and of course Donnie Darko. Beth also starred as "Sissy" in Del Shores' iconic film Sordid Lives.
Beth has appeared in over thirty plays from Los Angeles to New York. She 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, Beth was a favorite on the Six Feet Under (2001) episode, Six Feet Under: In Case of Rapture (2004). 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). Beth 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).
Beth is married to actor Michael Chieffo, they have one daughter, NYU graduate Mary Chieffo.
For more Beth, click here: https://twitter.com/BethGrantActor
Photo by Loren Philip