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Beth Grant

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.

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Sep 18, 1949 In Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series B.J. and the Bear 1978-10-04
Latest Project:
Series I Didn't Do It 2014

3 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Justified
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Dexter
Poster of Friends
I Didn't Do It Unknown 2014
The Millers Unknown 2013-10-03
The Mindy Project Beverly / ... 80 episodes, 2012-2017 2012-09-25
Justified Unknown 2010-03-16
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Unknown 2008-09-03
Sordid Lives: The Series Sissy Hickey 12 episodes, 2008 2008-07-23
Drive Unknown 2007
Pushing Daisies Unknown 2007-10-03
Jericho Unknown 2006-09-20
Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Wonderfalls Unknown 2004
Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
8 Simple Rules Unknown 2002-09-17
Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
According to Jim Unknown 2001-10-03
Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Angel Unknown 1999-10-05
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown 1998-03-10
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Sister, Sister Unknown 1994-04-01
The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Hooperman Unknown 1987-09-23
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
B.J. and the Bear Unknown 1978-10-04