Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Highest Rated: 100% Fully Realized Humans (2020)

Lowest Rated: 6% All About Steve (2009)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1949

Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, USA

Renowned for playing a whole host of love-to-hate characters, Beth Grant only began her screen career in her late 30s but became one of the most prolific character actresses of her generation. Born in Gadsden, AL in 1949, Grant graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in acting and directing and spent most of her early years treading the boards. In 1979, she made her TV debut in trucker comedy "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC 1979-1981) but with the exception of the odd daytime TV appearance, continued to focus on her theater work during the following decade. But Grant's priorities changed after she appeared in "Rain Man" (1988), the first of three Oscar-winning Best Pictures on her resume, and by the mid-90s, she'd racked up performances in horrors "Child's Play 2" (1990) and "The Dark Half" (1993), dramas "Eating" (1990) and "Love Field" (1992) and comedies "The Wizard" (1989) and "The Boyfriend School" (1990) as well as recurring roles on sitcoms "Coach" (ABC 1989-1997) and "Delta" (ABC 1992-93). Following an unforgettable cameo in the action thriller "Speed" (1994), Grant continued to combine guest parts on TV shows such as "Friends" (NBC 1994-2004), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (ABC 1996-2000) and "Angel" (The WB 1999-2004) with minor but memorable big-screen roles in the likes of "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar" (1995), "A Time To Kill" (1996) and "Lawn Dogs" (1997). Grant then landed one of her defining roles when she was cast as the highly-strung Sparkle Motion mom in cult classic "Donnie Darko" (2001), and after adding to her extensive and eclectic filmography with small parts in blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" (2001), baseball flick "The Rookie" (2002) and black comedy "Daltry Calhoun" (2005), made a similar lasting impression as uptight Pageant Official Jenkins in "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). In the same year of her career, she had a memorable guest spot on the cult favorite sitcom "My Name Is Earl" (NBC 2005-08), played Dr. Inga Von Westphalen in another Richard Kelly mindbender, "Southland Tales" (2006) and portrayed Andy Warhol's mother Julia in Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" (2006). Following a ten-episode stint as opinionated grocery store owner Gracie Leigh in "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08), Grant went onto play Carla Jean's mother in the Coen Brothers' Academy Award-winning "No Country For Old Men" (2007) and Mrs. Horowitz in the Razzie-winning "All About Steve" (2009), and star alongside her husband Michael Chieffo in the quirky comedy she also produced, "Herpes Boy" (2009). After appearing as Peppy's maid in silent movie homage "The Artist" (2011) and starring opposite James Franco in "As I Lay Dying" (2013), Grant was promoted to series regular on "The Mindy Project" (Fox 2012- ) as abrasive nurse Beverly.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 78% Willy's Wonderland Sheriff Lund (Character) $211.1K 2021
100% No Score Yet Fully Realized Humans Tipper (Character) - 2020
89% 94% Words on Bathroom Walls Sister Catherine (Character) $2.5M 2020
76% 76% Wander Darkly Patty Healy (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer Ms. Dobbins (Character) - 2020
42% 45% William Dr. Godwin Thomas (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 87% Andover Rebecca (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 67% Heartland Crystal (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Labyrinth Betsy (Character) - 2017
97% 81% Lucky Elaine (Character) $955.7K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenn Edwina Williams (Character) - 2017
67% 50% Domain Nadine (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% A Mother's Escape Tess (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Plains Tess (Character) - 2016
87% 60% Jackie Lady Bird Johnson (Character) $14M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 6 Love Stories Meg Albright (Character) - 2016
30% 28% Addicted to Fresno Tilda (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridge Partner Mattie Whalen (Character) - 2015
78% 61% Band of Robbers Widow Douglas (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Consumed Kristin Kessler (Character) - 2015
91% 68% Faults Evelyn (Character) - 2014
86% 58% The Midnight Swim Amelia Brooks (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Odyssea Unknown (Character) - 2013
38% 36% As I Lay Dying Addie Bundren (Character) $15K 2013
No Score Yet 59% Miss Dial Mrs. Wojiechowski (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out West Tiffany Alcott (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 79% Blues for Willadean Willadean Winkler (Character),
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet 81% Sedona Deb (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life of Lemon Phyllis (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Valley of the Sun Marva (Character) - 2011
95% 87% The Artist Peppy's Maid (Character) $44.7M 2011
40% 25% Operation: Endgame Susan (Character) - 2010
62% 38% Extract Mary (Character) $10.8M 2009
13% 33% In My Sleep Evelyn (Character) $28.8K 2009
No Score Yet 17% Herpes Boy Mom (Character),
Co-Producer
- 2009
6% 30% All About Steve Mrs. Horowitz (Character) $33.9M 2009
75% 64% Dear Lemon Lima Principal Applebomb (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% Polar Opposites Unknown (Character) $2.4K 2008
83% 51% Hide Candy (Character) - 2008
40% 52% Henry Poole Is Here Josie (Character) $1.8M 2008
No Score Yet 39% The Ungodly Emma Lemac (Character) - 2007
93% 86% No Country for Old Men Carla Jean's Mother (Character) $74.3M 2007
No Score Yet 68% Welcome to Paradise Frances (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 36% Hot Tamale Dori Woodriff (Character) - 2006
20% 60% Factory Girl Julia Warhola (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 23% The House of Usher Mrs. Thatcher (Character) - 2006
39% 41% Southland Tales Dr. Inga Von Westphalen/Marion Card (Character) $273.4K 2006
91% 91% Little Miss Sunshine Nancy Jenkins (Character) $59.9M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocker Mrs. Hill (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 71% Hard Scrambled Alice (Character) - 2006
31% 56% Running With Scissors Winnie (Character) $6.8M 2006
No Score Yet 55% Hard Pill Mom (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 59% Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend Angela Hobbs (Character) - 2005
7% 39% Daltry Calhoun Aunt Dee (Character) $12.5K 2005
No Score Yet 42% Our Very Own Virginia Kendal (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homefront Unknown (Character) - 2005
82% 74% Matchstick Men Laundry Lady (Character) $36.9M 2003
84% 70% The Rookie Jimmy's Mother (Character) - 2002
13% No Score Yet The Rising Place Melvina Pou (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 72% Evil Alien Conquerors Sheila (Character) - 2002
37% 85% Sordid Lives Sissy Hickey (Character) $1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Louisa Ashland (Character) - 2001
53% 59% Rock Star Mrs. Cole (Character) $17M 2001
29% 54% Desert Saints Lou (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 65% Blue Valley Songbird Ruby (Character) - 1999
51% 67% Dance With Me Lovejoy (Character) $15.9M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Always Stephanie (Character) $14.8K 1997
72% 84% Lawn Dogs Trent's Mother (Character) $106.3K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dance With Olivia Unknown (Character) - 1997
39% 71% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Loretta (Character) $36.4M 1995
94% 76% Speed Helen (Character) $121.2M 1994
58% 37% The Dark Half Shayla Beaumont (Character) $9M 1993
44% 42% White Sands Roz Kincaid (Character) $8.2M 1992
40% 56% Love Field Hazel (Character) $519.2K 1992
40% 47% Child's Play 2 Miss Kettlewell (Character) $26.9M 1990
No Score Yet 60% Don't Tell Her It's Me Babette (Character) $1.1M 1990
50% No Score Yet Fall From Grace Paulene (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
86% 82% The Mindy Project Beverly (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
47% 46% The Millers Myra (Guest Star) 2013
81% 90% The Office Melvina (Guest Star) 2013 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
71% 80% Dexter Donna Randall (Guest Star) 2012
85% 87% Modern Family Maxine (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2010 2003 1998-2001
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sordid Lives: The Series Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 81% Bones Lizbeth Harding (Guest Star) 2007
65% No Score Yet Drive Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
54% 85% Jericho Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Lorraine Mariano (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
75% 100% Wonderfalls Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2001
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2000
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
74% 86% The X-Files Iris Finster (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Winters Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1992-1993 1989-1990
No Score Yet 94% Friends Lizzy (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
13% No Score Yet Delta Thelma Wainwright (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Terry Franco (Guest Star) 1991 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Dottie Pinder (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pitts Unknown (Guest Star)

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