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Beth Grant in 2009
September 18, 1949 |
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael Chieffo (1 child)|
Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American actress. She is a character actress known for often playing characters who are conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules. She is currently a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy Project portraying the role of Beverly Janoszewski.
Early Life 
She has appeared in dozens of films, including three Oscar Best Pictures: Rain Man, Speed; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Love Field; Donnie Darko; A Time to Kill; Little Miss Sunshine; Child's Play 2; Daltry Calhoun; City Slickers 2; Don't Tell Her It's Me; Matchstick Men; Factory Girl; The Wizard; Sordid Lives; The Rookie; All About Steve; No Country for Old Men, Extract, Crazy Heart, Rango, and Hollywood to Dollywood (as herself).
Grant has also appeared in many TV shows, including Everwood; Delta; The Golden Girls; Malcolm in the Middle; The X-Files; Friends; CSI; Six Feet Under; Wonderfalls; Pushing Daisies; My Name Is Earl; Yes, Dear; King of the Hill; The Office; Angel; Judging Amy; Jericho; Sordid Lives: The Series; Criminal Minds, Sabrina The Teenage Witch; True Blood; How I Met Your Mother; Modern Family;The Mentalist; and The Mindy Project.
Grant played the same character, Marianne Marie Beetle, in the short-lived show Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies, both created by Bryan Fuller, and portrays the similarly named "Marie" in Mockingbird Lane, Fuller's re-imagining of The Munsters.
Personal Life 
She is married to actor Michael Chieffo with whom she has one child.
Awards and nominations 
- 2010: Won the award for Lead Actress in a Play for the role of Grace in the Colony Theatre Company production of "Grace & Glorie"
- "2009/2010 Ovation Award Winners.". 17 January 2011.