Beth Grant

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Beth Grant
Beth Grant.jpg
Beth Grant in 2009
Born (1949-09-18) September 18, 1949 (age 64)
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Michael Chieffo (1 child)

Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American character actress known for often playing 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[edit]

Grant was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and is an alumna of East Carolina University.


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.

Grant guest starred as Gillian, Brady Kelly's mother, in the third season of the acclaimed sitcom Husbands.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor Michael Chieffo with whom she has a daughter, Mary Chieffo. They live in Los Angeles in the Valley Village neighborhood.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ovation Awards

  • 2010: Won the award for Lead Actress in a Play for the role of Grace in the Colony Theatre Company production of "Grace & Glorie"[3]


  1. ^ Wright, Eddie (July 19, 2013), SDCC 2013: First Look At 'Husbands' Season 3 Guest Stars [EXCLUSIVE],, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  2. ^ La Rosa, Erin (July 20, 2013), 9 Things You Missed At The Comic-Con BuzzFeed Bash,, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  3. ^ "2009/2010 Ovation Award Winners.". 17 January 2011. 

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