|Born||Bay City, Michigan, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Illinois, Urbana-
Early life and education
Brandt received her BFA in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. She also studied theatre at Harvard University (at the Institute for Advanced Theater Training), as well as at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
In theatre, Brandt has acted in performances of Much Ado About Nothing with the Arizona Theatre Company, Control+Alt+Delete with the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Beth Henley's Ridiculous Fraud, Julia Cho's The Language Archive with South Coast Repertory and Next Fall with Geffen Playhouse.
Brandt had guest roles on the television programs Without a Trace (in the recurring role of Libby), Judging Amy, ER, Boston Legal, The Practice and NCIS. She was also featured in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad as Marie Schrader. Brandt read for three different roles before being offered the part of Marie.
Brandt's film credits include Shelf Life, Confidence, and Memphis Bound and Gagged.
Brandt is married to fellow UIUC graduate Grady Olsen; they have two children. She gave birth to her second child in 2008 while the second season of Breaking Bad was in production. Brandt and her family reside in Los Angeles.
On June 6, 2010, Brandt was honored as the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus at the Bay City Western High School commencement, and was a featured speaker.
|2001||Memphis Bound and Gagged||The Director|
|The Red Boot Diaries||Rachel||Short|
|2004||Shelf Life||Nikki Reynolds|
|2005||All Features Great and Small||Jennifer||Short|
|2011||Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life||Madame Zaleski|
|2013||The Professor||The Professor||Short film; Completed|
|2001||Judging Amy||Elizabeth Granson||Episode: "Imbroglio"|
|2002||JAG||Leslie Rosenbaum||Episode: "The Promised Land"|
|2003||ER||Franny Myers||Episode: "Death and Taxes"|
|Without a Trace||Libby Coulter||2 episodes|
|The Guardian||Sofia Trokey||Episode: "The Intersection"|
|2004||Back When We Were Grownups||Nono||TV Movie|
|NCIS||P.O. Barbara Swain||Episode: "The Good Wives Club"|
|The Practice||Lynda Hobbs||Episode: "Adjourned (a.k.a. Cheers)"|
|2005||Medical Investigation||Karen Banks||Episode: "Ice Station"|
|2006||CSI||Dawn Hanson||Episode: "Burn Out"|
|Close to Home||Karen Randall||Episode: "Reasonable Doubts"|
|2007||Boston Legal||Gwen Richards||Episode: "Hope and Gory"|
|Side Order of Life||Sara Rose||Episode: "Aliens"|
|2008-2013||Breaking Bad||Marie Schrader||Main cast|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Sister Theresa Bendicta||Episode: "Thicker Than Water"|
|Miami Medical||Dana||Episode: "Medicine Man"|
|2011||No Ordinary Family||Dr. Lena Hopkins||Episode: "No Ordinary Double Standard"|
|2011-2012||Private Practice||Joanna Gibbs||2 episodes|
|2012||Parenthood||Sandy||Episode: "Trouble in Candyland"|
|Fairly Legal||Natalie Roberts||Episode: "Shattered"|
|2013||Body of Proof||Susan Hart||Episode: "Eye for an Eye"|
|2013-present||The Michael J. Fox Show||Annie Henry||Main cast|
- "Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader". AMC. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- "Betsy Brandt switching from Walter White to Michael J. Fox". Washington Post. McClatchy-Tribune News Service. August 3, 2013.
- "Bay City's Brandt sinking her teeth into the role of Marie on AMC's 'Breaking Bad'". MLive.com (MLive Media Group). February 6, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- "U of I alum and ‘Breaking Bad’ star Betsy Brandt". Chicago Sun-Times. July 27, 2013.
- "Actress Betsy Brandt '96 FAA of Breaking Bad talks Hollywood with Illinois Alumni". University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. June 28, 2013.
- "Conversations with Ross: Featuring Betsy Brandt". Ross Carey.com. 2011.
- "Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad". Illinois Alumni Magazine. University of Illinois Alumni Association. June 14, 2013.
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