Beth Allen

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Beth Allen
Born Elizabeth Grace Nell Allen
(1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-present
Spouse(s) Charles McDermott (February 2011)

Elizabeth "Beth" Grace Nell Allen (born 28 May 1984 in Auckland, New Zealand) has been acting since an early age and has appeared in several small productions and commercials since 1993. Her first major television role was in Cloud 9's The Legend of William Tell in 1998, in which she played Princess Vara. Internationally known for her role as Amber in The Tribe, she took on the role in 1998 for the first series, before deciding to leave the show to concentrate on her school work. She later returned for another three seasons.


Her other work includes a lead role in the episode "The Green Dress" of the TV programme William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale in 1999 and guest parts in Xena: Warrior Princess and Revelations - The Initial Journey.

In 2006, she played the role of Ellie on Treasure Island Kids' Trilogy. She has also had guest roles on various television series, including Power Rangers: S.P.D., Outrageous Fortune and Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive.

In 2008 Beth joined Shortland Street as Dr Brooke Freeman where she was a main cast member until 2014 when her character departed. Beth has also been involved in several theatre plays during her career, many produced by her husband's theatre company The Basement Theatre. Beth herself has helped produce a few play's, including Little Blonde Hen, and Vagina Monologues.

Personal life[edit]

Beth has two older siblings, a brother Oscar and a sister Dinah. She is also an aunt. She married her long-term fiancee Charles McDermott in February 2011.[1] They currently reside in Auckland, after temporarily relocating to New York. Beth and Charlie's first child, a son, Sidney Jolyon McDermott, was born on May 6, 2016.[2]


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Riding High Eva Episodes: "1.33", "1.38"
1997 Ugly, TheThe Ugly Julie, aged 13
1998 Legend of William Tell, TheThe Legend of William Tell Princess Vara TV series
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Pilee / Vanessa Episode: "Daughter of Pomira"
1999 Twist in the Tale, AA Twist in the Tale Rose Martinelli Episode: "The Green Dress"
1999-2003 Tribe, TheThe Tribe Amber/Eagle Main role (182 episodes)
2002 Revelations – The Initial Journey Anna Episode: "A Dream of Flying"
2002 Murder in Greenwich Julia Skakel TV film
2005 Outrageous Fortune Chantelle Episode: "My Dearest Foe"
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Ally Samuels Episodes: "Resurrection", "Endings: Parts 1 & 2"
2006 Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island Ellie
2006 Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island Ellie
2006 Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure Island Ellie
2007 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Vella Recurring role (6 episodes)
2008-2014 Shortland Street Brooke Freeman Main role (395 episodes)
2013 Good Morning Herself 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Billy Liar Lopdell House
2007 Equus Glen Eden Playhouse
2007 Feminine, TheThe Feminine Jenny Cross Street Studios
2008 Eight: Reindeer Monologues, TheThe Eight: Reindeer Monologues The Basement Theatre
2009 Little Blonde Hen Actor/Producer Venue 4:20
2009 Killer Joe Dottie
2010 Vagina Monologues Actor/Producer The Basement Theatre
2010 TOYS Actor The Basement Theatre



  1. ^ Lifestyle NZ. "Beth Allen's Intimate Wedding". 
  2. ^ "Meet smiley Sid: Shorty star Beth Allen's bundle of joy". Woman's Day. September 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 

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