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May 12, 1958 |
Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Christopher Banninger (1989-present; 1 daughter)|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1985 The Young and the Restless
Beth Maitland (born May 12, 1958) is American actress, best known for her portrayal of Traci Abbott Connolly in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1982 to 1996 and from 2001 to the present on a recurring basis, and also stars as Gloria on The Grove: The Series created by Crystal Chappell.
Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Maitland and her family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona when she was seven. By age thirteen she had already appeared in numerous community theatre and dinner theatre productions. She attended Arizona State University, majoring in music and theatre. Maitland moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and worked in night clubs while taking acting classes at the Los Angeles Film Industry Workshop.
On television, Maitland has appeared in several made-for-television movies, and a supporting role in Mr. Holland's Opus. She is active in a Los Angeles theater company, and currently does voice over work, radio plays, and appears live with the Santa Clarita Playhouse. In addition, she co-founded http://AuditionsLA.com/ with fellow character actor Joel Brooks teaching the art of Acting Auditions.
She is married and has a daughter. During Beth's free time, she and her husband raise and train horses. She is also active in animal rescue, and rides in dressage competition on her Friesian gelding. Maitland devotes her time to charitable organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Association, many animal charities, as well as fund raising for her local hospital.
She has recently launched an educational website with teaching partner and actor Joel Brooks that offers instruction in auditioning for television and film at AuditionsLA.com. They also hold live classes in the Los Angeles area on audition technique.
- The Young and the Restless - Traci Abbott Connolly (1982–1996; 1999; May 2001–Present)
- Plaza Suite (1987)
- Mr. Holland's Opus - Deaf School Principal (1995)
- The Bold and the Beautiful - Traci Abbott Connolly (2007)
Awards and nominations
- Won, Daytime Emmy Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series (1985)
- Nominated, Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Young Leading Actress on a Daytime Serial (1986)
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