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Riesgraf at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Beth Jean Riesgraf
August 24, 1978
|Partner(s)||Jason Lee (2001–2007)|
Early life and education
Riesgraf appeared with then-fiancé Jason Lee as the character Natalie Duckworth on the show My Name Is Earl in 2005 and 2007, and in Alvin and The Chipmunks as a mother in the supermarket in 2007. In 2008, she played the unnamed bride in the official music video for "Cath..." by Death Cab for Cutie. From 2008 to 2012, she played the main role of Parker in the TNT series Leverage. In 2015, Riesgraf starred in the USA Network series Complications, which follows a morally conflicted doctor's life. The show lasted for one season.
Riesgraf was in a relationship with actor Jason Lee from 2001 to 2007 and the two were engaged to be married. With Lee, she had her first child at age 25, a son named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, on September 28, 2003.
|2000||The Summer of My Deflowering||Megan||Short|
|2003||I Love Your Work||Swoosh Photographer|
|2006||The White Door||Short|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Mother in Store|
|2011||A Standard Story||Short|
|2013||Let's Be Civil, Kenneth!||Marjorie||Short|
|2015||No Hero Now||Short|
|2017||In Search of Fellini||Sylvia|
|2018||Uncanny Valley||Clone Body #1||Short|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Schyler|
|2001||Spin City||Waitress||Episode: "Trainstopping"|
|2001||Undressed||Loretta||Regular role (season 4)|
|2005||How I Met Your Mother||Works with Carlos Girl||Episode: "Purple Giraffe"|
|2005||The Stereo Sound Agency||Various||TV film|
|2005, 2007||My Name Is Earl||Natalie Duckworth||Episodes: "Faked My Own Death", "Our 'Cops' Is On!"|
|2007||Big Shots||James' Date||Episode: "The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly"|
|2007||Without a Trace||Kelly Schmidt||Episode: "Run"|
|2011||NCIS||Maxine / Max Destructo||Episode: "Kill Screen"|
|2012–13, 2017||Criminal Minds||Dr. Maeve Donovan||Episodes: "God Complex", "The Lesson", "Zugzwang", "Alchemy", "Red Light"|
|2013||The Mentalist||Kira Tinsley||Episode: "The Red Tattoo"|
|2013||The Surgeon General||Dr. Page Wyatt||TV film|
|2014||Killer Women||Jennifer Jennings||Episode: "Some Men Need Killing"|
|2014||Perception||Ashley Marcel||Episode: "Cobra"|
|2015||Complications||Samantha Ellison||Main role|
|2015||The Librarians||Lady of the Lake||Episodes: "And the Cost of Education", "And the Final Curtain"|
|2018||SEAL Team||Cindy||Episode: "Getaway Day"|
|2019||Stranger Things||Billy's Mother||2 episodes|
|2019||Lovestruck||Isabelle||TV film, post-production|
|2011||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Leverage||Nominated|
- "'Leverage' actress Riesgraf steals show". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Christopher Lawrence. "Cimarron grad Riesgraf talks about new TV show 'Complications'". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "Beth Riesgraf talks about 'Leverage,' filming in Portland, and her 'adrenaline junkie' character". The Oregonian. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Stern, Julian (22 October 2011). "An Interview With Beth Riesgraf". maxim.com. Maxim. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "TNT Orders 13 Episodes of Leverage". ComingSoon.net. February 13, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- Grossberg, Josh (2003-10-07), Jason Lee Plays Papa, E online, retrieved 2010-07-01