Beth Riesgraf

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Beth Riesgraf
Beth Riesgraf.jpg
Riesgraf at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Beth Jean Riesgraf
(1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 37)
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Partner(s) Jason Lee (2001–07)
Alan Smyth (2009–)

Beth Jean Riesgraf (born August 24, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Parker on the TNT television series Leverage (2008–12).


Riesgraf appeared with 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, Riesgraf played the unnamed bride (presumed to be Catherine) in the official music video for "Cath..." by Death Cab for Cutie. Also, from 2008 to 2012, she was a main cast member of the TNT series Leverage, playing Parker. In June of 2015, Complications, a television show following a morally conflicted doctor's life, starring Beth Riesgraf, premiered. However, in August 2015, USA Network announced it would not be renewing Complications for a second season. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, Riesgraf is the youngest of six girls. Riesgraf was in a relationship with 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.[2] Since 2009, she has been in a relationship with LA-based Irish actor Alan Smyth.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Summer of My Deflowering Megan David Short film
2002 Scorcher Krissy
2003 I Love Your Work Swoosh Photographer
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Mother in Store
2008 Struck Amber Short film
2009 Nobody Edie
2011 A Standard Story Short; also director and writer
2013 Let's Be Civil Kenneth! Marjorie Short film
2015 Shut In Anna


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Undressed Loretta Unknown episodes
2001 Spin City Waitress Episode: "Trainstopping"
2005 The Stereo Sound Agency Various Movie
2005 How I Met Your Mother Works With Carlos Girl Episode: "Purple Giraffe"
My Name Is Earl Natalie Duckworth Episodes: "Our 'Cops' Is On!"
"Faked My Own Death"
2007 Big Shots James's date Episode: "The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly"
2007 Without a Trace Kelly Schmidt Episode: "Run"
2008–2012 Leverage Parker 77 episodes "Main Cast"
2011 NCIS Maxine Episode: "Kill Screen"
2012–2013 Criminal Minds Dr. Maeve Donovan 4 episodes
2013 The Surgeon General Dr. Page Wyatt Movie
2013 The Mentalist Kira Tinsley Episode: "The Red Tattoo"
2014 Perception Daisy Episode: "Cobra"
2014 Killer Women Jennifer Jennings Episode: "Some Men Need Killing" [4]
2015 Complications Samantha Main cast
2015 The Librarians Lady of the Lake Guest star, Episode: "And the Cost of Education"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2011 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Leverage Nominated
2012 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Leverage Nominated
2013 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Leverage Nominated


  1. ^ "TNT Orders 13 Episodes of Leverage". February 13, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  2. ^ Grossberg, Josh (2003-10-07), Jason Lee Plays Papa, E online, retrieved 2010-07-01 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich - TV|Line -

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