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Riesgraf at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Beth Jean Riesgraf
August 24, 1978
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Jason Lee (2001–07)
Alan Smyth (2009–)
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.
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. Since 2009, she has been in a relationship with LA-based Irish actor Alan Smyth.
|2000||The Summer of My Deflowering||Megan David||Short film|
|2003||I Love Your Work||Swoosh Photographer|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Mother in Store|
|2011||A Standard Story||Short; also director and writer|
|2013||Let's Be Civil Kenneth!||Marjorie||Short film|
|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||Killer Women||Jennifer Jennings||Episode: "Some Men Need Killing" |
Awards and nominations
|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|
- "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
- Matt Webb Mitovich - TV|Line - http://tvline.com/2013/09/19/beth-riesgraf-leverage-cast-killer-women/