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Riesgraf at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Beth Jean Riesgraf
August 24, 1978
|Partner(s)||Jason Lee (2001–07)
Alan Smyth (2009–)
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 (presumed to be Catherine) 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 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|
|2015||Intruders (Shut In)||Anna|
|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"|
|2008–12||Leverage||Parker||Main role (77 episodes)|
|2011||NCIS||Maxine||Episode: "Kill Screen"|
|2012–13||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" |
|2015||Complications||Samantha||Main role (10 episodes)|
|2015||The Librarians||Lady of the Lake||2 episodes|
|2011||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Leverage||Nominated|
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- 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
- "My waking hours: With L.A.-based Irish actor Alan Smyth". Irish Independent. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Dennis Harvey. "'Intruders' Review: Adam Schindler's Shut-in Thriller - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Brian Tallerico (15 January 2016). "Intruders". rogerebert.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "'Intruders': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Matt Webb Mitovich - TV|Line - http://tvline.com/2013/09/19/beth-riesgraf-leverage-cast-killer-women/