Betty Gilpin

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Betty Gilpin
Betty Gilpin by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gilpin in July 2019
Born
Elizabeth Folan Gilpin

(1986-07-21) July 21, 1986 (age 33)
Alma materFordham University
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
Cosmo Pfeil
(m. 2016)

Elizabeth Folan Gilpin (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW (2017–present),[1] for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred as Dr. Carrie Roman in the Showtime comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie (2013–2015).[2][3]

Gilpin starred in the action thriller film The Hunt (2020) and has also appeared in films such as the mystery thriller True Story (2015), the science fiction romantic comedy Future '38 (2017), the fantasy romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic (2019), the heartfelt drama A Dog's Journey (2019), action comedies Stuber (2019) and Coffee & Kareem (2020), and the horror film The Grudge (2020).

Early life[edit]

Elizabeth Folan Gilpin was born in New York City on July 21, 1986,[4] the daughter of actors Jack Gilpin and Ann McDonough.[5] She grew up in the South Street Seaport neighborhood of Manhattan, where she says that her family home was "one of the only occupied buildings on the block".[6] Gilpin is a 2004 graduate of The Loomis Chaffee School,[7] and a 2008 graduate of Fordham University.[8] During her time at Fordham, she studied under Dianne Wiest.[9]

Career[edit]

Gilpin began her acting career with guest starring roles in numerous television series, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Fringe, Medium, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Elementary.[10] She received further recognition for her starring role as Dr. Carrie Roman in the comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie, appearing from 2013 to the series' conclusion in 2015.

Gilpin appears in supporting roles in such films as Ghost Town (2008), Take Care (2014), True Story (2015), and Future '38 (2017).

Gilpin has also appeared off-Broadway in productions such as Heartless, I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, and We Live Here.[11][12]

Gilpin's breakthrough came with her starring role as Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW (2017–present), which was inspired by the 1980s female professional wrestling league of the same name. She received significant critical acclaim and numerous award nominations for her performance, including two Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

In 2019, Gilpin appeared in the fantasy romantic comedy film Isn't It Romantic, the comedy-drama film A Dog's Journey, the action comedy film Stuber, and the action horror film The Hunt.

Personal life[edit]

Gilpin has been married to actor Cosmo Pfeil since 2016.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Death in Love Young Model
Ghost Town WWII Nurse
2009 The Northern Kingdom Carissa
2014 Beach Pillows Karla
Take Care Jodi
2015 True Story Cheryl Frank
2017 Future '38 Banky
2019 Isn't It Romantic Whitney
A Dog's Journey Gloria
Stuber Becca
2020 The Grudge Nina Spencer
The Hunt Crystal Creasey
Coffee & Kareem Detective Watts
2021 The Tomorrow War Lily Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Amanda Dockerty Episode: "The War at Home"
2008 New Amsterdam Marika Soloway Episode: "Golden Boy"
2008 Fringe Loraine Daisy Episode: "The Same Old Story"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Stacey Hayes-Fitzgerald Episode: "Playing Dead"
2009 The Unusuals Abigail Allen / Margo Stanford Episode: "The E.I.D."
2009 Law & Order Paige Regan Episode: "For the Defense"
2010 The Good Wife Molly Episode: "Painkiller"
2010 Past Life Corrine Episode: "Dead Man Talking"
2010 Medium Kim Clement Episode: "Allison Rolen Got Married"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Natalie Relais Episode: "Learning Curve"
2013–15 Nurse Jackie Dr. Carrie Roman 34 episodes
2015 The Walker Roz 8 episodes
2015 The Mysteries of Laura Isabel Van Doren Episode: "The Mystery of the Watery Grave"
2016 Elementary Fiona Helbron 4 episodes
2016 Mercy Street Eliza Foster 2 episodes
2016 Masters of Sex Dr. Nancy Leveau 9 episodes
2017 American Gods Audrey 2 episodes
2017–present GLOW Debbie Eagan 30 episodes
2018 Robot Chicken Laurie Jupiter / Louisa von Trapp (voice) Episode: "Shall I Visit the Dinosaurs?"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2018 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
GLOW
Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (shared with the ensemble) Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Best Comedy Supporting Actress Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performer of the Year Nominated
Best Ensemble of the Year (shared with the ensemble) Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
22nd OFTA Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2019 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (shared with the ensemble) Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 30, 2016). "'G.L.O.W.': Betty Gilpin To Co-Star In Netflix's 1980s Wrestling Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Peterpaul, Robert. "Doctors' Orders: Nurse Jackie's Betty Gilpin Prescribes Her Best Acting Anecdotes". nycastings.com. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Betty Gilpin as Dr. Carrie Roman in Nurse Jackie". sho.com. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Betty Gilpin is wrestling her way to stardom". Toledo Blade. June 18, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Schulman, Michael (February 4, 2015). "The Burden of a Famous Artist Parent". The New Yorker.
  6. ^ "Glow" Star Betty Gilpin Grew up in the South Street Seaport, retrieved July 30, 2019
  7. ^ "News Post".
  8. ^ Loizzo-Desai, Alexandria (May 23, 2018). "Wrestling Her Way to the Top: Betty Gilpin, Star of the Netflix Series GLOW". Fordham News. Fordham University. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Betty Gilpin's Weird Acting Lesson with Dianne Wiest, retrieved July 30, 2019
  10. ^ "Elementary: Betty Gilpin cast as Sherlock's love interest". Entertainment Weekly. December 31, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  11. ^ Blank, Matthew (January 22, 2015). "PHOTO CALL: I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, With Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin, Opens Off-Broadway – Playbill.com". playbill.com. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "Betty Gilpin Theatre Credits". broadwayworld.com. 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (June 24, 2017). "Betty Gilpin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved June 28, 2017.

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