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Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. She was a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor`s School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a governor`s appointment at the age of nineteen.
Grant was president of the East Carolina University College Democrats for two years, receiving the Outstanding College Democrat Award from then Senator Edmund Muskie. She is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in Acting and Directing.
One of Hollywood`s most recognizable faces, she has starred in over seventy feature films including this year`s Best Picture Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine (2006). She delighted in creating the character you love to hate, Pageant Official Jenkins, making Grant the happy recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast In A Feature Film.
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Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American character actress known for often playing conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules. She is currently a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy Project portraying the role of Beverly Janoszewski. She is known for her recurring role Gracie Leigh in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho.
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==Beth Grant== Actress - ===Born=== September 18, 1949 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA
===Height=== 5' 6" (1.68 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. She was a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor's School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a governor's appointment at the age of nineteen.
===Grant was president=== of the East Carolina University College Democrats for two years, receiving the Outstanding College Democrat Award from then Senator Edmund Muskie. She is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in Acting and Directing.
===One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces===, she has starred in over seventy feature films including this year's Best Picture Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine (2006). She delighted in creating the character you love to hate, Pageant Official Jenkins, making Grant the happy recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast In A Feature Film.
===Other popular studio pictures=== include Rock Star (2001), The Rookie (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), Rain Man (1988), City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994), To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), A Time to Kill (1996) and Speed (1994).
===Grant has appeared=== in over thirty plays from Los Angeles to New York including two productions at The Ahmanson, William Inge's "Picnic" (with Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" (with Christopher Reeve) under the direction of Circle Rep's Marshall W. Mason. She has created roles in the world premieres of "Holy Ghosts" by Romulus Linney, "On A Southern Journey" by Maya Angelou, "The Day Emily Married" by Horton Foote, "Sordid Lives" and "The Trials and Tribualtions of a Trailer TrashHousewife" by Del Shores.
===Grant is a recipient of=== The Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and The L.A. Stage Alliance Award and The Backstage West Garlan Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Del Shores' "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife".
===On television===, Grant was a favorite on the Six Feet Under (2001) episode, Six Feet Under: In Case of Rapture (2004). This season, she married then cheated on Jason Lee on My Name Is Earl (2005). She has been a regular or recurred on many television shows including Malcolm in the Middle (2000), King of the Hill (1997), Yes, Dear (2000), Everwood (2002), Delta (1992) and Wonderfalls (2004).
===She has guest-starred=== in hundreds of hit television series such as Friends (1994), The X-Files (1993), Angel (1999) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). Grant starred in Tony Hillerman's A Thief of Time (2004), produced by Robert Redford (PBS), The Image (1990) with Albert Finney (HBO), Switched at Birth (1991) and Fall from Grace (1990) (NBC). Grant has produced documentaries, comedy reviews, and television; she has run a theatre company, raised money for schools and was a celebrity coordinator for Jimmy Carter's first presidential campaign. But what she really loves to do is act. Grant is a student of Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. She is married to actor Michael Chieffo, they have one child, Mary Chieffo.
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===Spouse (1)=== [[Michael Chieffo]] (1 September 1985 - present) ( 1 child)
===Trade Mark (2)=== 1. Her Southern accent 2. Almost always plays someone who is arrogant, conservative, a stickler to rules, or even downright evil
A successful character actress most adept at playing matronly types, Beth Grant took her onscreen bow in the late '80s and began tackling innumerable roles in Hollywood features, usually bit parts as housewives, female doctors, or down-home small-town women. Grant received her first feature assignment as a harried mother at a farmhouse in Barry Levinson's Rain Man (1988). She subsequently divided her time between film and television roles, guest-acting on dozens of series and occasionally taking on more extensive small-screen roles, such as on Coach and Jericho. Grant's many big-screen credits include the films Don't Tell Her It's Me (1990), Speed (1994), Donnie Darko (2001), and Little Miss Sunshine (2006). She was particularly memorable in the latter, as one of the snotty and obnoxious pageant judges. Darko represented Grant's first experience working with helmer Richard Kelly; she re-teamed with Kelly for his follow-up, the dystopian black comedy Southland Tales (2005).
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