Beth Grant

June 4, 2015
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Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: THE ARTIST, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and RAIN MAN. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. She also voiced the Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, RANGO.

Grant is currently a TV series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT for NBC Universal Studios on the Fox Network, coming soon to Hulu.

Grant is the iconic character, “Addie Bundren,” in 2013’s AS I LAY DYING, based on the William Faulkner novel, adapted, directed and starring James Franco which premiered at Cannes and won Best Ensemble Award from Boston’s Chlotrudis Society of Independent Film.

2014 features include: BAD WORDS starring and directed by Jason Bateman and upcoming ALEX OF VENICE directed by Chris Messina, FAULTS, which premiered at SXSW in Austin, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, written and directed by Riley Stearns and THE LABYRINTH from James Franco’s RabbitBandini Productions.

Grant Co-stars with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey in Del Shores’ BLUES FOR WILLADEAN.

She recently completed shooting CONSUMED, written by director Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones who also stars with an ensemble of great actors: Victor Garber, Taylor Kinney, Kunal Nayyar, Danny Glover, Griffin Dunne, Anthony Edwards and Elizabeth Marvel.

Other popular films: SPEED, DONNIE DARKO, FACTORY GIRL, ROCK STAR, THE ROOKIE, TO WONG FOO, A TIME TO KILL, OUR VERY OWN, EXTRACT, MATCHSTICK MEN, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, PEARL HARBOR, DANCE WITH ME, FLATLINERS, THE WIZARD, SORDID LIVES, CHILD’S PLAY.

Although she thinks of every character she plays as an old friend, here are some of her favorite TV appearances: JUSTIFIED, MODERN FAMILY, DEXTER, MOCKINGBIRD LANE, THE MILLERS, PUSHING DAISIES, THE OFFICE, MAXIMUM BOB, GREY’S ANATOMY, JERICHO, SIX FEET UNDER, MY NAME IS EARL, ANGEL, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, KING OF THE HILL, WONDERFALLS, FRIENDS, THE X FILES, ANGEL, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI, COACH, DELTA, YES DEAR.

Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE. In 2011 Grant starred Off Broadway in Tony George’s TRICKS THE DEVIL TAUGHT ME at The Minetta Lane Theater in Greenwich Village. She is the only actress to have won three L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Lead Actress for GRACE AND GLORIE at The Colony Theatre.

Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, and Mark V. Olsen. Grant enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson Theatre in PICNIC and SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by renowned Broadway director Marshall Mason.

Grant recently directed a multi-award winning short, THE PERFECT FIT, starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Lauren A. Miller (For A Good Time Call…), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help), Frances Fisher, Jennifer Zaborowski, and her daughter, Mary Chieffo, who is in her fourth year at The Juilliard School, Drama Division.

Grant has been happily married to Mary’s father & fellow actor, Michael Chieffo, for twenty-nine years.

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