Beth Grant

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Beth Grant
Beth Grant.jpg
Beth Grant in 2009
Born(1949-09-18) September 18, 1949 (age 65)
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Michael Chieffo (1 child)
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Beth Grant
Beth Grant.jpg
Beth Grant in 2009
Born(1949-09-18) September 18, 1949 (age 65)
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Michael Chieffo (1 child)

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 has appeared in the films No Country for Old Men, Speed, Donnie Darko, The Artist, Child's Play 2, Rain Man, Flatliners, Little Miss Sunshine, Sordid Lives, Dear Lemon Lima and Bad Words.

Early life[edit]

Grant was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and is an alumna of East Carolina University.


She has appeared in dozens of films, including three Oscar Best Pictures: Rain Man; Speed; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Love Field; Donnie Darko; A Time to Kill; Little Miss Sunshine; Child's Play 2; Daltry Calhoun; City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold; Don't Tell Her It's Me; Matchstick Men; Factory Girl; The Wizard; Sordid Lives; The Rookie; All About Steve; No Country for Old Men, Extract, Crazy Heart, Rango, and Hollywood to Dollywood (as herself).

Grant has also appeared in many TV shows, including Everwood; Delta; The Golden Girls; Malcolm in the Middle; The X-Files; Friends; CSI; Six Feet Under; Wonderfalls; Pushing Daisies; My Name Is Earl; Yes, Dear; King of the Hill; The Office; Angel; Judging Amy; Jericho; Sordid Lives: The Series; Criminal Minds, Sabrina The Teenage Witch; True Blood; How I Met Your Mother; Modern Family;The Mentalist; and The Mindy Project.

Grant played the same character, Marianne Marie Beetle, in the short-lived show Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies, both created by Bryan Fuller, and portrays the similarly named "Marie" in Mockingbird Lane, Fuller's re-imagining of The Munsters.

Grant guest starred as Gillian, Brady Kelly's mother, in the third season of the acclaimed sitcom Husbands.[1][2]



1987UndercoverMiss RandolphFirst film role
1988Rain ManMother the Farm HouseFirst major film role
1989The WizardDiner Manager
1990Don't Tell Her It's MeBabette
1990Welcome Home, Roxy CarmichaelLillian Logerfield
1990Child's Play 2Miss Kettlewell
1992White SandsRoz Kincaid
1992Love FieldHazel
1993The Dark HalfShayla Beaumont
1994City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's GoldLois
1995SafeBecky – Auditorium Speaker
1995To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie NewmarLoretta
1995Lieberman in LoveLinda BakerShort film
1996A Time to KillCora Mae Cobb
1996Love AlwaysStephanie
1997A Thousand AcresRoberta
1997Lawn DogsTrent's Mother
1997InterruptionsPeggy, the Mistress
1998Doctor DolittleWoman
1998Dance with MeLovejoy
1998Making SandwichesMrs. HellmanShort film
1998AngelmakerMrs. TurcottShort film
2000Sordid LivesSissy Hickey
2001Donnie DarkoKitty Farmer
2001The Rising PlaceMelvina Pou
2001Pearl HarborMotherly Secretary
2001Rock StarMrs. Cole
2002Desert SaintsLou
2002The RookieOlline
2002BirdseyeRuth Betters
2003Judge KoanBrenda Lundy
2003Matchstick MenLaundry Lady
2003Evil Aliens ConquersSheila
2004Sweet UnionMama Iris BaileyShort film
2004A One Time ThingMom
2005Our Very OwnVirginia Kendal
2005HomefrontPamShort film
2005Daltry CalhounDee
2005Hard PillMom
2006Little Miss SunshinePageant Official Jenkins
2006Hard ScrambledAlice
2006Hot TamaleDori Woodriff
2006Southland TalesDr. Inga Von Westphalen / Marion Card
2006The House of UsherMrs. Thatcher
2006Flags of Our FathersMother Gagnon
2006Factory GirlJulia Warhol
2006These DaysMaureen
2006RockerMrs. Hill
2007Magnus, Inc.Magnus' MomShort film
2007The UngodlyEmma Lemac
2007No Country for Old MenAgnes Kracik
2007Welcome to ParadiseFrances Loren
2008Natural DisastersBeth
2008Henry Poole is HereJosie
2008No Place Like HomeMomShort film
2008Polar OppositesGeneral Railen
2008Winged CreaturesCarla's Mom
2009Dear Lemon LimaPrincipal Applebomb
2009Door PrizeN/AShort film
2009All About SteveMrs. Horowitz
2009StolenOlder Edvena
2009AbracadabraPattiShort film
2009Herpes BoyMom
2009Crazy HeartJoAnn
2010In My SleepEvelyn
2010SporkPrincipal Tulip
2010Operation: EndgameSusan
2011RangoBonnieVoice role
2011Life of LemonPhyllis
2011Valley of the SunMarva
2011The ArtistPeppy's Maid
2011Serenity HouseJudith Levine-BluestoneShort film
2011Mister HandsomeEmily's MomShort film
2012Blues of WilladeanWilladean Winkler
2013Miss DialMrs. Wojiechowski
2013The ViolationLinda HelmShort film
2013As I Lay DyingAddie Bundren
2013Bad WordsIrene
2014The Midnight SwimAmelia Brooks


1979B.J. and the BearN/AFirst onscreen role
1986CBS Schoolbreak SpecialWaitressEpisode: God, the Universe & Hot Fudge Sundaes
1987Deadly CareMadgeMade-for-TV Movie
1987Santa BarbaraNurseEpisode: 1,748
1987HoopermanN/AEpisode: The Answer My Friend Is Passing in the Wind
1987Mr. BelvedereMrs. MeyersEpisode: G.I. George
1989I Know My First Name Is StevenMrs. BetaMiniseries
1989–91The Golden GirlsLouise/Terry Franco2 episodes: Two separate roles for each episode
1989–93CoachMartha/MaidRecurring role: 7 episodes
1990The ImageMartha PackardMade-for-TV movie
1990Empty NestHelenEpisode: M.D., P.O.V.
1990Fall from GracePauleneMade-for-TV movie
1990The OutsidersMrs. JonesEpisode: Union Blues
1990DragnetMrs. FurberEpisode: Pretty Girl
1990HunterDottie Pinder2 episodes
1991Switched at BirthSophieMade-for-TV movie
1992Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos StoryPat McGintyMade-for-TV movie
1992–93DeltaThelma WainwrightFirst series regular role
1993Bakersfield P.D.Donna StilesRecurring role: 2 episodes
1993Dream OnFarm WomanEpisode: Silent Night, Holy Cow Part II
1994Murder, She WroteMeg ThomasEpisode: Roadkill
1994Sweet JusticeMrs. FarragutEpisode: High School Confidential
1994FriendsLizzyEpisode: The One with the Thumb
1996Norma Jean & MarilynGrace GoddardMade-for-TV movie
1996–98Something so RightNurse GruberRecurring role: 2 episodes
1997The PretenderMrs. HaringEpisode: Bomb Squad
1997To Dance with OliviaN/A
1997Goode BehaviorPearlEpisode: Goode Behavior
1997Desert's EagleN/ATV short
1997–98Sabrina, the Teenage WitchMrs. Grant / Mrs. PopowskiRecurring role: 3 episode (Two separate roles)
1998ProfilerCookEpisode: Birthright
1998CybillWaiter's MotherEpisode: Whose Wife Am I, Anyway?
1998Maximum BobInez CroweRecurring role: 5 episodes
1998Maggie WintersBeatriceEpisode: Suburban Myth
1998Five HousesArleneMade-for-TV movie
1998–2010King of the HillMultiple roles
1999Two Guys and a GirlTufts College EmployeeEpisode: Two Guys, a Girl and Graduation
1999ProvidenceLillian GerrishEpisode: If Memory Serves
1999Blue Valley SongbirdRubyMade-for-TV movie
1999AngelMaude PearsonEpisode: Rm w/a Vu
2000The X-FilesIris FinsterEpisode: Signs & Wonders
2000–03Malcolm in the MiddleDorene Hooperrecurring role: 2 episodes
2001Diagnosis: MurderPenelopeEpisode: No Good Deed
2001Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free ManLouisa AshlandMade-for-TV movie
2001Any Day NowDorothy JohnsonEpisode: Everyone Deserves to Be Loved
2001Judging AmyPrincipal MottEpisode: Darkness for Light
2001–04Yes, DearKitty HughesRecurring role: 4 episodes
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSally RothEpisode: The Execution of Catherine Willows
2002–03EverwoodMiss VioletRecurring role: 3 episodes
2003BoomtownLandladyEpisode: Lost Child
2004Six Feet UnderDorothy SheedyEpisode: In Case of Rapture
2004A Thief of TimeRanger Mildred LunaMade-for-TV movie
2004WonderfallsMarianne Marie BeattleEpisode: Muffin Buffalo
2004JAGSenator Maria TsangridesEpisode: Whole New Ball Game
2005Mystery Woman: Mystery WeekendAngelaMade-for-TV movie
20058 Simple RulesMrs. WhitleyEpisode: Freaky Friday
2006My Name is EarlLorraine MarianoEpisode: Van Hickey
2006–07JerichoGracie LeighRecurring role: 10 episodes
2007DriveThe WaitressEpisode: Partners
2007BonesLizbeth HardingEpisode: The Secret in the Soil
2007Polly and MarieBellMade-for-TV movie
2008According to JimMrs. WhitneyEpisode: All Dolled Up
2008Sordid Lives: The seriesSissy HickeySeries regular
2008Pushing DaisiesMarianne Marie BeattleEpisode: Comfort Food
2008–13The OfficeMelvina / Dwight's BabysitterTwo Separate roles
2010MediumLibrarianEpisode: Dear Dad
2010Criminal MindsAnita Weld RoycewoodEpisode: Mosley Lane
2010A Drop of True BloodJoanne SmallwoodWebseries: Episode – Bill
2011FuturestatesJuneEpisode: Spring of Sorrow
2011American Dad!N/AEpisode: Gorillas in the Mist
2012Modern FamilyMaxineEpisode: Tableau Vivant
2012BlackBoxTVMom/DonnaEpisode: AEZP: The Hollow
2012DexterDonna RandallEpisode: Buck the System
2012Mockingbird LaneMarie
2012–presentThe Mindy ProjectBeverlyGuest star: Episode 2
Series Regular: Episode 15–present
2013JustifiedMother TruthEpisode: Where's Waldo
2013Grey's AnatomySheila OlsenEpisode: The End Is the Beginning Is the End
2013The Secret Life of the American TeenagerVictoriaRecurring role: 2 episodes
2013HusbandsGillian KellyRecurring role – present
2013The MillersMyraEpisode: Giving the Bird
2014I Didn't Do ItJudy Tanzer-Dinkins

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor Michael Chieffo with whom she has a daughter, Mary Chieffo. They live in Los Angeles in the Valley Village neighborhood.[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ovation Awards


  1. ^ Wright, Eddie (July 19, 2013), SDCC 2013: First Look At 'Husbands' Season 3 Guest Stars [EXCLUSIVE],, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  2. ^ La Rosa, Erin (July 20, 2013), 9 Things You Missed At The Comic-Con BuzzFeed Bash,, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  3. ^ "2009/2010 Ovation Award Winners.". 17 January 2011. 

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