Beth Riesgraf

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Beth Riesgraf
Beth Riesgraf.jpg
BornBeth Jean Riesgraf
(1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 35)
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Jason Lee (2001–2007)
 
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Beth Riesgraf
Beth Riesgraf.jpg
BornBeth Jean Riesgraf
(1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 35)
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Jason Lee (2001–2007)

Beth Jean Riesgraf (born August 24, 1978) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Parker on the TNT television series Leverage (2008–12).[1]

Early life[edit]

Originally from Belle Plaine, Minnesota,[2] Riesgraf is the youngest of six girls. She attended Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas.

Career[edit]

Riesgraf appeared with 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, Riesgraf played the unnamed bride (presumed to be Cathrine) in the official music video for "Cath..." by Death Cab for Cutie. Also in 2008, she became a cast member of the TNT series Leverage.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Riesgraf was formerly engaged to actor Jason Lee, with whom she has a son, Pilot Inspektor Lee (born September 28, 2003).[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000The Summer of My DefloweringMegan DavidShort film
2002ScorcherKrissy
2003I Love Your WorkSwoosh Photographer
2007Alvin and the ChipmunksMother in Store
2008StruckAmberShort film
2009NobodyEdie
2011A Standard StoryShort; also director and writer

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999UndressedLorettaUnknown episodes
2001Spin CityWaitressEpisode: "Trainstopping"
2005The Stereo Sound AgencyVariousMovie
2005How I Met Your MotherWorks With Carlos GirlEpisode: "Purple Giraffe"
2005
2007
My Name Is EarlNatalie DuckworthEpisodes: "Our 'Cops' Is On!"
"Faked My Own Death"
2007Big ShotsJames's dateEpisode: "The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly"
2007Without a TraceKelly SchmidtEpisode: "Run"
2008–12LeverageParker77 episodes
2011NCISMaxineEpisode: "Kill Screen"
2012–13Criminal MindsDr. Maeve Donovan4 episodes
2013The Surgeon GeneralDr. Page WyattMovie
2013PerceptionDaisyEpisode: "Cobra"
2013The MentalistKira TinsleyEpisode: "The Red Tattoo"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2011Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLeverageNominated
2012Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLeverageNominated
2013Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLeverageNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Few Stolen Moments with Leverage's Beth Riesgraf
  2. ^ "Support Forums: Leverage". Leverage-wiki.tnt.tv. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  3. ^ "TNT Orders 13 Episodes of Leverage". ComingSoon.net. February 13, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ Grossberg, Josh (2003-10-07), Jason Lee Plays Papa, E online, retrieved 2010-07-01 

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