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.
Currently in theaters, Grant is “Elaine” in acclaimed LUCKY co-starring with legendary Harry Dean Stanton in his last film.
She has just completed her 6th season as a TV series regular, “Beverly,” on THE MINDY PROJECT for NBC Universal on HULU. She is recurs as “Jack” on Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for STARZ.
Last season Grant starred as “Lady Bird Johnson” opposite Natalie Portman’s Jackie Kennedy in JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larrain.
Appearing frequently in projects for James Franco, she co-stars with Vincent D’Onofrio in the Tennessee Williams biopic TENN; Steinbeck’s IN DUBIOUS BATTLE; and William Gay’s THE LONG HOME; also playing Faulkner’s iconic character “Addie Bundren” in AS I LAY DYING, premiering at Cannes.
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. In total Grant has 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, starring Christopher Reeve and Christine Lahti.
Grant produced and plays the title character, a battered wife, in 2012’s BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, co-starring with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey, written and directed by Del Shores – now on iTunes, Amazon and Walmart.com. Grant co-produced and starred in the ComiCon 2010 Best Comedy Award winner, HERPES BOY – on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, X-Box and most VOD.
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.
Grant thinks of every character she plays as an old friend and has some 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 directed a multi-award winning short, THE PERFECT FIT, starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Lauren Miller Rogen (For A Good Time Call…), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help), Frances Fisher, Jennifer Zaborowski, and her daughter, Mary Chieffo, an actor and recent graduate of The Juilliard School, now starring as a Klingon Commander, “L’Rell” on the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.
Grant has been happily married to Mary’s father & fellow actor, Michael Chieffo, for thirty-two years.