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 television series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT, for NBC Universal Studios on the Fox Network.
IN 2011 Grant starred Off Broadway in a limited run of TRICKS THE DEVIL TAUGHT ME, written and directed by Tony Georges, at The Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. This summer she is set to do a new play Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Theatre, directed by James Franco.
Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, and Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE, written and directed by Del Shores. She and the cast won several Best Ensemble awards. Grant also starred and helped produce the film version entitled BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, starring the original cast including Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Spirit award winner Dale Dickey; now on iTunes and DVD release January 21st.
Grant won her third L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award as Lead Actress for GRACE AND GLORIE by Tom Zeigler at The Colony Theatre, directed by Cameron Watson. Grant played George Wallace’s mother-in-law in the world premiere of CORNELIA by Mark V. Olsen at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, and Horton Foote. Grant enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson Theatre in PICNIC and SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by renowned Broadway director Marshall Mason.
In 2013 Grant played the iconic character, “Addie Bundren,” AS I LAY DYING, based on the William Faulkner novel, adapted, directed and starring James Franco whom she was thrilled to join in Cannes for the premiere. There the film
received an enthusiastic and extended standing ovation. Now on iTunes, VOD, and Netflix.
She will soon be seen in the Focus Features release of BAD WORDS starring and directed by Jason Bateman. Grant recently co-starred in FAULTS, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, written and directed by Riley Stearns.
Grant’s 80 plus films include many hits: DONNIE DARKO, FACTORY GIRL, ROCK STAR, THE ROOKIE, SPEED, TO
WONG FOO, A TIME TO KILL, OUR VERY OWN, EXTRACT, SORDID LIVES and CHILD’S PLAY.
Her favorite television roles include JUSTIFIED, MODERN FAMILY, MOCKINGBIRD LANE, PUSHING DAISIES, THE OFFICE, DEXTER, GREY’S ANATOMY, JERICHO, SIX FEET UNDER, MY NAME IS EARL, MALCOLM IN
THE MIDDLE, KING OF THE HILL, WONDERFALLS, FRIENDS, THE X FILES, ANGEL, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI,
COACH, DELTA, YES DEAR, and THE GOLDEN GIRLS.
Grant recently directed a multi-award winning short, THE PERFECT FIT, starring Octavia Spencer, Lauren A. Miller (For A Good Time Call...), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) and her 21 year old daughter, Mary Chieffo who is in her third year at The Juilliard School, Drama Division.
Grant has been happily married to Mary’s father, fellow actor Michael Chieffo, for twenty-eight years.