Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American actress. She is known for often playing characters who are conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules.
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 2; 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 was born in Gadsden, Alabama, and is an alumna of East Carolina University. She is married to actor Michael Chieffo with whom she has one child.
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.
Famous quotes containing the words beth and/or grant:
“Where beth they biforen us weren,”
—Unknown. Ubi Sunt Qui ante Nos Fuerunt? (L. 1)
“Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 15:1.