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Beth Grant Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

A successful character actress most adept at playing matronly types, Beth Grant took her onscreen bow in the late '80s and began tackling innumerable roles in Hollywood features, usually bit parts as housewives, female doctors, or down-home small-town women. Grant received her first feature assignment as a harried mother at a farmhouse in [[Performer~P99530~Barry Levinson~barrylevinson]]'s [[Feature~V40134~Rain Man~rainman]] (1988). She subsequently divided her time between film and television roles, guest-acting on dozens of series and occasionally taking on more extensive small-screen roles, such as on [[Feature~V286488~Coach~coach[tvseries]]] and [[Feature~V361848~Jericho~jericho[tvseries]]]. Grant's many big-screen credits include the films [[Feature~V14343~Don't Tell Her It's Me~donttellheritsme]] (1990), [[Feature~V131239~Speed~speed]] (1994), [[Feature~V237115~Donnie Darko~donniedarko]] (2001), and [[Feature~V335018~Little Miss Sunshine~littlemisssunshine]] (2006). She was particularly memorable in the latter, as one of the snotty and obnoxious pageant judges. [[Feature~V237115~Darko~donniedarko]] represented Grant's first experience working with helmer [[Performer~P299369~Richard Kelly~richardkelly]]; she re-teamed with [[Performer~P299369~Kelly~richardkelly]] for his follow-up, the dystopian black comedy [[Feature~V325848~Southland Tales~southlandtales]] (2005). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi