|Born||September 18, 1949|
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||East Carolina University|
Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American character actress known for often playing conservatives, religious zealots, stern characters or sticklers for rules. Between 2012 and 2017, she was a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy Project portraying the role of Beverly Janoszewski. She is known for her recurring role Gracie Leigh in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho, and for playing Marianne Marie Beetle, a recurring character in the Bryan Fuller series Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and Mockingbird Lane.
In film, she is best known for her roles as Mother at Farm House in Rain Man (1988), Miss Kettlewell in Child's Play 2 (1990), Helen in Speed (1994), Loretta in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), Kitty Farmer in Donnie Darko (2001), Pageant Official Jenkins in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Carla Jean's Mother in No Country for Old Men (2007), and Peppy's maid in The Artist (2011). She is also known for starring in the films Flatliners, Sordid Lives, Dear Lemon Lima, and Bad Words.
She starred in Jackie as Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson and the critically acclaimed indie films Faults (2014) and Lucky (2017). She later portrayed the recurring role of The Woman with Hair but No Beard in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Cat Lady in Hulu's Dollface.