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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 February 1959Falmouth, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameBeth Alison Broderick
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beth Alison Broderick was born on February 24, 1959 in Falmouth, Kentucky, USA but was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Beth was always very interested in theater as a child and she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California at age 18. After that, she moved to New York and began her professional acting career. She stopped acting for a few years to dedicate herself to dealing with the AIDS crisis in the early eighties. When she was 27, she started acting again and she made her debut in 1988 when she played the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent Jonathan Silverman in Stealing Home (1988). In 1990, she appeared in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). She has also appeared in several theater productions like "Carnal Knowledge", "Triplets in Uniform" and "Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline" (which she also co-produced). In New York, she has starred in "The Mousetrap", "The Lion in Winter" and many more. Beth is not only an actress, she is also a writer and she has written "A Cup of Joe", "Wonderland" and "Literatti" with Dennis Bailey. Beth is also a director and she has directed an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) called Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Making the Grade (2001). She has been active in the battle against AIDS since 1984 and she is the founding director of "Momentum", one of the first organizations in New York established to assist people with AIDS. Beth was also a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council of the City Light Women's Rehabilitation Program at the Los Angeles Mission, which provides hands-on service to homeless women, helps them to overcome substance abuse and learn job skills to help them reclaim their lives and families.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: beth_homepage@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Scott Paetty (29 April 2005 - present)
Brian Porizek (26 January 1998 - 11 July 2000) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Elegant, light, and breathy type of voice

Trivia (11)

Graduated high school early at age 16, and went on to study acting at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA.
Her mother's name is Nina.
At age 18, she moved to New York and began her professional acting career.
Her favorite authors are: Reynolds Price, Tim McLaurin (she optioned his novel, "The Last Great Snake Show"), Jim Harrison and Truman Capote.
Optioned the novel "The Last Great Snake Show," written by Tim McLaurin.
Her writing partner is Dennis Bailey.
Her interests are gourmet cooking, flower arranging, reading, and writing.
Presented the California Lottery Hero In Education Award to Edwin Galan.
She has two sisters and one brother.
Supports Governor Howard Dean (2004).
Cut, dyed and styled her own hair for her role of "Ida" in Timber Falls (2007).

Personal Quotes (7)

[About Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)] The show is meaningful to kids and I think it does have a great message. I mean, I wish when I was a kid that I'd been watching a show where women were so clever and so forthright and powerful. I love the way that Sabrina deals with boys. I love the equality in their relationships. We didn't have that when I was a kid. We didn't have people like that to look at.
[About Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)] We're saying women can be powerful, women can live on their own and be strong, women can be smart and pretty, women can be whatever they want to be. That's a really important message. I love the way Sabrina talks to boys. I mean, nobody told me you could tell boys you weren't interested! It was hard when I was a kid to find role models that were free and exciting and offered this type of latitude.
I think it's very important to support the program in your area as each part of the country has its own challenges coping with AIDS. It can be very different from state to state and city to city. Wherever you live there is surely someone who could use your help.
I was a total nerd growing up. I'd rather sit home and read a novel on New Year's Eve and say, "Wow, I read the whole thing in one night!". That was my idea of a big time.
There's a lot more to being a woman than being 18 years old on the cover of Maxim magazine.
Examining other people's motivations, other people's language and other people's way of interacting is much more fascinating to me than spending a lot of time worrying about my own. I've said, "What other people think of me is none of my business."
[About Psycho Beach Party (2000)] I've played June Cleaver and I've played a killer, so it was fun for me to spoof myself.

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