Hometown: Bay City, Michigan
Birthday: March 14
Betsy Brandt is well known to television audiences for her portrayal of Marie, the sister-in-law of meth-making mastermind Walter White in the Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award-winning series “Breaking Bad.” Also, she starred as Michael J. Fox’s wife in the comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show.” She had recurring roles on “Masters of Sex” and “Parenthood.” Brandt will soon be seen in the original television movie “Flint,” alongside Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and Marin Ireland.
Brandt’s feature film credits include starring roles in “Claire in Motion,” which had its world premiere in the narrative feature competition lineup at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival, “Mothers of the Bride” and the independent feature “Quest.” She also appeared in “Magic Mike.”
Brandt’s theater credits include the West Coast premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony Award-nominated “Next Fall” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, in which she portrayed Holly. She originated roles in Julia Cho’s world premiere of “The Language Archive” at South Coast Repertory and Beth Henley’s “Ridiculous Fraud” at San Jose Rep.
Brandt studied theater at the Moscow Art School and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She earned her B.F.A. in acting at Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
A native of Bay City, Mich., Brandt now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she works with Feeding America as a member of its Entertainment Council.
Her birthday is March 14. Follow her on Twitter @betsy_brandt and on Instagram @betsybrandt.