Who is Betty Gabriel?

Betty is an award-winning American actress, probably best known to the world as Georgina in the film “Get Out” (2017), and as Sophie Brewer in the TV series “Clickbait” (2021), among several other popular appearances.

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Betty Gabriel Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Betty Gabriel was born on 6 January 1981 in Washington, D.C., USA, the older daughter of Hanson Gabriel, a businessman, and Benedicta Gabriel, a housewife; her younger sister is named Tamina. Although born in Washington, Betty spent the majority of her childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hyattsville, Maryland, where she finished high school.

Betty then enrolled at Iowa State University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Science in animal science. While at the university, she became interested in acting, and joined its theater club. Following graduation, she moved to Chicago, where she studied modern dance and got her career start in Chicago theater, both as a dancer and actress.

She performed in theaters such as Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, and others before she enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard School, getting her Master of Fine Arts degree.

Career Beginnings

Betty made her on-screen debut in the short film “Maidenhead”, co-starring next to Grant Stokes and Almir Limaj. Two years later, she made her feature debut as Kayla in the drama film “In Memoriam”, written and directed by Stephen Cone, with Annabel Armour, Christine Ann Barnes, and Delia Baseman in the lead roles.

In 2013, Betty appeared in the comedy film “He’s Way More Famous Than You”, with Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn and Ashlie Atkinson in the lead roles. The same year, she portrayed Houston in the romantic thriller film “The Story of Your Life”, written and directed by Jesse Cilio.

In 2015, Betty appeared in the award-winning historical biopic about Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist who is responsible for a number of radical behavior experiments that put to the test the willingness of humans to obey authority – entitled “Experimenter”, it was written and directed by Michael Amereyda, and starred John Palladino, Anthony Edwards, and Jim Gaffigan.

Moreover, the same year she was Laney Rucker in the critically acclaimed sci-fi action-horror film “The Purge: Election Year”, which is the third installment of “The Purge” franchise, a dystopian political horror, written and directed by James DeMonaco, with Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mithcell and Mykelti Williamson in the lead roles.

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Rise to Stardom

Betty was improving as an actress, securing more prominent roles. In 2016, she portrayed Denise in seven episodes of the TV drama series “Good Girls Revolt”, starring Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, and Erin Darke, and had a supporting role in the TV mini-series “12 Deadly Days”, which follows the citizens of a town in California who are terrorized by supernatural forces several days before Christmas, which starred Jon Fletcher, J. Claude Deering and Burnie Burns.

The following year, Betty co-starred as Georgina in the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning horror thriller-mystery film “Get Out”, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford, about a young African-American who comes to his white girlfriend’s house for a proper parent introduction, but uncovers an horrific secret of the family.

She was widely praised for her work, won the Invisible Woman Award by the Women Film Critics Circle Awards, and was nominated for two Black Reel awards in the categories for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture, and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female. Moreover, her portrayal of Georgina was rated one of the best performances of the year.

The same year, Betty appeared in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Beyond Skyline”, written and directed by Liam O’Donnell. In 2018, she was Shirley in the award-winning action crime-drama film “Abducted”, written and directed by Prince Bagdasarian, known for his work on “Abstraction” (2013) and “Rambo” (2008).

She was pretty busy in 2018 – in addition to the role of Shirley, Betty was Nari in the horror thriller mystery film “Unfriended: Dark Web”, co-starring Colin Woodell and Stephanie Nogueras, written and directed by Stephen Susco.

Furthermore, she portrayed Detective Cortez in Leigh Whannell’s award-winning sci-fi action thriller film “Upgrade”, then joined the main cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning sci-fi mystery-drama series “Westworld”, comprised of Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris.

This wasn’t the end of her acting engagements in 2018, as she was chosen for the part of Naya Temple in the award-winning TV sci-fi thriller-drama series “Counterpart”, which starred J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

She started 2019 with the role of Deeks in Logan Marshall-Green’s drama film “Adopt a Highway”, about an ex-felon who finds a baby in a dumpster, with Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix and Milauna Jackson as the main stars.

Next, she was Ronnie Hagel in the drama film “Human Capital”, based on the novel by Stephen Amidon, which starred Marisa Tomei, Live Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, and also appeared in the fantasy horror-drama series “The Twilight Zone”.

Recent Projects

In 2020, she appeared opposite Chris Evans as Detective Pam Duffy in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV mini-series “Defending Jacob”, co-starring Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell, and the following year she voiced Phae-Agura in the animated action-adventure film “The Spine of Night”, and co-starred with Zoe Kazan and Phoenix Raei in the award-winning mystery crime-drama series “Clickbait”.

Most recently, Betty joined the cast of the upcoming TV crime-drama series “Manhunt”, which tells the story of the hunt for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.

Moreover, she is set to star in the upcoming horror film “Shelter”, which is currently filming, and will co-tar Megan Suri and Vik Sahay.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Betty Gabriel’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, obtained through her acting career, during which she’s already appeared in over 40 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Betty is silent about her personal life – she doesn’t even use social media. According to sources, she is single and focused on her career, while in the past, she dated a man named Jon Rich, but there is no information about their romance.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Betty has black hair and dark brown eyes. She is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, weighs about 110lbs (50kgs), with vital statistics of 34-28-34, bra size 34C.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Betty is physically active, and practices yoga to stay in shape; her favorite form is goat yoga. Moreover, she enjoys trekking and hiking.

To prepare herself for the role in “Get Out”, she watched the TED talk by Martin Pistorious, who talked about his experience of being trapped in his own body, unable to speak.

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