Who is Beth Dover?

A writer and actress with over 65 credits to her name, who rose to stardom through her role as Linda Ferguson in the series “Orange Is the New Black”, Beth Dover was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 29 August 1978, in Chicago, Illinois USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed English, Irish and Ashkenazi-Jewish descent.

Early life and education

Although born in Chicago, Beth grew-up all around the US, since her parents were both in the military, and they even lived in South Korea for a time. Her parents, Ed and Diana, divorced in 1987, and her mother married Ken Brown, a Vietnam veteran, and with whom Beth lived, while her father re-married to a Marilyn, and Beth has a very good relationship with them, too.

From an early age, Beth had an interest in acting, dancing, and loved to tell stories and create characters; she would to memorize television commercials, and then perform them to her mother, begging her for permission to be in one of them.

Speaking about her educational background, she attended a local high school in Florida, and upon matriculating in 1995, enrolled at the College of the Arts at the University of Florida, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Art (Theatre), in 1999.

Beth then moved to New York City, where she studied the Meisner technique, developed by a famous American actor and acting coach Sanford Meisner, and then went on to settle in Los Angeles, California, where she pursued her acting career.

Roles in series

Beth made her acting debut as Tandy Marlette in the series “Welcome Freshmen” in 1993, and then she was seen in “Kenan & Kel” in 1997, before she made an appearance as Fan in “Guiding Light” in 2001.

Four years later, Beth portrayed Missy in an episode of the series “LAX”, before she was seen in “Wainy Days” and “Criminal Minds” in 2007, followed by her role as Nikki in the comedy “Hot Sluts”, also starring Angela Sarafyan and Alison Brie. In the following years, she made appearances in series such as “Big Time Rush”, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”, and “Whitney”, among others.

In 2012, Beth was cast to play Lexie in “Burning Love”, followed by her role as Rachel in “CollegeHumor Originals”, and as Nurse Beth in “Children’s Hospital” before she was cast to play her most notable role as Linda Ferguson in “Orange Is the New Black”, in 2015.

This comedy crime drama, starring Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, and Taylor Schilling, had 150 award nominations, and won 53, including four Primetime Emmys, with Beth jointly winning the Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, both shared with the rest of the crew.

In the following years, Beth was seen in “Another Period”, “Bob’s Burgers”, and “Medical Police”, while her most recent television role was her portrayal of CeeCee in “Tacoma FD”, in 2021.

Roles in movies

Beth made her first appearance on the big screen in 2002, portraying Nancy in “G”, , followed by her roles in several short movies before she was cast to play Sheila Contiella in “The Ten” in 2007, and she then starred in “The Shadows”, a mystery thriller, written and directed by Guillermo R. Rodriguez.

After more than five years, in 2018 Beth was cast to play Jenn in “Life Partners”, alongside Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester, followed by her role as Kelly’s Mom in “Little Bitches”, and then she was seen as Kerry Nance in “The Oath”.

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Her most recent movie role was her portrayal of Leslie in “Good on Paper” in 2021, while she’s been announced to star in three new movies, entitled “Scrap”, “Outpost”, and “Helen’s Dead”, which are in post-production, scheduled for release in late 2022.

Love life and relationships

Beth hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning her love life and sexual orientation,but it’s widely known that she’s a married woman.

According to sources, Beth met her future husband, Joe Lo Truglio, on the set of the series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, in which he was starring and she made a guest appearance, soon after which they started dating.

Joseph Vincent ‘Jo’ LoTruglio was born on 2 December 1970, in Queens, New York City; he holds American nationality, although he comes from a family of Italian and Irish descent. He’s a writer, producer and actor, with nearly 100 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in series such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “Burning Love”, and “Reno 911”, while he’s been seen starring in movies such as “Role Models”, “Superbad”, and “Pitch Perfect 2”, among others.

The two exchanged their wedding vows on 19 April 2014, at the rustic Santa Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo, California, in the presence of 200 guests, who besides their family members included fellow actors, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Jordan Peele and Thomas Lennon, among others.

Beth gave birth to their son, Eli James Lo Truglio, on 8 March 2016, so as of March 2022, Beth and Jo are still married, and they have one child.

Presence on social media platforms

Beth has an Instagram account that’s being followed by over 120,000 people, and has posted over 1,000 photos, mostly featuring her everyday life, of her son and husband, and updates about her acting career.

She established her Twitter account in March 2010, and it’s today followed by over 7,500 people, while her official Facebook page has nearly 2,000 followers.

Age, height, and net worth

Beth’s age is 43, with long brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-26-36.

As of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million – according to sources, some cast members of the series “Orange Is the New Black” had a salary of $35,000 per episode.

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