Who is Betty Gilpin?
When the comedy drama series “GLOW” was released on Netflix in 2017, it soon became one of the most popular series among young girls, and the main characters of the series were some kind of sports idols for girls who dreamed of a wrestling career. One of the characters was Debbie ‘Liberty Belle’ Eagan, who joined the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) after she found out that her husband was having an affair with her best friend. If you ever wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed this character, let us tell you the naked truth about Elizabeth Folan Gilpin. better known by her professional name Betty Gilpin.
She is a producer, musician, and an actress with over 40 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, Betty is perhaps still known best for her role as Doctor Carrie Roman in the series “Nurse Jackie”, while she’s also been seen starring in numerous movies, including “Isn’t It Romantic”, “The Hunt”, and “The Tomorrow War”, among others.
Early life and education
Betty Gilpin was born under the zodiac of Cancer on 21 July 1986, in New York City. USA, thus she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is of mixed Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch and German descent. She was raised in the South Street Seaport near Manhattan, New York City, by her mother Ann McDonough, who is an actress, and father Jack Gilpin, also an actor and an Episcopal priest.
Betty has two brothers, Harry and Sam, but about whom little is known. Betty had an interest in performing from an early age, and although her parents didn’t want her to follow in their footsteps, her love for acting overcame their plans for Betty’s future. However, they told her that she needed to earn a college degree before becoming an actress, which she did. She attended The Loomis Chaffee School, and upon matriculating in 2004, enrolled at Fordham University where she studied under Academy-awarded actress Dianne West, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Art in 2008.
Roles in movies
Betty made her big-screen debut as a Young Model in the 2008 movie “Death in Love”, followed in the same year by her role as a Nurse in “Ghost Town”, and next she was seen starring as Carissa in “The Northern Kingdom” in 2009, followed by her role as Donatella in the TV movie “Possible Side Effects”. Five years later, Betty was cast to play Karla in “Beach Pillows”, followed by her role as Jodi in “Take Care”, and then in 2015, she portrayed Cheryl Frank in “True Story”, also starring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Felicity Jones. In the following year, Betty portrayed Robin in the TV movie “Dream Team”, before her role as Banky in the 2017 movie “Future ‘38”, and then two years later, she was seen starring in “Isn’t It Romantic”, “Stuber”, and “A Dog’s Journey”.
In 2020, Betty was cast to play Nina Spencer in “The Grudge”, followed by her role in “The Hunt”, which brought her the Critics Choice Super Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie. Then she was seen as Detective Watts in the action comedy “Coffee & Kareem”, while her most recent movie role was in 2021 in “The Tomorrow War”, also starring Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons and Yvonne Strahovski.
Roles in series
Betty made her acting debut portraying Amanda Dockerty in an episode of the series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and she then guest-starred in “Fringe” in 2008, followed by her role as Stacey Hayes-Fitzgerald in the episode “Playing Dead” of the series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2009.
She was seen as Abigail Allen in “The Unusuals” before she was cast to play Paige Regan in “Law & Order”, and then in 2010, she made an appearance as Molly in “The Good Wife”. From 2010 until 2013, Betty guest-starred in several series, including “Past Life”, “Medium”, and “My Day”, before she portrayed Doctor Carrie Roman in “Nurse Jackie”, which was broadcast until 2015, and the same year, Betty was cast to play Roz in “The Walker”, alongside Rightor Doyle and Zoe Kazan. In the following year, Betty was seen as Eliza Foster in two episodes of the series “Mercy Street”, concurrently with her roles as Doctor Nancy Leveau in “Masters of Sex” and as Fiona Helborn in “Elementary” before she was cast to play her most notable role, to date, as Debbie Eagan in “GLOW” in 2017.
This role brought Betty numerous award nominations, including three times for Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, in 2018, ’19, and ’20, and she was also four times nominated for the Gold Derby Award for Comedy Supporting Actress, in 2017, ‘19 and ’20, and for Breakthrough Performer of the Year, in 2018. The last season of the series “GLOW” was broadcast in 2019, and concurrently with her portrayal of Debbie Eagan, Betty was heard as the voice of Veronica Lodge in the animated series “Robot Chicken” from 2018 until 2021, when she was cast to play Commander Taylor Fullerton in the podcast series “Red Frontier”, and then in 2022, Betty portrayed Mo Dean in the biographic history drama “Gaslit”, also starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Dan Stevens.
Currently, Betty is filming for the series entitled “Three Women”, created by Lisa Taddeo, also starring DeWanda Wise and Shailene Woodley; the release date is still to be revealed.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Betty’s love life and she’s been romantically linked to various men from the movie industry, however, Betty hasn’t spoken about any previous relationships before she met her future husband, Cosmo Pfeil. The two met on the set of the movie “Northern Kingdom” in 2009, and although they both prefer to keep their private lives away from the media’s attention, and they haven’t shared when they started dating, they married in 2016. Cosmo Pfeil is an actor and director, perhaps known for his roles in the movies “Shotgun Stories” and “Descent”, although his most recent acting credit was in 2013, and he is currently focused on his directorial career.
As of May 2022, Betty and Cosmo are still in marriage; they don’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Betty’s age is 35, with blonde hair and green eyes; weighs around 130lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, with vital statistics of 38-25-37. According to sources, Betty’s salary for starring in the series “GLOW” was around $40,000 per episode, and she’s also earned a decent amount of money starring in other series and movies, so as of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.