Actress Beth Grant was born in Gadsden, Alabama. She lived in several places in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina, but she has always called Wilmington home. Beth graduated from New Hanover High School and served as a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor’s School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a governor’s appointment at the age of nineteen. Grant attended East Carolina University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts concentrating on Acting and Directing. She served as president of the East Carolina University College Democrats for two years and received the Outstanding College Democrat Award from then Senator Edmund Muskie. Grant recently visited with residents at a fundraising event for New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple, who is a proponent of the arts in the community.
Hollywood’s Southern Lucky Charm:
Actress Beth Grant is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, most notable for her southern sass, and likes to think of each of her characters as an old friend. She has starred in hundreds of film and television productions and has also had a hand in producing and directing. In addition to her on-screen performances, Grant is no stranger to the stage. She has played a part in several dozen theatrical scores and has experience running a Los Angeles-based theatre company.
Grant has been the recipient of many prestigious accolades and awards. She has played a part in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: “The Artist,” “No Country For Old Men,” and “Rain Man.” Grant has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for “Little Miss Sunshine” and “No Country For Old Men.” She also voiced the Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, “Rango.” Grant has won three L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Lead Actress for “Grace And Glorie” at The Colony Theatre. She has also received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Weekly Award, and the Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in “The Trials And Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife.”
Words On Bathroom Walls Revives Wilmington’s Film Industry:
Based on Julia Walton’s 2017 novel, “Words On Bathroom Walls” began filming in May. It is the first major film to shoot in Wilmington in almost four years. The film is eligible to receive $2,349,415 from the state film grant fund, according to a release from Governor Roy Cooper’s office. The project will be based at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios, spending a total of $9.3 million locally and employing a crew of 120. Production will be handled by LP Entertainment, which also put together Oscar-nominated “Jackie,” in which actress Beth Grant was cast as ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson.
Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia, Walton Goggins, and Molly Parker will all take part in the cast of “Words On Bathroom Walls” along with Beth Grant. Plummer plays the lead role of Adam, a recently diagnosed schizophrenic teenager attempting to hide his illness from love interest Maya (Taylor Russell).