Born in Gadsen, Alabama and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, Beth Grant’s father William Grant was a poultry specialist and her mother Elizabeth Grant managed a state employment security office. Grant was only three when she experienced the exhilaration of being a performer. By the time she was high school age, Grant was active in the drama club at New Hanover High School, but in her mind the road to stardom didn’t seem possible for someone growing up so far from Hollywood. Her perspective changed when at sixteen she won a scholarship to the Governor’s School, a summer program for top students held in Winston-Salem. Grant returned to high school with a new found confidence, and after graduating entered East Carolina University’s drama program. There she began to learn the craft of acting, and by the end of her second year she decided to leave school and head to New York to become a professional actor. "At nineteen I was presented as a debutante and three months later I had run-off to New York with a hippie painter," laughs Grant. "I wanted to live in the village and be a hippie, but I was so intimidated by the big city that I ended up living on Staten Island and working for the power company, and at the end of the summer I headed back to college." After another two years at East Carolina Grant again set her sights on New York. "This time I felt a little more prepared," Grant recalls. Grant landed a job at a publishing house and began attending night classes at the Lee Strausberg Institute. Eventually she landed her first professional job on stage in Sid/Arthur which was being produced off-off-Broadway by the New York Theatre Ensemble. Grant began to find roles in various off-Broadway productions including the original production of Holy Ghost, and she founded the Sun Theatre Company. When the theatre company folded she decided to move to Los Angeles in order to seek new opportunities. Finding few opportunities as an actor, Grant turned her sights to the world behind the camera, and she began training to be a producer on the television show Switch. For the next several years Grant worked for producer George Schlatter directing on air promos and producing segments for the show Real People. It was while producing a Real People segment on the upcoming 1984 Olympics that Grant realized that she had to fulfill her dream of being an actor. Grant headed back to acting class and began acting on stage in Los Angeles. A role in the stage show Picnic led to a film roles in Undercover and Rain Man, and Grant was soon finding steady work both on film and in television on shows such as Coach, Golden Girls and Empty Nest. Grant landed a part as a regular on Delta, and she later became a regular on Maximum Bob as "Inez Crowe," the colorful swamp lady.Along the way, Grant has learned to relish the life of the character actor. Grant lives in Los Angeles with her husband, veteran character actor Michael Chieffo.