Beth Riesgraf Biography


Birthday: August 24, 1978 (Virgo)

Born In: Minnesota, USA

Beth Riesgraf is one of the upcoming American actresses who have created a niche for herself both in films and television. Popular for playing Parker in the noted television series ‘Leverage’, Riesgraf’s interest in acting has been a rooted one. Since she was little, she had a fancy for performing arts. Though photography was her primary interest, no sooner the love for being in front of camera preceded her interest for being behind it. Riesgraf started her tryst of being in front of camera first as a model and later for doing commercials. She soon found work in television series and films. After doing several guest roles in successful television series, such as ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘My Name is Earl’ and ‘Big Shots’, she found main role for the TNT series ‘Leverage’. Meanwhile her career in films also took off as she gained fame for her role in ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’. Having established herself as an actor, Riesgraf now aims to go behind the camera and take on the cap of a director. Though acting still remains her passion, she wants to explore her creativity as a writer and director as well.
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Beth Jean Riesgraf

Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females


father: Elroy Othmar Riesgraf

mother: Janet Ann Riesgraf

siblings: Carrie Marie & Mary Pat, Julie Florence, Laura Phyllis, Sarah Verena

Actresses American Women

U.S. State: Minnesota

More Facts

education: Cimarron-Memorial High School

Only a few children have in them a love for art and entertainment since a young age and Beth Riesgraf is one amongst them. When she was young, photography stirred up her mind and heart but soon love for being in front of camera took over. When Riesgraf moved from Las Vegas to LA, modelling became her chosen profession. Soon, it led to auditions and she found work in commercials.
Her debut role as an actor was for the televisions series ‘Undressed’ in 1999. In 2000, she made her debut in films with ‘The Summer of My Deflowering’. This was just the beginning as more films came her way including ‘I Love Your Work’, ‘Struck’, ‘A Standard Story’, ‘Scorcher’ and ‘Nobody’. However, it was her role in 2007 ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ that gained her recognition.
Over the years, Riesgraf has also made her place in television. She has worked in several television series’, such as ‘The Stereo Sound Agency’, ‘Spin City’, ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Big Shots’, ‘Leverage’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Without a Trace’, ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Surgeon General’. From 2008 to 2012, she took up main role of Parker for the TNT television series ‘Leverage’. The series was highly acclaimed and won her a couple of nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Later in 2013 she was seen in ‘Perception’ and ‘The Mentalist’. Her latest outing on screen has been a main role in 2015 series ‘Complications’ and a recurring role in ‘The Librarians’. Despite being an actor by profession, her passion for photography hasn’t died down. Her photos have been published in a variety of renowned magazines and have been exhibited in London, New York and Los Angeles.
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Personal Life
Beth Riesgraf was born Beth Jean Riesgraf on August 24, 1978 to Elroy Othmar Riesgraf and Janet Ann Riesgraf. She was the youngest of the six daughters born to the couple. Just like her father, Beth was blessed with an infectious smile and fun loving spirit. During her growing up years, young Beth frequented the theatre along with her grandmother. These early visits built a foundation for love and interest in acting. She was also extremely fond of camera and photography as a child.
Beth Riegraf attained her formal education from Cimarron Memorial High School in Las Vegas. While at school, Riesgraf was the student body president, senior prom queen, a member of the photography club and voted ‘Most Admired Senior’. Graduating with honors, Riesgraf moved to LA wherein she started her career in modelling. Eventually, Riesgraf realized her real calling was as an actor. She made her acting debut in 1999 and since then there has been no looking back.
On the personal front, Riesgraf was in a relationship with Jason Lee. After years of dating, the duo welcomed their son, Pilot Inspektor Lee, in 2003. However, things went sour between the two as they headed for split in 2007. Riesgraf and Lee even tried Scientology to help cement their relationship yet again but the situation worsened.

Beth Riesgraf Movies

1. Intruders (2015)

  (Drama, Thriller, Horror)

2. I Love Your Work (2003)

  (Mystery, Drama)

3. Scorcher (2002)

  (Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Drama)

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