In television, film, and theater, Betty Gilpin has established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting actresses. From her outstanding breakout performance in the critically praised, Emmy and Critics’ Choice Awards nominated, Netflix’s hit series, GLOW, Gilpin was subsequently nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ and has recently been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,’ as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,’ both for a second consecutive year.
Created by Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie”) and Carly Mensch and executive produced by Jenji Kohan (“Orange is the New Black”), Gilpin appears as “Debbie ‘Liberty Bell’ Eagan,” starring opposite Alison Brie and Marc Maron. Based on the 1980’s professional wrestling league, the series delves into the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform in a promotional wrestling organization called the ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.’ Following its season one release in June 2017, the show acquired massive critical acclaim and viewership and as a result, it was unsurprisingly renewed for a second season, which premiered in June. Gilpin recently wrapped production for Season 3, which is set to release this Summer.
On television, Gilpin is also notable for portraying “Doctor Carrie Roman” in the Golden Globe nominated show NURSE JACKIE and has recently recurred on the first season of Starz’s critically acclaimed show, AMERICAN GODS, leaving her mark as “Audrey,” the scorned and vengeful wife of Shadow Moon’s best friend.
Additional television credits include MASTERS OF SEX, ELEMENTARY, THE GOOD WIFE, PAST LIFE, THE UNUSUALS, POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, FRINGE, NEW AMSTERDAM, LAW & ORDER: SVU, MEDIUM, SHERLOCK, and the Civil War based PBS miniseries, MERCY WEST.
Gilpin recently starred in New Line Cinema’s comedy ISNT’ IT ROMANTIC as “Whitney,” opposite Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the story centers around a cynical woman (Wilson) who does not believe in love and who wakes up one day to find herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. Distributed by Warner Brothers, the film released on February 14th.
Additionally, Gilpin will star next in Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy, STUBER, opposite Mira Sorvino, Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, and Natalie Morales. The story centers on a detective who recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure. The film recently wrapped from production and is set to release in theaters on July 12, 2019.
Further, Gilpin will take the screen next in the upcoming supernatural reboot, GRUDGE. The fourth instalment centers on a house that is cursed by a vengeful ghost that causes violent deaths to those who enter it. The film is set to release in 2020 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Gilpin recently completed production in the Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions horror film, THE HUNT, of which she will star opposite Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glen Howerton. The film is set to release this October.
Currently, Gilpin is in production for the Netflix Original film, COFFEE AND KAREEM, of which she will star opposite Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms. The story centers on a police officer from Detroit who reluctantly teams up with his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal.
On screen, additional film recognitions include TRUE STORY, alongside James Franco and Jonah Hill, GHOST TOWN with Ricky Gervais, TAKE CARE, DEATH IN LOVE, THE NORTHERN KINGDOM and BEACH PILLOWS.
On stage in 2008, Gilpin made her off-Broadway debut in the Second Stage’s productions of GOOD BOYS AND TRUE by Roberto Aguirre-Saca and BOYS LIFE by Howard Korder. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2009, Gilpin co-starred in the world premiere of Noah Haidle’s WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THUNDER?, a two-character play with Wendie Malick. Gilpin then took the stage in 2010 at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE and, in 2011, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s productions of THAT FACE and WE LIVE HERE. Additionally, in 2011, Gilpin appeared in Lucas Kavner’s FISH EYE with the Colt Coeur theatre company in New York. In the following year, Gilpin created the role of ‘Elizabeth’ in the premiere of Sam Shepard’s HEARTLESS (2012) at the Signature Theatre in New York.
Other notable theater roles include Rattlestick Theater’s production of Lucy Thurber’s WHERE WE’RE BORN (2013), Lila Neugerbauer’s production, AN INTERVENTION (2014) by playwright Mike Bartlett, which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the world premiere of Halley Feiffer’s I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD (2015) at Atlantic Theater Company and in Bess Wohl’s BARCELONA (2016) at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in New York, Gilpin received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Gilpin currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband.