Betty
Gilpin

In television, film and theatre, Betty Gilpin has established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting actresses.

Gilpin is perhaps best known for her critically-acclaimed performance in Netflix’s hit series GLOW. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive produced by Jenji Kohan, GLOW stars Gilpin as “Debbie ‘Liberty Bell’ Eagan” 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.’ Gilpin was nominated for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Primetime Emmy Award and Critics Choice Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,’ and was also nominated for a SAG Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" for Seasons 1 and 2.

Gilpin will next be seen in The Tomorrow War opposite Chris Pratt, which will release later this year. Chris McKay directs the film, which follows a man who is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.

Last March, Gilpin starred opposite Hilary Swank in the intriguing Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions film, The Hunt. The political satire was directed by Craig Zobel and written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. The Critics' Choice Association honoured Gilpin with a Critics Choice Super Award for “Best Actress in an Action Movie” for her performance in the film.

Other film credits include Coffee and Kareem, The Grudge, Stuber, Isn't It Romantic, and Ghost Town.

On the small screen, Gilpin was praised for her performance as “Doctor Carrie Roman” in Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated television series Nurse Jackie. Additional television credits include American Gods, Masters of Sex, Elementary, The Good Wife, Fringe, Law & Order: SVU, and the Civil War based PBS miniseries, Mercy West.

On stage in 2008, Gilpin made her off-Broadway debut in the Spring in Second Stage’s productions of Good Boys and True by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and returned to the stage in the Fall in 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 theatre 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. Betty’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter and Glamour, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.