Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader
Betsy Brandt is well-known to television audiences. She starred with Blythe Danner in the Hallmark movie Back When We Were Grownups, and has enjoyed multiple guest appearances on popular shows such as USA Network's Fairly Legal, ABC's Private Practice," No Ordinary Family, The Whole Truth and Boston Legal, CBS's CSI and NCIS, and NBC's hit drama ER. She was also a recurring guest star on CBS's Without A Trace, playing Libby Coulter.
Alongside her extensive television work, Brandt stars in Steven Soderbergh's highly-anticipated feature Magic Mike. The stellar ensemble cast includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Matt Bomer. Warner Bros. will release the film on June 29, 2012. Brandt's other film credits include independent features Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life, Shelf Life, Memphis Bound... Gagged and Confidence, which Variety called a "whip smart" film that "taps into a fresh source for American comedy."
Brandt has never lost her love of theater and last year portrayed Holly in the West Coast premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts' Tony-nominated Next Fall at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She originated the role of Mary in award-winner Julia Cho's The Language Archive in its world premiere at South Coast Repertory. She also starred in Ridiculous Fraud, a new work by the playwright Beth Henley, Much Ado About Nothing for the Arizona Theatre Company, Control + Alt + Delete for the San Jose Repertory, Truth and Beauty for South Coast Repertory, as well as Thirst at the American Conservatory Theater.
Brandt studied theatre with the Moscow Art School at Harvard and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In addition, she earned her BFA in Acting at Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
A native of Bay City, MI, Brandt now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
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