Meet The Lady begins its second season with an in-person tribute to great American character actress Beth Grant, known for her memorable performances in films such as Donnie Darko, Sordid Lives, Little Miss Sunshine, To Wong Foo ... and many more.
For one night only, Grant will appear in person to screen and discuss selections from her prolific career—which spans 150 film and television credits—and to accept presentations in her honor delivered by a cavalcade of New York artists.
- Hosted by Tom Blunt, with special guests Frank DeCaro, Roslyn Hart, Kevin Maher and Nellie McKay
- Music by Brooklyn Instrument Museum
*Reception to follow in the 92YTribeca cafe*
Part of our Meet The Lady series.
Tom Blunt produced and hosted nine original "Meet The Lady" events for 92YTribeca in 2010, including tributes to Pearl Bailey, Ann Miller and Yma Sumac. He contributes to the Random House site Word&Film, is an admin for the vandalism blog Defaced and revels in the feminine mystique at Meet The Lady.
Beth Grant has starred in over seventy feature films including two Best Picture Academy Award winners, No Country For Old Men and Rain Man. She received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for Little Miss Sunshine and No Country For Old Men.
Other popular films are Donnie Darko, Sordid Lives, Factory Girl, Rock Star, The Rookie, Speed, To Wong Foo, A Time To Kill, Extract and Rango. She co-stars in The Artist, a French silent film that was a sensation at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and opens on Nov 23, distributed by the Weinstein Co.
Favorite television roles include Pushing Daisies, The Office, Jericho, Six Feet Under, My Name is Earl, Malcolm in the Middle, King of the Hill, Coach, Wonderfalls, Friends, The X Files, Angel, Medium, Criminal Minds, CSI, Delta, Coach and Yes, Dear.
Beth Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award and The Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in Del Shores’ The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, now a feature film due out in 2012. She recently won her third L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a play for 2010’s Grace and Glorie by John Zeigler at The Colony Theatre.
Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, Del Shores and Mark V. Olsen. Grant enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson Theatre in Picnic and Summer And Smoke. She just recently starred Off Broadway in Tricks The Devil Taught Me by Tony Georges at The Minetta Lane Theater in Greenwich Village.
Grant directed a 12 minute short entitled The Perfect Fit that is part of a conglomerate feature film, Girls, Girls, Girls, six shorts written, directed, produced, photographed and edited by women.