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Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Now starting her fifth season as the sultry and brilliant Aunt Zelda on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Beth Broderick will also soon be seen with Thomas Gibson in the independent film Psycho Beach Party.

Born in Falmouth, KY, Broderick was raised in Huntington Beach, CA. She graduated high school early at age 16, and went on to study acting at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA. Upon completing the rigorous training program at 18, she moved to New York and began her professional acting career.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch marks Broderick's fourth television series. She starred with Judith Ivey in The Five Mrs. Buchanans as well as Hearts Afire with Markie Post, John Ritter and Billy Bob Thornton. She also starred opposite Brad Pitt, playing a straight-shooting newspaper editor, in Glory Days. Broderick has guest-starred on such series as Northern Exposure, Murphy Brown and Married... with Children, and is a recurring voice in the animated version of Men in Black on Kids' WB! She has also appeared in the television movies Don't Die My Love, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Into the Deep Woods, Justice in a Small Town and Maternal Instincts.

Broderick made her motion picture debut as the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent Jonathan Silverman in Stealing Home, which starred Jodie Foster and Mark Harmon. She has also appeared on the big screen in Bonfire of the Vanities, Fools Rush In, starring Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek; American Playhouse's 1000 Pieces of Gold, Shadowhunter, French Exit and Man of the Year.

Amidst her ongoing film and television work, Broderick continues to return to her first love, the theater, appearing in numerous productions in New York, Los Angeles, and across the country. Her works as a writer include A Cup of Joe as well as Wonderland and Literatti, which she wrote with her writing partner, Dennis Bailey. The team has also presented a staged reading of their screenplay, Three for the Money, a comedy starring Broderick, Judith Ivey and Jean Smart, which Beth is currently preparing to produce. More recently, Broderick optioned the novel The Last Great Snake Show, written by Tim McLaurin; and is set to co-produce Woodrow's Trumpet, a feature film she co-wrote, with Allan Jacobs.

A tireless humanitarian, Broderick has been active in the battle against AIDS since 1984. She is a founding director of Momentum, one of the first organizations in New York established to assist people with AIDS. Broderick was also a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council of the City Light Women's Rehabilitation Program at the Los Angeles Mission, which provides hands-on service to homeless women to help them reclaim their lives and families.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Beth Broderick Facts

Birth Name Beth Alison Broderick
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1959 (62)
BirthplaceFalmouth, Kentucky, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Beth Broderick compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Bundt Friday
Sabrina Gets Her License
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad
The End Of An Era
Every Witch Way But Loose
Sabrina's Date with Destiny
The Stepford Wives
Bonfire of the Vanities
Lovely Always Part 1 & 2
Matlock: Season 2
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