Beth Broderick is a successful American actress whose versatility has made her dabble into directing and writing which she has also been successful at. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. She is also a philanthropist and activist who has dedicated her life to different causes especially AIDS which she has been actively involved in fighting since the 1980s. She is popular for playing the role of Zelda Spellman in the TV Sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Who Is Beth Broderick?
Elizabeth Alice Broderick was born on 24th February 1959 to Thomas Joseph Broderick and Nina Lou Broderick, who both raised her and her 3 siblings (two sisters, one brother) at Huntington Beach, California. Although her parents divorced when she was young, 9 years old to be precise, her father remained very involved in their lives.
Her love for theatre found and stayed with her as a child. After high school, she proceeded to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Pasadena to get herself the requisite skills to pursue her life long dream. Upon graduation, she relocated to New York to start her acting career in earnest.
Although she started out a little rough, she has had the privilege of featuring in quite a number of films and television series. They include In Love (1983) where she made her debut, Bordello: House of the Rising Sun (1985), and Sex Appeal (1986). In 1988, she had her first important role in the film, Stealing Home.
Beth Broderick went ahead to feature in Man of the Year, Maternal Instincts, Psycho Beach Party, The Inner Circle, Breast Men, and Fools Rush (1997) where Beth played the attractive neighbor, Leslie, who went all out to seduce an innocent, naive and young Alan Appleby, played by Jonathan Silverman.
Her television appearances include The 5 Mrs. Buchanans, Supernatural, Northern Exposure, Glory Days, Hearts Afire, Lost, CSI: Miami, Castle, and Leverage amongst others. Beth Broderick is also an activist who seems to have a passion for human issues, especially women issues. She currently resides in Texas.
6 Things You Should Know About the Actress
1. Adult Movie Appearances
Beth Broderick started her acting career in the adult film industry and has featured in at least two adult films. She starred in both films as a lesbian. The first film was titled In Love and was released in 1983. The second film was titled Bordello: House of the Rising Sun, this was released in 1985 and she starred as Norris O’Neal. Both adult films were financially not rewarding.
2. Relationship And Marriages
While working as an actress on the set of The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990, she reportedly began dating the director, Brian De Palma. They started dating in April 1990 and stopped dating exactly a year later on April 1991. This was undoubtedly a very unique relationship.
In 1997, Beth met Grammy-nominated singer, Brian Porizek, and they started dating. A year later in January 1998 they got married and were divorced in July 2000 – just two years later.
In 2004, Broderick met Scott Paetty, and they began dating. A year later on April 29, 2005, they got married and have since stayed married. Beth Broderick has never had a child of her own.
3. Charity Work And Philanthropy
Beth Broderick is a woman with a large heart, and she is committed to helping others. She is a founding director of an organization called “Momentum” based in New York City, in the United States. The major aim of this organization is to help out people living with AIDS and to help them lead very meaningful lives.
Beth is also a founding member of another organization called “Celebrity Action Council of the City Knights Rehabilitation” programme, based in Los Angeles, USA. This organization has programmes to help women overcome substance abuse challenges, provide shelter for homeless women, and to offer job skills and training to help these women get back to their families and take hold of their lives.
4. Beth Supports The Democratic party
She is a Democrat while her father is a Republican. She claims that their differences have made their dinner conversations sometimes heated but very interesting as each remain respectful but unrelenting in their stance.
5. Body Measurements
Blonde-haired Beth Broderick is 5 feet and 9 inches tall (173 cm), she weighs about 56 kilograms (123 pounds). She also has green eyes.
6. Net Worth
Since her official debut, Beth Broderick has built an impressive career. Beth is now worth about $3 million and has made most of her fortune from her acting career.