While Beth Reisgarh has handled the leading role in her fair share of projects, she doesn’t have much to lead with. Best known for her work with the TNT Television series, Parker, Riesgraf has found some degree of success with her early roles. And while she has continued to grace our TV screens with action-packed performances, Riesgraf still has much to do. Apart from a few movies here and there, and a chunk of TV roles, Riesgraf has rarely been seen on media and prefers to keep most of her life private. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Beth Riesgraf.
Beth Jean Riesgraf was born on August 24, 1978, in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Elroy Othmar Riesgraf and Janet Ann Riesgraf. Born and raised in Minnesota, Riesgraf has maintained her silence about early life. As for academia, Riesgraf graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996. Having moved to Las Vegas during her early years, Riesgraf was pulled by the world of acting, glamor, and Hollywood.
Following her high school graduation, Riesgraf made the decision to dive into show business. Unlike most prominent actors, Riesgraf took the plunge straight to the TV and had no prior theatre background. She made her debut in 2001 with the role of a waitress in the TV series, Spin City. She was also cast in Undressed the same year, which also brought her a debut movie appearance. In 2002, Riesgraf was picked to portray the role of Krissy in the movie Scorcher. TV roles died down for Riesgraf during the early years of 2000 and she began focusing on movies. Save from a 2003 appearance in I Love Your Work, Riesgraf hadn’t had much to lead on with.
Things changed in 2005 when Riesgraf was cast in one of the episodes of How I Met Your Mother. She also worked in the Television film, The Stereo Sound Agency, the same year and was cast in minor roles in the series, My Name Is Earl. 2007 marked Reisgraf’s comeback in movies as she played a role in Alvin and the Chipmunks, followed by three TV roles in Insatiable, Big Shots, and Without a Trace. Since then, Riesgraf has enjoyed a series of roles with regularity. Her other movie appearances include roles in Nobody (2009), Intruders (2015), In Search of Fellini (2017), and most recently on I Hate Kids (2019).
And while movies weren’t the source of much joy for Riesgraf, she found her footing with TV series. Her most impactful performance came in 2008 when she was cast in the leading role of the TV series, Leverage. The series ran for four years until 2012 and catapulted Riesgraf into the list of A-list TV actors. Other than her work in Leverage, Riesgraf has also portrayed a host of different characters in several series including, NCIS (2011), Criminal Minds (2012-2013), The Mentalist (2013), Perception (2014), Complications (2015), SEAL Team (2018), Stranger Things (2019), and more recently on 68 Whiskey (2020).
Beth Reisgarh’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as of 2023. She earns most of her income from her acting projects, both on the big screen and the small screen. She also makes money from endorsements, sponsorships and appearances. She lives a comfortable and luxurious life with her son and partner in Los Angeles, California.
Beth is also a loving mother of a son and a partner of an Irish actor. Here is a brief overview of her personal life and relationships.
Ex-Husband Jason Lee?
Beth Riesgraf was in a relationship with Jason Lee, an American actor and producer, from 2001 to 2007. They met on the set of the comedy series My Name is Earl, where they both starred. They got engaged but never married. They have a son together named Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee, who was born on September 28, 2003. However, their relationship ended in 2007 and they went their separate ways.
Current Boyfriend: Alan Smyth
Beth Riesgraf is currently dating Alan Smyth, an Irish actor who has appeared in shows like Leverage, NCIS and Shameless. They have been together since 2009. They seem to be very happy and supportive of each other.
Future Plans: Marriage and More Kids?
Beth Riesgraf has not revealed any plans to get married or have more kids in the near future. She seems to be focused on her career and her family. She has also not been linked to any other men besides Jason Lee and Alan Smyth. She is a beautiful actress with a balanced love life.
Beth Reisgarh has some distinctive physical traits that make her stand out as an actress. She has blonde hair and blue eyes that contrast with her fair complexion. She is 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm tall and weighs 60 kg or 132 lbs. She has a slim build and a cheerful smile.
Beth Reisgarh also takes good care of her body and stays fit and flexible for her roles. She does cardio, usually running, along with some mat work like Pilates or ballet. She also works on strengthening her core to prevent injuries and improve her posture.
Beth Jean Riesgraf
Date of birth
August 24, 1978
Place of birth
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, U.S.
Actress, Producer, Writer, Director
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Jason Lee (2001–2007)
Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee (son)
Elroy Othmar Riesgraf (father), Janet Ann Riesgraf (mother)
Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nevada
$3 million (as of 2023)
Hobbies and interests
Photography, running, Pilates, ballet
Awards and nominations
Saturn Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for Leverage
Parker on Leverage and Leverage: Redemption, Dr. Maeve Donovan on Criminal Minds, Billy’s Mother on Stranger Things
The Summer of My Deflowering (2000)
Debut TV show
Spin City (2001)
A Standard Story (2011)
The White Door (2006), Kat Fight! (2016), It Is What It Is (or the Standards of Outrage) (post-production)
A Standard Story (2011), It Is What It Is (or the Standards of Outrage) (post-production)