Feb. 24th, 1959
Falmouth, Kentucky, USA
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Elizabeth Alice "Beth" Broderick is an American actress famous for her portrayal of the character Zelda Spellman in the television sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 1996–2003 on ABC and then the Warner Bros. network.
Broderick was born on February 24, 1959 in Falmouth, Kentucky, USA but was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Beth was always very interested in theater as a child and she graduated the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California at age 18.
After that she moved to New York and began her professional acting career. She stopped acting for a few years to dedicate herself to dealing with the AIDS crisis in the early eighties.
When she was 27 she started acting again and she made her debut in 1988 when she played the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent Jonathan Silverman in Stealing Home (1988).
In 1990 she appeared in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). She has also appeared in several theater productions like Carnal Knowledge, Triplets in Uniform and Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline (which she also co-produced). In New York she has starred in The Mousetrap, The Lion in Winter and many more. Beth is not only an actress, she is also a writer and she has written A Cup of Joe, Wonderland and Literatti with 'Dennis Bailey'.
Beth is also a director and she has directed an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) called "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996).
She has been active in the battle against AIDS since 1984 and she is the founding director of Momentum, one of the first organizations in New York established to assist people with AIDS. Beth 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, assists them to overcome substance abuse and learn job skills to assist them reclaim their lives and families.
She was married to Brian Porizek on January 26, 1998 then divorced him July 11, 2000. She married Scott Paetty on April 29, 2005.
- Her eye color is green.
- She has two sisters and one brother.
- Her writing parter is 'Dennis Bailey (I)' (qv).
- At age 18, she moved to New York and began her professional acting career.
- Her interests are gourmet cooking, flower arranging, reading, and writing.
- Her favorite authors are: 'Reynolds Price' (qv), Tim McLaurin, 'Jim Harrison (I)' (qv), and 'Truman Capote' (qv).
- (2001) She has a boyfriend who is a lawyer.
- Optioned the novel "The Last Great Snake Show," written by Tim McLaurin.
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