Betsy Brandt Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Betsy Brandt Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight62 kg
Date of BirthMarch 14, 1973
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseGrady Olsen

Betsy Brandt is an American actress renowned for her roles in the TV shows like Judging Amy, Breaking Bad, Parenthood, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Life in Pieces. She graduated from Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training and is an alumna of Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Michigan. Her charismatic performances have earned her over 300k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Betsy Ann Brandt

Nick Name


Betsy Brandt at the Comic-Con International 2012
Betsy Brandt at the Comic-Con International 2012 (Thibault / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Bay City, Michigan, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States




Betsy Brandt attended the Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Michigan. Afterward, she joined the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1996.

Then, she went on to obtain her Masters in Fine Arts from Harvard University‘s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. To perfect her craft, she also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, in Glasgow, Scotland.




  • Father – Gary Brandt (Electrician)
  • Mother – Janet Brandt (Teacher)


Betsy Brandt is managed by Talent Works, Talent Agency, Burbank, California, United States.




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Betsy Brandt has dated –

  1. Grady Olsen (1995-Present) – After dating for a year, in 1996, Brandt married her fellow UIUC graduate and an employee at OpenText, a software company, Grady Olsen. They are blessed with 2 children – daughter Josephine Olsen (born 2004) and son Freddie Olsen (born 2008).
Betsy Brandt with RJ Mitte (Right) and Bryan Cranston (Left) at the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards for Breaking Bad
Betsy Brandt with RJ Mitte (Right) and Bryan Cranston (Left) at the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards for Breaking Bad (Peabody Awards / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of German descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Usually keeps a shoulder-length hairstyle
  • Rounded chin

Brand Endorsements

Betsy Brandt has either endorsed or promoted brands like –

  • Rita Vinieris
  • Onna Ehrlich
  • Anne Sisteron
  • Jaguar U.S.
  • Terranea Resort
  • The Resort at Paws Up
  • Malibu Beach Inn
Betsy Brandt as seen on 'Pi Day' in March 2017
Betsy Brandt as seen on ‘Pi Day’ in March 2017 (Betsy Brandt / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Her portrayal of Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad (2008-2013), Sandy in Parenthood (2012-2014), Annie Henry on The Michael J. Fox Show (2013-2014), and Heather /Heather Hughes in Life in Pieces (2015-2018)
  • Appearing in numerous films including Between Us (2016) as Gigi, Claire in Motion (2016) as Claire, We the Coyotes (2018) as Jeanine, Magic Mike (2012) as the Banker, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (2011) as Madame Zaleski, and Shelf Life (2004) as Nikki Reynolds

First Film

In 2001, she made her feature film debut in the comedy-drama film, Memphis Bound… and Gagged, in the leading role as ‘The Director’.

First TV Show

In 2001, she made her first TV show appearance in the drama series, Judging Amy, as Elizabeth Granson.

In 2015, she debuted as a voice actress in the animated action comedy series, Axe Cop.

Personal Trainer

Betsy Brandt works out in the gym regularly and has often indulged in training sessions at Soul Cycle. She also likes going for a run with her dog and maintains an active lifestyle.

Betsy Brandt Favorite Things

  • Coffee Joint – Costa Mesa
  • Christmas Gift – Snow White dress of the late 70s

Source – Twitter, Twitter

Betsy Brandt with her on-screen son in March 2016
Betsy Brandt with her on-screen son in March 2016 (Betsy Brandt / Instagram)

Betsy Brandt Facts

  1. She has been interested in directing a musical play from an early age.
  2. Her focus shifted to acting after she was chosen to play the lead role in the high school production Exit the Body.
  3. Soon after she graduated, Betsy moved to Seattle, Washington.
  4. While in Washington, she worked in theater and appeared in numerous short films.
  5. Few years after that, she moved to Los Angeles, California.
  6. On June 6, 2010, the Bay City Western High School commencement honored her as the Distinguished Alumnus of the year giving her the opportunity to deliver a speech.
  7. Betsy supports the non-profit organization, Feeding America, an organization fighting against hunger.
  8. She loves baking.

Featured Image by Thibault / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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