Since she was named “wittiest” in her junior high school yearbook, Beth has followed in the rich tradition of Episcopalians in comedy. She moved from suburban Orlando to New York City and staged her own one-woman show called “This Is Where I Get Off.” The show was picked up by Circle Rep and enjoyed an extended Off-Broadway run. After seeing her show, producers from Comedy Central tapped her to be the first female correspondent for a new series called “The Daily Show.”
Beth won widespread notoriety during her four years on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” for filing stories on people like the matchmaker for the Militia movement, and the inventor of the Bulge, the Wonder Bra for men. She also hosted several of her own half-hour interview series “The Beth Littleford Interview Specials” where she boogied with Boy George, shoveled manure with Minnesota Governor Jesse “the Body” Ventura, and told David Cassidy he’d paved the way for acts to follow, like MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli.
In 2000, Beth left “The Daily Show” for network television, spending two years on ABC’s “Spin City” stalking Alan Ruck, impersonating Heather Locklear and sexually harassing Michael J. Fox. Beth has gone on to guest star on many other shows including “Joey,” “Frasier,” “The West Wing,” “Boston Public,” “Still Standing” and “Without A Trace.” Beth has also had recurring roles on “One on One,” “Life with Bonnie,” and “Rules of Engagement.”
In 2004, she landed a starring role in Fox’s “Method and Red.” In its review of the show, Entertainment Weekly said “The Daily Show’s whip-smart Beth Littleford is squirmingly good.” EW later cited “sharp players like Daily Show alum Beth Littleford” as a reason for including “Method and Red” on ‘The Must List.’
On the big screen, Beth has appeared in Judd Apatow’s “Drillbit Taylor” with Owen Wilson, David E. Kelley’s “Mystery, Alaska” with Russell, Crowe and PJ Hogan’s “Unconditional Love,” and the Cartoon Network’s first live action movie, “Ben 10: Race Against Time.” Currently, she co-stars in Disney’s new movie, “Starstruck.”
Still trying to pin down where you’ve seen her? Maybe it was in ad campaigns for Comfort Inn, Laughing Cow cheese, Xerox, IBM, Cisco, the NFL or Cheez-its; or in one of her many appearances on Hollywood Squares or Politically Incorrect, or on one of VH-1’s endless stream of shows in which she has to wax nostalgic about last Tuesday.
Beth is currently starring as the sexually enthusiastic mom on MTV’s hit sitcom “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” now in its second season. Beth has recently guest-starred on “Desperate Housewives” (airing on Mother’s Day) “CSI” and “CSI:Miami” and was in the season finale of CBS’s “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” She also recurs on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show.”
Beth reteams with her old Daily Show colleague, Steve Carrell, in the dramedy “Crazy Stupid Love,” coming out from Warner Brothers July 29. Also out this summer, “Movie 43,” a crazy movie featuring the biggest cast in Hollywood history, in which Beth plays a mom who strips on the internet. She lives in LA with her husband, Rob Fox, and son, Jackson (who is thankfully too young to watch any of the above.)