Beth Broderick Bio, Husband, Career, Movies and TV Shows, and Net Worth

Beth Broderick is an American actress known for playing Zelda Spellman in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which aired from 1996 to 2003.

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Beth Broderick (born Elizabeth Alice Broderick) is an American actress. She is famous for playing Zelda Spellman in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which aired from 1996 to 2003. She had recurring roles in ‘Lost,’ the ABC mystery drama series. She also appeared in the fiction drama series titled ‘Under The Dome.’

Beth is the founding director of Momentum, a New York-based organization established to assist people with AIDS, the first one of its kind. She is also a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council of the City Light Women’s Rehabilitation Program at the Los Angeles Mission: which provides services to homeless women and helps them overcome drug and substance abuse and equips them with skills to start jobs in order to reclaim their lives and families.

Broderick also appears in a promotional video for Camp Wellstone. She said she attended the camp because she wants to run for office.

She currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Beth Broderick Age

Broderick was born n February 24, 1959, in Falmouth, Kentucky. She is 59 years old as of 2019.

Beth Broderick Family

Beth is the daughter of Thomas Joseph Broderick and Nina Lou. She also has two sisters and one brother

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Beth got married to Brian Porizek in 1998. They, unfortunately, divorced in 2000 and Broderick married Scott Paetty in 2005.

She also had a long year romance with Brian De Palma, a director, during the production of The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Beth Broderick Children

No information about Beth’s children is disclosed.

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Beth Broderick School

Beth attended high school and graduated at sixteen years. She then graduated and joined the American Academy of Arts in Pasadena, California. She graduated at eighteen. She thereafter moved to New York City to pursue her acting career.

Beth Broderick Career

Broderick made her debut in two films; ‘In Love,’ and ‘Bordello’ both adult films where she played lesbian roles. Neither of the films was financially successful.

Her first significant role was in ‘Stealing Home,’ where she played a sexy neighbor who seduces Jonathan Silverman, a young and innocent man.

Beth’s TV credits are the likes of ‘Married… with Children,’ ‘The 5 Mrs. Buchanans,’ ‘Hearts Afire,’ ‘Supernatural and Glory Days.’ She had a guest starring roles on ‘Leverage’ and ‘Castle’ more recently.

Broderick has written pieces such as ‘A Cup of Joe,’ and ‘Wonderland.’

She also directed three episodes of ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.’

Beth Broderick Filmography | Movies and TV Shows





1983 In Love Ella
1985 Bordello: House of the Rising Sun Caz Wilcox
1986 If Looks Could Kill Newswoman
1986 Sex Appeal Fran
1987 Student Affairs Alexis
1987 Slammer Girls Abigail
1988 Stealing Home Lesley
1989 Young Nurses in Love Putnam
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Caroline Heftshank
1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold Berthe
1992 The Silencer Barbie Rodgers (uncredited)
1995 French Exit Andie Ross
1995 Man of the Year Kelly Bound
1996 Maternal Instincts Dr. Eva Warden
1997 Women Without Implants
1997 Fools Rush In Tracey Verna (uncredited)
1997 Breast Men Terri
2000 Psycho Beach Party Mrs. Ruth Forrest
2003 Inside the Inner Circle Herself
2005 Tom’s Nu Heaven
2005 The Inner Circle Jean
2006 State’s Evidence Scott’s Mom
2007 Timber Falls Ida
2011 Bad Actress Alyssa Rampart-Pillage
2011 Fly Away Jeanne
2011 Retail Therapy Celebrity Customer
2014 Two Step Dot
2015 Echoes of War Doris McCluskey
2018 Crash Blossom Nancy O’Connor
2018 ”Seduced by My Neighbor” Gladys





1987 Tales from the Darkside Voice on Radio
1988 Matlock Jane Barnes
1988–1989 1st & Ten: The Championship
1989 Hooperman Europa
1989 The Nutt House Gwen Goode
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. Dallas
1990 Murphy Brown Rita
1990 Glory Days Sheila Jackson
1990 Married… with Children Miss Penza
1991 Get a Life Jackie
1991 Doctor Doctor Roxanne Abrams
1991 Rewrite for Murder
1991 Drexell’s Class Maria
1992 Are You Lonesome Tonight Laura
1992 Northern Exposure Linda Angelo
1992 In the Deep Woods Myra Cantrell
1992–1993 Hearts Afire Dee Dee Starr
1993 Hearts Afire Lee Ann Folsom
1993 Shadowhunter Bobby Cain
1994 Justice in a Small Town Melissa Brewer
1994–1995 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Delilah Buchanan
1996–2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Zelda Spellman
1997 Women: Stories of Passion Ellie
1997 Teen Angel Zelda Spellman
1997 Men in Black: The Series Aileen (voice)
1998 A Champion’s Fight Patricia Ellis
2002 The Nightmare Room Real Madame Zora (uncredited)
2003 The Lyon’s Den Lana Olmstead
2004 Homeland Security Elise McKee
2004 CSI: Miami Mona
2006 Supernatural Alice Miller
2006 The Closer Morgan Bloom
2007 Bionic Woman Alexis
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Belinda / Linda
2005–2008 Lost Diane Janssen
2008 ER Edith Landry
2009 Two Dollar Beer Mom
2009 Cold Case Libby Traynor
2009 Leverage Monica Hunter
2010 Castle Barbara Mann
2010 Revenge of the Bridesmaids Olivia McNabb
2010 Lone Star Carol
2013 Under the Dome Rose Twitchell
2014 Melissa & Joey Dr. Ellen Radier
2014 A Perfect Christmas List Michelle
2016 Late Bloomer Eileen Taft
2017 Bosch Judge Sharon Houghton
2017 A Very Merry Toy Store Pam Forrester
2017 Romance at Reindeer Lodge Penny
2018 Sharp Objects Annie

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Beth Broderick Body Measurements

Height: 1.73m

Weight: 54kg

Beth Broderick Net Worth

Beth has a net worth of $3 million

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Beth Broderick Interview

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Many people instantly recognize actress Beth Broderick as “Aunt Zelda” from the television show “Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch.” But few know that she took off from her acting career in 1985 to co-founded one of the first programs for persons with AIDS in New York City.

So her commitment to the world premiere staging of the play Just Outside Redemption – about the Texas gay and lesbian community’s fight to be included in the James Bird Hate Crimes Bill – continues her personal conviction of supporting the GLBT community.
Theatre en Bloc is partnering with Equality Texas to debut the new play, written by Dennis Bailey and inspired by the work of Dianne Hardy-Garcia and the fight for inclusive hate crimes legislation in Texas in the 1990s. The world premiere production runs through September 30th at The City Theatre.
Olin Meadows talked to the actress about her legacy of fighting for people dealing with AIDS and HIV, life after “Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch” and why the message of Just Outside Redemption is important to her.

Olin Meadows: What made you decide to work on Just Outside Redemption, given its touchy topic?

Beth Broderick: I have a long history of defending the LGBT community. In 1985, I co-founded MOMENTUM, a program for persons with AIDS in New York City. This was also a pivotal time in our history.
When I first became aware of the crisis in 1984, there were whispers about this strange disease which they called “Gay Men’s Cancer.” No one understood the causes or nature of the disease, and the fear of contagion – and widespread bigotry against gays – brought out the worst in many folks. There was even a state ballot measure proposed in New York that advocated the quarantine of all gay men.
Life expectancy was six to eight months from the time of diagnosis. I abandoned my acting ambitions and helped form MOMENTUM. With my partner Peter Avitabile, we strove to provide food, clothing and – most importantly – community to a terrified and often terrorized group of young men and women. I was witness to a lot of ignorance, but also great courage and a fierce determination to get answers and save lives.
I spent the next five years on the front line of the AIDS fight and did not resume my acting career until I was 28. I am proud to say that the program still exists and continues to provide support for people coping with AIDS. We have come a long way, but there is still work to be done.

O.M.: What do you draw from in your personal life and history that helps make your character and her story come to life?

B.B.: Just Outside Redemption captures an important moment in both Texas and human history. The eight-year struggle to include gays in the James Boyd Jr. Hate Crimes Act touched a lot of lives and set the stage for the national reform of our legal response to these kinds of devastating acts. This kind of progress is only possible because of the bravery and determination of ordinary people.
Those are my kind of heroes, and Dianne Hardy Garcia, the legislators, volunteers, and victim’s families are among them. There are many, many people to thank for the progress we have made as a society, and this play is a way of doing that. I am excited to be a part of producing and performing this piece.
I am playing the role of “Harlene.” She is from a small town in West Texas that has been rocked by the vicious murder of her hairdresser and friend Billy. She is outraged by the act and the killer’s attempt to justify it by claiming he was afraid of being propositioned by a gay man. Harlene is a socialite who is propelled by her maternal instincts into acting on behalf of folks like Billy. She joins the fight because she cannot help herself, much the same way that I took a five-year detour in my twenties to fight for the rights of people with AIDS and the search for a cure. I simply could not look away. She is also funny and irreverent and I love her for that.

O.M.:  What do you hope people will take home with them from this theatre experience?
B.B:  This is a very entertaining piece of theater.  And it is a show for all audiences – young, old, gay or straight.  There is something in it that everyone can identify with.
      I really think people will have a great time at Just Outside Redemption, and I believe that it will be performed all across the country.  The characters are distinctly Texan, but the themes are universal.  It is a great reminder that we can build bridges across the great cultural differences that sometimes divide us.  We can – and have – come together as a state and as a country to do the right thing.
O.M.:  How exciting to be partnering with such a trusted and noted organization such as Equality Texas on this project, and how has that experience been rewarding to the show and to you?
B.B.:  We are thrilled to be partnering with Equality Texas on this production.  We are great admirers of the organization and thrilled to collaborate with them on ways to get the word out to the public.   We are so looking forward to having after-show discussions with the Equality Texas community and grateful that they continue to work to ensure that, one day, all Texans will enjoy equal rights under the law. 
O.M.:  The name of Theatre En Bloc means “all together,” so how does this relate to the theatre world meeting the political world through this production?
B.B.:  Theater En Bloc is dedicated to creating new works that illuminate the human condition.  We are all a part of a larger society, and we want to do work that reflects the world around us.
    I am always amused when people say that they do not want to be “political.”  How we govern ourselves has everything to do with who we are as a people.  It is impossible to divorce the two.
O.M.:  Since many of our readers may remember you from television’s “Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch,” what have you been doing since then?
B.B.:  Since “Sabrina,” I have been at work on a variety of projects.  I was a recurring character on “Lost” as Kate’s mother Diane.  I have also guest starred on numerous television shows and starred in several independent films – most recently Fly Away,which debuted here at SXSW, and Bad Actress, which premiered at Miami International Film Festival.  Both were critically acclaimed and can be acquired through Netflix, Youtube, Hulu and Amazon.
     I have also happily returned to the stage, appearing in the one-woman show Bad Dates at Laguna Playhouse and Chicago’s Northlight.  I was in the world premiere of Heads at the Blank in LA and look forward to appearing in 33 Variations at the ZACH Theatre this season here in Austin. 
O.M.:  What advice would you give to a young artist trying to make a career in theatre?
B.B.:  The first rule of thumb in becoming a professional actor is that one should know the rules of the industry and then proceed to break them if they do not work for you.  Act, act, act, and look for opportunities to create a life in theater that may or may not include becoming a television star or conquering Broadway.
     Theater is important to our communities, and work is work.  There are many ways to carve out a satisfying life in the arts.  

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