Betty Gilpin - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022

Betty Gilpin
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: GLOW (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 21, 1986 (age 36)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Elizabeth Folan Gilpin
Birth Place: New York City, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Jack Gilpin
Mother's Name: Ann McDonough
Siblings: 2

Sam Gilp (brother)
Harry Gilpin (brother)

High School: The Loomis Chaffee School
University: Fordham University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, English, Scottish, German, Dutch)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 6, 2016
Husband's Name: Cosmo Pfeil

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Betty Gilpin?

Betty Gilpin is an actress by profession and American by nationality. The Primetime Emmy Award Nominated actress is well known for starring in GLOW as Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan and in Nurse Jackie as Dr. Carrie Roman.

Betty Gilpin in GLOW as Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan (Image: Pinterest)

Betty Gilpin – Age, Parents, Siblings

Betty Gilpin’s birth took place on July 21, 1986, in New York City, USA. She was born as Elizabeth Folan Gilpin to mother Ann McDonough and father Jack Gilpin, who are both actors. 

Jack is notable for starring in the TV series Kate & Allie, Law & Order, and the 2008 film 21 while Ann is known for her role in the 1987 dram/comedy film Moonstruck

She is not the only child of her parents and has siblings- brothers Sam Gilpin and Harry Gilpin. 

Education, Ethnicity

Betty Gilpin is an alumnus of the Washington Montessori School, studying there until she went to The Loomis Chaffee School, graduating in 2004. She then went on to study at Fordham University. There she studied under Dianne Wiest, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

She is of Irish, English, Scottish, German, and Dutch ethnicity.

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Betty Gilpin – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Gilpin married her longtime boyfriend Cosmo Pfeil, a former actor on August 6, 2016, after years of dating. They had first met while making her first movie The Northern Kingdom where they played on-screen siblings.

She and her husband welcomed their first child, a daughter in November 2020. Currently, the couple is living a blissful married life without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Betty Gilpin, Cosmo Pfeil (Image: Getty Images)

Betty Gilpin – Career

Early Career

Betty Gilpin began her career as a professional actress in 2006. Her first roles were as guest stars in the episode(s) of the TV series Law & Order Fringe, Medium, and Elementary. Between 2013-2015 she portrayed the character, Dr. Carrie Roman, in 34 episodes of Nurse Jackie. This role gave her valid recognition in Hollywood.

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Films, Series

Since then Betty Gilpin has landed supporting roles in films True Story (2015), Isn't It Romantic (2019), Stuber (2019), etc. Her upcoming films include Grudge (2020), The Tomorrow War (2020), The Hunt, and Coffee & Karee.

Betty Gilpin is much more prominent in TV series, having guest appearances in Elementary (2016), Masters of Sex (2016), American Gods (2017), and Robot Chicken (2018). In 2017 she was cast as Debbie Eagan in comedy-drama web TV series GLOW.


Betty Gilpin’s fellow GLOW co-stars include Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Britney Young, Kate Nash, etc.

She starred in 2020’s Grudge with Lin Shaye, Andrea Riseborough, and John Cho, among others.

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The Grudge cast- from left Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Nicolas Pesce, Sam Raimi, Andrea Riseboroug (Image: Twitter)

Betty Gilpin – Awards, Nominations

For her role as Debbie Eagan in GLOW, Betty Gilpin has been nominated for Critics' Choice Television Awards (2018, 2019), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018, 2019), three Gold Derby Awards (2018), Primetime Emmy Awards (2018, 2019).

Betty Gilpin – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $2 million while the details of her annual salary have not been shared with the public.

Betty Gilpin – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Betty Gilpin is absent. However numerous fan accounts have been set up in her name.

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