Biography - Betty Gilpin

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Betty Gilpin
Best Known For
GLOW (TV series)
Net Worth
$2.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Elizabeth Folan Gilpin N/A
Born on
July 21, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Place
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
1 (daughter)
Jack Gilpin
Jack Gilpin
Ann McDonough
Ann McDonough
Cosmo Pfeil
Cosmo Pfeil
Harry Gilpin
Harry Gilpin
Sam Gilpn
Sam Gilpn
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Blonde N/A
Eye Color
Blue N/A
Shoe Size
8 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
6 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
Cup Size
Social Media Presence

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 and 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 the 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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