About Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin is a famous and professional actress popularly known for her performance in the comedy-drama series of Netflix called GLOW, where she portrayed the character of Debbie Eagan. Her performance has won her countless nominations, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and others.

Quick Info
Full NameElizabeth Folan Gilpin
Date of BirthJuly 21, 1986
Birth PlaceNew York City, U.S.
Parent(s)Jack Gilpin and Ann McDonough
Spouse(s)Cosmo Pfeil ​(m. 2016)
Net worthUS $2 million

Early life

Gilpin was born on 21st July of 1986 in the New York City of the United States. Thus, she belongs to American nationality as she grew up there. Her original name is Elizabeth Folan Gilpin, but her nickname popularly knows her. She was born in a family where both parent’s theatre actors. Her father’s name is Jack Gilpin, who is quite known in the acting industry, and her mother is Ann McDonough. There is no information regarding her other siblings.

Betty Gilpin spent her early life in South Street Seaport, and she went to The Loomis Chaffee School for her schooling. She graduated from Fordham University, where she trained her acting and studied drama under the actress Dianne Wiest.

Betty Gilpin



Betty Gilpin made her film debut in 2008 after earning her small appearance in several Television series. That year, she made her short appearance in the psychosexual erotic thriller film called Death in Love as a young model, then she made another appearance the same year in the fantasy comedy film called Ghost Town as WWII Nurse. The following year, she appeared in the movie The Northern Kingdom as Carissa. She made her next appearance in the film only in2014, where she played the small role in Beach Pillows and the comedy-drama film of Liz Tuccillo, Take Care as Jodi. In 2015, she appeared in the mystery drama film called True Story as Cheryl Frank.

In 2017, Betty Gilpin landed the lead role in the science-fiction romantic comedy-drama called Future ’38, where she portrayed Banky’s character. She also played the supporting role in the romantic comedy film, Isn’t It Romantic in 2019 as Whitney alongside co-star Rebel Wilson. The same year, she made her appearance in A Dog’s Journey and Stuber. In 2020, she appeared in the horror film, The Grudge as Nina Spencer starred in the horror-thriller film called The Hunt as Crystal Creasy. She also starred in the action-comedy movie called Coffee & Kareem as Detective Linda Watts.

She is currently working on her new film, The Tomorrow War, which is believed to be released in 2021.



Betty Gilpin started her acting career from the Tv series Law & Order: The Criminal Intent in 2006, appearing in an episode called “The War at Home,” where she portrayed the character of Amanda Dockerty. Then she continued her Tv appearance from 2008. She appeared in an episode called “Golden Boy” of Tv drama New Amsterdam as Marika Soloway, and she went onto appear in the science fiction series called Fringer as Loraine Daisy in an episode called “The Same Old Story.” Then she made her another appearance in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent in an episode called “Playing Dead” as Stacey Hayes.

In 2009, Betty Gilpin made her appearance in comedy-drama series called The Unusuals as Abigail Allen in an episode called “The E.I.D.” She also appeared in police procedural series called Law & Order as Paige Regan in an episode called “For the Defense.”

Betty Gilpin

The following year, she made her appearance in an episode of the political drama series The Good Wife called “Painkiller” as Molly. Then she continued her small appearances in series, Past Life as Corrine and Medium as Kim Clement. 

Before landing the recurring role in Nurse Jackie, she made her appearance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Natalie Relais. In 2013, she landed a significant role in medical comedy-drama series called Nurse Jackie, where she portrayed the character of Dr. Carrie Roman. She appeared in 34 episodes of the series; then, she landed another recurring role in the series called The Walker.

In 2017, Betty Gilpin made her breakthrough after appearing as the main cast in GLOW as Debbie Eagan. She appeared in 30 episodes of the series, and it earned her 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Critics Choice Television Awards, and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards with additional Golden Derby Awards and 22nd OFTA Television Awards.

In 2018, she voiced Laurie Jupiter and Louisa von Trapp in an animated series called Robot Chicken.


Personal life

Betty Gilpin is currently living her happy married life with the actor and director named Cosmo Pfeil. They started dating in early 2009 after meeting in the film set of the film, The Northern Kingdom, and eventually tied their knot in 2016 after dating for more than seven years. The couple doesn’t have any children yet. Any other news regarding Gilpin’s personal life is hard to capture because she is not much of a social media user, and she prefers to keep her personal life private. She once confessed how she becomes too sensitive to the internet and how it crowds her mind with useless thoughts about public opinions and internet things.

The few things we know about her things are that she loves to listen to music and involve herself in various sports activities. Her favorite thing is to watch wrestling.

Betty Gilpin

Physical statistics & others

Gilpin is a beautiful actress. She possesses a tall height of 5 feet and 7 inches and a body weight of around 64 kg. Her body measurements are 39-26-37 inches. Her shoe size is 6 UK.

Gilpin has hazel green eyes and natural blonde hair. Her zodiac sign is Cancer, and her sexual orientation is straight. She belongs to white ethnicity.


Net worth

As of 2020, Betty Gilpin’s net worth is estimated to be around 2 million dollars. She earns her million from every film she appears on.