Betsy Sodaro Biography
Betsy Sodaro was born in Breckenridge, Colorado USA, on 10 June 1984 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a comedienne, who might be known best for her portrayal of Abortion Deb in the historical comedy series “Another Period” aired from 2015-;18, created by Natasha Leggero and Rikki Lindhome who also starred in it alongside Armen Weitzman. It follows the wealthy family Bellacourt living in Newport, Rhode Island in the early 20th century.
Childhood and education
Betsy is very secretive when it comes to her personal matters and hasn’t disclosed any details regarding her parents and any siblings.
She was raised in Summit County, Colorado – her family often struggled with money.
She became interested in acting while attending high school, and appeared in nearly all plays performed at the school, but rarely portrayed lead characters. Upon matriculating in 2002, Betsy enrolled at Western State Colorado University, and there continued acting while also practicing her skills at a community theatre. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and theatre in 2006, and then began performing at the Sacramento Comedy spot, before moving to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Betsy has been credited with appearing in roughly 130 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
Betsy made her debut TV series appearance in the 2010 comedy “This Show Will Get You High”, and then gained recognition in 2012 after being cast to portray Angela in the comedy “Animal Practice”, created by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and which starred Justin Kirk and JoAnna Garcia Swisher. The series following a veterinarian who loves animals and hates their owners. Betsy was also praised for her portrayal of four characters in four episodes of the comedy talk-show “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
The following years saw her appear in only an episode or two of various series, such as the sitcom “We Are Men”, another sitcom “The Millers”, and the late night comedy “Chelsea Lately”. In 2014 she was invited to voice Xixi in the animated adventure comedy “All Hail King Julien”, which was quite popular, winning five awards while it was nominated for 20 others. In 2015, Betsy was cast to portray supporting characters in five series, including the comedy “Big Time in Hollywood, FL”, the comedy “Clipped” and the multi-camera comedy “Dr. Ken”. The year 2016 heard her voice Plant in 26 episodes of the animated comedy sketch “Right Now Kapow”, and in 2017, Betsy was cast to portray Dabby in 18 episodes of the comedy “Disjointed”.
She went on to voice characters in various series – in 2018, she voiced Puddin’ Peggy and Sherris in the animated series “Little Big Awesome”, Ground Hog in the animated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and Clementine in the animated adventure “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”.
Three of her most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2020 episode “Tutorial Mode” of the animated comedy “Glitch Techs” in which she voiced Inspector 7, the 2020 episode “THX-2021” of the improv cult talk-show “The George Lucas Talk Show”, and the adult animated comedy “Duncanville” in which she has been voicing the character Bex since late 2020.
Roles in movies
Betsy gained recognition in 2013 after lending her voice to various characters in the critically acclaimed computer-animated comedy “Monsters University”, written and directed by Dan Scanlon, and which starred Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi. It follows two monsters who become friends while attending the Monsters University. It won nine awards and was nominated for 58 others, including a BAFTA.
Betsy went on to appear in many movies, while her next notable performance was in the 2018 biographical comedy drama “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”, in which she portrayed Powell’s Information Person.
The movie starred Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara, and follows a man who turns to drawing funny cartoons after an accident puts him in a wheelchair. In 2019, Betsy played Grumpy Maid of Honor in the romantic comedy “Plus One”, and then voiced Clampers Buttonwillow in the computer-animated musical comedy “Trolls World Tour”.
Three of her most recent roles in movies have been in the romantic comedy “Valley Girl”, the comedy drama “An American Pickle” and the mystery comedy “Hubie Halloween”, all released in 2020.
Awards and accolades
In 2015, Betsy was nominated for a Jury Award for Outstanding Actress In a Lead Role – Comedy for her performance in the series “Uh, Hey Dude”, and in the same year, she and her colleague were nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series, for their performance in “All Hail King Julien”.
In 2018, she was nominated for a BTVA Voice Acting Award for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year.
Love life and husband
Betsy is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, and it wasn’t until 2017 that she revealed that she was dating Drew Tarver, an American actor and comedian known for his starring role in the comedy show “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”.
In mid-2017, Betsy, Drew and several other members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, went on a tour to Tokyo, Japan, and Drew decided to take Betsy alone to Kamakura Daibutsu, an outdoor bronze statue of Amitabha found at the Buddhist Temple Kotoku-in. When there, Drew asked Betsy to marry him, to which she said ‘yes’. She announcing their engagement by uploading a picture of them kissing in front of the statue, on 15 June 2017.
While many people believe Drew to be her husband, it appears that the two still haven’t exchanged vows. So as of January 2021, Betsy is engaged to Drew Tarver, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Betsy is a huge lover of animals and has recently adopted a puppy and named it Wilma; it can be seen featured in Betsy’s Instagram pictures.
She likes to dress up for Halloween parties, and was a Halloween Hotdog in 2020.
Betsy is a philanthropist who has worked with charity organizations which aim to help underprivileged children, war veterans and abandoned animals.
She likes to travel, and her job as an actress and comedienne has taken her to many US states, while she’s also been to a couple of European and Asian countries.
In her spare time, Betsy likes to watch comedy movies starring her favorite actors Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Eddie Murphy, such as “Patch Adams”, “The Terminal” and “A Thousand Words”.
Age, height and net worth
Betsy’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $700,000.