Betsy Brandt, 47, is an American actress best known for portraying Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad and Heather Hughes in Life in Pieces.

Brandt made her acting debut from a 1998 short film Confidence as Natasha. She then appeared in numerous films and TV shows to date. As per various sources, the actress is estimated at around $4 million as of 2020.

A Short Early Life Description Of Betsy Brandt

Betsy Ann Brandt was born on 14th March 1973 in Bay City, Michigan, the United States of America. She holds an American nationality and has German descent.

Betsy Brandt is an American actress widely popular for her work in Breaking BadImage Source: Pop Sugar
Betsy Brandt is an American actress widely popular for her work in Breaking BadImage Source: Pop Sugar

Brandt went to Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Michigan, and graduated in 1991. She then enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her BFA in 1996.

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She then studied for her MFA at Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. Moreover, she also studied abroad at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.

How Much Is Her Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Betsy is worth around $4 million as of February 2020. She amassed her million-dollar fortune from her successful career as an actress.

In the United States of America, the average pay range of an actor is around $19.90 – $39.84 per hour to $37,458 – $67,000.

Let Us Look Through Her Career Highlight

Following her graduation, she made her acting debut from the short film Confidence, where she played Natasha. She then performed in theater, including Much Ado About Nothing with the Arizona Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Ridiculous Fraud by Beth Henley, and Next Fall with Geffen Playhouse.

Likewise, she appeared in numerous television shows like Judging Amy, Without a Trace, ER, The Practice, Boston Legal, NCIS, and many more.

Betsy played Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad from 2008-2013Image Source: Huff Post
Betsy played Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad from 2008-2013

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Brandt made her breakthrough in the 2008 AMC drama series Breaking Bad where she played Marie Schrader. She portrayed her role 2008 to 2013 alongside Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, and Dean Norris.

Likewise, from 2013-2014, she appeared as Annie Henry in The Michael J. Fox Show for 22 episodes. Her performance met positive reviews from both critics and fans.

In 2015, she joined the cast of American sitcom television series Life in Pieces as Heather Hughes. She played Heather from 2015 to 2019 for four years alongside Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski, Dan Bakkedahl, and James Brolin.


Some of her recent acting credits are American Dad!, FANatic, Flint, Pearson, and The Unicorn. Recently in 2020, she appeared in the American horror film Run Sweetheart Run which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 27th January 2020.

Who Is Betsy Brandt’s Husband?  

The Breaking Bad star is married to Grady Olsen, who is also a UIUC graduate. They tied the knot in 1996 and shared two children named Freddie and Josephine Olsen.

Brandt is married to Grady OlsenImage Source: Article Bio
Brandt is married to Grady Olsen

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The couple reportedly resides in Los Angeles, California, where the median house price ranges around $723,783, which can hike up to millions of dollars.

Interesting Fact: Betsy gave birth to her second child in 2008 during the production of Breaking Bad second season.