• Beth Maitland is an American actress and sound recorder, known for her role in The Young and the Restless (1982-1996, 2001-present).
• She won a Daytime Emmy Award (1985) and was nominated for several awards.
• She attended Arizona State University and trained at the Los Angeles Film Industry Workshop.
• She was married once, has a daughter and loves cats.
• She has a net worth of over $1.7 million.
Who is Beth Maitland?
Beth Maitland was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, on May 12, 1958 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she is an American national. She is an actress and a sound recordist, who is perhaps best known for playing Traci Abbott Connolly in the romantic drama “The Young and the Restless”, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, and starring Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman . It has been airing since 1973 and currently has over 12,000 episodes – Beth appeared regularly on the series between 1982 and 1996 and has played one of the supporting characters since 2001.
For her performance, Beth won a 1985 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, and was nominated for a 1986 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Series. was nominated for a Gold Derby TV Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress of the Decade, and her most recent nomination was for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Early life and education
Beth spent the first seven years of her life in Rapid City, then her family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. She has a sister, Ashley, and they were raised by their father, who was a theater actor, and their mother, who was a singer.
Beth became interested in acting during her early years in elementary school, and was encouraged by her teacher to join the school’s drama club, and subsequently acted in plays that were performed. By the time she completed her basic education, Beth had also appeared in plays performed in various theaters. She attended a local high school on which she continued to act and also started singing, but soon discovered that she was not very talented. Beth planned to pursue an acting career but was pushed by her parents to get her degree, so she enrolled at Arizona State University, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and theater – she also practiced acting at the Los Angeles film industry workshop.
Career as an actress
Beth worked in various nightclubs to support herself financially while working her way up in the film industry. She made her screen debut in 1987, when she was cast to appear in the comedy “Plaza Suite”, written by Neil Simon, directed by Roger Beatty and Kenny Solms, and starring Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman and Tim Conway Jr. About 12 years later , Beth got to play deaf school principal the musical drama film “Mr. Dutch Opus”starring Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly and Jay Thomas, and received mostly positive reviews, winning five awards and being nominated for four others, including an Oscar.
She made her TV series debut in 2007 when she was cast as Traci Abbott Connelly in a single episode of the romantic drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” which has been airing since 1987.
In 2013, she played Gloria in the drama “The Grove” while two of her most recent roles were in the 2017 episode “Surface Tension” of the crime drama “Criminal Minds” where she played Eleanor Parsons, and the Short drama film “Number 2″ from 2019, written and directed by Cal Moreno and about Eric coping with his Crohn’s disease.
Beth worked as a sound recorder for the 2004 short film “Eddie’s Father” and the 2016 comedy film “Sebastian Says”.
In 1985 she appeared in the TV show “Soap Opera Special”, and in 1986 she was invited to appear in some episodes of the talk show “Star table” as well as on another talk show “Hour Magazine” in the following year. In 1991, Beth was a celebrity contestant in five episodes of the game show “The $10,000 Pyramid”, and almost two decades later she could have been featured in the TV special “82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade”.
She appeared in a single 2018 episode of the talk show “Home and Family”, and her two most recent appearances have been on single episodes of two talk shows – “Soap Central” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Love life and daughter
Beth is quite secretive when it comes to her love life and has not shared any details about her past marriage to Christopher Banninger, the late American sound mixer. The two married on October 1, 1989 in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and Beth gave birth to their daughter not long after. After what seemed to be nearly three decades of a happy marriage, Beth and Christopher quietly divorced in 2018 for unknown reasons.
Christopher was born in Kewadin, Michigan, USA, on December 26, 1955 – his zodiac sign was Capricorn and he was an American national.
He worked in the sound department during the filming of 47 movies and TV series, and won a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for “All My Children”.
Christopher died of a heart attack on October 31, 2019, about a year after his divorce from Beth.
As of November 2020, Beth is single, married once and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Beth was not physically active when she entered high school and was bullied for being overweight – she was jealous of her sister who was very attractive, and Beth found solace in diet pills and getting high.
One day she got very high, drove her car into a tree and almost died, after which she went to a psychologist, eventually quit smoking and took diet pills. She also took an interest in sports, exercising and taking long walks, which helped her in her recovery and weight loss.
One of Beth’s main hobbies is traveling, and she has been to many attractive locations in the US as well as several European countries such as England, France and Spain.
She is a lover of animals, with cats being her favourites.
Beth has her own favorite actor and actress, namely Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies are the “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” franchise.
Beth wanted to lose weight early in her career, but wasn’t allowed to because the directors of “The Young and the Relentless” series wanted her the way she looked. they gave her their consent to lose weight in 1987, and Beth hired a personal nutritionist and began attending several workout sessions a week at Gold’s Gym—she lost about 55 pounds in just a few months.
Age, height and power
Beth is 62 years old. She has long blond hair and blue eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 98 kg.
As of November 2020, her ability is estimated at over $1.7 million.