played by Jennifer Coolidge
Character Biography

Everyone knows what Leo Boykewich's new bride used to do for a living, but he doesn't care. All that's behind her now -- the secret past, the evening visit she paid to Tom Bowman, even all the weird stuff at her yard sale. Now Betty's the Sausage Queen ... and Ben's stepmom. She may not always give the best advice -- you could say she shoots from the hips -- but Betty always means well. And she and Leo are really truly in love. Aww.

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Actor Biography

Jennifer has appeared in so many huge comedies, it's hard to list them all. Her first TV role ever was on Seinfeld back in 1993 (she played a masseuse!), but she went on to play Stifler's mom in both American Pie movies and a beautician in Legally Blonde. Maybe you remember her as wicked stepmom Fiona in the Hilary Duff-starring A Cinderella Story. She's also become a go-to player for movie-maker Christopher Guest, who's featured her in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her TV work includes Joey, Frasier, Sex and the City and Nip/Tuck. She lives in L.A. and also has a historic home in New Orleans.

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