Betsy Brandt is an American actress best known for her role as Marie Schrader, Skyler’s sister and Hank’s wife, in the television drama series Breaking Bad, from 2008-2013.
Her previous television work includes starring with Blythe Danner in the Hallmark movie Back When We Were Grownups and guest-starring roles in many popular TV series: Boston Legal, CSI, NCIS, ER and JAG. She was a recurring guest star on CBS’ Without a Trace.
She also has a starring role on the television sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show.
Brandt has extensive theatre credits which include Ridiculous Fraud, a new work by the playwright Beth Henley at the South Coast Repertory; Much Ado About Nothing for the Arizona Theatre Company; Control + Alt + Delete for the San Jose Repertory; and Truth and Beauty for South Coast Repertory.
Her film credits include Shelf Life, Memphis Bound and Gagged and Confidence.
Brandt studied theatre with the Moscow Art School at Harvard and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In addition, she earned her BFA in Acting at Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Brandt is married and recently gave birth to her second child while shooting Season 2 of Breaking Bad. A native of Bay City, MI, Brandt and her family are based in Los Angeles.