• Born Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Toussaint in Pleasant Hill, CA in 1962
• Career as an actress and model with over 30 credits in movies and TV series
• Started modeling and acting after high school in 1980s
• Married to fellow actor John MacDonald Coleman for over two decades with one daughter
• Enjoys photography, fashion, dog-loving, travelling, and watching movies
Who is Beth Toussaint?
Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Toussaint was born in Pleasant Hill, California USA, on 25 September 1962 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a former model, who has been credited with appearing in more than 30 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Female Caller, in the 2000 horror mystery movie “Scream 3”. It was directed by Wes Craven, starred David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, and follows Sidney and her friends who are shooting for the movie “Stab 3”, while a Ghostface killer has risen to murder them; the film won five of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Beth was raised in Pleasant Hill alongside her younger brother David Toussaint, by their father Meynard and their mother Leona Toussaint. Her brother David is an American author, commentator and playwright, and has written numerous articles for various magazines, including “Gay Financial Network”, “Conde Nast Traveler” and “Brides”.
Beth grew up being interested in modelling, and most of her elementary school peers shared the same dream; the girls often bought various magazines to admire the models featured in these. Upon enrolling at a local high school, Beth also became interested in acting, and joined the school’s drama club; she could’ve been seen appearing in various school plays, as well as in a couple performed at a community theatre.
Upon matriculating in 1980, she launched her modelling career, and remained focused on it until four years later, when she also began her acting career.
Roles in movies
Her acting debut was her appearance in the 1984 music video “Bon Jovi: She Don’t Know Me”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 1987 horror “Berserker”, the 1988 action horror comedy “Dead Heat”, and the 1991 thriller drama “Blackmail”.
She gained recognition in 1992, when cast to play Karen in the adventure horror “The Presence”, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, and which starred Lisa Banes, Richard Beymer and Maria Celedonio. It follows a group of people whose plane has crashed on a mysterious island, which is filled with strange and dangerous creatures, and bananas that explode. In 1994, Beth portrayed Laurie Webber in the action science fiction drama “Project Shadowchaser II”, and the same year saw her appear in the action drama “Green Dolphin Beat”, and the thriller “Breach of Conduct”.
In 1995, she starred as Vicki Morgan Sherry, in the crime drama “The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L. A.”, directed by Bradford May, and which also starred Fred Dryer and Barry Bostwick. It follows Lieutenant Rick Hunter whose girlfriend has just been murdered, while he’s now set to avenge her death.
Beth’s following three roles were in the 1998 action thriller “Hijack”, the 2000 action science fiction “Fortress 2: Re-Entry”, and the 2005 thriller “Red Eye”. She then disappeared from the film industry, but hasn’t officially retired from acting.
Roles in TV series
Beth made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Lisa in the 1988 episode “Sleeping Dragon” of the fantasy comedy drama “Monsters”. She gained recognition in the following year, when she played Tracey Lawton in 17 episodes of the romantic drama “Dallas”.
Created by David Jacobs, it starred Larry Hangman, Ken Kercheval and Patrick Duffy, and follows the wealthy Texas oil baron J. R. Ewing, who’s ready to do whatever it takes to get what he wants; the series aired from 1978 to 1991, and won 51 awards, including four Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 82 other awards.
The following years saw Beth make a guest appearance in an episode of various series, such as the family comedy “Growing Pains”, the mystery crime drama “Booker”, and the action mystery adventure “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Between 1990 and 1992, she played Yolanda Bergstrom and Andrea Todd, in the critically acclaimed mystery crime drama “Matlock”, created by Dean Hargrove, and which starred Andy Griffith, Linda Purl and Kene Holiday.
The series follows one of the most expensive defense lawyers, Ben Matlock, who works by finding the real killers; it aired from 1986 to 1995, and won six awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for five other awards.
Beth is also known for her portrayal of the lead character Veronica Koslowski, in the drama “Savannah”, which aired in 1996 and 1997. It was created by Constance M. Burge and James Stanley, also starred Robyn Lively and Jamie Luner, and follows the lives of three best friends in Savannah, Georgia.
Three of Beth’s final roles in TV series, prior to disappearing from the film industry, were in the 1998 episode “Dead Ringers” of the action crime comedy “Martial Law”, the 1999 episode “I’m Not Emotional” of the drama “Any Day Now”, and nine episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in 2006.
In 1989, Beth made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “The Arsenio Hall Show”.
Life after acting
Beth has been staying away from media for the last 15 years, and it’s widely believed that she’s mostly focused on spending time with her husband and their daughter.
Husband and children
Beth’s highly secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s widely known that she has been a married woman for over two decades now. On 21 June 1996, Beth married the American actor John MacDonald Coleman, in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members. Jack has appeared in over 70 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Noah Bennet, in the fantasy science fiction drama “Heroes”, which aired from 2006 to 2010, and won 32 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 108 other awards.
In 1999, Beth gave birth to their daughter Tess, who tried to become an actress, and appeared in the 2005 thriller movie “Red Eye”.
Neither Beth nor Jack have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of October 2021, Beth’s married to Jack Coleman, and they have a daughter together.
Hobbies and other interests
Beth’s main hobby is photography, and many pictures taken by her can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account. She’s quite active on the network, and is today followed by over 1,100 people, while she’s uploaded nearly 300 pictures.
She’s a fashionista, and in trying to keep up with all the latest fashion trends, Beth goes shopping for clothes multiple times every week, which makes her a shopaholic.
She’s a huge dog-lover, and her two pet dogs can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
Beth’s into travelling, and has been all around the US as well to various European countries, for both work and pleasure; her dream travel destination is Machu Picchu in Peru.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Bridges of Madison County”.
Age, height and net worth
Beth’s age is 59. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 136lbs (62kgs).
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while her husband Jack’s net worth is reputedly over $3 million.