Betsy Sodaro, famously known for portraying the character of Dabby in the “Disjoined” TV series, is an American voice, film and television actress, who has made a name for herself in Hollywood with her numerous roles in various successful productions.
Age, Early Life, Education
Betsy Sodaro was born in Leadville, Colorado, on 10 June 1984 under the Gemini sign, which makes her 37 years old as of 2021. She was raised alongside her three older sisters – Sally, Amy and Katie – by their parents Sue who was a theatre actress, and Craig Sodaro, who worked as an eighth-grade tutor, and was also as a kid’s theatre playwright. Her family would frequently go to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and enjoyed doing melodramas there.
Her mother was once performing in a play when she was a child and was continuously screaming at a spider (fake), which triggered Betsy to react, walking towards the stage carrying a stone, which she used to crush the ‘spider.’ The crowd was thrilled by little Betsy and cheered, laughing hilariously – this is how she developed an interest in theatrics, at the age of three.
Sodaro went to Colorado High School, and as a teenager was involved in acting. Her father Craig liked taking Betsy to theatres, and would encourage her to perform in most of the plays he wrote. She later enrolled to study Communication and Theatre at Western Colorado University after she matriculated from high school in 2002. Upon her graduation in 2006, she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a member of Sacramento Comedy Spot.
Before she started her professional acting career, Betsy was seen in several theatres including Upright Citizens Brigade, where she worked with a few comedy groups such as Search History and Bangarang! She has revealed that her biggest comedic inspiration was the late Chris Farley, a well-known comedian and actor.
Interests and Hobbies
Betsy is a big fan of parties, and likes dressing in unique costumes such as Halloween Hotdog for Halloween parties.
She likes touring new destinations, and her career as a comedienne and actress has seen her visiting many Asian and European destinations, as well as traveling to many US states.
The famed comedienne enjoys watching drama films such as “A Thousand Words” and “The Terminal”, while her favourite entertainers are comedian Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks and the late Robin Williams.
Sodaro loves keeping pets, and has adopted a dog named Wilma, postings of which she uploads onto her Instagram page.
She is also known for her kind heart, being a philanthropist who works with several charities that aim to help abandoned animals, war veterans, and underprivileged children.
Career and Awards
Sadaro worked for Beachwood Services – associated with the Sony company – for three years. before getting fully involved in her on-screen career.
TV Series Roles
Betsy landed her first recurring role on TV in “This Show Will Get You High” (2010) before appearing in “Animal Practice,” in which she portrayed Angela in 2012-2013. The show was created by Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood, and starred Joanna Garcia and Justin Kirk. In 2014, she was selected for another notable role, as Betty in the series “Uh, Hey Dude”, before she was featured in 2015’s “Clipped” comedy mini-series, in which she portrayed Rita. In the same year, she appeared in several other TV series, including “Dr. Ken” multi-camera comedy, and “Big Time in Hollywood, FL” Her roles in these productions raised her fame, which then saw her selected to portray Dabby in the “Disjointed” TV comedy series (2017-2018).
Betsy appeared in the biographical drama “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” in 2018, assuming the role of Powell’s IT person in the film which starred Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix. In the year that followed, she was seen” portraying Grumpy Maid in the comedy “Plus One. Her most recent roles are in 2020’s “Valley Girl,” “An American Pickle,” and “Hubie Halloween.”
Sodaro became famous for her 2013’s voicing role in “Monsters University.” She was later selected to provide her voice to Xixi in the award winning animated comedy “All Hail King Julien” in 2014. She lent her voice to various characters in 2014-2019’s “Bob’s Burger,” meantime in 2016 featuring in 26 episodes of the “Right Now Kapow” animated series, in which she voiced Plant.
Her voice was next heard in 2018’s “Little Big Awesome” voicing Peggy, before voicing Ground Hog in the “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series. Her next role was in “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”, voicing Clementine, and her recent voicing projects are in the comedies “Glitch Tech” (2020), and in the adult comedy “Duncanville,” voicing Bex since it began airing in 2020.
Betsy was first nominated in 2015 for Jury Award’s Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, for performing in “Uh, Hey Dude”, and was subsequently nominated with her colleagues for Best Vocal Ensemble’s BTVA TV Voice Acting Award for the comedy “All Hail King Julien.”
She was nominated for a similar award in 2018 for Breakthrough Voice Actress/Actor of the year.
Betsy has a decent following on her social media handles on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using her online fame to promote her profession; she’s fond of sharing her personal details as well as her career endeavors with her avid fans.
Sodaro is in a relationship with Drew Tarver who is an American comedian and actor, and a member of her improv group. After dating for several years, Drew popped the question in June 2017 when their group had gone to perform in Kamakura Daibutsu (a Buddhist temple) in Japan.
Betsy shared the news about her engagement with her followers and fans through a photo, in which she’s seen kissing Drew – she captioned the photo saying that after they’d kissed, she responded to her boyfriend’s proposal saying ‘YOU WISH!!’ Currently, the couple is seemingly sharing memorable moments together, as seen on Betsy’s Instagram posts.
Body Measurements, Weight, and Height
The Leadville-born entertainer has long black hair and black eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs around 168lbs (76kg).
Sodaro has featured in over 132 projects including TV Series, movies, comedy shows, and many others since she began her career in 2010. According to sources, she’s accumulated a net worth of close to $1 million as of 2021.