New Zealand has churned out a good number of entertainers and notable among them is Beth Allen, a famous actress who has graced our screens since 1993. Beth’s acting talents started manifesting from an early stage with recorded appearances in commercials as well as a hand full of minor productions where she was cast in cameo roles. She became a member of the PAS Children’s Theatre, appearing in Hairy Maclary and Pinnochio at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. However, Beth Allen bagged her major debut role on the set of The Legend of William Tell – the Cloud 9 production where she gave expression to the character of Princess Vara in 1998.
Her portrayal of Amber on the set of the television series popularly called The Tribe gave her international recognition. Though she had to take time off from the role after the first series to concentrate on her academics, Beth later came back on set for another three seasons.
5 Facts About Beth Allen
Where was Allen Born?
Though she is simply known as Beth Allen, the New Zealand native was born with the given name of Elizabeth Grace Nell Allen but was later nicknamed Beth by family and friends. The popular actress has her date of birth recorded as the 28th of May 1984, and being born in Auckland makes her a New Zealand national.
Information, on the identities of her parents and their professions, has never been captured by any source, though it is common knowledge that she was not brought up as an only child. Beth Allen spent her formative years alongside an older brother and a sister whose names have never been revealed.
The same applies to her academic qualifications, nobody knows the level she attained in education and there is equally no record of the academic institutions she attended.
Her Foray into Acting?
The famed entertainer’s acting roles commenced with several TV commercials before she came on the TV drama Riding High where she was featured as a guest. The 1997 feature movie titled The Ugly cast her in the role of Julie followed by her appearance in A Twist in the Tail by William Shatner, precisely on the episode titled The Green Dress in 1999.
Beth Allen played guest roles on the sets of Revelations – The Initial Journey and Xena: Warrior Princess. Other television series that cast her in guest roles include the likes of Outrageous Fortune, Power Rangers: S.P.D., as well as Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive. 2008 saw her join the cast of Shortland Street, where she gave life to the character of Dr. Brooke Freeman till she left in 2014. The New Zealand born actress is professionally represented by Johnson & Laird Management.
Her Life as Charlie Mcdermott’s Wife
We would not be far from the truth if we are to surmise that Beth Allen is one of the few actresses who are lucky in love. She is the wife of Charles McDermott who is also a big player in the world of entertainment as the owner of the theater company popularly known as The Basement Theatre. Though the couple exchanged marriage vows in February 2011, they were involved in a protracted relationship that went smoothly without hitches and still ended up married and happy.
Though his identity is yet to be revealed, the celebrity couple has a son who was born in 2016. Beth Allen currently lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand. The couple seems to be doing well together as Beth has made several appearances in theater plays that emanated from the stables of The Basement Theatre which is her spouse’s theater company. Through her own effort, the popular actress has helped in the production of a handful of movies including the likes of Vagina Monologues and Little Blonde Hen.
We don’t have much information on Bet Allen’s body measurements, however, it is common knowledge that she is not in the league of tall actresses. The New Zealand born entertainer stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches which is approximately 1.63m. Another known fact about the actress is that she is left-handed and loves to wear Zulu knots playing the role of Amber in The Tribe.
Beth Allen was inadvertently whacked in the face with an axe while portraying the character of a tribal girl in Xena: Warrior Princess. Again, she is known to be close friends with Dwayne Cameron, her love interest in The Tribe.