Beth Littleford
Littleford at the Night of Comedy 9 benefit to support the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) in Beverly Hills, California.
Born (1968-07-17) July 17, 1968 (age 53)
OccupationActress, comedian, television personality
Years active1996–present
Rob Fox
(m. 1998; div. 2015)

Elizabeth Anna Halcyon Littleford[1] (born July 17, 1968) is an American actress, comedian, and television personality. She was one of the original correspondents on The Daily Show on Comedy Central from 1996 to 2000. Littleford has also appeared in the shows I'm in the Band and Dog with a Blog.

Early life

Littleford was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Jackie, a professor, and Philip O. Littleford, a cardiologist and inventor. She grew up in Winter Park, Florida.[1] Her father and brother died when she was sixteen in a pontoon plane accident during an Alaskan fishing trip.[2][3] A National Merit Scholarship Program finalist in high school, she attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania for three years before taking up acting classes at New York University; she eventually graduated from The New School for Social Research.[2][4]


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Early in her acting career, Littleford worked in improvisational theatre with the Chicago City Limits group, founded a sketch comedy troupe, and wrote her own one-woman show, This Is Where I Get Off, which she performed with the Circle Repertory Company.[2][5] Littleford is perhaps most famous for her pioneering role as the first female correspondent on The Daily Show. She has also guest-starred on numerous television programs beginning in the late 1990s such as Spin City, The West Wing, Family Guy, and Frasier. Littleford was also a celebrity commentator on VH1's I Love the 80s Strikes Back in 2003, I Love the 90s in 2004, I Love the 90s: Part Deux in 2005, I Love the New Millennium and The Great Debate in 2009.

She was the female lead on the short-lived Fox series Method and Red, and also starred as Ben Tennyson's mother Sandra in Ben 10: Race Against Time, and reprised the role in the Ben 10: Alien Force episode 20 and again in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. She has appeared in TV commercials for Laughing Cow cheese, Cascade, and a[which?] hotel chain.

Littleford starred in the Disney XD original show I'm in the Band, the 2010 Disney channel movie Starstruck, and played Suzanne Berger on MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Dana on ABC's Desperate Housewives, and the realtor on The Fosters. More recently, she had a starring role as Ellen Jennings in the Disney Channel original series Dog with a Blog and a guest appearance on Dead to Me on Netflix.

In 2015, Littleford received a Peabody Award for her groundbreaking work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1996 to 2000 as the show's "Original Female Correspondent."

Personal life

Littleford lives in Los Angeles. She was married to Rob Fox, a director and producer who worked alongside her on the Daily Show, from 1998 to 2015; they had a son (born 2005) and an adopted daughter (born 2012). Fox died in 2017.[4][6][7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 A Cool, Dry Place Suzanne
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Lynn Shapiro
1999 Mystery, Alaska Janice Pettiboe
1999 Picture This Patty
2008 Drillbit Taylor Barbara Drennan
2009 Veiled Marie Short
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Claire
2012 Music High Lucy Bates
2012 Kidnap Party Alison Slater
2013 It's Not You, It's Me Sandy
2013 Movie 43 Mrs. Cutler
2017 Random Tropical Paradise Martha Crandall
2017 Senior Moment Tess Woodson
2018 I'll Be Next Door for Christmas Fran Christmas comedy film written and directed by David Jay Willis


Year Title Role Notes
1996–2000 The Daily Show Herself Original Female Correspondent
1998–2000 Spin City Deirdre West Recurring role
2001 Boston Public Marcia Fennel Episode: "Chapter 24"
2002 The West Wing WKZN Philadelphia Anchor Leslie Episode: "The U.S. Poet Laureate"
2002 Still Standing Kristy Duncan Episode: "Still in School"
2002 What I Like About You Susan Episode: "Copy That"
2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Reggie Meadows Episode: "The Show Might Go On"
2002–03 Greetings from Tucson Marna Episodes: "Popularity" and "Student Council"
2002–03 Life with Bonnie Dr. 'Mrs.' Casey Episode: "Pilot", "No Matter Where You Go, There You Are"
2003 The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke Laurie Laemke TV film
2003–04 One on One Geraldine Murphy Recurring role
2004 Method & Red Nancy Blaford Main role
2005 Joey Carla Episode: "Joey and the Premiere"
2006 Rodney Amy O'Brien Episode: "Rodney Gets a Leg Up"
2006 Love, Inc. Charlene Episode: "Anything But Love"
2006–12 Family Guy Various (voice) Guest role
2007 Without a Trace Diane Neese Episode: "Two of Us"
2007 Ben 10: Race Against Time Sandra Tennyson TV film
2008 Samantha Who? Audrey Rhodes Episode: "The Girlfriend"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Sandra Tennyson (voice) Episode: "Grounded"
2009 Take 2 Amy TV film
2009–10 Rules of Engagement Laura Episodes: "Twice", "Harassment", "Handy Man"
2009–11 I'm in the Band Beth Campbell Recurring role
2010 StarStruck Barbara Olson TV film
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nurse Mona Episode: "Field Mice"
2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Sandra Tennyson (voice) Episode: "Hit 'Em Where They Live"
2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Tony Kershaw Episode: "Get Smarter"
2010 Neighbors from Hell Various (voice) Recurring role
2010 CSI: Miami Elena Manus Episode: "Sleepless in Miami"
2010–11 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Suzanne Berger Recurring role
2010–13 The Cleveland Show Various (voice) Guest role
2011 Desperate Housewives Dana Episodes: "Then I Got Really Scared", "School of Hard Knocks"
2012 Melissa & Joey Suzanne Haber Episode: "Good to Go"
2012 Mad Tasha / Various (voice) 1 episode
2012–15 Dog with a Blog Ellen Jennings Main role
2013 The Mindy Project Helen Episode: "Mindy's Minute"
2013–14 Ben 10: Omniverse Sandra Tennyson (voice) Episodes: "Rules of Engagement", "O Mother, Where Art Thou?", "Vreedlemania"
2016 Mistresses Lindsay Lehman Episode: "Under Pressure"
2016 Unwanted Guest Anna Roberts TV film
2016–17 The Fosters Realtor Episodes: "Girl Code", "New York", "Dream a Little Dream"
2017 2 Broke Girls Bonnie Episode: "And the Stalking Dead"
2017 Liberty Crossing Special Agent Margaret Smith Episode: "Comfort Zones"
2018 My Dead Ex Laurel Recurring
2019 Dead to Me Doug's Wife Episode: "I Can Handle It"
2019 Home Is Where the Killer Is Patricia Wade TV Film
2020–21 Love, Victor Sarah Hulu Original Series


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  2. ^ a b c Gray, Tyler (January 13, 1998). "Spice girl". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Hayes, Ed (June 18, 1985). "Youngster's spirit still leads the way". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "WEDDINGS; Ms. Littleford And Mr. Fox". The New York Times. July 5, 1998. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Blake, Leslie (February 21, 2001). "ON LOCATION With 'Picture This'". Backstage. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "Beth Littleford Welcomes Daughter Halcyon Juna". People. March 24, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (2018). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2017. McFarland. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-1-4766-3318-3.
  8. ^ "Beth Littleford & the mid-life crisis". Taboo Tales. November 3, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2020.