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Betsy Baker
Betsy Baker 2009.jpg
Baker in 2009
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1981–present

Betsy Baker is an American actress, best known as playing Linda in the film The Evil Dead (1981).

Early life

Baker was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - a middle child - and grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan.[1] She started piano lessons at the age of five and also took voice lessons and studied dance.[1] She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in theater education and classical voice.[2]

After graduating, Baker embarked upon headline engagements throughout the south, including The Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Florida and other venues, with a group called Musicana. Betsy eventually found herself in Detroit, where she honed her craft in television, radio voice-overs and industrial films.[citation needed]


Baker landed the role of Linda in the film The Evil Dead after she came to Sam Raimi's attention in Detroit.

After a lengthy hiatus, in which she focused on being a mother, Baker resumed her acting career in 2006. Her most recent movie is Lake Eerie released in 2016.



Year Film Role Notes
1981 Word of Honor Denise Mcneil TV movie
The Evil Dead Linda
1990 Appearances TV movie
2007 Witches' Night Marge
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy Gladys Oppenheimer
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! MIDI Mom TV series
2009 Dangerous Women Linda Series Lead (6 Episodes)
ER Dr. Wheeler
2010 Southland Middle Aged Woman
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Quadling Woman Cameo
2014 The Middle Patient - Mrs. Parker
Days of Our Lives Ozarks Waitress 2 Episodes
True Blood Midwife
2015 Lake Eerie Eliza Horror film.
2016 Social Norm Professor


Year Film Role Notes
2015 New Girl Drum Circle Woman Episode: "Oregon"
2016 Grey's Anatomy Barbara Davis Episode: "I Ain't No Miracle Worker"
2022 NCIS Ramona Episode: "The Brat Pack"
Bosch: Legacy Jo Adcock Episode: "Pumped"

Video games

Year Film Role Notes
2022 Evil Dead: The Game Linda Voice


  1. ^ a b "BA #026: Betsy Baker". Box Angeles podcast.
  2. ^ "Betsy Baker". Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014.