Daily Show Girl
Comedienne, TV personality and actress Beth Littleford is widely recognized as a correspondent on the popular Comedy Central satirical news series, ''The Daily Show,'' from 1996 to 2000. She played Deidre West (1998-2000) on ABC's Golden Globe-winning sitcom "Spin City" and co-starred with Method Man and Redman on FOX sitcom "Method & Red" (2004), playing their uptighty-whitey nemesis Nancy Blaford. She also has appeared as a guest in such TV shows as "Boston Public," "The West Wing," "Frasier" and "Family Guy." Additionally, she was a celebrity commentator on VH1's ''I Love the 80s Strikes Back'' in 2003, ''I Love the 90s'' in 2004, and ''I Love the 90s: Part Deux'' in 2005.
On the wide screen, Littleford could be seen in the films "A Cool, Dry Place" (1998), "The 24 Hour Woman" (1999), "Picture This" (1999), "Mystery, Alaska" (1999), and "Unconditional Love" (2002). She will share the screen with Owen Wilson in the upcoming comedy film "Drillbit Taylor."
Childhood and Family:
On July 17, 1968, Beth Littleford was born in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1986, she attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Three years later, she transferred and graduated from The New School in New York City.
Littleford has been married to "The Daily Show" (1996) producer Rob Fox since the summer of 1998. The couple now live in Los Angeles, California, with their son, Jackson Oliver Fox (born 30 July 2005).
In Spin City
Named "wittiest" in her junior high school yearbook, Beth Littleford moved to New York City, where she started a sketch group, ''Ms. Dee,'' named after her weiner dog. She toured with a New York Improv company before finally putting up a one-woman show called "This Is Where I Get Off," which enjoyed an extended Off-Broadway run when it was picked up by Circle Rep.
During this time, Comedy Central bosses spotted Littleford and later hired her to be a correspondent in their news parody, "The Daily Show." She stayed on the Peabody and Emmy-winning satirical TV program for four years, from 1996 to 2000, during which she garnered widespread notoriety while reporting on the likes of the matchmaker for the Militia movement and the inventor of the Bulge (a WonderBra for men.)
Meanwhile, Littleford hosted several of her own half-hour interview series, including "The Beth Littleford Interview Specials" (1999), in which her notable guests were Dionne Warwick, Boy George, and David Cassidy. She also spent two seasons (1998-2000) on ABC's Golden Globe-winning sitcom "Spin City," in which her character Deidre West stalked Alan Ruck, pretended to be Heather Locklear and sexually harrassed Michael J. Fox.
During this time, she was cast in the films "A Cool, Dry Place" (1998; starring Vince Vaughn and Monica Potter), a movie adaptation of the novel "Dance Real Slow" by Michael Grant Jaffe, and "The 24 Hour Woman" (1999), an independent comedy by Nancy Savoca starring Rosie Perez. She was also seen in Jay Roach-directed ice hockey comedy movie "Mystery, Alaska" (1999), starring Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria and Mary McCormack. Meanhwile, Littleford had to leave "The Daily Show" in 2000 when "Spin City" moved from New York to Los Angeles.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Littleford has guest-starred on such shows as FOX drama series "Boston Public," NBC political drama "The West Wing," CBS sitcom "Still Standing," The WB sitcom "What I Like About You," FOX sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," NBC sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier," and NBC sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc, "Joey." She also had recurring roles on The WB sitcom "Greetings from Tucson," ABC sitcom "Life with Bonnie," and UPN sitcom "One on One."
Additionally, Littleford appeared as a morning Chicago TV host in P.J. Hogan's sleeper comedic film starring Kathy Bates, "Unconditional Love" (2002), and co-starred with Bob Odenkirk in the comedic TV movie "The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke" (2003). Littleford, who has appeared in the TV commercials for Citrona, IBM, Diet Pepsi and Cheez-It snack crackers, also served as a celebrity commentator on VH1's ''I Love the 80s Strikes Back'' in 2003, ''I Love the 90s'' in 2004, and I Love the 90s: Part Deux in 2005.
In 2004, Littleford starred opposite rappers Method Man and Redman, playing Nancy Blaford, their uptighty-whitey nemesis, on FOX sitcom "Method & Red." Unfortunately, the show that premiered on June 16, 2004 was canceled in September 2004 with 4 of the 13 produced episodes remaining unaired.
Afterwards, Littleford appeared as a receptionist in Ross Venokur's 16-minute comedy film "Saddam 17" (2005). She has since spent her time guest starring in an episode of Lifetime medical drama "Strong Medicine," ABC sitcom "Rodney," FOX animated comedy series "Family Guy," UPN sitcom "Love, Inc.," Disney Channel animated series "Kim Possible," and CBS FBI drama "Without a Trace." She also appeared in the TV commercials for NFLrush.com and Xerox.
Littleford will soon star in an upcoming action/comedy TV movie titled "Ben 10: Race Against Time." She will also soon complete "Drillbit Taylor," a comedy film by director Steven Brill and stars Owen Wilson. It is set to be released on March 21, 2008.