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Beth was born in Queens and raised on Long Island until the age of nine. She moved to Roosevelt Island and attended Manhattan's Satellite Academy, where she concentrated on pursuing an acting career. After a year at Syracuse University, Beth was offered the role of Harley on Guiding Light.
All My Children
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During a hiatus from Guiding Light in the mid-1990s, Beth worked in Los Angeles as a production assistant on commercials and music videos. After a brief return to Guiding Light for the show's 60th anniversary celebration in January 1997, Beth was asked to return to the show on a permanent basis.
Beth has done a variety of television and radio commercials and numerous voice-overs. Film credits include The Hunger with David Bowie and Hiding Out with Jon Cryer.
Television appearances include Family Reunion with Bette Davis, In Defense of Kids with Blythe Danner and Sam Waterson, Mother May I on PBS, and CBS-TV's Mystery on Fire Island. She was a series regular on the NBC show Best Times.
Beth and her husband Matthew, a sports video editor, were married on March 22, 1996. The couple welcomed their first child, Henry Jack, on May 21, 1999. The family resides in New Jersey with their cat, Molly. Beth's birthday is July 23rd.
to September 21, 2009
Harley Davidson Cooper
September 1987 to 1993; May 1997 to June 23, 2008
The Best Times
In Defense of Kids
Mother May I
Mystery on Fire Island
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2006; for Guiding Light)
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1999, 2002; for Guiding Light)
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (1992, 1993; for Guiding Light)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2005, 2006; for Guiding Light)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003, 2004; for Guiding Light)
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Nominee, Favorite Couple with co-star Grant Aleksander [Phillip] (1999; for Guiding Light)
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Winner, Favorite New Couple with co-star Grant Aleksander [Phillip] (1998; for Guiding Light)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Queens, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: July 23, 1968
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Matthew Christian on March 22, 1996
CHILDREN: Son, Henry Jack Christian [May 21, 1999]; Son, Will [Jul 16, 2001, weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz.]
: Carlson to sub for an ill Beth Ehlers. [Oct 20, 1998]
: Fans mobilize to keep Ehlers on GL. [Apr 17, 2000]
: GL confirms Ehlers will stay on GL. [May 13, 2000]
: Ehlers, husband welcome baby boy. [Jul 9, 2001]
: Ehlers injured in softball game. [Jul 22, 2002]
: Ehlers announces she will be leaving GL. [Jun 2, 2008]
: ABC finally confirms that Ehlers has joined AMC. [Jun 23, 2008]
: GL rumored to be considering Cady McClain as a Harley recast. [Jul 14, 2008]
: Gossipmongers claim Martinez, Ehlers involved in feud. [Jun 29, 2009]
: AMC fires Beth Ehlers ahead of LA move. [Sep 28, 2009]