Mark Twain Once Said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Betty Byrd is one cat that has truly lived nine lives. The first life was that of a jock, where Betty found herself excelling as a competitive swimmer, field hockey player and cheerleader. Through college, she began to realize that her creativity was too strong to ignore. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Theater, Betty packed up her cowgirl life and headed to Ohio to pursue graduate work at Ohio State University.
She put her degree to use quickly when she landed jobs as an editor for The Spectator, Ohio’s largest weekly newspaper, and freelancing for a national men’s magazine. After having some success as a writer, Betty yearned for another creative outlet, that of a performing artist. Blond locks in tow, she left her mid-west roots for Southern California.
Hollywood took a liking to the spunky blond actress whose resume includes a role on the television series Gunsmoke, as well as featured roles in numerous films, mini-series, and commercials. She is a voting member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
In 2002-2003, and 2007-2008 Betty was accepted into the Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of American Women. She was also honored as a local author by the San Diego Public Library for her first novel, Trinity’s Daughter.