Who Is Beth Skipp? Meet Michael Richard’s Wife

Profile summary of Beth Skipp
  • Name: Beth Skipp
  • Date of birth: NA
  • Age: Between 40-45 years
  • Place of birth: California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: University of Columbia
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Michael Richards
  • Height: 6 feet 2 inches
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1997 – present
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Instagram: @bethskipp

Beth Skipp is an American actress and the wife of popular actor Michael Richard. The actress is known for playing the character Amanda Babbage in the TV series titled Monk released in 2003. She was featured in one episode of the series and also played a Salesperson in the film titled Prime which was released in 2005. Beth Skipp appeared in an episode of the TV series ER in 2001.

Read on to discover more details about Michael Richard’s wife.

Beth Skipp was born in California, United States

Beth Skipp was born to her parents in California, in the United States, and is of multiracial descent. Details about her exact date of birth are not available as the actress loves to keep her personal life private which also makes information on her parents such as their names, background, occupation, and siblings unavailable as these details are not disclosed to any source.

Speaking on her educational background, the American actress is well educated as she has graduated from high school. She has also gone further to acquire a degree from the University of Columbia which has been of great help to her in the path of her career.

She developed an interest in modeling and acting at an early age

Right from her childhood days, Skipp picked interest in the fashion world in the area of modeling and also in the entertainment industry which was what motivated her to venture into a career in acting and her parents have been very supportive of her talent and dreams. While in school, Beth performed at school functions and other events which helped get her to where she is now in the entertainment industry. Beth Skipp is a natural when it comes to portraying characters, singing, and dancing.

Prior to her becoming an actress, Beth had appeared in over 100 national and international television commercial campaigns which helped prepare her for the big screen. She moved ahead in her career and started taking up roles from movie producers.

The actress began her acting career in 1997 when she played the role of Crystal in Alternate Realities and since then, she has featured in films and TV shows such as Prime (2005), Lobby Lobster (2007), Men, Women, and Dogs (2001), Monk (2003), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002), and The Tag (2001)

Beth Skipp was also featured in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy produced by Krista Vernoff in the episode titled Me, My Guitar & Don Henley. Ten Tricks is the project she has in the works (post-production).

Besides being famous for her roles in movies and TV series, the actress is also popular for being married to actor, producer, and writer Michael Richards.

Beth Skipp’s movies and TV shows


  • Alternate Realities as Crystal – 1997
  • The Tag as Jessica – 2001
  • Prime as Salesperson – 2005
  • Lobby Lobster as Beth – 2007
  • Ten Tricks as Amber (post-production)

TV series

  • Everybody Loves Raymond as Pam – 1999
  • ER – 2001
  • Men, Women & Dogs as Joyce – 2001
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Lulu – 2002
  • Monk as Amanda Babbage – 2003

Beth Skipp’s net worth

For an actress who has graced our screens since 1997, Beth Skipp has had quite a successful career and has acquired good fortune for herself. Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million of which most of her wealth was gotten from her acting career. Even though she doesn’t have a lot of credits as an actress, she has other engagements in the entertainment industry where she earns from.

Beth Skipp’s husband Michael Richard is a famous American actor

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Michael Richards as earlier mentioned is a renowned American actor, producer, and writer. He was born on July 24th, 1949 in Culver City, California, United States, and had his high school education at Oaks High School, located in California. There is no information on the names of his parents or their background except that the actor lost his father in a car crash at the age of two and his mother never remarried as she focused on training her only child.

In 1970, Richards got enrolled in the army where he was trained as a medic and then posted to West Germany. He went ahead to become a member of a theatrical group called the Training Road Show. The actor is a BA degree holder in drama which he acquired from the Evergreen State College in 1975.

He has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and became much popular for playing the character Cosmo Kramer in the hit comedy series and television sitcom titled Seinfield.

The actor started out as a stand–up comedian before going further to feature on Billy Crystal’s first cable TV special which earned him recognition nationally. He has gone ahead to feature in other film projects such as Trial and Error, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, Young Doctors in Love, Airheads, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. He has also featured in TV shows such as Cheers.

Beth Skipp and Micheal Richards started dating in 2002

Beth and her husband Micheal Richards began dating in 2002 and after they had seen their compatibility, the couple decided to get hitched in 2013 although it was not the first marriage for Michael. The actor has been married before to a lady named Cathleen Lyons whom he married in 1974 and they divorced in 1993.

Michael’s marriage to Beth is blessed with a son named Antonio Baz Richards and a daughter named Sophia. The couple is doing their best to keep their children away from the public until they have come of age to deal with what comes with popularity.

The couple has never been open with their relationship as they love to keep their affairs private to avoid public interference. So far, there has been no rumor or controversy surrounding the actress and her family as she maintains a very quiet life and is enjoying her marriage.

Michael Richards’ age compared to his wife’s

The age difference between the actress and her husband is not known as Beth Skipp’s actual date of birth is not available. Although people guess her age to be around 40 – 45 years, this is just mere speculation. Her husband, on the other hand, is 74 years old.

Without knowing the actual age of Beth Skipp, it is quite obvious that there is a huge age gap between her and Michael Richards.

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What led to the end of Michael Richard’s career?

After Seinfield had come to an end, Richard tried to host his own show called The Michael Richards Show but unfortunately for him, his show got canceled after eight weeks. The actor had nothing else to do but to go back to being a stand-up comedian which also did not turn out well for him as a video of him berating a black audience member was leaked online.

The three minutes video showed Michael Richards using one of the worst racial slurs and this had a huge negative impact on his career. Things were never the same again for the actor, especially in terms of his career and fan base.

The actor made reasonable efforts to apologize for his use of such hurtful words with the hope of getting empathy from his fans but the damage was already done and despite all his efforts and apologies, his career never got back to what it was again. Richards keeps trying to let everyone know that he is not a racist.

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