Dr. Betty is the Medical Examiner. She’s also a cougar who’s convinced that her best years lie in front of her.
Frustrated and disillusioned by a medical establishment filled with pill-pushers and funded by pharmaceutical conglomerates, Betty decided to focus her talents where they could do the most good… with the dead. To her, people are never more interesting than after they’ve died. That’s when they’re truly vulnerable, when all their secrets are laid bare under her scalpel.
Betty’s a true ally in Angie’s corner. She’s been around long enough to know that she’s the real deal. However, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t worry when Angie gets in over her head or infuriates the top brass. Dr. Betty’s many years of experience have taught her that not all criminals are on the outside. Some of the worst offenders are walking around with a badge.
Lauren Holly boasts three seasons as Director Jenny Shepard in the drama series NCIS. She was seen in the movie King of Texas and in an adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, playing opposite Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden and renowned actor Patrick Stewart. She appeared in the miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot, alongside Jill Hennessy and Leslie Stefanson. Holly starred as plastic surgeon Jeremy Hanlon on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award®-nominated drama, Chicago Hope, marking her second project with Kelley, following their successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning series, Picket Fences.
Holly's breakthrough motion picture performance came in the box-office smash Dumb and Dumber, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Next she received glowing reviews for her performance in the Edward Burns drama, No Looking Back. Her numerous film credits include Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, with Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Fox, Sydney Pollack's Sabrina, starring Harrison Ford, the action-drama Turbulence, co-starring Ray Liotta, and Beautiful Girls. She also played a lead role in the Universal production of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and appeared in A Smile Like Yours, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Down Periscope, starring Kelsey Grammer, Entropy and The Last Producer, starring and directed by Burt Reynolds.