|Born||Jaclyn Michelle Betham
(1986-07-04) July 4, 1986
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Lane Toran Caudell (m. 2012)
Betham is originally from Long Beach, California and is of Samoan, Irish, German, Mexican, and English descent. As a child, Betham was a gymnast before she began ballet dancing at age 12. She trained with Ballet San Jose before receiving a full scholarship into the Houston Ballet at age 15. Betham went on to perform with Ballet San Jose, Anaheim Ballet, Opera San Jose, and the San Francisco Opera. She won a gold medal at Grand Prix Italia when she was 18.
After three years performing with Houston Ballet, Betham worked as an instructor for Ballet San Jose before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Her first acting role was playing a kidnapped girl on America’s Most Wanted. She starred in the popular 2012 short Quiet, a film based on the true story of a lesbian couple caught in a medical nightmare. In 2013, Betham’s first major acting role came when she was cast as Amanda Cryer in the Tyler Perry television series The Haves and the Have Nots.
|2011||J.A.W.||Hot Volleyball Girl||Short film|
|2016||Ulterior Motives: Reality TV Massacre||Darcy Burns|
|2010||America’s Most Wanted||Shannah||Episode: “America’s Most Wanted’s 1,000th Episode Special Edition”|
|2012||The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers||Principal Ballerina||Episode: “Super Ballet”|
|2013||90210||Beach Girl||Episode: “Life’s a Beach”|
|2013-2014||The Haves and the Have Nots||Amanda Cryer||Main role|
|2018||NCIS: New Orleans||Brooklyn||Episode: “Mind Games”|
|2018||Dear White People||Theadora||Episode: “Volume 2: Chapter X”|