Beth Chamberlin wears many hats - actress, mother, author and certified kettlebell instructor. Nominated for a 2010 Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Beth Raines Spaulding, the long-suffering heroine on "Guiding Light," Chamberlin was among only three nominations the show received for its final year. In addition to the role of Beth Raines, Chamberlin also played the role of Lorelei Hills, Beth Raines' dissociative identity disorder personality, from 2001-2002. Based on the backstory Chamberlin created for her character, Chamberlin penned the best-selling book, "Lorelei's Guiding Light, An Intimate Diary" published by St. Martin's Press in 2002.
Chamberlin grew up in Danville, Vermont, the youngest of four children and the only girl. Born with a congenital defect, which affected her ureter tubes, Chamberlin spent most of her early life in hospitals. Successful correction of the problem was finally achieved after five years when an experimental surgical procedure was performed. Chamberlin also suffered from petit mal as a child, a form of epilepsy. Today, she credits her work ethic and success to the lessons she learned as a child in overcoming adversity.
Chamberlin started her career in theater as a dancer. She studied at the American Ballet Theater and earned a nearly full scholarship to the NYU dance program. While a dancer, Beth had a secret desire to pursue a career in acting. Not one to back down from a challenge, Beth took this one head on and enrolled in acting classes at HB Studios. She later enrolled in the two-year program at the famed William Esper Studio in NYC.
Additionally, Chamberlin is the producer of the "Kettlebell Way," a series of exercise DVDs. Through her website www.bcbhf.com, she inspires busy working women and moms all over the world to create the strong, lean bodies they've always wanted. Chamberlin is a certified kettlebell trainer and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also a professional ski instructor and a former member of PSIA.
Chamberlin lives in upstate New York with her husband, Dr. Peter Roy and their 6-year-old son Luke.