Beth Alison Broderick (born February 24, 1959 is an American actress famous for her portrayal of the character Aunt Zelda in the television sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 1996 through 2002. More recently, she has made three appearances as Kate Austen's mother on the television show Lost.
Broderick was born in Falmouth, Kentucky but was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Beth was always very interested in theater as a child. She graduated high school early at age 16 and she graduated the American Academy of Arts in Pasadena, California at age 18. After that she moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Her mother's name is Nina Broderick. She has two sisters and one brother.
When she was 27 she started acting again and she made her debut in 1988 when she played the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent "Jonathan Silverman" in Stealing Home . In 1990 she appeared in The Bonfire of the Vanities She has also appeared in several theater productions like "Carnal...
Psycho Beach Party is a 2000 film based on the off-Broadway play of the same name, directed by Robert Lee King. Charles Busch wrote both the original play and the screenplay.
As the title suggests, Psycho Beach Party, set in 1962 Malibu Beach, is a parody of 1950s and 1960s beach movies. Florence 'Chicklet' Forrest (Lauren Ambrose), a Gidget-like character, has been experiencing a series of inexplicable blackouts, and is worried that she might be the one responsible for a series of mysterious deaths. The deaths are being investigated by Captain Monica Stark (Charles Busch), who also suspects Chicklet's mother (Beth Broderick), Chicklet's best friend Berdine (Danni Wheeler), surfing guru The Great Kanaka (Thomas Gibson) and B-movie actress Bettina Barnes (Kimberley Davies). Other characters include university drop-out (and Chicklet's love interest) Starcat (Nicholas Brendon), Swedish exchange student Lars (Matt Keeslar), surfers YoYo (Nick Cornish) and Provoloney (Andrew Levitas),..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206226