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Exclusive: TV’s Beloved Grandmother Mary Beth Peil Helps Bring ‘Anastasia’ to Broadway

Exclusive: TV’s Beloved Grandmother Mary Beth Peil Helps Bring ‘Anastasia’ to Broadway

Betty White's got nothing on Mary Beth Peil, TV’s beloved grandmother from Dawson’s Creek and The Good Wife, who is busier than ever after wrapping up seven seasons on the latter as the ever-watchful and prudish Jackie Florrick and now doing double duty on stage with back-to-back Broadway productions.

“It's thrilling, especially at my age,” Peil tells Et by phone. “There is no way to even dream -- as I get older, life gets better, as far as my professional life is concerned.”

“I am now closer to the age of Grams than I was 20 years ago,” the actress, now 76, says of playing the beloved grandmother to Jen Lindley (Michelle Williams) on Dawson’s Creek. “People recognize me as Grams more now than they did then.”

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Last fall, the Tony Award nominee appeared in the Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Liev Schreiber. The play closed

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