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There are so many incredible supporting characters in the Showtime series Masters of Sex…but none more exciting than Annaleigh Ashford’s Betty DiMello. The great thing about Masters is that you always feel as if showrunner Michael Apted, as well as the writing staff, know they have lightning in a bottle with Betty. She is consistently given moments that make you want to stand up from your couch and applaud.

Ashford is everything I watch television for today. An amazing actor given a chance to shine on TV that would probably have a difficult time forcing herself past the line of Hollywood status quo starlets for film roles that could sorely use her immense talent. 

Check out Masters of Sex, not just because the show is truly amazing, but to witness a woman who is one leading role away from being in the conversation with the greats.