top of page
Erin Bethea (Fireproof) stars as Ava in the romantic drama New Life

Erin Bethea

Ava Kennedy

Erin originally hails from South Georgia.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, she went on to work as a performer for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL where she became a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.


During her time at Disney, her career took a major and unexpected turn toward film as she was cast in the lead role of Catherine Holt in the hit film Fireproof opposite veteran actor Kirk Cameron. Fireproof opened at #4 in the box office and became the #1 Independent film of 2008.  The week following the film's opening, Erin was the #4 searched for actress online according to - joining a list of names like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Megan Fox.  The film has now sold millions of DVDs around the world. 


Since Fireproof's massive success, Erin has hosted two seasons of the Emmy Award Winning television series "OMX: On Mission Xtra" and has continued her work in film including the Emmy Nominated The Heart of Christmas (with Candace Cameron Bure), Amazing Love (opposite Sean Astin), This Is Our Time (alongside Eric Roberts), The Redemption of Henry Myers (with New Life director Drew Waters), Altar Egos (with Robert Amaya, Courageous) and God's Compass (alongside TC Stallings & Karen Abercrombie of War Room) and provided the voice of "Maggie" in the animated DVD series Iesodo


She adds another role to her resumé as a producer with her company, Argentum Entertainment.  New Life is Argentum’s first feature film and one she is proud to be both a writer and producer on as well as appearing in the lead role.  Through producing her own content, Erin hopes to bring quality movies to a broader audience and inspire moviegoers everywhere!  Erin currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

bottom of page