Conchata Galen Ferrell (born March 28, 1943) is an American character actress. Although she has been a regular castmember of five TV sitcom series, she is best known for her lengthy tenure playing Berta the housekeeper for all 12 seasons of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. For her performances, she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations (in 2005 and 2007).
Ferrell was born in Loudendale, West Virginia, near Charleston, the daughter of Mescal Loraine (née George) and Luther Martin Ferrell. She was raised in Charleston, WV. Her family moved to Circleville, Ohio, but she never lived there.
She attended West Virginia University for two years, dropped out, and after working several jobs, enrolled and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in history education. She made her first onstage performance at Marshall in 1969 in the second Barfenon Review, a skit comedy and musical production.