Maggie Grace

Born Sep 21, 1983

Margaret Grace Denig, best known as Maggie Grace, is an American actress. Originally from Worthington, Ohio, she dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents' divorce. While struggling financially, she landed her first role as the title character in the web-based video series Rachel's Room in 2001.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Maggie Grace.


1983 Birth Born on September 21, 1983.


2000 16 Years Old She attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade and briefly attended Thomas Worthington High School, where she began acting in school plays and community theater, including a 2000 Gallery Players production of The Crucible, at a local Jewish Community Center (though she is not Jewish). … Read More
2001 17 Years Old Grace acquired an agent within a week of relocating to Los Angeles and enrolled in acting classes. She landed her first role in Rachel's Room, a 2001 web-based video series about the affairs inside a teenage girl's bedroom that was created by Dawson's Creek executive producer Paul Stupin.
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Her next role was on the 2002 television series Septuplets, which was cancelled before the first episode had aired.


2004 20 Years Old In mid-2004, Grace's agent sent her the script for the pilot episode of Lost; she was given the role of Shannon Rutherford after a successful audition.
She was nominated in 2005 for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female for her role on Lost, but lost to Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria.
2006 22 Years Old …  Grace and Ian Somerhalder, her onscreen stepbrother, dated in April 2006 after both had left Lost. … Read More
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Grace's next role was in the 2007 independent film Suburban Girl, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin.
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She starred in the 2008 thriller film Taken with Liam Neeson, who was at the top of a list of male actors Grace wished to work with that she had written just two months before she was cast.
2009 25 Years Old She played the lead in Simon Fellows' 2009 Malice in Wonderland, a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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In 2010, Grace starred in the drama Flying Lessons, and appeared opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's film Knight and Day, as well as in Faster, with Dwayne Johnson. … Read More
2012 28 Years Old In December 2012, it was announced Grace would be making her Broadway debut in Picnic. … Read More
2013 29 Years Old She also made her first appearance as a guest star in the Showtime Series Californication in January 2013 where she plays a groupie and muse to the rock and roll world as well as the personal interest of Hank Moody, starring David Duchovny.


2015 31 Years Old On February 18, 2015, Grace announced her engagement to Matthew Cooke via Instagram.
2016 32 Years Old In February 2016, Grace announced that they had split up. … Read More
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