In the glamorous world of film and music, talented people are constantly being discovered, and most of them make it to the top in a very short time. This fact brings us to the actress and singer Grace Phipps, who seems to be gradually moving to the top of her career in Hollywood.
Let’s take a look at the life of this up-and-coming star to see what really makes her popular with the audience.
Grace Phipps Biography
Grace Phipps, or Grace Gillam, as she is also called, is a young and aspiring actress who comes from Austin, Texas, where she was born on May 4, 1992. She was given the birth name Grace Victoria Phipps. She attended the North East School of the Arts, a prestigious institution in San Antoni, Texas, and during her school years, she was an active member of the theater group. Grace is said to have acted in several of the school’s theater productions, including plays such as Grease, in which she appeared as Rizzo, A Little Night Music, Athena, and The Odyssey by Mary Zimmerman.
After graduating from the North East School of the Arts in 2011 from Robert E. Lee High School, she moved to Columbia University, where she is currently pursuing undergraduate studies.
The actress is said to enjoy knitting, reading, writing songs, and playing the guitar in her spare time.
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The Rising Star’s Family Life
Available sources indicate that the actress comes from a small family consisting of her mother, Kate Phipps, her father, Gil Phipps, and a younger brother. Although not much is known about Grace Phipps’ family, sources know that her parents named her after the songs “Grace” by country singers Joe and Fish and “Victoria” by Klint.
They all moved to Los Angeles when Gracie Phipps graduated from high school to begin her acting career.
Grace Phipps Career- Movie & TV Shows
The move to LA was definitely a step in the right direction, as Grace Phipps was able to land her first movie role in the DreamWork movie Fright Night 2011 in just under 7 days, playing the bee. In the same year, she also got the role of Amy Tiffany Martin in the ABC drama series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. In 2012 she was given a recurring role as April Young, an edgy beautiful lady in the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, which will complete her role in 2013. Grace also appeared in 2013 in the short film The Signal as Zoe and in three series – Baby Daddy, in which she was cast as Megan until 2015; Teen Beach Movie, in which she played Lela, a pretty girl who loves to ride her bike; and the horror fantasy sitcom Supernatural, in which she played Hael. In 2014, she appeared in the series Austin & Ally as Brandy Braxton, followed by several other movies and sitcoms in 2015 consisting of Dark Summer, Some Kind of Hate, and Tale of Halloween.
In addition to her film and television appearances, the 2015 Hawaii Five-0, in which she starred as Erica Young in the episode: Wawahi moe’uhane (Broken Dreams), CSI: Cyber as Vanessa Gillerman, Teen Beach 2, and Scream Queens, in which she played the recurring role of young Mandy Greenwell. Currently, the actress can be seen in the sitcom Z Nation starring Sergeant Lilly.
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Her Musical Career
Grace Phipp’s musical career began to flourish when the soundtrack of the movie “Teen Beach Movie” reached #8 on the Billboard 200 charts, which included her song “Falling for Ya”, while it was ranked #25 on the Heatseekers Song Chart and #66 on the Hot Digital Songs Chart. Grace was also featured in the songs “Cruisin for a Bruisin”, which reportedly topped the charts of Billboard’s Kid Digital for several weeks, as well as “Like Me”, “Meant to Be” and “Coolest Cats in Town”.
The actress and singer also sang the song “The Pilot and the Mermaid” alongside Ross Lynch in the series Austin & Ally. Her song “Gotta Be Me”, which was used in the movie “Teen Beach 2”, was nominated for a Teen Choice Award 2015 in the category “Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show”, which she is said to have sung with Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, John Deluca, and Jordan Fisher.