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'''Maggie Grace''' (born September 21, 1983 as '''Margaret Grace Denig''') appears in both ''[[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn]]'' movies as [[Irina]].
'''Maggie Grace''' (born September 21, 1983 as '''Margaret Grace Denig''') is the American actress who portrays [[Irina]] in the ''[[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn]]'' movies.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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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<nowiki>'</nowiki>'' Eva Longoria. She lived in Hawaii during the filming of the show's first season, and signed on to star opposite Tom Welling in ''The Fog'', a 2005 remake of the 1980 horror film of the same name, as a character originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Though the filming of Lost was supposed to have ended before The Fog began, the productions coincided due to ''Lost'''s extended season finale and Grace flew between the two sets, on Hawaiian the island of Oahu and on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. After ranking at #27 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2005, she returned for ''Lost<nowiki>'</nowiki>''s second season. Her character was killed off the series in the season's eighth episode, ''"Collision"'' when the series' writers began to feel that the character's "story avenues [were] limited". Executive producer Carlton Cuse said that Grace's departure from the show was "sort of a win-win" as she was eager to enter a full-time career in film. After leaving the series, she nevertheless joined the other principal ''Lost'' cast members of season 2 onstage at the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards where ''Lost'' won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
 
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<nowiki>'</nowiki>'' Eva Longoria. She lived in Hawaii during the filming of the show's first season, and signed on to star opposite Tom Welling in ''The Fog'', a 2005 remake of the 1980 horror film of the same name, as a character originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Though the filming of Lost was supposed to have ended before The Fog began, the productions coincided due to ''Lost'''s extended season finale and Grace flew between the two sets, on Hawaiian the island of Oahu and on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. After ranking at #27 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2005, she returned for ''Lost<nowiki>'</nowiki>''s second season. Her character was killed off the series in the season's eighth episode, ''"Collision"'' when the series' writers began to feel that the character's "story avenues [were] limited". Executive producer Carlton Cuse said that Grace's departure from the show was "sort of a win-win" as she was eager to enter a full-time career in film. After leaving the series, she nevertheless joined the other principal ''Lost'' cast members of season 2 onstage at the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards where ''Lost'' won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
   
Variety reported in May 2005 that Grace was in negotiations to play X-Men character Kitty Pryde in the 2006 film ''X-Men: The Last Stand'', but in July, auditions were reportedly being held for her replacement. The role ultimately went to Ellen Page, and Grace later revealed that she had never been contacted about the role and was surprised to read that she was up for the part in question. Grace's next role was in the 2007 independent film ''Suburban Girl'', alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. In 2007, she starred in ''The Jane Austen Book Club'', based on Karen Joy Fowler's novel of the same name. She is a fan of Jane Austen and had read Fowler's novel when it was released in 2004. When she was given the film's script, she met with the director Robin Swicord, with whom she says she "geeked out", and was given the role of Allegra, an openly lesbian 20-year-old. After the filming of ''The Jane Austen Book Club'' was completed, Grace briefly returned to Hawaii to shoot a guest spot on the ''Lost'' season 3 episode ''"Exposé"''. 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. She recently played the lead in Simon Fellows' ''Malice in Wonderland'', a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland''. She has begun production on ''Flying Lessons'' and appeared opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's film ''Knight and Day''. As of September 2010 it has been revealed that she has signed on to play [[Irina]] in'' [[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn- Part 2]]''.
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Variety reported in May 2005 that Grace was in negotiations to play X-Men character Kitty Pryde in the 2006 film ''X-Men: The Last Stand'', but in July, auditions were reportedly being held for her replacement. The role ultimately went to Ellen Page, and Grace later revealed that she had never been contacted about the role and was surprised to read that she was up for the part in question. Grace's next role was in the 2007 independent film ''Suburban Girl'', alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. In 2007, she starred in ''The Jane Austen Book Club'', based on Karen Joy Fowler's novel of the same name. She is a fan of Jane Austen and had read Fowler's novel when it was released in 2004. When she was given the film's script, she met with the director Robin Swicord, with whom she says she "geeked out", and was given the role of Allegra, an openly lesbian 20-year-old. After the filming of ''The Jane Austen Book Club'' was completed, Grace briefly returned to Hawaii to shoot a guest spot on the ''Lost'' season 3 episode ''"Exposé"''. 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. She played the lead in Simon Fellows' ''Malice in Wonderland'', a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland''. She has begun production on ''Flying Lessons'' and appeared opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's film ''Knight and Day''. In September 2010 it was revealed that she has signed on to play [[Irina]] in'' [[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn- Part 2]]''. In 2012 Grace starred in Lockout and the sequels to Taken and Breaking Dawn. In 2013 she played the title character in the series Susanna. She also guest starred as Faith in Californication.
   
 
===Personal life===
 
===Personal life===
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==Filmography==
 
==Filmography==
===Films===
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===Film===
;2002
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*''Murder in Greenwich'' as Martha Moxley
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|-align="center"
;2003
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Year'''
*''Twelve Mile Road'' as Dulcie Landis
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Film'''
;2004
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Role'''
*''Creature Unknown'' as Amanda
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|-
;2005
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|rowspan=1|2002
*''The Fog'' as Elizabeth Williams
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|''Murder in Greenwich''
;2007
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|Martha Moxley
*''Suburban Girl'' as Chloe
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|-
*''The Jane Austen Book Club'' as Allegra Avila
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|2003
;2008
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|''Twelve Mile Road''
*''Taken'' as Kim Mills
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|Dulcie Landis
;2009
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|-
*''Malice in Wonderland'' as Alice
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|2004
;2010
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|''Creature Unknown''
*''The Experiment'' as Bay
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|Amanda
*''Flying Lessons'' as Sophie Conway
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|-
*''Knight and Day'' as April
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|2005
*''Faster''
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|''The Fog''
;2011
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|Elizabeth Williams
*''[[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn - Part 1]]'' as [[Irina]]
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|-
;2012
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|rowspan=2|2007
*''[[Breaking Dawn (film)|Breaking Dawn - Part 2]]'' as [[Irina]] (in-production)
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|''Suburban Girl''
*''Lockout '' as Emilie Warnock
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|Chloe
*''Taken 2'' as Kim Mills
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|-
*''Decoding Annie Parker'' as Sarah
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|''The Jane Austen Book Club''
'''2013'''
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|Allegra Avlia
*''Relative Insanity'' as Nina
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2008
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|''Taken''
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|Kim Mills
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|-
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|2009
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|''Malice in Wonderland''
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|Alice
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|-
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|rowspan=4|2010
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|''The Experiment''
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|Bay
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|-
  +
|''Flying Lessons''
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|Sophie Conway
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|-
  +
|''Knight and Day'
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|April
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|-
  +
|''Faster''
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|-
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|rowspan=1|2011
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|''[[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn - Part 1]]''
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|[[Irina]]
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|-
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|rowspan=5|2012
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|''[[Breaking Dawn (films)|Breaking Dawn - Part 2]]''
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|[[Irina]]
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|-
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|''Lockout''
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|Emilie Warnock
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|-
  +
|''Taken 2''
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|Kim Mills
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|-
  +
|''Decoding Annie Parker''
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|Sarah
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|-
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|''2013''
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|-
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|rowspan=1|2013
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|''Relative Insanity''
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|Nina
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|-
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|}
   
 
===Television===
 
===Television===
;2003
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*''CSI: Miami'' as Amy Gorman (2003)
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|-align="center"
*''The Lyon's Den'' as Haley Dugan (2003)
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Year'''
*''Miracles'' as Hannah Cottrell (2003)
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Film'''
;2004
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!style="background:#7b0a16;"|'''Role'''
*''Like Family'' as Mary (2004)
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|-
*''Cold Case'' as Rene (2004)
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|rowspan=3|2003
*''Oliver Beene'' as Elke (2004)
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|''CSI: Miami''
*''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'' as Jessie Dawning (2004)
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|Amy Gorman
;2005
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|-
*''Lost'' as Shannon Rutherford (2005-2007, 2010)
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|''The Lyon's Den''
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|Haley Dugan
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|-
  +
|''Miracles''
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|Hannah Cottrell
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|-
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|rowspan=4|2004
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|''Like Family''
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|Mary
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|-
  +
|''Cold Case''
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|Rene
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|-
  +
|''Oliver Beene''
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|Elke
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|-
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|''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit''
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|Jessie Dawning
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|-
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|rowspan="1"|2005-2007,2010
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|''Lost''
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|Shannon Rutherford
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|}
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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Maggie Grace
Biographical information
Birth name

Margaret Grace Denig

Born

September 21, 1983 (1983-09-21) (age 31)

Nationality

American

Residence

Los Angeles, California

Gender

Female

Eye color

Brown

Hair color

Blonde/Light brown

Height

5'9" (175cm)

Alias
  • Grace
  • Maggie
  • 'Miss America'
Career
Years active

1998-present

In Twilight saga

Irina

Notable roles
  • Shannon in Lost
.

Maggie Grace (born September 21, 1983 as Margaret Grace Denig) appears in both Breaking Dawn movies as Irina.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Grace was born Margaret Grace Denig in Worthington, Ohio, the second of three children to parents Valinn and Rick Denig, who ran a family jewelry business. Her family lived in a 200-year-old house, the first saltbox house in central Ohio. 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 Jewish Community Center's Gallery Players' 2000 production of The Crucible. Her parents divorced "amicably" when she was 16 years old, but her mother sought a "fresh start". Grace dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles, California with her mother, while her younger siblings Ian and Marissa continued to live with their father. In Los Angeles, Grace and her mother moved around often as they struggled financially, taking out short-term rents rather than paying for permanent residence while eating a basic diet as it was all they could afford.

CareerEdit

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. Her next role was on the 2002 television series Septuplets, which was cancelled before the first episode had aired. Her breakout role was on 2002's television movie Murder in Greenwich, based on the true story of 15-year-old Martha Moxley's murder. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her portrayal of Moxley in the Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress category, but lost to Clara Bryant for Tru Confessions. She went on to feature in minor roles on the television series CSI: Miami, The Lyon's Den, Miracles, Like Family, Cold Case and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the films Twelve Mile Road and Creature Unknown, before appearing in a season-long recurring role on Oliver Beene as a Swedish exchange student.

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. She lived in Hawaii during the filming of the show's first season, and signed on to star opposite Tom Welling in The Fog, a 2005 remake of the 1980 horror film of the same name, as a character originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Though the filming of Lost was supposed to have ended before The Fog began, the productions coincided due to Lost's extended season finale and Grace flew between the two sets, on Hawaiian the island of Oahu and on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. After ranking at #27 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2005, she returned for Lost's second season. Her character was killed off the series in the season's eighth episode, "Collision" when the series' writers began to feel that the character's "story avenues [were] limited". Executive producer Carlton Cuse said that Grace's departure from the show was "sort of a win-win" as she was eager to enter a full-time career in film. After leaving the series, she nevertheless joined the other principal Lost cast members of season 2 onstage at the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards where Lost won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Variety reported in May 2005 that Grace was in negotiations to play X-Men character Kitty Pryde in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand, but in July, auditions were reportedly being held for her replacement. The role ultimately went to Ellen Page, and Grace later revealed that she had never been contacted about the role and was surprised to read that she was up for the part in question. Grace's next role was in the 2007 independent film Suburban Girl, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. In 2007, she starred in The Jane Austen Book Club, based on Karen Joy Fowler's novel of the same name. She is a fan of Jane Austen and had read Fowler's novel when it was released in 2004. When she was given the film's script, she met with the director Robin Swicord, with whom she says she "geeked out", and was given the role of Allegra, an openly lesbian 20-year-old. After the filming of The Jane Austen Book Club was completed, Grace briefly returned to Hawaii to shoot a guest spot on the Lost season 3 episode "Exposé". 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. She played the lead in Simon Fellows' Malice in Wonderland, a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She has begun production on Flying Lessons and appeared opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's film Knight and Day. In September 2010 it was revealed that she has signed on to play Irina in Breaking Dawn- Part 2. In 2012 Grace starred in Lockout and the sequels to Taken and Breaking Dawn. In 2013 she played the title character in the series Susanna. She also guest starred as Faith in Californication.

Personal lifeEdit

Grace lived in Honolulu, Hawaii while working on Lost, saying "I love it here, but it's not a place you can really pursue acting." She claimed that, while living in Hawaii, her Lost co-stars would introduce her to men and that some "would probably have me with a different guy every night". She said that her male co-stars were "mostly very protective" and "very opinionated" when deciding whether she should date certain men; actor Josh Holloway once offered to help her select dates from a portfolio of male models with whom he previously worked. Grace and Ian Somerhalder, her onscreen stepbrother, were rumored to be dating in April 2006 after both had left Lost. When asked about Somerhalder in August, she stated, "Ian's great, I adore him, although I'm only 22 – far too young to even think about having a serious relationship." While still working on Lost, Grace and Somerhalder adopted a feral cat named Roo which they found "literally dying" in the jungle on the set. She said that the cat is now her "travel buddy". In 2008 and 2009, she briefly dated Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes.

Grace says that the person she is most inspired by is her mother. When asked about her closest friend, she said that she and her mother were more like sisters and that she is "lucky to have an exceptionally cool mum". She is a self-proclaimed anglophile, having written to a pen pal in the Lake District from the age of eight, having first visited England at 13 years old, and admiring a number of British poets as well as William Shakespeare. She calls herself very clumsy, claiming to "trip over my legs all the time", and was jokingly nicknamed "Maggie Graceless" by one of her former castmates. She plays in a Los Angeles kickball league with her friends.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role
2002 Murder in Greenwich Martha Moxley
2003 Twelve Mile Road Dulcie Landis
2004 Creature Unknown Amanda
2005 The Fog Elizabeth Williams
2007 Suburban Girl Chloe
The Jane Austen Book Club Allegra Avlia
2008 Taken Kim Mills
2009 Malice in Wonderland Alice
2010 The Experiment Bay
Flying Lessons Sophie Conway
Knight and Day' April
Faster
2011 Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Irina
2012 Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Irina
Lockout Emilie Warnock
Taken 2 Kim Mills
Decoding Annie Parker Sarah
2013
2013 Relative Insanity Nina

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Role
2003 CSI: Miami Amy Gorman
The Lyon's Den Haley Dugan
Miracles Hannah Cottrell
2004 Like Family Mary
Cold Case Rene
Oliver Beene Elke
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jessie Dawning
2005-2007,2010 Lost Shannon Rutherford

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