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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

American actress Maggie Grace Profile and Biography

Maggie Grace Profile:
Margaret Grace Denig best known as Maggie Grace with nickname Maggie Graceless, Miss America, Margaret Grace, Miss Grace was born September 21, 1983 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Virgo) at her hometown in City of Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, United State of America (USA). Maggie Grace is a beautiful American (film, movie, television) actress, female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model, professional model, beauty model, international model, star model, fashion model, magazine cover model, cover girl model, supermodel), Hollywood star (superstar), and blonde women celebrity. She has a hair color: graceful light brown (blonde), eyes color: elegant blue, height: 5′ 9″ (175 cm), measurements: 34-23-34, assets: flawless beauty, charming and pretty face, graceful light brown (blonde) hair, elegant blue eyes, lovely and sweet smile, great talent, nice skill, and her name popular and famous in the world of international entertainment and modeling, claim to fame: Shannon Rutherford on Lost, hobbies: kickball sport game, writing in her journal, rescuing kittens, beauty care, health care, hair care, watching movie/film in cinema and home theatre, listening music, movie/film acting, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international entertainment and modeling.

Maggie Grace Biography:
In her early life, Maggie Grace was born September 21, 1983 with birth name is Margaret Grace Denig at her hometown in City of Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, United State of America (USA). Maggie Grace is the second of three children to parents Valinn and Rick Denig, who ran a family jewelry business. Maggie Grace’s family lived in a 200-year-old house, the first saltbox house in central Ohio. Maggie Grace attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade and briefly attended Thomas Worthington High School, where Maggie Grace began acting in school plays and community theater, including a Jewish Community Center’s Gallery Players’ 2000 production of The Crucible. Maggie Grace’s parents divorced “amicably” when she was 16 years old, but her mother sought a “fresh start”. Maggie Grace dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United State of America (USA) with her mother, while her younger siblings Ian and Marissa continued to live with their father. In Los Angeles, Maggie 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.

In her personal life, Maggie Grace lived in Honolulu, Hawaii while working on “Lost”, and Maggie Grace saying “I love it here, but it’s not a place you can really pursue acting”. Maggie Grace says that the person she is most inspired by is her mother. When asked about her closest friend, Maggie Grace said that she and her mother were more like sisters and that she is “lucky to have an exceptionally cool mother”. Maggie Grace 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. Maggie Grace calls herself very clumsy, and she was jokingly nicknamed “Maggie Graceless” by one of her former castmates. Maggie Grace plays in a Los Angeles kickball league with her friends.

In her career, Maggie Grace acquired an agent within a week of relocating to Los Angeles and enrolled in an acting classes. Maggie Grace landed her first role in “Rachel’s Room”, a 2001 web-based video series was created by Dawson’s Creek executive producer Paul Stupin. Maggie Grace’s next role was on the 2002 television series “Septuplets”, which was cancelled before the first episode had aired. Maggie Grace’s breakout role was on 2002′s television movie “Murder in Greenwich”, based on the true story of 15-year-old Martha Moxley’s murder. Maggie Grace 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”. Maggie Grace went on to feature in minor roles on the television series “CSI: Miami” (CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is an American police procedural television series), “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.

Maggie Grace’s agent in mid-2004 sent her the script for the pilot episode of “Lost”; Maggie Grace was given the role of Shannon Rutherford after a successful audition. Maggie Grace was nominated on 2005 for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female for Maggie Grace’s role on “Lost”, but lost to “Desperate Housewives” (an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions)’ Eva Longoria. Maggie Grace 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 the Hawaiian island of Oahu and on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. After ranking at #27 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2005, Maggie Grace returned for “Lost”‘s second season. Maggie Grace’s 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 Maggie Grace’s departure from the show was “sort of a win-win” as Maggie Grace was eager to enter a full-time career in film. After leaving the series, Maggie Grace 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 Maggie Grace was in negotiations to play “X-Men” character Kitty Pryde on the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand”, but on July, auditions were reportedly being held for Maggie Grace’s replacement. The role ultimately went to Ellen Page, and Maggie 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. Maggie Grace’s next role was on the 2007 independent film “Suburban Girl”, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. Maggie Grace on 2007 was starred in “The Jane Austen Book Club”, based on Karen Joy Fowler’s novel of the same name. Maggie Grace is a fan of Jane Austen and had read Fowler’s novel when it was released on 2004. When Maggie Grace was given the film’s script, Maggie Grace met with the director Robin Swicord, and was given the role of Allegra. After the filming of “The Jane Austen Book Club” was completed, Maggie Grace briefly returned to Hawaii to shoot a guest spot on the “Lost” season 3 episode. Maggie Grace starred in the 2008 thriller film Taken with Liam Neeson, who was at the top of a list of male actors Maggie Grace wished to work with that Maggie Grace had written just two months before Maggie Grace was cast. Maggie Grace recently played the lead in Simon Fellows’ “Malice in Wonderland”, a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Maggie Grace on 2010 was 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. Maggie Grace’s busy schedule prevented her from returning as Shannon in “LA X”, the season premiere for “Lost”‘s sixth and final season, but Maggie Grace eventually returned for the series finale “The End”. On September 2010, it was revealed that Maggie Grace was chosen to play as Irina in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”.

(Maggie Grace Profile and Biography source:, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)
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