Margaret Grace Denig (Worthington, Ohio, September 21, 1983), better known as Maggie Grace, is an American actress. She dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents’ divorce. She had her first role in Rachel’s Room in 2001. She practiced two martial arts: karate (black belt) and jiu jitsu.
He had a Young Artist Award nomination in 2002 for playing a 15-year-old murder victim in Murder in Greenwich. In 2004, she was cast as Shannon Rutherford on the television series Lost, in which she was in the main cast for the first two seasons, and won an Actors Guild Award with the cast.
Upon leaving the series, she starred with Tom Welling in The Fog in 2005. She appeared in Manhattan Stories, The Jane Austen Book Club both in 2007, and Taken in 2008.
She played the lead role in Malice in Wonderland, a modern version of Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. Grace reprised her role as Shannon in two more episodes of Lost, including the series finale.
Personal Information of Maggie Grace:
- Full Name: Margaret Grace Denig
- Nick Name: Margaret
- Date of Birth: September 21, 1983
- Age: 37 Year Old
- Nationality: American
- Sun Sign: Virgo
- Birth Place: Worthington, Ohio, United States
- Occupation: Actress
- Spouse/Ex-: Brent Bushnell (M. 2017)
- Father: Rick Denig
- Mother: Valinn Everett
- Borther: Ian Dening
- Sisters: Marissa Dening
- Ex-Boyfriends: Ian Somerhalder (2006-2007), Blake Mycoskie (2007-2009),Matthew Cooke (2012-2016)
- U.S. State: Ohio
- School: Worthington Christian High School
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Brown
- Height: 5’9″ (175 cm),
- Weight: 63 Kg
- Body Measurements: 36-25-36 Inches
- Bra Size: 34B
- Waist: 25 Inches
- Dress Size: 4 US
- Body Type: Slim
- Net Worth: $8 Million
- Active Years: 2001-present
Early Life of Maggie Grace:
She was born Margaret Grace Denig in Worthington, Ohio, the second daughter of three children to parents Valinn and Rick Denig, who ran a family jewelry business. Her family lived in a house for 200 years.
He attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade, and briefly attended Thomas Worthington High School, where he began acting in school plays and community theater, including the production The Crucible.
His Parents They divorced “amicably” when she was 16, but her mother looked for a “fresh start.” Grace dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles, California with her mother, while her younger brothers Ian and Marissa continued to live with their father.
In Los Angeles, Grace and her mother moved often as they struggled financially, looking for short-term rentals rather than paying for a permanent residence, while their diet consisted of a staple diet as it was all they could afford.
Personal Life of Maggie Grace:
Grace lived in Honolulu, Hawaii while working on Lost. She stated: “I love being there, but it’s not a place where you can really follow acting” and that, while living in Hawaii, “I would probably be with a different guy every night.”
She said that her male co-workers were “mostly very protective” and “very headstrong” when she decided whether she should date a certain man; actor Josh Holloway once volunteered to help her select quotes from a portfolio of male models with whom he had previously worked.
Grace and Ian Somerhalder, her on-screen stepbrother, were rumored to have dated in April 2006 before they both left Lost. When asked about Somerhalder in August, she replied, “Ian is great, I adore him, even if he just has 22 years old – I’m too young to think about being in a serious relationship.
” While working on Lost, Grace and Somerhalder adopted a stray cat named Roo, who they found “literally dying” in the jungle on set. Grace said the cat is now her “travel friend.” In 2008 and 2009 she dated Blake Mycoskie, a contestant on the second season of The Amazing Race and founder of TOMS Shoes.
Grace said the person who inspires her the most is her mother. When asked about her best friend, she replied that she and her mother were like sisters and that she is “lucky to have such an exceptional and great mother.”
She considers herself to be very clumsy, claiming to “trip over her legs all the time,” and was jokingly nicknamed “Maggie Graceless” by one of her co-stars. Grace plays ball league in Los Angels with her friends.
Professional Life of Maggie Grace:
Grace acquired an agent within a week of moving to Los Angeles and enrolled in acting classes. She had her first role in Rachel’s Room, a 2001 series about the adventures of a teenage girl’s room that was created by Dawson’s Creek executive producer Paul Stupin.
Her next role was in the 2002 series Septuplets, which was canceled before the first episode aired. Her starring role took place in the 2002 film Murder in Greenwich, based on the true story of the murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley.
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her portrayal of Moxley for Best Performance in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Special, but lost to Clara Bryant for Tru Confessions.
She had minor roles in 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 as a recurring role on Oliver Beene as an exchange student from Sweden.
In mid-2004, his agent sent him a script for the pilot episode of Lost; She was cast as Shannon Rutherford after a successful audition. She was nominated in 2005 for a Teen Choice Award for her role, but lost to Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives.
She lived in Hawaii during the filming of the first season and signed to star in The Fog alongside Tom Welling, a remake of the 1980 film of the same name, in a role previously played by Jamie Lee Curtis.
Although filming for Lost was supposed to end before The Fog began, the productions overlapped due to the season finale being extended: Grace flew between the two sets, on Oahu Island and Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada.
After being ranked 27th by Maxim as one of the prettiest women, returned to the second season of Lost. Her character was killed off the series in the episode “Collision”, when the series writer began to feel that “the character’s history limited“.
Variety reported in May 2005 that Grace was in negotiations to play Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand, but in July, auditions were allegedly stopped by her surrogate.
The role went to Ellen Page, And Grace later revealed that she had never been contacted for the role and that she was surprised that she was recruited for the role in question.
Her next role was in the independent film Suburban Girl, opposite 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 has read the novel when it was published in 2004. When she received the script for the film, she met director Robin Swicord, and was cast as Allegra, a 20-year-old lesbian.
While filming that movie, Grace briefly returned to Hawaii to film the Lost episode “Exposé.” He starred in the 2008 thriller Revenge (Taken) with Liam Neeson, the lead actor Grace wanted to work with.
He also appeared in Malice in Wonderland, a modern adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 2010, he starred in the drama Flying Lessons, and appeared alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on Knight & Day, as well as Faster, with Dwayne Johnson.
Her busy schedule kept her from returning as Shannon on “LA X,” the premiere of the sixth. Lost season but eventually returned for the series finale on “The End.” On September 20, 2010, it was revealed that she had been cast as Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
In 2013, she returned to acting as Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken 2, and made her internet debut with the YouTube channel dedicated to producing fictional series called Wigs.
She starred alongside Anna Paquin in the series Susanna where she gave life to the sister of a woman suffering from severe postpartum depression who is forced to take care of her baby and herself while trying to balance her new obligations with her job in banking.
The series was directed by its creator, Jon Avnet, and premiered the first 6 episodes on June 14 and the remaining 6 on June 21.
Movies List of Maggie Grace:
|The Jane Austen Book Club||2007|
|Malice in Wonderland||2009|
|Knight and Day||2010|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||2011|
|Decoding Annie Parker||2012|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||2012|
|We’ll Never Have Paris||2014|
|The Scent of Rain and Lightning||2017|
|The Hurricane Heist||2018|
|Love, Weddings & Other Disasters||2020|
Television shows List of Maggie Grace:
|Murder in Greenwich||2002|
|The Lyon’s Den||2003|
|Twelve Mile Road||2003|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2004|
|When Calls the Heart||2013|
|Masters of Sex||2015|
|Fear the Walking Dead||2018–present|
|The Althea Tapes||2019|