Spencer Grammer

Spencer Grammer

Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1983
Age40 years 8 months 11 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Professions Actress , Model
Full Name Spencer Karen Grammer

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignLibra
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Famous For Role of Casey Cartwright in Greek
Body Features & Measurements
Height163 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye colorHazel
Hair color Blonde
Weight54 KG
119 lbs
Shoe Size7 (US)
Figure Measurements 35-24-34
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Athletic
Bra Size 34B
Family Information
Father Kelsey Grammer (actor, voice actor, comedian; born on February 21, 1955)
Mother Doreen Alderman (was background dancer; now dance instructor)
Son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh (born on 10th October 2011)
Grandfather Frank Allen Grammer, Jr. (Paternal)
Grandmother Sally Grammer Cranmer (Paternal)
Aunt Karen Grammer (Paternal; died in 1975- cause murder)
Great Grandfather Frank Allen Grammer, Sr. (Paternal Paternal)
Half Brothers Gabriel Grammer (Paternal;)
Jude Gordon Grammer (Paternal; born 2004)
James Grammer (Paternal;)
Stepmothers Camille Grammer (Ex)
Camille Donatacci (Ex)
Kayte Walsh
Leigh-Anne Csuhany (Ex)
Barrie Buckner (Ex)
Half Sisters Madison (Maternal)
Greer Grammer (Actress/ Beauty Pageant- Miss Teen Malibu 2008; born on February 15, 1992; daughter of Barrie Buckne)
Mason Olivia Grammer (Paternal; born 2001)
Faith Evangeline Elise Grammer (Paternal; born 2013)
Great-grandmother Edna M. Weeks (Paternal Paternal)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Graduation in Screenwriting, Direction
Education (High School) Los Angeles County High School
Education(College) Marymount Manhattan College, New York
Alma MaterColumbia University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband James Hesketh (firefighter by profession; married on 11th February 2011)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Path of Most Resistance (2006)
Years Active 1992-
Debut (TV) Cheers (as child actress)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesYoga
photography
Painting
Favorite Actress Mariska Hargitay
Favorite Foods Pasta
Pizza
Favorite MovieAnnie Hall (1977)
Favorite TV shows The O.C. (2003)
Gossip Girl (2007)
Favorite CuisineJapanese
LikesCity lights(1931)
Favorite Character Olivia Benson (from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileSpencer Grammer Facebook Profile
Instagram ProfileSpencer Grammer Instagram Profile
Snapchatspencergrammer
More Information
Net worth$1 Million
Celebrity Crush Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Actor/ Director)

Biography

Spencer Grammer is an American actress and producer known for her appearances in Rick and Morty as Summer Smith, in Tell Me a Story as Beth Miller, in Greek as Casey Cartwright, in As the World Turns as Lucy Montgomery, for voicing Brendar in The Barbarian and the Troll.

Her recent projects are "Rick and Morty", "The Barbarian and the Troll", "Project Blue Book", I'd Like to Be Alone Now(2019).

Family- Childoohd

Spencer Karen Grammer was born on 9th October 1983 in Los Angeles, California to Kelsey Grammer(father) an actor, and Doreen Alderman(Mother). 

Her parents divorced in 1990. She is their only child. She has half-siblings.

Mother

Mother Doreen Alderman was a background dancer; She worked as a backup dancer in Steve Martin's Saturday Night Live (1975), and she has appeared in the movies Death Flash(1986) (as Fiona Duncan) and Body Chemistry(1990) (as Kim). She now works as a dance instructor. [2]

Spencer Grammer Childhood: with mother Doreen Alderman

[Spencer Grammer Childhood: with mother Doreen Alderman]

Father

Spencer's father Allen "Kelsey" Grammer was born in 1955 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a multiple Emmy Award-winning Actor and producer. Spencer has appeared in the TV series Cheers (1982) with him in the episode "Cheers: One Hugs, the Other Doesn't (1992)". He is known for his appearances in the TV series "Cheers", and in movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) among others.

She is close to her father, speaking of her father, she has said "My dad has an incredible passion for living life, and he's really, really funny, so he definitely encourages me to enjoy all aspects of life. He's very proud of me and definitely encourages my career path, and we have a good time talking about work." [4]

Spencer Grammer With father Kelsey Grammer

[Spencer Grammer With father Kelsey Grammer]

She was named after her paternal aunt Karen Grammer (she had an unfortunate death eight years before Kelsey's birth), thus the middle name Karen.

Her stepmother Kayte Walsh is 2 years older than Spencer, and Spencer's half-sister Faith is of the same age as Spencer's son Emmett.

Her younger, paternal half-sister Greer Grammer (b. February 15, 1992) , she was crowned Miss Teen Malibu in 2008. [4]

She has six younger half siblings through her father:

  1. Greer Grammer (born February 15, 1992)
  2. Mason Olivia Grammer (b. October 24, 2001)
  3. Jude Gordon Grammer (b. August 28, 2004)
  4. Faith Evangeline Elise Grammer (b. July 13, 2013) (Faith had a twin who died before birth)
  5. Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer (b. July 22, 2014)
  6. Auden James Ellis Grammer (b. November 14, 2016)

 

Education

  • Los Angeles County High School: She studied Arts at the High School.
  • Marymount Manhattan College: She studied art history at Marymount Manhattan, a private college in New York City, and later switched to theater.
  • Columbia University School of the Arts: She shot (directed and produced) the short Confetti, for her master's degree at the University. 

 

Relationships

James Hesketh

Spencer met James, a firefighter by profession through a common friend at a party, he is originally from Ireland & was living in Los Angeles at the time, they quickly became friends and stayed close for two years until they became romantically interested. The two got engaged on January 25th, 2011, and married on 11th February 2011. [4]

'He is my rock' said Spencer about her husband, 'Also, he is super hot and handsome.'

Spencer Grammer Family: Husband James Hesketh, son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh

[Spencer Grammer Family: Husband James Hesketh, son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh during vacation.]

The two have a son named Emmett Emmanual Hesketh born on 10th October 2011 (weighed 7 pounds 7 oz at birth).

 Spencer Grammer with son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh when he was a baby

[Spencer Grammer with son Emmett Emmanual Hesketh when he was a baby]

Her husband James filed force divorce on November 30th 2017, the two divorced in 2017 [4]

 

Career

Spencer's first appearance on screen was in 1992 through the episode "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't" of the NBC sitcom series Cheers.

Spencer appeared In the thriller drama Sweetie Pie(2002) written and directed by K. Asher Levin

In the Crime mystery Jonny Zero, she appears as Dora in the pilot episode.

In the Action Crime drama Third Watch she appears as Kimmie Haynes in the episode Kingpin Rising (2005) (S6.E17)

In the family sport series Clubhouseshe appears as Sheils in 3 episodes (S1E1, S1E3, S1E6) on the series.

In the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode (s1e12: Infected(2006)) she plays Katie

In the TV mini series The Bedford Diaries (2006) she appears as Lee's classmate in the Episode "Love and the Tenth Planet" (S1E7)

In the short movie "The Path of Resistence" she played the lead role of Prudence, It is the story of a New York Eve in New York City.

In the ABC drama series Six Degrees she played the Nanny in the pilot episode.

In the "Entire family ocoming of age" comedy movie Beautiful Ohio directed by Chad Lowe and written by Ethan Canin, she played Carlene.

In the 2007 thriller drama Descent, she had a minor role (Stephanie) which was uncredited.

As the World Turns

In the CBS soap opera that ran for 54 years, she played Lucy Montgomery in about 95 of the episodes. Her role aired from 2006-2009. Other than Spencer, the character has been played by Amanda Seyfried, Peyton List, Sarah Glendening

Lucy is the daughter of the legendary characters of the show Craig Montgomery and Sierra Esteban. Lucy and Dustin Donovan were a popular couple character on the show

In a 2009 episode of the Animation series Tobot Chicken titled "Please do not notify our contractors" she voice the character of Atlantis.

Greek

In the comedy family drama series Greek, she played the main role of Casey Cartwright and appears in 74 episodes of the series. Casey is the older sister of Rusty Cartwright, a Zeta Beta Zeta sorority girl trying to navigate her life in college.

Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is about the mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty's adventures. It revolves around the family of Rick's daughter Beth, her husband Jerry Smith and their children Morty, Jerry and Summer.

Summer is a teenager who priority in life is about improving her status among her friends. She is funny and intelligent, also a bit jealous of Morty as he gets to accompany her grandfather on inter-dimensional adventures

 

Ironside

In this NBC police drama created by Collier Young, she played Holly. It centers around Robert T. Ironside, a tough, sexy police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a bad shooting incident, and is now solving crime scenes on wheelechair. She appears in all the 9 episodes of the series. It was a remake of the 1967 series.

Graves

Graves is a Epix comedy series created by Joshua Michael Stern. Spencer plays Katie Farrell in the second season, in 9 episodes.

 

Confetti

She produced and directed the short film as a completion project of her master's degree at the Columbia university. It was first screened on May 14th at the Columbia School of the Arts Film Festival.

The 12 Days of Christmas Eve

Spencer played Michelle Conway in this Christmas TV movie, her father Kelsey played her on screen father in the movie.

 

Storybook

Build a Prince: A Royal Christmas Love Story

Build a Prince: A Royal Christmas Love Story

 It is an audio book about the story of Princess Adelaide of Alpinoa, as things are, she must get married by Christmas in order to be crowned the queen, she always wanted to get married for love, but for the sake of the crown, she decides to make a convinient arrangement, she tries to create a prince out of the American commoner Hayden, a handsome fellow. It is planned that she would marry him for the crown. But as she gets to know more of Hayden, his kindness and charm break her defensive walls. As she falls in love, she simultaneously has to defend her crown against those plotting to snatch it away from her.

The story is Written by Jenni Melear and Elena Farinas Phillips, and directed by Jenni Melear. Spencer Grammer and Billy Flynn are the characters in the story

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2022 The 12 Days of Christmas Eve Michelle Conway TV Movie
2022 Rick and Morty: Summer's Sleepover Summer Smith Video
2019 I'd Like to Be Alone Now Anna  
2018 Brampton's Own Jane  
2017 The Outdoorsman Carol  
2017 Random Tropical Paradise Colette Weller  
2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter Kat  
2015 Beyond Paradise Rachel  
2015 Roommate Wanted Dee  
2014 Saint Francis Heather TV Movie
2014 Missing William Jill  
2013 In Lieu of Flowers Rachel  
2007 Descent Stephanie  
2006 Beautiful Ohio Carlene  
2002 Sweetie Pie    

 

 

TV Series

Year TV Series Character Notes
2013- Rick and Morty Summer Smith 50+ episodes
2023 Krapopolis   1 Episode
2022-2023 Solar Opposites Lynette, Coworker Hydra (voice)  
2021 The Barbarian and the Troll Brendar (voice) 13 Episodes
2020 Project Blue Book Laura Chapman Episode: "Curse of the Skinwalker"
2018-2019 Tell Me a Story Beth Miller 6 episodes
2017 Graves Katie Farrell 9 episodes
2017 Grey's Anatomy Candace Episode: "In the Air Tonight"
2016 Scorpion June Episodes: "More Civil War", "Civil War"
2016 Rush Hour Heather Lamb Knock, Knock... House Creeping!
2015 Mr. Robinson Ashleigh Fellows 6 episodes
2014-2015 Chicago P.D. Jean Cassidy "Shouldn't Have Been Alone", "Called in Dead"
2014 Royal Pains Ashley "Everybody Loves Ray, Man"
2013 Ironside Holly 9 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ella St. James Episode: "Dead Air"
2012 CSI: NY Kim Barnett Episode: "Flash Pop"
2007-2011 Greek Casey Cartwright 74 episodes
2009 Robot Chicken Atlantis / Mother Episode: "Please Do Not Notify Our Contractors"
2006-2009 As the World Turns Lucy Montgomery 95 episodes
2006 Six Degrees Nanny Episode: "Pilot"
2006 The Bedford Diaries Lee's Classmate Episode: "Love and the Tenth Planet"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Katie Episode: "Infected"
2004-2005 Clubhouse Sheila Episode: "Pilot", "Chin Music", "Road Trip"
2005 Third Watch Kimmie Haynes Episode: "Kingpin Rising"
2005 Jonny Zero Dora Episode: "Pilot"
1992 Cheers Little girl Episode: "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't"

 

Short Movie

Year Short movie Character Notes
  Confetti   Director and producer
2018 Tiger Cub   as producer
2006 The Path of Most Resistance Prudence  

 

 

Video Game

Year Game Character Notes
2017 Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Summer Smith (voice)  

 

Music Video

Year Music Video Notes
2016 Craig Wedren & Pink Ape: I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon  

 

 

Interesting Facts

  • She has appeared in Learn to Hip Hop: Volume 2 a music show on MTV.
  • She plays guitar well. One can often see her playing tunes on her guitar during the instagram live sessions.
  • She likes photography as well, and posts pics shot by her on her instagram profile.
  • She was interested in becoming a zoologist. [4]
  • Likes Animals: she had 'Frasier' an alpaca, 'Cookie' a cat, 'Sophie' another cat, and a dog among other animals in the household. She and her son found three little kittens in litter in 2020, they fed them milk and food until they survived and grew healthy, two cats were given away, But they kept Ninja Cat Grammer.
  • Love for Stunts: She likes to perform stunts herself on sets, she loves physical adventures.
  • James proposed to Spencer in Iceland. He had to take her father Kelsey Grammer's approval too.
  • She has been a critic of Donald Trump and supported the Democratic party.
  • She is pro-LGBTQ movement.
  • She is an animal rights activist, she can be found supporting PETA online.
  • She was not even 8 when she first made her acting appearance.
  • She is of English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
  • Cameo Profile: She sends personalized birthday wishes, proposals and anything in general on the cameo to the fans that make requests.
  • SAGAFTRA strike: She supported the Actors union strike of 2023, and walked the talk with placards in support of the demand to raise the wages of screen actors. 

Quotes

  • If you're not adventurous, you're not really living. [4]
  • I've been learning how to shoot a gun and properly handcuff people so that on the day I need to pull someone down to the ground, it looks and feels natural for me. [4]
  • It's tough being a mom & going back to work.
  • I want to pay my mortgage and go on vacation, so I love working. I want to be able to do independent projects as well, and being on a successful TV show allows you to do some other things. [4]
  • I love pushing my boundaries and seeing how far I can go without, you know, dying or injuring myself too badly. [4]
  • [About her childhood] Everyone has their thing, and I was the weird, artsy kid.
  • I also like sunsets and holding hands and other boring stuff like hiking. [From her Twitter bio]
  • [About her role in Rick and Morty] I do it to make people laugh... I love that I get to do great one-liners. I get to be a badass. Things that are a lot harder to do on camera I get to do with my voice. [5]
  • [On direction, she shot the short film confetti] Directing is the greatest joy. As difficult as it can be at times, it is a labor of love and an honor to work with the talented cast and crew without whom this project would not be possible. [6]

 

Sources

  1. Spencer Grammer on Wikipedia
  2. Doreen Alderman on IMDB
  3. Kelsey Grammer on IMDB
  4. Spencer Grammer bio on IMDB
  5. Spencer on her role as Summer in Rick and Morty, with The Mary Sue
  6. On Confetti on instagram
  7.  

 

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