Grace Byers Biography
Grace Lillis Gealey, popularly known as Grace Byers is an American actress, known for her role as Anika Calhoun in the Fox music-industry drama, Empire. She was born in Butler, Pennsylvania and brought up in the Cayman Islands from infancy. Having been brought up by deaf parents, she knows sign language. She received her bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts at the University of South Florida in Tampa, after moving to the United States . She later attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received her Master’s of Fine Arts in acting.
Grace Byers Age
Born on 26th July 1984, Grace is 34 years old as of 2018.
Grace Gealey Sister
She has a sister by the name Faith Gealey-Brown.
Trai Byers And Grace Gealey Engaged
Grace met Trai Byers in 2015 in the set of Empire where they co-starred and later that year they two got engaged.
Grace Byers Wedding | Trai Byers And Grace Gealey Wedding
She got married to Byers on Grand Cayman Island on April 14, 2016, in a private ceremony.
Grace Byers Husband | Trai Byers And Grace Gealey
She has been married to Trai Byers since 2016 and the two seem to be enjoying their marriage life.
Grace Byers Career
After graduation Grace moved to New York City, where she performed Off-Broadway, including in Venus Flytrap; A Femme Noir Mystery, and Rent. She later in 2013, performed in the Chicago productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.
Grace Byers Empire
In 2014, she was cast as Anika Calhoun in the Fox musical prime time drama, Empire opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, a series which debuted on January 7, 2015.
Grace was also cast as Kate, a jazz singer and lounge owner, in the indie thriller Bent, in 2017 .
Grace Byers Book | Grace Byers Author | Grace Byers I Am Enough
She published a children’s book titled I Am Enough in 2018 based on her experiences being bullied as a child for having deaf parents. According to her, she wrote it to empower children to love and accept themselves.
Grace Byers The Gifted
As from 2018 she plays the role of Reeva Payge in the series The gifted, an American science fiction superhero television series created for Fox by Matt Nix, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men properties.
- The Gifted