Early life, family, educational background
American actress Grace Kaufman was born on 29 April 2002, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father, David Kaufman, is famous for voicing Danny Phantom in Nickelodeon’s “Danny Phantom.” Her mother, Lisa Picotte, is also a renowned actress and voice actress. Grace has one brother, Henry Oliver Kaufman.
She turned down home-schooling in favor of attending the Acting Institute, and when she’s working, she is taught by on-set tutors, and later makes up lessons by attending online classes and getting help from her school friends.
Family’s personal life
David has appeared in “CSI,” “Boston Legal,” “ER,” “The Mentalist” “Rizzoli” and “Isles.” He has voiced characters in the animated series versions of “The Avengers” and “Back to the Future”, as well as “Superman: The Animated Series.” Lisa has appeared in “Married with Children,” “His & Hers” and “The Closer.” She has voiced characters in “Fievel’s American Tails”, and the video game “Interstate ’76.” They run a Young Actors Space institute where they train young actors, and have been training Grace in voice modulation since she was young.
Henry is also an actor; he has appeared in “Major Crimes” and lent his voice to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
She began attending her parents’ acting classes purely for fun, but soon realized that she wanted to pursue it as a career. Her first professional job was when she was seven-years-old, playing Tootie at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, California, in a production of “Meet Me in St. Louis.” According to earnthenecklace.com, when recalling her first role in an interview, she stated, ‘It was magical.’ Before her acting career began to take off, she appeared in single episodes of “Free Agents” and “The Closer.”
From 2014-18, she played Ashley Chandler in TNT’s action-drama series, “The Last Ship,” and from 2015-18, she played Berry in “Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets.”
However, she is best known for her current role from 2016 as Kate Burns in CBS’s sitcom, “Man with a Plan,” which stars Matt Le Blanc. Her role as Nikki Presser in 2017’s “Sister” was her debut in a feature film. Other appearances include the season three and four leading role of Deema in “Bubble Guppies” from 2013-2016 – for her audition, she used her father’s microphone. The part also required Grace to sing, which was no problem for her as she has a background in musical theatre. She played multiple characters in “Clarence,” spanning over 40 episodes from 2013-2018.
In 2014, she appeared in eight episodes of “Bad Teacher” as Bronwen, one episode, of “2 Broke Girls,” entitled “And the Childhood Not Included,” as the voice of Young Max, and she also voiced Melody Mouse in the episode “Minnie’s Winter Bow Show!” of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” In 2017-19 she returned to the show as Melody Mouse, voicing her in one episode each year.
For a few years already, she has worked with a vocal trainer, Steve Hollis, to further learn about vocal technique and support. She said that he has given her various warm-up tips which are immensely helpful, especially when she needs to sing for several hours.
At 2012’s HollyShorts Film Festival, she received the Best Actress Award, and at 2014’s Traverse City Film Festival, she won the Discovery Award. She posts song covers to her Instagram page and YouTube channel.
She is taking her acting career very seriously, and aside from that, she is also a model, Instagram influencer, singer and social media personality.
She therefore, has had little time for relationships – and as far as the public’s knowledge goes, she has never been in a relationship.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
- She lent her voice to the 2012 video game, “Call of Duty Black Ops II.”
- She got into acting after watching ‘Golden Era’ films which her grandmother introduced to her.
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- Actor is Bradley Cooper.
- Actress is Jessica Alba.
- Singer is Lady Gaga.
- Holiday destinations are Germany, London and Moscow.
- Colors are blue, pink and black.
- Food is Japanese dishes such as Udon, Sushi and Miso Soup.
- She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as shopping.
- She donates to various charities such as Precious Paws, Homes4Families and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
- She believes that, as a role model, she should promote ‘giving back.’
- She also raises awareness and funds for autoimmune diseases. She supports the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) explicitly. The cause is personal to her as it has affected some of her family members.
- For auditions, she uses her father’s microphone, as she has deemed it her good luck charm.
- Although it is widely assumed, Grace is not related to writer and co-creator of “Friends,” Marta Kauffman.
She is of white ethnicity. She stands at 5ft 3in (1.6m) tall, weighs around 117lbs (54kgs), and her vital statistics are 33-24-34; her bra size is 32B, and she wears a US shoe size 7. She has dark brown eyes and brown hair.
Net worth and salary
Her annual income varies according to her commitments, but her estimated net worth is over $500,000, as of early 2020.