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Grace Gealey

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Birthday
26, 1984
Birthplace
Butler, PA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1984 (age 34)
Birthplace
Butler, PA

About

Famous for playing Anika Calhoun on the musical soap opera Empire, she is also known for her professional theatrical work, which includes performances in off Broadway and Chicago productions of Venus Flytrap and Tartuffe.

Before Fame

She received an undergraduate degree in Theater from the University at South Florida and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

Trivia

Empire, which began airing on the Fox network in 2015, marked her television debut.

Family Life

The child of deaf parents, she was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, and raised primarily in the Cayman Islands. In April of 2016 she married her Empire co-star Trai Byers.

Associated With

She and Terrence Howard were both in the cast of Empire.