Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace
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Margaret Grace Denig

(1983-09-21) September 21, 1983 (age 35)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2001–present
Brent Bushnell (m. 2017)
RelativesNick Palatas (brother-in-law)

Margaret Grace Denig (born September 21, 1983) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Shannon Rutherford on the ABC television series Lost and Kim Mills in the Taken trilogy. She has also appeared in The Twilight Saga as Irina.

Born in Worthington, Ohio, she went on to earn a Young Artist Award nomination in 2002 with her portrayal of 15-year-old murder victim Martha Moxley in the television movie Murder in Greenwich. In 2004, Grace was cast as Shannon Rutherford in the television series Lost, on which she was a main cast member for the first two seasons, winning a Screen Actors Guild Award shared with the ensemble cast. Leaving the series, Grace was keen to work more prominently in film. She appeared in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), and opposite Liam Neeson as Kim Mills in Taken in 2008. She reprised the role of Kim in Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2014).

She played the lead role, Alice, in Malice in Wonderland, a modern take on Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Grace reprised the role of Shannon in two more episodes of Lost, including the series finale. In 2013, she appeared in the sixth season of Californication. She portrayed Faith, a groupie and a muse to the stars, who captures the eye of Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny. She joined the cast of the series Fear The Walking Dead in 2018 as a character named Althea.

Early life

Margaret Grace Denig was born on September 21, 1983, in Worthington, Ohio, to American parents, Valinn (née Everett) and Fred Denig, who ran a family jewelry business.[1] Her family lived in a 200-year-old house, the first saltbox house in central Ohio.[2] She attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade and briefly attended Thomas Worthington High School,[3] where she began acting in school plays and community theater,[4] including a 2000 Gallery Players production of The Crucible, at a local Jewish Community Center (though she is not Jewish).[5][6] As a kid Grace was a big reader and a self described "Shakespeare nerd"[7] telling the LA Times that at age 13, she "was really into Jane Austen, kind of like how some kids are into Star Trek.[7]

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