Allow us to introduce you to the super talented Grace Kaufman!
The 12-year-old actress currently stars on the TNT drama The Last Ship and opened up to us about it.
“Working on The Last Ship is a blast. I love the cast. They’re such sweet and down-to-earth people. And even though the show is a drama and a lot of heavy events occur, we all like to goof around between takes, so it’s great fun to work on,” Grace told JJJ. “Eric Dane, who plays my dad on the show, is especially cool to work with. He has kids of his own, but he relates to us in such a “real dad” way. We film funny videos and tease each other on set, like a real family.”
Grace has also worked on Lab Rats on Disney XD! She told us, “On the show, I got to play the role of Kerry Perry. She is sweet and innocent around her aunt, but sassy and rude when alone with the others. It’s so fun to play a bratty role such as this, and I was so excited to get to work with the amazing cast and crew.”
Check out five more need-to-know facts:
- Grace won Michael Moore’s 2014 Discovery of the Year Award at the Traverse City Film Festival for her performance in the independent film Sister, starring with Barbara Hershey and Reid Scott.
- She takes ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance classes, and takes piano lessons as well.
- Grace‘s first professional job was playing Tootie Smith in a stage production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” in Los Angeles. Margaret O’Brien (who played Tootie in the 1946 MGM film) came to the production and awarded her Best Newcomer from the Southern California Motion Picture Alliance!
- She speaks and sings the role of Deema in Bubble Guppies for Nickelodeon, and does quite a bit of other animation as well, including playing Melody Mouse (one of Minnie’s nieces) for Walt Disney!