Among a lot of other beautiful actresses in the film industry, Grace Byers is one of them. She has gained widespread attention with her role in the Drama series Empire. She played and nailed the role of Anika Calhoun in the series with utmost perfection. Let us learn more about Grace Byers and her great acting career.
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Early Life and Family
She was born in the year 1984, on the 26th of July. Her star sign is Leo if that still interests you and maybe you also have the same sign. Her hometown is in Butler, Pennsylvania. In 2021, she is 37 years old and still looks like she is in her 20s. Her origins go back to the races of Africa and America. Her father is American and his name is not yet known. Her mother is African-Caribbean and her name is Cheryl McCoy-Gealey. Also, the names of her grandparents are Theoline McCoy and Bodden Towners Harry. Her parents got an early divorce and she had to live with her mother for most of the time. Her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is Multiracial.
Educational Life and Career
At first, she learned sign language to talk with her parents. This was done since, both her mother and her father were deaf. She then went to the Boden Town Primary school, then she moved to the John Gray High School. She then finally moved to George Hicks high school. She also studied at the University of Florida and got her Bachelor in Theatre Arts. In her early career, she got to the stage and did small parts in stage acting.
She got her first role in the movie “Venus Flytrap: A Femme Noir Mystery”. Then she featured in the on shoots and productions of Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, and few other movies. She got her first breakthrough role in the Fox drama series “Empire” and that was all for her. She got into the character of the role of Anika Calhoun or Boo Boo Kitty in the first season. She then acted in a lot of other films like Bent and the series “The Gifted”.
Personal life and relationships
She is married to a handsome guy who is none other than Trai Byers himself. He is also an actor and also works in the Drama series Empire, with Grace Byers. He plays the role of Andre Lyon. The two dated till 2015 and got married in 2016. They also have an adorable pet named Baron.
Social media presence
She is present on social media by her name on Instagram. Well, she has over 1.1M+ followers gained till now. Grace is not that active on her social media handles. But she does posts in quite of a time. she spends most of her free time as a worker and a volunteer for Saving our Daughters nonprofit organization.
Net worth in 2021
She has done quite several films in her career. She even also has earned great acclaim for her character performances. Well, Grace Byers’s net worth in 2021 is $2M.