Shalita Grant Biography
Shalita Grant is an American actress on NCIS: New Orleans, portraying NCIS Agent Sonja Percy. She was also cast on Mercy Street, portraying Aurelia Johnson, a stoic “contraband,” or escaped slave.
Shalita Grant Age
She was born on August 28, 1988, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States of America. She is thirty years of age as of 2018
Shalita Grant Height
She has maintained her body and has a charming complexion. She has a height that is measured at 4 feet 11 inches (1.5 m), which below the average height for ladies. Her weight is roundly proportionate to her height and it is measured at 48 kg.
Shalita Grant Parents
Shalita Grant has always kept her personal life under wraps and away from the public’s eye. Due to this, we do not have any information about her parents’ identity.
Shalita Grant Husband
Shalita Grant is a lesbian and married. The talented TV star tied the knots with her partner, Sabrina Skau on August 8, 2018. They tied the knot in a private ceremony of 25 guests which held at the San Francisco’s City Hall. The gay couple met through a dating site in October 2016. They dated till 2017 when Sabrina asked Shalita to marry her on Christmas Eve. while they both were wearing matching onesies.
Shalita Grant Movies and Television Shows
She first auditioned with the play A Raisin in the Sun as Beneatha to gain admission into Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland, which she passed successfully. While at Baltimore School, she became a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and YoungArts Winner in Theater.
She received a scholarship to study drama in the Juilliard School following her teacher’s advice in her senior year. She wrote two articles for the Juilliard journal and graduated in 2010 with a B.F.A in Drama.
In 2006, she was cast in the documentary Rehearsing a Dream. The documentary received an Oscar nomination and also appeared in the 2005 TV series Bones. Additionally, she guest appeared in other series such as Good Wife in 2009 and Melissa & Joey in 2010. Her film credit includes Empire Corner and Invisible both in 2010.
She made her stage debut in 2010 when she took part in the play The Merchant of Venice in New York. She achieved another debut in Broadway in 2013 with the play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike of the Christopher Durang’s production and for her role as Cassandra in the play, Shalita Grant was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play; likewise the play won the award for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play at the Tony Awards. She again was nominated and won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.
Grant’s credit in stage plays includes The Philanderer, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale and Midsummer Night’s Dream which she did with The Pearl Theatre Company and The Public Theatre productions among others.
She relocated to Los Angeles, California in the same 2013 in order to grow her career and the actress recalls that the first one year was spent going for 54 auditions without as much as landing an acting role. With her savings fast running out, Shalita Grant had to take up a job as a bartender in order to keep herself afloat.
In 2015, she got a breakthrough and landed a role in the police procedural series NCIS: New Orleans as special agent Sonja Percy whose character was an ex-ATF agent. After the first season, Shalita became a series regular joggling from New Orleans, the set of the series to Los Angeles where she resided. This was the case until 2018 when she announced that she will be leaving the show.
With many asking the questions in order to ascertain her reason for leaving the series, speculations began mounting, pointing to Brad Kern’s racial remarks and sexual harassment, but the African American actress has been quick to deflate the theory, confirming that she is not leaving the CBS television show because of the incident.
Shalita Grant left the show in 2018 and landed a recurring role in Santa Clarita Diet, a Netflix horror-comedy series where she played the character of FBI agent, Tess Rogers,
Shalita Grant Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand. Otherwise, her net worth is bound to rise in the future thanks to her career as an actress.