Spencer Grammer, Biography, Age, Husband, Ricky and Morty

Spencer Grammer Biography

Spencer Grammer also Spencer Karen Grammer is an American actress best known for her roles as the voice of Summer Smit in the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty. Also as Casey Cartwright in the ABC Family college-drama series Greek. She was born on 9th October 1983 in Los Angeles, California.

Spencer Grammer Age/Family

Grammer was born on October 9th, 1983 ( 35 years old as of 2018). She was born to comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and Doreen Alderman. She was named after her paternal aunt who was murdered in 1975. She has six paternal half-siblings: three half-sisters (the actress Greer Grammer, Mason, and Faith) and three half-brothers (Jude, Gabriel, and James). She also has a maternal half-sister named Madison.

Spencer Grammer Husband/Kids

Grammer married James Hesketh, a firefighter, on February 11, 2011. On October 10th, 2011, she gave birth to their son, Emmett Emmanual Hesketh. In November 2017, Hesketh filed for divorce from Grammer.

Spencer Grammer Height

Grammer has a height of 1.63 meters.

Spencer Grammer Career

Grammer’s first role was as a child, appearing uncredited on the show Cheers. She played the female lead, Casey Cartwright, in the ABC Family series Greek.
The show followed the life of a sister (Grammer) and her geeky brother, Rusty Cartwright, played by Jacob Zachar, as they navigate college and life within the world of the Greek system sororities and fraternities in a midwestern Ohio college town.
2012, she was cast in an independent thriller originally titled 2br/1ba. Directed by Rob Margolies, it was scheduled to be released in May 2015 as Roommate Wanted.
2013, Grammer starred opposite Blair Underwood in Ironside, the remake of the popular 1960s television series of the same name. On the show, she played the female lead, Holly, part of detective Robert Ironside’s (Underwood) hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city after he is left paralyzed following a shooting.
The show was later canceled after three episodes aired. Since 2013 Spencer lent her voice to the character of Summer Smith on the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty.

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Spencer Grammer Rick and Morty

Since 2013 Spencer has lent her voice to the character of Summer Smith on the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty.

Spencer Grammer Greek

Grammer played the female lead, Casey Cartwright, in the ABC Family series GreekThe show followed the life of a sister (Grammer) and her geeky brother, Rusty Cartwright, played by Jacob Zachar, as they navigate college and life within the world of the Greek system sororities and fraternities in a midwestern Ohio college town.

Spencer Grammer Movies

  • The Path of Most Resistance
  • Roommate Wanted
  • Boone: The Bounty Hunter
  • In Lieu of Flowers
  • Random Tropical Paradise
  • Missing William
  • Brampton`s Own
  • Beyond Paradise
  • Beautiful Ohio
  • Descent
  • The Outdoorsman

Spencer Grammer Television Shows

  • Graves
  • Mr.Robinson
  • Ironside
  • Greek
  • Rick and Morty

Spencer Grammer Networth

Grammer has a net worth of 1 million dollars.

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Spencer Grammer Interview

ESQUIRE.COM: Before anything, I have to ask about the dream you had starring President Obama?

SPENCER GRAMMER: I don’t think I can say it.

ESQ: Was it a sexy dream? A little sexy?

SG: It wasn’t! It wasn’t sexy. He was, like, presenting a speech or something. I mean, yeah, he’s a very attractive man and the most powerful man in the country, which is sexy. But it wasn’t about that.

ESQ: What are you shying away from?

SG: It wasn’t anything bad, trust me. It’s interesting, though, because watching him has probably taught me how to be a better actor. I mean, he’s a politician and a really, really good one. He has his policies that he wants to enforce and he does it in a way that people are okay with. He makes it feel nice. I’m like, “Okay. I’m okay with that. Things will be okay no matter what happens.” I can definitely learn from that.

ESQ: Fine, I won’t pry into your subconscious. So something feels different about the New York City you guys are working in.

SG: Yeah, New York is our third character, but it’s not really the New York that exists now. It’s more like back when there were a lot of bad guys and the crime was worse like you might imagine in the 70s and 80s. It’s contemporary, but with all the accents and the grit.

ESQ: So you’re focusing on the darker side of New York?

SG: Yeah, but we shot everywhere, mostly on location. What’s funny is that we filmed in a lot of areas I used to live. There’s a loft on Franklin Street that you can see them shooting shows in all the time, and when I lived across from it I used to say, “One day I’m going to be shooting a pilot in that loft over there.” And I was! I fking was!

ESQ: That must have been surreal.

SG: It was. The first day we were shooting in the East Village we were on an avenue where I used to live and where I probably held thousands of pages of sides preparing for auditions. Now here I’m here playing a cop on a primetime show walking the same street. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I don’t know if I’m going to get those feelings of nostalgia when we’re shooting in LA. There’s just something so inherent about New York — the feel of it, the look of it, the people who just kind of walk into the shot and you have to keep going because they’re just there.

ESQ: What king of action does Holly get in to on Ironside?

SG: Tons. I’ve been learning how to shoot a gun and properly handcuff people so that on the day I need to pull someone down to the ground it looks and feels natural for me. We’ve been learning all the procedures and how cops chase killers in real life. I took a class where I went through a house raid and did night operations. Learned how to hold a gun with a torch, and move while shooting. The physical stuff is my favorite to do and it informs my character so much.

ESQ: Anything you still want to do? Jump off a building or crash through a window?

SG: I want to do all those things. I love pushing my boundaries and seeing how far I can go without, you know, dying or injuring myself too badly. On set I was like, “Give me some stunts! Give me whatever you want. Throw it at me. I want to do it all.”

ESQ: Did you look for inspiration from any other cop shows on TV?

SG: I think Mariska Hargitay on Law and Order: SVU is a really good example of a female lead I’d like to emulate. She’s really been able to captivate men and women in a way that’s appealing, which is a tough line to follow. You’re either fkable or you’re a bitch, and trying to ride the line of being strong and yet attractive and sexy is difficult. You want to keep that mystery and intrigue, and that’s something I have to learn to navigate on this show, especially being the only girl on the team.

ESQ: Is that a tough role to fill, on the screen and off?

SG: It can be. I feel like I have to better than the guys. I have to shoot better, aim better, do better police work, because you’re always proving yourself. Men are always proving themselves in ego centric careers. You guys are constantly comparing dick size, and as a woman working in a predominantly male field it’s intimidating. But I hold my own. I’m obviously not a real cop, but I think if I was I would be pretty badass. You get to see the nice side at lunch, but I don’t take shit from people.

ESQ: It has to be frustrating to still be dealing with the “be hot or be a bitch” stereotype in 2013.

SG: Isn’t that just life, though? Shakespeare was dealing with the same stuff hundreds of years ago. It’s the same fundamental issues. We’re still animals. It’s who we are.

ESQ: But speaking of sex appeal, NBC’s literature on Ironside refers to Blair Underwood as “sexy, tough, and acerbic.” Has that been your experience working with him?

SG: [Laughs.] Blair is a lovely, lovely man. I honestly can’t speak more highly of him. Sometimes it can be difficult working with different personalities, but he’s so gracious and willing to try things with me. It was a pleasure to be on the show with him. He’s definitely sexy. Acerbic? I think that’s definitely more his character, Ironside. What was the third one? Tough? He’s definitely tough, but gentle tough. I imagine I get the good side like you’re getting the good side of me.

ESQ: Were you familiar with the original Ironside series starring Raymond Burr?

SG: I wasn’t when we started. I knew it existed and that we were doing a remake, or a new rendition, but my mother-in-law used to watch it years ago, so I know it had a big following. And I think it’s going to be interesting because the people who are going to remember Ironside aren’t going to be the young, tech-savvy generation. We’re going to have to find a way to bring in both the people who watched the show in the 60s and people who don’t know the history of the character to the same TV.

ESQ: Is there a fear that you’ll go the way of the Knight Rider reboot?

SG: Yeah, a little. But we were all old enough to remember and compare that to the version we knew. So I think we’ll be able to get away with it because our version of Ironside is so disconnected from the original. And the show really is so different and more contemporary. Blair’s not being pushed around in the wheelchair. He’s really into the action of the show, as you’ll see immediately when the pilot starts.

ESQ: So, honestly, how often do you get accused of nepotism?

SG: All the time. At this point, it’s just an unspoken assumption.

ESQ: How do you deal with that?

SG: I don’t. [Laughs.] The world is full of assumptions. I can look around this room and go, “He’s probably from the Midwest. That guy’s probably well-educated because he’s wearing a suit.” People are always going to assume I got my roles because of my father. There’s not much I can do about that. He and I talk about the business sometimes, but he’s my dad. I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am, and I like to do it on my own. It feels a lot better when you do. I know that I got here on my own merits, so I don’t really talk about it much because it pisses me off.

ESQ: Did you embrace your father’s fame growing up?

SG: It was tough when I was young because I was always jealous of other people wanting his attention. But it was really cool as I got older. I realized how much people knew and loved the character that he had created over his twenty years as Frasier. He really showed me how you can bond with people and how you can give back by creating a half hour of pleasure for someone during their daily lives.

ESQ: Is it your goal to find a role like your father had that you can do for twenty years? Would that be satisfying, or would you hope that you had a few more roles throughout your career?

SG: I don’t know. I mean, you get paid, so that part is awesome. [Laughs.] But roles like that don’t exist anymore. You want to be iconic, of course, but if Holly spun off to her own show — Badass Cop! — for fifteen years, it might get to me after a while. There’s only so many storylines to explore. But it’s a job and everyone’s got to pay bills. I want to pay my mortgage and go on vacation, so I love working. I want to be able to do independent projects as well, and being on a successful TV show allows you to do some other things.

ESQ: And the reality is that someone knowing who your father is might get you in the door, but you still have to be talented. They’re not going to pick you for a TV show because of your dad.

SG: Yeah, you have to show up and be a hard worker and be dedicated to your job and be good at what you do. I mean, you don’t have to be good all the time, but you have to be good most of the time and hope that the projects you’re not that great in don’t last for very long.

ESQ: Other actors I’ve spoken with always say that the only nice part about the bad performances is that they typically disappear faster than you ever think they would.

SG: [Laughs.] They do. No one sees those. I mean somebody does somewhere, like on a plane to Nova Scotia.

ESQ: Or deep, deep in someone’s Netflix queue.

SG: Yes. Netflix has such a knack for giving a new life to those B-movies that you thought and hoped no one would ever see. Especially when you have a new project coming out and they’re looking to mine some of your lesser-known films.

ESQ: Are you hiding anything we should see?

SG: Not really. I was in a show called Greek where I was very, very girly and very sorority and that’s totally a stereotype I can play really well, but I’d like to think my character on Ironside is more like who I am. But I love Netflix and I’m really excited about their new original programming. I auditioned for House of Cards, for the Kate Mara role, and was really excited about the show when it debuted.

ESQ: Did you watch and think, “Dammit, I really wish I would have gotten that”?

SG: No, she was really great. And I think everybody gets the right part in the end. It’s weird. The world has a magical way of working itself out. There’s a million parts that you audition for, and it’s such a tough business right now when you’re going up against older, established film actresses who you’re surprised are even in the same room.

ESQ: Do you have any fear as an actress a week shy of 30?

SG: No, but it’s interesting. There’s definitely an ageism in acting, and if you took people’s birthdays off IMDb you wouldn’t know how old anyone is. Most of the girls who are around my age lie about how old they are. You’d be surprised, and it’s kind of a shitty thing to do. I could lie and still be in that sweet spot age-wise, but I’m okay with my age. You get better roles and more opportunities when you’re older.

ESQ: Well, you’re more experienced and you have better roles under your belt to show your range. And it’s not like your looks fall off the table when you hit 28-and-a-half.

SG: There are a bunch of women who didn’t get significant roles until they were older. You just have to be good at what you do. Obviously, I’m going to be objectified more, but I didn’t go into writing or painting. I’m in a superficial industry for women, and I have to use my assets to the best of my abilities. All that said, every woman I know said her thirties were way better than her twenties, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

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