Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: April 29
Grace Kaufman is a young actress with a diverse slate of credits to her name. She started acting at 7 years old, and her passion for the craft landed her a role in the television series “The Closer.” Recently, she was in the Michael Bay series “The Last Ship,” starring with Eric Dane. Additional television credits include “Table 58,” “Bad Teacher,” on the Network, and guest-starring roles on “Free Agents,” “Jessie,” “Lab Rats” and “Deadtime Stories.” Also, she has done voice-over work on several animated television series, including “Bubble Guppies,” “Clarence,” “Palace Pets” and the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”
Last year, Kaufman made her feature-film debut in “Sister,” directed by David Lascher, starring Reid Scott and Barbara Hershey. Kaufman received kudos for her performance and was awarded the 2014 Discovery Award by Michael Moore at the Traverse City Film Festival. In 2012, she was awarded Best Actress at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Hollywood for her work in the short film “Buttons on the Ground.” Additional film credits include the animated film “Peabody and Mr. Sherman,” and she recently finished shooting “Brave New Jersey,” starring Tony Hale and Anna Camp.
Kaufman sings and dances and has performed in several theater and musical productions in the Los Angeles area. As Tootie Smith in “Meet Me in St. Louis,” she was awarded “Outstanding Featured Actress” by Stage Scene LA, as well as “Most Promising Newcomer” by the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Other productions include “Coney Island Christmas,” “Annie” at Musical Theatre West, starring with Andrea McArdle, and “Appropriate,” at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum.
Kaufman is proficient in ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. She supports the charities Precious Paws, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) to help combat childhood cancers and autoimmune disease, both of which have affected loved ones in her life. She was born in and lives in Los Angeles. Her birthday is April 29. Follow her on Twitter @imgracekaufman and on Instagram @imgracekaufman.