Clare Grant

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Clare Grant
Clare Grant 2012.jpg
Grant at the International Academy of Web Television, Red Carpet 2012
Born Clare Camille Johnson
(1979-08-23) August 23, 1979 (age 35)
Memphis, Tennessee,
United States
Occupation Actress, voice actress, and producer
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Seth Green (2010–present)
Website
www.claregrant.com

Clare Grant (born August 23, 1979) is an American actress, voice actress, and producer.

Early life[edit]

While growing up in Memphis, Grant voiced many radio commercials, sang competitively and began acting in local theater productions. She is the oldest of eight siblings and is named after her father, Clarence, who was a popular local Memphis DJ. Her mother Glenna is a real estate agent. To support herself through college, Grant modeled through Elite Model Management in America and Europe on several campaigns, including L'Oréal. In 2006, Clare toured with the band Wired All Wrong singing backup, most notably opening for Beck at LA Weekly's Detour Festival.[1]

Career[edit]

Film work[edit]

After booking the first film she auditioned for, a small but pivotal role in Walk the Line, romantically opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Grant continued to star in several independent films while earning her BFA in Theater Performance at the University of Memphis before moving to Los Angeles. While in Memphis, she met director Craig Brewer who cast her as the lead in two of his indie films before casting her in the film Black Snake Moan as Christina Ricci's best friend, and later as the lead in his MTV series $5 Cover.[2] She then played the lead role of Megan Graves in comic book writer Brian Pulido's first independent feature film The Graves, followed by the role of Beverly in the film Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, directed by Matthew Mishory.[3] In 2013, Grant played the lead role of Martha Collins in the film The Insomniac,[4] directed by Monty Miranda, and voiced Black Widow in the Marvel Animation movie Iron Man: Rise of Technovore[5]. Most recently, Clare joined an all-star cast in the upcoming feature, Evil Nature, and the next Peter Bogdanovich produced film, Phantom Halo. Both films set to release in 2014.

Television work[edit]

Grant's first television role, was the lead role on the Emmy winning Showtime original series Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs, followed by the series lead role on the MTV series $5 Cover,[2] about the trials and tribulations of the current Memphis music scene, created by fellow Memphian Craig Brewer. Since then, Grant has appeared in guest starring roles on shows such as CSI: Miami and Warren the Ape. She does voices on Robot Chicken,[2] MAD, originated a bounty hunter named Latts Razzi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and voices Titania on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..

In October 2006, after her role in Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs, she appeared as "Babe of the Month" in a non-nude pictorial in Playboy magazine.[6]

In 2013, Adult Swim announced that Grant co-created and will be starring in and executive producing a pilot based on the webseries she co-created, Team Unicorn.[7]

Other projects[edit]

Under their company Danger Maiden Productions, Grant began her producing endeavors with her partner Rileah Vanderbilt, with their viral online series Saber,[8] winning them two awards at the 2009 Star Wars Fan Film Awards: Best Action and Audience Choice awards.[9] In 2010, the duo began working with Milynn Sarley & Michele Boyd to create the online series Team Unicorn.[10] In its first week alone, the team’s first project, G33k & G4m3r Girls, a parody of Katy Perry's California Gurls video,[11] achieved over one million views.[12] Stirring much controversy over its sexy portrayal of the women,[13] G33k & G4m3r Girls is a "love letter"[14] written by the girls that pays tribute[15] to their shared mutual passion of gaming, manga, and science fiction. Grant continues to create viral videos with Danger Maiden. She guest-starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson-scripted romantic comedy web series Husbands and has also guest starred on popular geeky webseries such as The Guild, Save the Supers, Q.V.G., and Tabletop.[16] In 2013, Grant starred as Mala in the Wonder Woman short that achieved over 3 million views in 24 hours, which stars Vanderbilt as Wonder Woman.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Grant first met actor Seth Green in 2006 at Golden Apple Comics and married him on May 1, 2010 at Skywalker Ranch,[2] by Grant's long time friend and director, Craig Brewer.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Resolutions of the Complacent man Museum Currator Supporting
2005 Walk the Line Audrey Parks Supporting
2006 Send in the Clown Blair Watson Supporting
2006 Happenstance Cara Lead
2006 Black Snake Moan[18] Kell Supporting
2007 House Of Fur Holly Lead
2009 The Graves[18] Megan Graves Lead
2010 Daylight Fades Shauna Supporting
2011 Light Masters Claire Lead
2011 No Rest for the Wicked: A Basil & Moebius Adventure Lucy Supporting
2012 Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean[19] Beverly supporting
2013 Orc Wars The voice of Anathema Lead
2013 The Insomniac Martha Collins Lead
2013 Iron Man: Rise of Technovore[20] Black Widow (voice) Lead
2013 The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting Herself Commentator
2014 Video Games: The Movie Herself Commentator
2014 Evil Nature Dispatcher Supporting
2014 Phantom Halo Carlene Supporting

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Masters Of Horror: "Valerie on the Stairs"[21] Valerie Lead
2008 Terrorvision: Follower Heather Pilot, lead
2008–2012 Robot Chicken voices 4 episodes
2009 $5 Cover[22] Clare All episodes, series lead
2010 Warren the Ape Clare 1 episode "Amends", guest star
2011 CSI: Miami Connie Briggs 1 episode: "Wheels Up", guest star
2011 FearNet"s "Movies With More Brains" Herself Commentator
2011 Jem Girls (and Boys!) Remember Herself Commentator
2011 Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids Herself Commentator
2011–2013 MAD Voices 5 episodes
2012 Top 100 Video Games Of All Time Herself Commentator
2012 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Cheetah/Ice/Abby Holland Voices
2012–2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Latts Razzi 3 episodes
2013 Chiller 13: Most Horrifying Hook-ups Herself Commentator
2013 Chiller 13: Great American Slashers Herself Commentator
2013-2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Titania 2 episodes "The Skaar Whisperer", "Monsters No More"
2014 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Little Girl Guest Star
2014 Team Unicorn Adult Swim Pilot[23] Jade Verdant Lead, executive producer, co-creator

Internet Series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Saber[21] Sith Lead, co-creator, producer
2010 Ultradome Indiana Jones 1 episode: "Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones", guest star
2010 Here and Now Paige Supporting
2010 - 2013 Team Unicorn[11][24] Green Unicorn All episodes, series lead, executive producer, co-creator, lead singer
2011 The Guild Red Master Chief 5 episodes, recurring
2011 Sexy Nightmare Slayers Lexie Pilot, lead
2012 Saber 2: Return of the Body Wash Sith Lead, co-creator, producer
2012 Save the Supers Deathstiny's Child 1 episode: The Super Force vs. The End, guest star
2012 - 2013 Husbands[25] Jessie 3 episodes: "Appropriate Is Not the Word", "The Straightening", "I Do Over"
2012 Fan Wars Team Bruce Wayne 1 episode: "Bruce Wayne vs. Tony Stark", guest star
2013 QVG Mandy Breckinridgemeyerton Series lead, all episodes
2013 Tabletop Herself 1 episode: "Star Wars: X-Wing"
2013 Wonder Woman Mala Supporting
2014 Sab3r: Revenge of the Threesome Sith Lord Candi Lead, producer

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2004 "Jump In" Carson & Poole
2005 "I'm in the Mood" Alabama
2006 "The Grand Conjuration" Opeth
2006 "The New Black" Everytime I Die
2007 "Subterfuge" Dååth
2010 "G33K & G4M3R Girls" Team Unicorn
2012 "Poker Face" tb5
2013 "For the Win" Team Unicorn

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
2009 The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards Best Action[26] Saber Won
2009 The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards Audience Choice[26] Saber Won
2010 LA Weekly's Best of 2010 Best Online Video[27] Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Won
2011 Dragon Con 2011 Film Festival Awards Best Music Video Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Nominated
2012 International Academy of Web Television Awards Best Variety Series Team Unicorn Nominated
2013 The Geekie Awards One Shot for Best Geek Culture Saber 2: Return of the Body Wash Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ward, Justin. "Beck to headline LA Weekly Detour Festival". livemusicblog.com. Retrieved 24 August 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c d Wang, Cynthia (May 4, 2010). "Newlyweds Seth Green and Clare Grant Can't Believe Their Luck". People. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN | Written and Directed by Matthew Mishory". JOSHUA TREE, 1951. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^ "NEWS: Eddy Salazar’s ‘The Insomniac’ coming to DVD this December". Horrorbug.com. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  5. ^ Liegl, Andy. "Mercer & Grant Give Voice To "Iron Man: Rise of Technovore"". ComicBookResources. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  6. ^ Branston, John. "Memphian a Playboy Babe". The Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 2006-10-17. 
  7. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE. "Adult Swim Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "IMDB Page for SABER"
  9. ^ "Official Star Wars Fan Film Challenge Web Site"
  10. ^ Lewis Wallace (September 11, 2010). "Spot the Geek Refs in ‘Geek and Gamer Girls’ Song". Wired Magazine. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Break.com, September 10, 2010, Geek and Gamer Girls Anthem.
  12. ^ Action Flick Chick, September 17, 2010, Interview: G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls Video) 1 Week, 1 Million Views
  13. ^ G33K & G4M3R GIRLS Fangirl Furor: Should Geek and Gamer Girls Go Sexy, Sexless, Something Else?. Actionflickchick.com (September 22, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2012.
  14. ^ Team Unicorn Interview. Actionflickchick.com (September 17, 2010). Retrieved on January 18, 2012.
  15. ^ MSNBC.com: Look, a unicorn! Music video pays tribute to geeky gals and gamer girls. Technolog.msnbc.msn.com. Retrieved on January 18, 2012.
  16. ^ Vary, Adam B (28 June 2012). "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  17. ^ Hall, ellie. "Amazing Fan-Made "Wonder Woman" Short Film Proves Why There Needs To Be A Wonder Woman Movie". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Seth Green engaged to model-actress Clare Grant". The Palm Beach Post. February 26, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  19. ^ Wong, Curtis (January 12, 2012). "WATCH: Was James Dean Gay? New Biopic Portrays Actor's Alleged Trysts With Men". Huffington Post. 
  20. ^ Collinson, Gary. "New Iron Man: Rise of Technovore trailer". Flickering Myth. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  21. ^ a b "Adam Green Shows Us His Saber". Dread Central. April 6, 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  22. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (April 30, 2009). "$5 Cover – TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 10, 2010. [dead link]
  23. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE. "Adult Swim Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  24. ^ Lewis Wallace (September 11, 2010). "Spot the Geek Refs in ‘Geek and Gamer Girls’ Song". Wired Magazine. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  25. ^ Vary, B. Adam. "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS". EW. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  26. ^ a b Atom.com Official Star Wars Fan Film Challenge"
  27. ^ Ohanesian, Liz. "Best Online Video: "Geek and Gamer Girls Song," by Team Unicorn". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 

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