|Born||Grace Anne Helbig
September 27, 1985
South Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ramapo College|
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, internet personality|
|Employer||My Damn Channel, G4|
|Web alias(es)||gracehelbig, dailygrace, graciehinabox|
|Web hosting service(s)||YouTube
|Signature phrase||"What's up fuckers?" (October 2010 to September 11, 2011)
"You've been hazed." (since 2010)
Grace Anne Helbig (born September 27, 1985) is an American comedian, actress and internet personality. She is best known for creating the My Damn Channel web series Daily Grace, being a correspondent on Attack of the Show! on the G4 network, and playing Idol (one of the main characters) on the web series MyMusic created by the Fine Brothers.
Grace Anne Helbig was born on September 27, 1985 in South Jersey to John Helbig and Theresa McGinnis. Helbig has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Timothy. She attended West End Memorial Elementary School in Woodbury, New Jersey and then Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. She was a successful track star and medal-winning pole-vaulter.
In 2003, Helbig began studying at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. It was there that she formed a sketch comedy group called "Baked Goods" with her best friend, Michelle Akin (née Vargas). During her college years, she took improv classes at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York City. She was a semi-finalist in the 2005 Miss New Jersey USA beauty pageant. She graduated college with a BA in Contemporary Arts in 2007.
My Damn Channel and Daily Grace
In early 2008, Helbig narrated the short-lived animated web series, Bedtime Stories on My Damn Channel, which consisted of R-rated parodies of classic fairy tales. My Damn Channel founder and CEO Rob Barnett discovered her personal vlogs through her profile and offered her the opportunity to host her own video blog web series on My Damn Channel. This became Daily Grace, which premiered on April 14, 2008, with new episodes published every weekday. On October 11, 2010, Daily Grace was launched as its own YouTube channel. As of December 2013, the channel has over 2.3 million subscribers and over 204 million video views on YouTube. Since the series' inception in 2008 (and as of December 2013), Helbig has created over 820 Daily Grace episodes for her YouTube channel — in addition to the 690 Daily Grace episodes that were published exclusively on My Damn Channel (i.e. all episodes up to October 8, 2010 as well as additional extra videos after that date).
From March 2012 through January 2013, Helbig hosted My Damn Channel LIVE once a week from the company's New York City studio (the remainder of each week's daily episodes were hosted by Beth Hoyt). In November 2013, the series was revived in a weekly format as My Damn Channel LIVE: Hangout, with Helbig making occasional appearances via video chat from the Los Angeles studio.
On November 4, 2013, Helbig premiered a weekly supplemental Daily Grace series exclusive to My Damn Channel entitled One Thing You Didn't Know About Me From Last Week.
In 2012–2013, she made a few appearances during the first and second seasons of the MTV game show Money From Strangers.
|2009||Michael and Michael Have Issues||Anna||Appears in Episode 5, "College"|
|2010||Regus commercial||Employee||Appears briefly in the "Want a Real Office?" ad|
|2010||Late Show with David Letterman||Unnamed Extra||Season 18, Episode 51, "Joe Grossman's Geopolitical Insights & Analysis"|
|2010–2011||All Worked Up||Grace||Plays process server Byran McElderry's assistant in a few episodes|
|2011–2013||Attack of the Show!||Herself||Interviewer, field reporter, occasional host of "The Feed", guest co-host|
|2011–2012||Google Chrome commercial||Herself||A brief Daily Grace clip is shown in the "Make It Happen" ad|
|2012||Celebrity Apprentice||Actor in Commercial||Season 12, Episode 8, "Ad Hawk"|
|2012-2013||Money From Strangers||Herself||Appears in a few episodes during the first and second seasons|
|2012-2013||Lowe's commercials||Employee||Featured spokesperson for the "MyLowe's" ad campaign|
|2013||Best Week Ever||Herself||Appears in a few episodes|
|2013||Nikki & Sara Live||Herself||Featured guest on Season 2, Episode 9|
|2013||@midnight||Herself||Panelist on Season 1, Episode 13|
|2014||Deal with It||Herself||Scheduled to appear in an upcoming Season 2 episode|
On August 2, 2013 Helbig announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart. Camp Takota stars Helbig as a woman in her twenties who is forced to leave her big city job and head back to her old summer camp where she is reunited with old friends played by Hannah and Mamrie. The film, directed by the Brothers Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013. Currently in post-production, the film's target release date is set for January 2014.
In 2012, during the inaugural IAWTV Awards, Helbig met with the Fine Brothers. The two still needed to cast someone to play the role of Idol for their new web series MyMusic and during their meeting, they offered her the role. Helbig flew out to Los Angeles the next week to shoot the first season. Helbig subsequently appeared in the first seven episodes of the series' second season.
For the season finale of the hit web series The Most Popular Girls in School, she voiced Jeannie Halverstad, the abrasive show host of Cheer Nationals.
During May, June and December 2013, Helbig (along with Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart) embarked on a live comedy show across America titled #NoFilterShow. It encouraged people to film and document the show and incorporated the use of social media by using internet comments and Twitter mentions in crowd games.
In February 2014, Helbig is scheduled to appear in the second season of AwesomenessTV's musical web series Side Effects.
Awards and nominations
|2012||IAWTV Awards||Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||Daily Grace||Nominated|
|2013||IAWTV Awards||Best Host (Taped)||Daily Grace||Won|
|Best Hosted (Taped) Web Series||Daily Grace||Won|
|Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||Daily Grace||Nominated|
|Streamy Awards||Best First-Person Series||Daily Grace||Won|
|Audience Choice Personality of the Year||Won|
- Helbig, Grace. "Daily Grace". My Damn Channel on YouTube. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- Callahan, Kevin (2003-01-09). "Versatile Helbig excels in classroom, on track and now with pole vault". Courier Post. Pqasb.pqarchiver. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "Dailymotion Features Exclusive Debut of My Damn Channel's Bedtime Stories". Prweb.com. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "Official Results". Miss New Jersey USA Pageant. 2005. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- David Siteman Garland. "Coolest Job In The World? Meet The Girl Getting Paid To Create Funny Videos". The Rise to the Top. Episode 216. http://www.therisetothetop.com/people/grace-helbig/.
- Carrie, Stephanie (2013-07-29). "Why Grace Helbig Could Be the Next Big Star to Come From YouTube". Blogs.laweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "Bedtime Stories: The Frog Prince". Carnival of Stuff. My Damn Channel. http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Carnival_of_Stuff/Bedtime_Stories/BedtimeStoriesTheFrogPrince_601.aspx.
- "My Damn Channel Gives in to Irrational Fans". sys-con.com. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- Swearingen, Ryan. "Grace Helbig". Stated Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- "Southern Comfort Makes Big Digital Play Bringing the SoCo Music Experience to the Web". Business Wire. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- Usigan, Ysolt (July 19, 2011). "200 things vlogger Grace Helbig learned on the Internet". Wired for Women. CBS News.
- Helbig, Grace. "Daily Grace". My Damn Channel. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- "The Morning After". Michael and Michael Have Issues. August 12, 2009. Comedy Central. http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=246530&title=the-morning-after.
- "Grace Helbig". Performer Bios. The Peoples Improv Theater. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- "Grace Helbig". Inside the Actor's Studio Apartment. Episode 2. July 6, 2011. http://blip.tv/iasa/episode-2-grace-helbig-5351823.
- "Grace Under Fire". All Worked Up. TruTV. http://www.trutv.com/video/all-worked-up/grace-under-fire.html.
- Helbig, Grace. "Sometimes I’m on All Worked Up on TruTV.". Retrieved October 8, 2011.
- "Episode #18.51". Late Show with David Letterman. Season 18. Episode 51. December 7, 2010. CBS. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787357/.
- "DAILY GRACE ON LETTERMAN!". Daily Grace. December 8, 2010. My Damn Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOMIAWaj25c.
- "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Interviews". Attack of the Show!. Season 7. Episode 126. July 14, 2011. G4 (TV channel). http://www.g4tv.com/videos/54168/harry-potter-the-deathly-hallows-pt-2-interviews/.
- "The Latest Microsoft Gadgets!". Attack of the Show!. Season 7. Episode 123. July 11, 2011. G4 (TV channel). http://www.g4tv.com/videos/54096/The-Latest-Microsoft-Gadgets/.
- "The Daily Feed with Grace Helbig". Attack of the Show!. Season 7. Episode 157. August 30, 2011. G4 (TV channel). http://www.g4tv.com/videos/55004/the-daily-feed-with-grace-helbig-83011/.
- McCarthy, Sean L. (2012-09-10). "Grace Helbig in 2012 Lowe’s TV ad campaign | The Comic's Comic". TheComicsComic. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- Grace Helbig « Please Subscribe Film
- Gutelle, Sam (2013-08-02). "Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart to Chill at 'Camp Takota'". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "Camp Takota". Chill. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "Morning Show on Tumblr". Morningshow.tumblr.com. March 21, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- Karlin, Ariel. "G.L.O.C.s live!". Gorgeous Ladies Of Comedy. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- Hart, Mamrie. "You Deserve a Drink". Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- Karlin, Ariel. "The GLOCdown: You Deserve A Drink". Gorgeous Ladies Of Comedy. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- Shannon O'Connor (June 22, 2013). "Grace Helbig: Much More Than DailyGrace". Entertainment Monthly. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
- Breia Brissey (January 16, 2013). "On the scene: 'An Evening of Awesome' with John Green at Carnegie Hall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- Nick A. Zaino III (May 23, 2013). "With ‘Daily Grace’ videos, comedian Grace Helbig builds a fan base online - Theater & art". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (2013-09-06). "Bobbi Brown, Collective DS Celebrate Cosmetics With 'I love makeup.'". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- Friday, September 6, 2013, by Kenzie Bryant (2013-09-06). "7 Reasons to Look Forward to Bobbi Brown's YouTube Channel - Beauty - Racked National". Racked.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "And October’s King of the Web is…DailyGrace!". October 31, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- Allie Townsend (March 21, 2012). "Grace Helbig, The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012". Time Magazine. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- "International Academy of Web Television Announces Nominees for the Inaugural IAWTV Awards". December 14, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- "IAWTV Awards - 2013 Winners". January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- "IAWTV Awards - 2013 Nominees". January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- "THE OFFICIAL 3RD ANNUAL STREAMY AWARD NOMINEES". Streamys.org. International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
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