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|Born||Grace Anne Helbig
September 27, 1985
South Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ramapo College|
|Occupation||Comedian, actress, author, internet personality|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) |
|Grace Helbig's channel on YouTube|
Grace Anne Helbig (born September 27, 1985) is an American comedian, actress, author, and YouTube personality. She is the host and creator of the it'sGrace YouTube channel. She is best known for creating the My Damn Channel web series DailyGrace, being a correspondent on Attack of the Show! on the G4 network, playing Idol on the Fine Brothers' web series MyMusic, appearing in a series of Lowe's television commercials, and starring in the feature film Camp Takota which she co-produced.
Helbig was born in South Jersey to John Helbig and Theresa McGinnis. She has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Timothy. She attended 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). She took improv classes at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.
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 DailyGrace, which premiered on April 14, 2008, with new episodes published every weekday. On October 11, 2010, DailyGrace was launched as its own YouTube channel. By the end of December 2013, the channel had amassed over 2.4 million subscribers and over 211 million video views on YouTube. From the series' inception in April 2008 through December 2013, Helbig created over 830 DailyGrace episodes for the DailyGrace YouTube channel — in addition to the 690 DailyGrace episodes that had been 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 remaining weekday 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 a few appearances via video chat from the Los Angeles studio.
On November 4, 2013, Helbig premiered a weekly supplemental DailyGrace series exclusive to My Damn Channel entitled One Thing You Didn't Know About Me From Last Week. The series lasted five episodes and ended December 2, 2013.
On December 27, 2013, Helbig uploaded her final DailyGrace episode to the DailyGrace YouTube channel. Four days later, My Damn Channel released a statement announcing that Helbig had chosen not to renew her multi-year contract with the network, and that going forward, no new content would be created by Helbig for the DailyGrace YouTube channel. My Damn Channel indicated that the DailyGrace YouTube channel would remain active solely as an archive, with plans for the network to upload the early DailyGrace episodes and other Helbig content that had formerly been exclusive to My Damn Channel.
On January 6, 2014, Helbig relaunched her personally owned, formerly secondary channel it'sGrace (formerly GracieHinABox) as her main YouTube channel. News of Helbig's departure from My Damn Channel and the shift back to her own independent channel contributed to a dramatic increase in it'sGrace subscribers, from just under 87,000 in the last week of 2013 to over a half million by the first week of 2014. On January 22, 2014, just two and a half weeks after the channel's relaunch, it'sGrace passed 1 million subscribers. As of September 2014, the it'sGrace YouTube channel has over 1.8 million subscribers and nearly 51 million video views.
On August 6, 2014, it was announced via press release that Helbig will star in a hybrid comedy/talk show pilot for E!, tentatively titled The Grace Helbig Project.
|2008–2009||The Big Green Help public service announcements||The N||Green Girl||Appears in a series of PSAs for the "Go Green Without Going Nuts!" campaign|
|2009||Michael and Michael Have Issues||Comedy Central||Anna||Appears in Episode 5, "College"|
|2010||Regus commercial||-||Employee||Appears briefly in the "Want a Real Office?" ad|
|Late Show with David Letterman||CBS||Unnamed Extra||Season 18, Episode 51, "Joe Grossman's Geopolitical Insights & Analysis"|
|2010–2011||All Worked Up||TruTV||Grace||Plays process server Byran McElderry's assistant in a few episodes|
|2011–2013||Attack of the Show!||G4||Herself||Interviewer, field reporter, occasional host of "The Feed", guest co-host|
|2011–2012||Google Chrome commercial||-||Herself||A brief DailyGrace clip is shown in the "Make It Happen" ad|
|2012||Celebrity Apprentice||NBC||Actor in Commercial||Season 12, Episode 8, "Ad Hawk"|
|2012-2013||Money From Strangers||MTV||Herself||Appears in a few episodes during Seasons 1 and 2|
|Lowe's commercials||-||Employee||Featured spokesperson for the "MyLowe's" ad campaign|
|2013||Best Week Ever||VH1||Herself||Appears in a few episodes|
|Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia||Cooking Channel||Herself||Briefly appears in Season 1, Episode 1, "Vegas"|
|Nikki & Sara Live||MTV||Herself||Featured guest on Season 2, Episode 9|
|2013-2014||@midnight||Comedy Central||Herself||Panelist on Season 1, Episode 13; Season 2, Episodes 2, 30 and 86|
|2014||Showbiz Tonight||HLN||Herself||Featured guest alongside Camp Takota co-stars Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart|
|RightThisMinute||syndicated||Herself||Featured guest on a Season 3 episode|
|Chelsea Lately||E!||Herself||Round table panelist on Season 8, Episodes 23, 42 and 76|
|Watch What Happens: Live||Bravo||Herself||Clubhouse bartender on Season 11, Episode 33|
|Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards||E!||Herself||Appears on the network's pre-show coverage of the 86th Academy Awards|
|The Soup||E!||Herself||A brief clip from Countdown to the Red Carpet is shown on Season 11, Episode 10|
|The Pete Holmes Show||TBS||Herself||Featured guest on Season 1, Episode 39|
|AwesomenessTV||Nickelodeon||Herself||Guest host of Season 2, Episode 4, "Us and Jan: Cheer"|
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 young woman 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 Chris & Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013. The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013 on Helbig's, Hannah's and Mamrie's respective main YouTube channels, as well as on the film's official website. On February 5, 2014, an extended trailer was released on Helbig's it'sGrace channel and on the Camp Takota website. Camp Takota was released via digital download on February 14, 2014.
Helbig is set to appear in Alex Winter's upcoming theatrical release The Smosh Movie, starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, alongside fellow YouTubers Jenna Marbles, Shane Dawson and others. The film is scheduled for a November 2015 release.
|2012||Please Subscribe||Herself||Dan Dobi|
|2014||Camp Takota||Elise Miller||Chris & Nick Riedell|
|2015||The Smosh Movie||unknown||Alex Winter|
On September 1, 2014, Helbig premiered her audio-video podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig. New full-length audio episodes are made available each Monday on SoundCloud and iTunes, with additional video footage featured on Helbig's it'sGrace YouTube channel. The podcast debuted at number one on iTunes' Top Podcasts chart.
|Release Date||Episode Title||Challenge||Notes|
|August 14, 2014||Ep. 0 - Welcome to the Podcast!||n/a||Audio-only podcast introduction and preview|
|September 1, 2014||Ep. 1 - Tyler Oakley||The "Edward Sporty-Hands Challenge", a variation on Edward Fortyhands drinking game.||Recorded February 12, 2014|
|September 8, 2014||Ep. 2 - Rhett & Link||The "Cotton Bald Challenge", a variation of the Cotton Ball Challenge.||Recorded February 27, 2014|
|September 15, 2014||Ep. 3 - Sprinkle of Glitter||The "Boozy Challenge", a variation of the Smoothie Challenge.||Recorded in London on May 3, 2014|
In October 2014, Helbig's self-penned comedic handbook for millennials, Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up, is scheduled to be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Helbig has collaborated in many projects over the years (with various YouTubers, comedians, filmmakers and otherwise). Highlights include the following:
Beginning March 2008, Helbig and her college roommate Michelle Akin (née Vargas) created the Grace n' Michelle YouTube channel. The most recent video on this channel was uploaded on October 25, 2013, when Helbig visited Akin in New York City.
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.
During May, June and December 2013, and again in August 2014, Helbig (along with Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart) embarked on a live comedy show across America titled #NoFilterShow. In May 2014, their show ventured overseas to London and Dublin. They 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 July 2013, in the last three episodes of Season 2 Part 2 of the hit web series The Most Popular Girls in School, Helbig voiced Jeannie Halverstad, the abrasive show host of Cheer Nationals. In March 2014, Helbig voiced a different character, Pamela Darabond, in three Season 3 episodes.
On December 23, 2013, Helbig was the featured guest on the premiere episode of Truly Tish on the Cyrus family's newly created YouTube channel Seriously Cyrus.
In May and June 2014, Helbig appeared as Anna in two episodes of the second season of the musical web series Side Effects on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel.
On July 1, 2014, Helbig and co-host Mamrie Hart premiered their summer travel-themed web series #HeyUSA on the Astronauts Wanted YouTube channel.
Awards and nominations
DailyGrace was elected King of the Web in October 2011.
She was listed among Social Media Week Los Angeles' Social 25 digital media influencers and organizations in September 2014.
|2012||IAWTV Awards||Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||DailyGrace||Nominated|
|2013||IAWTV Awards||Best Host (Taped)||DailyGrace||Won|
|Best Hosted (Taped) Web Series||DailyGrace||Won|
|Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||DailyGrace||Nominated|
|Streamy Awards||Best First-Person Series||DailyGrace||Won|
|Audience Choice Personality of the Year||Won|
|2014||Webby Awards||First Person - People's Voice||it'sGrace||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Web Star: Female||Nominated|
|Streamy Awards||First Person||Nominated|
|Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grace Helbig.|
- Grace Helbig at the Internet Movie Database
- Grace Helbig on Twitter
- Grace Helbig's channel on YouTube
- Grace Helbig on Tumblr
- DailyGrace's channel on YouTube (no longer updated with new material after 2013)