Grace Phipps

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Grace Phipps
Grace Phipps Emmy 2011.jpg
Phipps at the GBK and Tic Tac's 2011 Emmys Gift Lounge at the W Hotel in Hollywood.
Born Grace Victoria Phipps[1]
(1992-05-04) May 4, 1992 (age 22)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2010–present

Grace Victoria Phipps (born May 4, 1992)[2] is an American actress and singer. She played Amy in The Nine Lives of Chloe King until its cancellation after ten episodes. She was also cast as April Young in The Vampire Diaries. She appeared in ten episodes in season four, one of which was a voice performance. In 2013, she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie along with Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell.

Early life[edit]

Phipps was born in Austin, Texas, raised in Boerne, Texas and San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, and The North East School of the Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre.[3]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

"I have to say one morning, I was walking in my fitting and Claire Holt was walking into hers. And she was like, "Hey. You're the new girl. Take my number. If you're bored in your hotel, call me." It's like going into a new school a bit because they've been there for so long. And for her to do that… And Candice [Accola] is so sweet and so lovely, was immediately welcoming to me. And everyone's actually been really nice and welcoming. I just like that moment with Claire. I tell that story all the time because that's just such a nice thing. She's like, "I know what it's like to live in a hotel." She did it all last year. So she said, "Call me."

— Phipps, on about who has been the most welcoming person on The Vampire Diaries set.[4]

Following her 2010 high school graduation, Phipps moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and immediately landed the role as Bee in the remake Fright Night, as well as originating the role of Amy in the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King.[5] The series was cancelled after one season.[6]

In 2012, Phipps was cast as April Young, a recurring character in the CW's The Vampire Diaries[7] and appeared in ten episodes of the fourth season. It was later confirmed that she would return for another season.[8]

In 2013, Phipps appeared as Lela in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie along with Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell. Phipps had a number of featured solos, including the song "Falling for Ya".[9] Phipps was announced to appear in Austin & Ally episode "Directors & Divas" as Brandy Braxton. She will appear in the film adaption of Dark Summer based on the novel of the same name by Jon Cleary as Mona. Phipps was announced to reprise her role as Lela in a sequel, Teen Beach Movie 2, along with Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca will reprise their roles in the sequel.[10]

Music[edit]

The Teen Beach Movie soundtrack was released featuring songs performed by Phipps including her as a main artist in the song "Falling for Ya," and featured in the songs "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'," "Like Me," "Meant to Be," and "Coolest Cats in Town." In 2014 Phipps appear in Austin & Ally episode "Directors & Divas" and performer "The Pilot and the Mermaid" with Ross Lynch.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Fright Night Bee
2013 Teen Beach Movie Lela Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 The Signal Zoe Short
2014 Dark Summer Mona
2015 Teen Beach Movie 2 Lela Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 Some Kind of Hate
Series
Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Amy Tiffany Martin Main role; 10 episodes
2012–2013 The Vampire Diaries April Young Recurring role; 10 episodes
2013 Baby Daddy Megan Recurring role; 3 episodes
2013 Supernatural Hael Guest Star; "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"
2014 Austin & Ally Brandy Braxton Episode: Directors & Divas

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details
Teen Beach Movie
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
US
Heat.

[12]
IRL
[13]
UK
[14]
"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'"
(with Ross Lynch & Jason Evigan
2013 82 6 90 117 Teen Beach Movie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[11]
US
Heat.

[12]
US
Holiday

[15]
UK
[14]
"Like Me"
(with Maia Mitchell, Ross Lynch & Spencer Lee[disambiguation needed])
2013 101 10 177 Teen Beach Movie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Births, 1926-1995
  2. ^ "New Kids On Your TV Block 2011: The Girls". Portrait Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jeanne Jakle: NESA grad is making friends in Hollywood". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Grace Phipps". TV.com. 
  5. ^ "Meet Grace Phipps, Chloe King’s BFF". Alloy Entertainment. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2013-02-26. 
  6. ^ Gorman, Bill (September 15, 2011). "'The Nine Lives Of Chloe King' Canceled By ABC Family". TV by the Numbers. 
  7. ^ McGrath, Jenny (2012-07-19). "Grace Phipps Cast as Vampire Diaries’ New Character April". Wetpaint. Retrieved 2013-02-26. 
  8. ^ Jordahl, Lindsey (2013-06-24). "Vampire Diaries Season 5: Grace Phipps Would Love For April to Be... - Exclusive". Wetpaint. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  9. ^ "Grace Phipps: From The Vampire Diaries to Teen Beach Movie". July 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie 2' A Go
  11. ^ a b Songs of Ross Lynch on Billboard:
  12. ^ a b List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  13. ^ "Ireland Charts - Ross Lynch". Irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  15. ^ "Top Holiday Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

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