Spencer Grammer

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Spencer Grammer
Born Spencer Karen Grammer
(1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) James Hesketh (m. 2011)
Children 1
Parent(s) Kelsey Grammer
Doreen Alderman
Relatives Greer Grammer (half-sister); 4 other half-siblings

Spencer Karen Grammer (born October 9, 1983) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Grammer is the child of comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and dance instructor Doreen Alderman, and was named after her paternal aunt, who died eight years before she was born. She is Kelsey Grammer’s oldest child, and through him, she has five younger siblings - three half-sisters: the actress Greer Grammer (born 1992), Mason (born 2001), and Faith (born 2012); and two half-brothers: Jude (born 2004) and Gabriel (born 2014). Grammer was the stepdaughter to Camille Grammer (until she and Kelsey Grammer divorced) and then stepdaughter to Kayte Walsh, Kelsey Grammer's current wife.[1][2] As a child, she wanted to be a zoologist.

Grammer attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and studied art history at Marymount Manhattan College before switching to theater.


Grammer began acting early in life, appearing as a child on the show Cheers and also in a children's clothing commercial. Later, she got the role of Lucy in the series As the World Turns.

Grammer played the female lead in the popular, yet older-skewing-for-its-network,[3] ABC Family series Greek, as Casey Cartwright for four seasons. The show followed the life of a sister (Grammer) and her geeky brother, Rusty Cartwright, played by Jacob Zachar, as they navigate college and life within the world of the Greek system sororities and fraternities in a midwestern Ohio college town.[4][5]

In late 2012, was casted for the independent thriller, 2br/1ba, directed by Rob Margolies. The film also stars Alexa Vega and Kathryn Morris and will released in May 2015 as Roommate Wanted.[6]

In 2013, Grammer starred opposite Blair Underwood in Ironside, the remake of the popular 1960's television series of the same name. On the show, she plays the female lead, Holly, part of detective Robert Ironside's (Underwood) hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city after he is left paralyzed following a shooting.[7] The show was canceled after three episodes aired.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Grammer married James Hesketh, a firefighter, on February 11, 2011.[9] On October 10, 2011, she gave birth to their son, Emmett Emmanual Hesketh.[10][11]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Path of Most Resistance, TheThe Path of Most Resistance Prudence Short film
2006 Beautiful Ohio Carlene
2007 Descent Stephanie (uncredited)
2011 Missing William Jill
2013 In Lieu of Flowers Rachel
2014 2 Br/1 Ba Dee Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Cheers Little Girl Episode: "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't"
2004 Clubhouse Sheila Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Chin Music"
2005 Clubhouse Sheila Episode: "Road Trip"
2005 Jonny Zero Dora Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Third Watch Kimmie Haynes Episode: "Kingpin Rising"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Katie Episode: "Infected"
2006 Bedford Diaries, TheThe Bedford Diaries Lee's Classmate Episode: "Love and the Tenth Planet"
2006 Six Degrees Nanny Episode: "Pilot"
2006 As the World Turns Dr. Lucy Montgomery TV series
2007–2011 Greek Casey Cartwright 74 episodes, Lead role
2009 Robot Chicken Atlantis / Mother (voice) Episode: "Please Do Not Notify Our Contractors"
2012 CSI: NY Kim Barnett Episode: "Flash Pop"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ella St James Episode: "Dead Air"
2013 Ironside Holly Main cast
2013- Rick and Morty Summer Main cast[12]
2014 Royal Pains Ashley Episode: "Everybody Loves Ray, Man"
2014 Chicago PD Jenn Cassidy Episode: "Called in Dead"
2015 Mr. Robinson Ashleigh Willows Series regular


  1. ^ "Spencer Grammer". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Spencer Grammer Biography". TV.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 3, 2011). "TV Reviews: 'Greek' and 'Pretty Little Liars' return to ABC Family". The Fien Print - Inside TV+Movies by Daniel Fienberg. HitFix.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Greek, Paley Center Screening Room" (video). PaleyFest. April 28, 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 4, 2011). "HitFix Interview: 'Greek' creator Sean Smith talks Season 4". The Fien Print - Inside TV+Movies by Daniel Fienberg. Hitfix.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Roommate Wanted for DVD
  7. ^ Pehanick, Maggie (July 28, 2013). "Spencer Grammer Talks About Her New Drama: "I Wanted to Get in Touch With My Darker Side"". BuzzSugar (PopSugar Entertainment). POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; Michael O'Connell (18 October 2013). "NBC Cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family'; Slots 'Community,' 'Chicago PD'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spencer Grammer Engaged: Kelsey's Daughter To Wed James Hesketh". The Huffington Post. January 2011. Retrieved February 2011. 
  10. ^ Abrams, Natalie (October 11, 2011). "Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Spencer Gives Birth to a Baby Boy". TV Guide. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ Miller, Gerri. "Exclusive! New Mom Spencer Grammer Talks Her Own 'Modern Family'". YourTango. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Adult Swim (July 29, 2013). SDCC 2013 - Rick and Morty - Adult Swim (YouTube). 

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