Sprague Grayden

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Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden 2009.jpg
At 24's season 7 finale screening, 2009
Born (1980-07-21) July 21, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Manchester, Massachusetts, United States[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989; 2001–present

Sprague Grayden (born July 21, 1980[1]) is an American television, film and theater actress.

She played schoolteacher Heather Lisinski in the television drama Jericho, first daughter Olivia Taylor in the television thriller 24, and Kristi in the films Paranormal Activity 2 and 3.[2]

Early life[edit]

Grayden was born in Manchester, Massachusetts to two schoolteachers. Sprague is her mother's maiden name.[1]

She went to Manchester-Essex Regional Middle High School (then Manchester High School).[citation needed] At Barnard College, Columbia University, she graduated cum laude, majoring in American studies.[1]

She had a younger brother, Benjamin Grayden, who died in 1999 due to injuries sustained in a fall.[3] The Grayden family owned a restaurant called Ben Sprague's in her hometown. In April 2014, she announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child. She gave birth to a son in September 2014.


Grayden started performing at the age of five.[1]

She was a performing member of the drama department at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her theater credits include productions of Hopscotch: The New York Sex Comedy, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, Hamlet, Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, and Ordinary Day.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

year production notes
1989 Dad
2001 Biohazardous
2002, 2009 Law & Order: SVU 2 episodes, Pam Galliano and Mia Kessler
2002-2003 John Doe 14 episodes
2004-2005 Joan of Arcadia 9 episodes
2004-2005 Six Feet Under 12 episodes, nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award: outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series[4]
2005 Over There 12 episodes
2006 Mini's First Time
2007 Weeds 3 episodes
2006-2008 Jericho 17 episodes, Heather Lisinski
2008 The Last Lullaby
2008 Sons of Anarchy 7 episodes, Donna Winston
2009 Wake
2009 24 14 episodes, Olivia Taylor[5]
2010 Paranormal Activity 2 lead role, Kristi Rey
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 some archive footage, Kristi Rey
2012 Paranormal Activity 4 archive footage, Kristi Rey
2012-2013 White Collar 2 episodes
2013 Low Winter Sun 5 episodes
2014 The Following Carrie Cooke


Grayden's other television credits include guest appearances on Crossing Jordan, One Tree Hill, CSI: NY, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Los Angeles, House M.D., Grey's Anatomy, and Major Crimes.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sprague Grayden - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Sprague Grayden - Filmography by year". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  3. ^ Weiss, Joanna. "MANCHESTER TEENAGER DIES IN FALL". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sprague Grayden - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ TV Guide: 24 Finds its First Daughter in Jericho
  6. ^ "Sprague Grayden - Filmography by TV series". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 

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