Spencer Grammer

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Spencer Grammer
Spencer Karen Grammer

(1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 36)
Years active1992–present
James Hesketh
(m. 2011; div. 2017)
Parent(s)Kelsey Grammer
Doreen Alderman
RelativesGreer Grammer (half-sister)

Spencer Karen Grammer (born October 9, 1983)[1] is an American actress best known for her roles as the voice of Summer Smith in the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty and as Casey Cartwright in the ABC Family college comedy-drama series Greek.

Early life[edit]

Grammer, born in Los Angeles, California, is the child of comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and Doreen Alderman, and was named after her paternal aunt, who was murdered in 1975.[1] She has six paternal half-siblings: three half-sisters (the actress Greer Grammer, Mason, and Faith) and three half-brothers (Jude, Gabriel, and James).[1] She also has a maternal half-sister named Madison.[2] She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.[1]


Grammer's first role was as a child, appearing uncredited on the show Cheers.[1]

Grammer played the female lead, Casey Cartwright, in the ABC Family series Greek.[3] 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, she was cast in an independent thriller originally titled 2br/1ba. Directed by Rob Margolies, it was scheduled to be released in May 2015 as Roommate Wanted.[6]

In 2013, Grammer starred opposite Blair Underwood in Ironside, the remake of the popular 1960s 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] Since 2013 Spencer also lent her voice to the character of Summer Smith on the well-reviewed Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty.

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] In November 2017, Hesketh filed for divorce from Grammer.[12]

In the fall of 2017, Grammer began her graduate studies at Columbia University, studying film screenwriting and directing.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The 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
2015 Roommate Wanted Dee
2016 Beyond Paradise Rachel
2017 Boone The Bounty Hunter Kat
2017 Random Tropical Paradise Colette Weller
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 The 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–present Rick and Morty Summer (voice) Main cast[14]
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
2016 Scorpion Airman Woodrow Episode: "Civil War"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Candace Episode: "In the Air Tonight"[15]
2017 Graves Katie Farrell
2018 Tell Me a Story Beth Miller 6 episodes


  1. ^ a b c d e "Spencer Grammer". Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Spencer Grammer on Instagram". Instagram. April 10, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 3, 2011). "TV Reviews: 'Greek' and 'Pretty Little Liars' return to ABC Family". HitFix.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Greek, Paley Center Screening Room" (video). PaleyFest. April 28, 2008. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (January 4, 2011). "HitFix Interview: 'Greek' creator Sean Smith talks Season 4". Hitfix.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Roommate Wanted for DVD - Dread Central". Dread Central.
  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). Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; O'Connell, Michael (October 18, 2013). "NBC Cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family'; Slots 'Community,' 'Chicago PD'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "Spencer Grammer Engaged: Kelsey's Daughter To Wed James Hesketh". The Huffington Post. January 21, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 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 September 13, 2013.
  12. ^ "Spencer Grammer Getting A Divorce". TMZ. November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Spencer Grammer on Instagram: "I've made my decision to continue my education and I couldn't be more excited! NYC.... here I come. #graduateschool #filmschool…"". Instagram.
  14. ^ Adult Swim (July 29, 2013). SDCC 2013 - Rick and Morty - Adult Swim (YouTube).
  15. ^ "In the Air Tonight". April 13, 2017 – via www.imdb.com.

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