Spencer Grammer

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Spencer Grammer
Born Spencer Karen Grammer
(1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 33)
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)

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

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
2015 Roommate Wanted Dee
2016 Beyond Paradise Rachel
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–present 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
2016 Scorpion Airman Woodrow Episode: "Civil War"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Candace Episode: "In the Air Tonight" [13]
2017 Graves Katie Farrell


  1. ^ a b c d e "Spencer Grammer". Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Spencer Grammer on Instagram". Instagram. April 10, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  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 13 September 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
  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'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spencer Grammer Engaged: Kelsey's Daughter To Wed James Hesketh". The Huffington Post. January 2011. Retrieved February 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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). 
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6215178/

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