Maggie Grace

Margaret Grace Denig , known professionally as Maggie Grace, is an American actress, best known for her roles in Lost and the Taken trilogy. Originally from Worthington, Ohio, she dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents divorce. While struggling financially, she landed her first role as the title character in the webbased video series Rachels Room in 2001. She went on to earn a Young Artist Award nomination in 2002 with her portrayal of 15yearold murder victim Martha Moxley in the television movie Murder in Greenwich. In 2004, Grace was cast as Shannon Rutherford in the television series Lost, on which she was a main cast member for the first two seasons, winning a Screen Actors Guild Award shared with the ensemble cast. Leaving the series, Grace was keen to work more prominently in film, having starred opposite Tom Welling in The Fog in 2005. She appeared in Suburban Girl, The Jane Austen Book Club , and opposite Liam Neeson as Kim Mills in

Grace was born Margaret Grace Denig in Worthington, Ohio, one of three children of parents Valinn and Rick Denig, who ran a family jewelry business. Her family lived in a 200yearold house, the first saltbox house in central Ohio. She attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade and briefly attended Thomas Worthington High School, where she began acting in school plays and community theater, including a 2000 Gallery Players production of The Crucible, at a local Jewish Community Center . As a kid Grace was a big reader and a self described Shakespeare nerd telling the LA Times that at age 13, she was really into Jane Austen, kind of like how some kids are into Star Trek. Her parents divorced amicably when she wasyears old, and her mother sought a fresh start. Grace dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles, California with her mother, while her younger siblings Ian Denig and Marissa Palatas continued to live with their father. In Los Angeles

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