Grace Helbig is an American internet personality, comedian, actress, and writer. She became popular due to her daily vlog series, DailyGrace, which ran on My Damn Channel from 2008 to 2013. Helbig is also popular for her own indie series on YouTube, It’sGrace, which she launched in 2014. Her vlogs which feature random stuff such as interviews and reviews have proved to be a big hit with online viewers.
Thanks to her YouTube stardom, Helbig has been able to diversify into other aspects of showbiz such as acting. She has also hosted her own late night talk show, The Grace Helbig Show on E! Read on and get to know more about the online star here including her net worth, boyfriend, and family life.
Grace Helbig Bio
Grace Anne Helbig was born on the 27th of September 1985 in Woodbury New Jersey. She attended West End Memorial Elementary School before moving on to Gateway Regional High School, both in Woodbury Heights. In high school, Helbig was an excellent student and athlete. She won medals in track and pole vault and earned a full ride scholarship to college. Between 2003 and 2007, Helbig attended Ramapo College in New Jersey where she continued her brilliant ways. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Digital Filmmaking.
Thereafter, Grace Helbig moved to New York to pursue a career in comedy. While in New York, she took classes at the Peoples Improv Theatre in order to brush up her skills. Helbig endured tough times when starting out. She worked various odd jobs in order to supplement the meager income she earned as a comic writer.
Grace Helbig’s journey to YouTube royalty began in 2007 while in her native New Jersey. In November 2007, she was hired to housesit for a family in South Orange. In order to deal with such a boring job, she and her best friend/college roommate, Michelle Akin started filming their personal experiences. These daily vlogs later metamorphosed into a web series titled Grace n’ Michelle. In 2008, Helbig landed a gig in the animated series on the web-based TV network, My Damn Channel. The series, Bedtime Stories, involved her voicing raunchy versions of popular fairy tales. As a result of Helbig’s obvious talent, the owner of My Damn Channel gave her a personal show titled DailyGrace. The show ran from April 2008 to December 2013. It featured over 800 episodes and attracted 2.4 million subscribers and over 200 million views.
Following her departure from My Damn Channel in December 2013, Helbig founded her own indie show It’sGrace. The show has been equally successfully, attracting millions of views. Grace Helbig has been able to transition from an internet star to the mainstream media. She has featured in several movies and TV series such as Smosh, Camp Takota, Dirty 30, and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. She also hosted her own show on E! titled The Grace Helbig Show. The show ran for one season and featured celebrities like Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Hillary Duff, James Corden, and Jack Black.
Her Net Worth
Grace Helbig has a net worth of $3 million. She accumulated her fortune from her YouTube channel where she has millions of views and subscribers. Helbig also raked in good money from her time on E! Network as well as My Damn Channel. Additionally, the New Jersey native has featured in commercials for several companies. One can safely bet that she must have earned a pretty sum for these commercials. Hannah Helbig has also made money from books. She is the author of two bestselling books – Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up (2014) and Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It (2016).
Boyfriend and Family Life of The YouTuber
Grace Helbig is in a relationship with Brooks Patrick Wheelan. Wheelan is a comedian, actor, and a writer; he is a native of Iowa. The comedian was a cast member of Saturday Night Live between 2013 and 2014. Helbig and Wheelan started dating in 2017 and have kept their relationship away from public eyes. This is in stark contrast to Helbig’s previous relationship. Between 2014 and 2016, she publicly dated fellow YouTuber, Chester See. They proudly displayed their relationship but broke up in 2016 and the split was an amicable one. They even recorded vlogs for their various YouTube channels and explored topics such as – Can Exes Be Friends?
Hannah Helbig hails from a family of five. It includes dad, John Helbig, mom, Theresa McGinnis, her older brother, John and her younger brother, Tim. Helbig’s parents divorced when she was a child and they subsequently remarried other people. The comedienne has since stated that she supports their respective unions.