Stephanie Katherine Grant is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Emmy Mirsky on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs. The actress has also appeared on Criminal Minds, STARZ’S Survivor’s Remorse, and Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories.
Beyond acting, she is also a skilled film producer, writer, and director who has many film credits under her belt including the thriller, Dominion. Thanks to her parents and vocal coach who nudged her to the acting career path at an early age, she has already built an impressive career at a relatively young age.
How Stephanie Katherine Grant’s Parents Influenced Her Journey Into Acting
Stephanie Katherine Grant was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, on August 17, 2000, to Stephen and Anna Yallourakis. Her mother is a dental specialist while her father is a specific oral specialist. Together with her elder brother, Michael Grant, who is also a multi-award-winning actor and pianist, she was raised in Kingsport. Even though her parents are making a mark in the medical profession, they didn’t force Michael and Stephanie to follow in their footsteps; instead, they helped the duo to actualize their dreams in the entertainment industry.
While growing up, Stephanie Katherine Grant was first inclined towards music as she wanted to be a singer. She had her first stage performance at Dollywood in 2002 when she was only two. When Grant turned four, she began playing the cello. However, at the age of seven when she was still living in Tennessee with her parents, her father found a vocal training workshop online for her; the workshop was organized by a renowned vocal coach in Nashville, Tennessee. She participated in the workshop and got acquainted with the vocal coach who, after seeing her outstanding acting skills, encouraged her to venture into acting.
Supporting their daughter in her acting career pursuit, Grant’s parents relocated from Kingsport, Tennessee to Los Angeles in 2009 when she was just nine years old. This marked the beginning of her journey to becoming an actress as it brought her to the heartbeat of the entertainment industry.
Her Family’s Relocation To Los Angeles Contributed To Her Career Growth
Soon after their relocation to Los Angeles in 2009, Stephanie Katherine Grant scored an uncredited role in the 2009 comedy-drama film, Hannah Montana: The Movie. Following many unsuccessful auditions, the gifted actress made her debut television appearance in 2010 as Amber Riverton in one episode of Jeff Davis’ American crime series, Criminal Minds.
Grant then went on to display her unique acting qualities in the 2013 movie, Max Rose where she was cast as Jerry Lewis’ character’s granddaughter. In the same 2013, Stephanie Katherine Grant scored roles in two movies titled And The Snow Lay Around and Wonder Girls. She additionally had a role in the Nickelodeon smash TV series, Dead Time Stories portraying the character of Princess Gianna the same year and subsequently featured in the TV film, Spy (2013).
The Actress Was Shot To Fame By Her Appearance In ‘The Goldbergs’
Stephanie Katherine Grant had her breakout role in 2014 when she portrayed Emmy Mirsky in the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs. Grant played a quirky friend of the central character, Adam Goldberg (portrayed by Sean Giambrone), and her amazing depiction of the character has earned her several awards and nominations.
She has appeared in over thirty-four episodes of the sitcom from 2014 to 2020. Thus, gaining a celebrity status with her recurring role in the popular series. Other TV shows, films, and theater productions Stephanie Katherine Grant has worked on include Hark the Angel Sings, Coney Island Christmas, and Ekota.
Stephanie Katherine Grant’s Awards And Net Worth Serve As Proof Of Her Successful Career
With her brilliant acting skills, Stephanie Katherine Grant has won many awards over the years. For her outstanding performance in The Goldbergs, she has received the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress (11 – 13), Young Entertainer Award for Best Recurring Young Actress (13 – 15) – Television Series, and CinEuphoria Merit-Honorary Award.
Having encountered tremendous success over the course of her career, the Max Rose actress has amassed an estimated net worth of $1 million. Should the actress continue at her current pace, she would no doubt become more bankable in the near future.
Besides Acting, She Has Also Garnered Fame Through Her Other Career Endeavors
Beyond working as an actress, Stephanie Katherine Grant is also a talented film director, writer, and producer. So far, she has directed three short films – Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing (2015), Dominion (2016), and Kepley, which is currently in the post-production stage.
The movie, Dominion, which she wrote, produced, and directed with her elder brother, Michael Grant was screened in several film festivals including Calgary International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival (Short Corner), Citizen Jane Film Festival, and LA Shorts Film Festival, garnering many positive reviews in the process. Also, the short film received a 2016 Calgary International Film Festival nomination in the Best Live Action Short Film category.
Working as a model, Stephanie Katherine Grant who speaks English, French, and Greek fluently has featured in many ad campaigns for several fashionistas such as J. Lindeberg and Brandy Melville. She is also a member of the WriteGirl family, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that empowers less-privileged young girls by linking them to female writers who instill the art of creative writing in them.
She Is Also An Award-Winning Singer
Even though Grant is popularly known for her acting career which catapulted her to superstardom, she also has a knack for singing. In her formative years, she competed in the Tennessee State Fair Singing Competition where she performed one of the soundtracks from the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid titled ‘Part of Your World’. Interestingly, her singing prowess landed her in first place in the singing competition.
Stephanie Katherine Grant Keeps Her Personal Life Close To Heart
Regarding her personal life, the stunning actress is among those celebrities who love to keep their love life secret. So far, since coming to the spotlight, she has successfully kept her relationship status under wraps. As such, her dating life remains a mystery to her fans and surprisingly, she has not been spotted with any romantic partner. She is likely focused on taking her acting career to its zenith.
The rising star, however, shares a close bond with her elder brother, Michael Grant. Like his sister, Michael is an actor; he is best known for his role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.