Grace Phipps is a creative and beautiful person who has achieved a lot in her professional and personal life. Like most actors, Grace Phipps has had a real learning curve for her career. From her early years on Disney Channel to International Stardom, Phipps has enjoyed a diverse career and has excelled not just in acting but in dancing and singing as well. In a short period, Phipps has gathered a large portfolio filled with diverse roles, and at the age of 31 years, she has more to offer. On the personal side of things, she is dating her co-star from Z Nation, Nat Zang, and they are both animal lovers who have adopted several pets together. In this article, we will take a closer look at her wiki-bio.
Grace Phipps, also known as Gracie Gillam, is an American actress, singer, and dancer who is well known for starring in the Disney Channel movies Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2. She has also appeared in various TV shows and films, such as The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fright Night, and Some Kind of Hate. As of 2023, she has a net worth of $4 Million.
Grace Victoria Phipps Padilla was born on the 4th of May 1992, in Austin, Texas. She is the eldest child of Kate and Gil Phipps and has a younger brother named Liam Phipps. Born in Austin, Grace moved to Boerne when she was quite young and later went off to San Antonio. As far as academics are concerned, Grace graduated from Robert E. Lee High School’s North East School of the Arts, where she majored in musical theater and graduated summa cum laude. She won the Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in 2010 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She was signed by a Los Angeles agent after being impressed by her performance of a tough girl Rizzo in a theater production of the musical Grease. Wanting to explore her academics further, she moved to New York and joined her undergraduate studies in Film and Art History at Columbia University.
After graduating from high school in 2010, Phipps moved to Los Angeles for better opportunities. Seven days into her time in Los Angeles and Phipps landed the prime role as spunky Bee in the DreamWorks 2011 remake of the 1985 comedy horror film Fright Night. The same year, Phipps also worked on the role of Amy in the ABC Family fantasy drama series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. The series was canceled after a single season in 2011 but Grace went on to land the role of April Young, in The Vampire Diaries. The series proved to be a huge stepping stone in her career and led to another recurring role in the TV series, Baby Daddy. She stayed with the series for two years from 2013 to 2015 and took on a series of roles beyond that.
Over the years, Grace has taken on a series of roles including Teen Beach Movie (2013), Supernatural (2013), Austin & Ally (2014), Hawaii Five-0 (2015), CSI: Cyber (2015), Teen Beach 2 (2015), Scream Queens (2015), and lastly on Z Nation (2017-18).
While Phipps’s movie appearances fall short of her works in TV series, she has had a few of them over the years. Some of her works include Fright Night (2011), The Signal (2013), Dark Summer (2015), Some Kind of Hate (2015), and Tales of Halloween (2015).
In 2020-2021, she appeared in Stolen in Plain Sight as Melissa; The Lost Weekend as Maggie Mae; Superhost as Rebecca; Murder at the Murder Mystery Party as Jade Jensen; and Mile 666 as Carrie (post-production).
Grace Phipps is not only an actress but also a singer. She has showcased her vocal talents in various TV shows and films, especially in the Disney Channel movies Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach.
Singing Career Highlights
She sang and danced along with Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell in Teen Beach Movie (2013), a musical film that paid homage to the beach party films of the 1960s. She played Lela, a cute biker girl inspired by Annette Funicello.
She had a number of featured solos in the film, including the song “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”, which reached number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
She reprised her role as Lela in Teen Beach 2 (2015), a sequel to Teen Beach Movie that featured more singing and dancing. She performed songs such as “Best Summer Ever”, “Gotta Be Me”, and “That’s How We Do”.
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show for “Gotta Be Me” along with Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, and John DeLuca.
She also participated in Disney’s Circle of Stars: Do You Want to Build a Snowman (2014), a music video featuring various Disney stars singing the song from Frozen. She sang as Grace Phipps along with other actors such as Sabrina Carpenter, Rowan Blanchard, and Olivia Holt.
Grace Phipps, who also goes by Gracie Gillam, is not only a talented actress and singer, but also a loving girlfriend. She has been dating her co-star Nat Zang since 2017, and they often share their adorable moments on Instagram. Nat Zang is an actor who plays 10K on the SyFy show Z Nation, where Grace also stars as Sarge. The couple seems to have a lot of fun together, whether they are traveling, celebrating holidays, or cuddling with their cute dog Hildy Elizabeth.
Grace has professed her love for Nat on several occasions, such as on his birthday or their anniversary. She once wrote: “Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world. You make me laugh more than anyone else and you’re the best partner in crime I could ever ask for. I love you more than words can say.”
Grace Phipps is a 31-year-old who has a slim build and a height of 5 ft 2 in. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She often wears her hair in different styles, such as long and wavy, short and curly, or braided and pinned up. She also likes to experiment with different colors, such as blonde, red, or purple. She has a cute and feminine dressing style that reflects her personality and roles. She likes to wear big sunglasses, long-length skirts, big hats, blue tops, and cotton maxi dresses in summer. She also wears floral prints, pastel colors, lace details, and jewelry accessories to enhance her look. She sometimes opts for a more edgy and casual style, such as leather jackets, jeans, boots, and graphic tees.
Grace Victoria Phipps Padilla
Also known as
May 4, 1992
31 years (as of 2023)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Actress, singer, dancer
Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, The Vampire Diaries
Robert E. Lee High School’s North East School of the Arts, Columbia University
Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition (2010)
5’2″ (157 cm)
Liam Phipps (younger brother)
Music and acting
Fright Night (2011) as Bee
Debut TV series
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011) as Amy Martin
Billboard Hot 100 song
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ (2013) from Teen Beach Movie