April 28, 2016
Caymanian actress Grace Gealey moved to the U.S. to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in theater arts. During her time at USF, acting afforded her the opportunity to communicate viscerally – a desire that resulted from being a child of deaf adults.
Upon graduating from college, Gealey was accepted into the University of California Irvine’s graduate program and obtained her M.F.A. in acting. A successful showcase took her from Los Angeles to New York City, where she performed professionally. Several theater productions, short films and national commercials led her to Chicago.
In between filming, Gealey is actively involved in anti-bullying efforts/awareness campaigns (Saving Our Daughters, Bullies Reality) and enjoys other forms of art such as ballroom dancing and painting.