Grace Byers Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Empire, Net Worth, Movies, & Shows

Grace Byers Biography

Grace Byers is a Caymanian-American Actress, TV Personality, and Author well-known for starring in several movies and TV shows such as FOX’s series “Empire”. Some of the other shows/films include “Harlem”, “Tales”, “Phoenix”, “The Gifted”, “The Blackening”, “The Retirement Plan”, and “Bent”.

Grace Byers Age

Byers was born on July 26, 1984, in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. She is therefore 39 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 26th of July every year.

Grace Byers Height

Byers stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.

Grace Byers Family

Byers was born to her loving parents, Cheryl McCoy Gealey (mother), and her father whose names are unknown. Her dad was born deaf and her mom became deaf also as a result of having pneumonia. Due to her both parents being deaf, she knows sign language. Byers was raised in the Cayman Islands alongside her older sister, Faith Gealey-Brown, a Speech Therapist.

Grace Byers Husband

Byers is married to her lovely spouse, Trai Byers (a famous actor). She and Trai appear together as co-stars in the series “Empire” and “Harlem”. They tied the knot on April 14, 2016, at a wedding ceremony held on Grand Cayman Island. The duo confirmed their engagement on the October 7, 2015 episode of “FABLife”, a daytime talk show.

Grace Byers Baby / Pregnant

Byers is pregnant with her very first child. Byers often posts her pregnancy photos, together with her husband Trai, on his Instagram Page. As soon as Grace gives birth, there will be an update in this section.

Grace Byers
Grace Byers

Grace Byers Net Worth

Byers has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Actress and TV Personality.

Grace Byers Education

Byers is a proud alumnus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. She is also an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in acting.

Grace Byers Career

After finishing college, Byers went to live in New York City. There, she acted in smaller theater shows, like “Rent” and “Venus Flytrap: A Femme Noir Mystery”. She also acted in shows in Chicago in the year 2013, like “Tartuffe” and “The Misanthrope”.

In the year 2014, Gealey got a role on a television show called Empire on Fox. She played a character named Anika Calhoun and acted with Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. The show started on January 7, 2015. She left the show after four seasons in the year 2018.

In the year 2017, Byers got a role in a movie called “Bent”. She played a jazz singer and owned a lounge in the movie. This was her first time acting in a big movie. From 2018 to 2019, she acted as a character named Reeva Payge in a superhero show on Fox called “The Gifted”. In 2021, she started acting in a funny show on Amazon called “Harlem”. The next year, she acted in a funny and scary movie called “The Blackening”.

Grace Byers Empire

Byers is one of the cast members of FOX’s musical/drama TV series, “Empire”, which ran for about 2 years (January 7, 2015, – April 21, 2020). In the series, she portrays the role of Anika Calhoun and she stars for only 4 seasons (1-4). As the series began, Byers (Anika) worked as a leader at Empire Entertainment’s music department. Then, she was going to marry Lucious, but they later decided not to.

After leaving Empire, she has a relationship with Hakeem and gets pregnant. She’s scared about Rhonda being pregnant too, because Rhonda’s baby claims to be the next boss of Empire. Anika pushes Rhonda down some stairs, and Rhonda’s baby doesn’t make it. Cookie and Anika don’t like each other at all, and Cookie calls her “Boo Boo Kitty”. At the end of the 4th season, Anika dies.

The series follows the story of Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), who is a big name in hip-hop, used to sell drugs, and is the boss of Empire Entertainment. He finds out he will die soon because of ALS, a disease. He has to pick one of his kids to take over his business when he’s gone. Lucious starts training his sons for this – his son Andre, who’s in charge of money (played by Trai Byers), his son Jamal, who sings R&B (played by Jussie Smollett), and his son Hakeem, who’s a rapper (played by Bryshere Y. Gray). While doing this, Lucious makes them compete against each other. Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson) gets out of jail after being there for 17 years. She also wants control of the company and her sons.

In the TV series “Empire”, Byers stars alongside many other cast members such as;

  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Terrence Howard
  • Bryshere Y. Gray
  • Malik Yoba
  • Jussie Smollett
  • Kaitlin Doubleday
  • Gabourey Sidibe
  • Ta’Rhonda Jones
  • Serayah
  • Morocco Omari
  • Bre-Z

Grace Byers Book / Author

Byers is the author of the book “I Am Enough”, which she published in the year 2018. The book is about what happened to her when she was a kid and other kids were mean to her because her parents were deaf. She wrote the book to help kids feel strong and like themselves.

Grace Byers Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 1.2M followers on Instagram.

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