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Topher Grace

Topher GraceAKA Christopher Grace

Born: 12-Jul-1978
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Eric Forman in That 70's Show

Topher Grace attended Brewster Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire, where he was in a school production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. A couple of Hollywood bigwigs were in the audience, because their daughter was also in the play. "As any parent knows, it takes a 5,000-ton magnet to pull your focus from your own child," says Bonnie Turner. "We hired the magnet." Turner and her husband Terry had written for Saturday Night Live, created Third Rock from the Sun, and they were putting together a sit-com for Fox called That '70s Show.

A year passed and Grace was a freshman at the University of Southern California before the show was green-lighted, but he ended up with the lead. He had been in several school plays, but the pilot for That '70s Show in 1998 was his first professional role, and the first time he had acted on camera. When the show debuted, it was considered controversial, because the high school characters smoked marijuana, weren't punished for it or even caught, and didn't become drooling drug addicts. During the show's run, Grace launched his big screen career in Traffic, by scoring the dope that instantaneously changed the Drug Czar's daughter Erika Christensen from a straight-A high schooler into a sniveling addict. He was seduced by an older woman (Laura Linney) in PS, and he was the new boss who slept with an employee's daughter (Scarlett Johansson) in In Good Company.

Father: John Grace (business executive)
Mother: Patricia Grace (office worker)
Sister: Jenny Grace (b. 1981)
Girlfriend: Anne Hathaway (actress, dated 1999-2001)
Girlfriend: Ginnifer Goodwin (actress, dated 2002-03)
Girlfriend: Ivanka Trump (model, b. 30-Oct-1981, daughter of The Donald and Ivana Trump

    High School: Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH (1996)
    University: University of Southern California (dropped out)

    Risk Factors: LSD

    TELEVISION
    That '70s Show Eric Forman (1998-2005)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Interstellar (26-Oct-2014)
    The Calling (5-Aug-2014)
    The Big Wedding (26-Apr-2013)
    The Giant Mechanical Man (27-Apr-2012)
    The Double (28-Oct-2011) · Ben Geary
    Too Big to Fail (23-May-2011) · Jim Wilkinson
    Take Me Home Tonight (4-Mar-2011) · Matt Franklin
    Predators (8-Jul-2010) · Edwin
    Valentine's Day (10-Feb-2010) · Jason
    Spider-Man 3 (16-Apr-2007)
    In Good Company (6-Dec-2004)
    P.S. (3-Sep-2004) · F. Scott
    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (23-Jan-2004) · Pete
    Mona Lisa Smile (19-Dec-2003) · Tommy Donegal
    Traffic (27-Dec-2000) · Seth Abrahms


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