Spencer Karen Grammer
October 9, 1983
|Education||Los Angeles County High School for the Arts|
|Alma mater||Marymount Manhattan College|
(m. 2011; div. 2017)
|Relatives||Greer Grammer (half-sister)|
Spencer Karen Grammer (born October 9, 1983) is an American actress best known for her roles as the voice of Summer Smith in the Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty and as Casey Cartwright in the ABC Family college comedy-drama series Greek.
Early life and education
Grammer, born in Los Angeles, California, is the child of comedian and actor Kelsey Grammer and Doreen Alderman, and was named after her paternal aunt, who was murdered in 1975. She has six paternal half-siblings: three half-sisters (the actress Greer Grammer, Mason, and Faith) and three half-brothers (Jude, Gabriel, and James). She also has a maternal half-sister named Madison. She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. In the fall of 2017, Grammer began her graduate studies at Columbia University, studying film screenwriting and directing.
Grammer played the female lead, Casey Cartwright, in the ABC Family series Greek. The show followed the life of a sister (Grammer) and her brother, Rusty Cartwright, played by Jacob Zachar, as they navigate college and life within the world of the Greek system sororities and fraternities in a midwestern Ohio college town.
In 2013, Grammer starred opposite Blair Underwood in Ironside, the remake of the popular 1960s television series of the same name. On the show, she plays the female lead, Holly, part of detective Robert Ironside's (Underwood) hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city after he is left paralyzed following a shooting. The show was canceled after three episodes aired. Since 2013 Spencer has also lent her voice to the character of Summer Smith on the well-reviewed Adult Swim animated science fiction series Rick and Morty.
Grammer married James Hesketh, a firefighter, on February 11, 2011. On October 10, 2011, she gave birth to their son, Emmett Emmanual Hesketh. In November 2017, Hesketh filed for divorce from Grammer.
|2006||The Path of Most Resistance||Prudence||Short film|
|2013||In Lieu of Flowers||Rachel|
|2017||Boone The Bounty Hunter||Kat|
|2017||Random Tropical Paradise||Colette Weller|
|1992||Cheers||Little Girl||Episode: "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't"|
Episode: "Chin Music"
|2005||Clubhouse||Sheila||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Dora||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Third Watch||Kimmie Haynes||Episode: "Kingpin Rising"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Katie||Episode: "Infected"|
|2006||The Bedford Diaries||Lee's Classmate||Episode: "Love and the Tenth Planet"|
|2006||Six Degrees||Nanny||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||As the World Turns||Dr. Lucy Montgomery||TV series|
|2007–2011||Greek||Casey Cartwright||74 episodes, Lead role|
|2009||Robot Chicken||Atlantis / Mother (voice)||Episode: "Please Do Not Notify Our Contractors"|
|2012||CSI: NY||Kim Barnett||Episode: "Flash Pop"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ella St James||Episode: "Dead Air"|
|2013–present||Rick and Morty||Summer (voice)||Main cast|
|2014||Royal Pains||Ashley||Episode: "Everybody Loves Ray, Man"|
|2014||Chicago PD||Jenn Cassidy||2 episodes|
|2015||Mr. Robinson||Ashleigh Willows||Series regular|
|2016||Scorpion||Airman Woodrow||Episode: "Civil War"|
|2017||Grey's Anatomy||Candace||Episode: "In the Air Tonight"|
|2018||Tell Me a Story||Beth Miller||6 episodes|
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- "Roommate Wanted for DVD - Dread Central". Dread Central.
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- Goldberg, Lesley; O'Connell, Michael (October 18, 2013). "NBC Cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family'; Slots 'Community,' 'Chicago PD'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- "Spencer Grammer Engaged: Kelsey's Daughter To Wed James Hesketh". The Huffington Post. January 21, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
- Abrams, Natalie (October 11, 2011). "Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Spencer Gives Birth to a Baby Boy". TV Guide. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- Miller, Gerri. "Exclusive! New Mom Spencer Grammer Talks Her Own 'Modern Family'". YourTango. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- "Spencer Grammer Getting A Divorce". TMZ. November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- Adult Swim (July 29, 2013). SDCC 2013 - Rick and Morty - Adult Swim (YouTube).
- "In the Air Tonight". April 13, 2017 – via www.imdb.com.