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Grace Phipps
General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: May 4, 1992
Age: 29
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Nationality: American
Other Information
Hair Color: Dark brown into blue
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.57 M
Occupation(s): Actress


Behind the Scenes

Grace Victoria Phipps (May 4, 1992), also known professionally as Gracie Gillam, is an American actress born in Austin, Texas. She portrays Lela in Teen Beach Movie and its sequel, Teen Beach 2.


Grace Phipps returns as progressive biker girl Lela in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2.” After amazingly transporting herself into the modern world of her friends Mack and Brady, she finds it hard to let go of the freedom and individuality she’s afforded outside the movie world of “Wet Side Story.”

Phipps also starred as Amy, Chloe King’s childhood best friend who is not afraid to voice her opinions, in ABC Family’s “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.” She can also be seen in recurring roles on “The Vampire Diaries” and “Baby Daddy,” as well as recent guest-star appearances in “Hawaii 5.0″ and “CSI: Cyber.” Some of her previous credits on the small screen include guest-starring roles on “Supernatural” and “Austin and Ally.”

On the big screen, Phipps made her feature debut in the DreamWorks remake of “Fright Night” and also appeared in “Dark Summer” and “Some Kind of Hate.” Phipps graduated from North East School of the Arts, a highly regarded school for the arts in San Antonio, Texas, where she starred in several theatre productions, including “Grease” (she played the role of “Rizzo”), “A Little Night Music,” “Athena” and Mary Zimmerman’s “The Odyssey.” Born in Austin, Texas, Grace Victoria Phipps is named after two songs – “Grace” by Country Joe & The Fish and “Victoria” by The Kinks. She grew up watching Frankie and Annette movies. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, reading, playing guitar and writing songs. Phipps is also the proud owner of a golden doodle named Hildy, who happens to be hypoallergenic.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Fright Night Bee
2013 The Signal Zoe Short
2015 Dark Summer Mona Wilson
Some Kind of Hate Kaitlin
Tales of Halloween Alice
2019 The Lost Weekend Maggie Mae Completed


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Amy Tiffany Martin Main role
2012–13 The Vampire Diaries April Young Recurring role
2013–15 Baby Daddy Megan Recurring role
2013 Teen Beach Movie Lela TV film; Disney Channel Original Movie
Supernatural Hael 1 episode ("I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here")
2014 Austin & Ally Brandy Braxton 1 episode ("Directors & Divas")
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Erica Young 1 episode ("Wawahi moe'uhane (Broken Dreams)")
CSI: Cyber Vanessa Gillerman 1 episode ("Selfie 2.0")
Teen Beach 2 Lela TV film; Disney Channel Original Movie
Scream Queens Young Mandy Greenwell Recurring role
2017–18 Z Nation Sgt Lilly Main cast (season 4–5)


  • Her five favorite summer clothes are big hats, long-length skirts, blue tops, cotton maxi dresses, and big sunglasses.
  • Her favorite color is white.
  • Her lucky number is 3.
  • She has a chocolate labrador named Zelda.
  • Her hobbies are knitting, reading and writing songs.
  • She was discovered in high school.
  • She loves sci-fi television, especially Doctor Who.
  • She plays the guitar.
  • Her favorite cousin is Brigitte.
  • She was named after two songs, Gracie by Ben Folds and Victoria by the Kinks.
  • She considers herself a nerd - she loves Doctor Who and owns 8 Daleks.
  • She always carries red lipstick.
  • She loves Indian food (mainly curry).
  • Her best friend is Lily Kershaw, a country singer.
  • Her Instagram name is @graciegillam.


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