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Nancy Grace Biography

Birth Name:
Nancy Ann Grace
Birth Place:
Macon, Georgia, United States
TV host, legal analyst, attorney, author

Fast Facts

  • Named after the Nurse Nancy children's book
  • Intended to become an English professor, but after her then-fiancé was shot and killed, she switched gears, going to law school and becoming a prosecutor
  • Taught litigation at Georgia State University's College of Law and business law at the university's business school
  • Worked as a special prosecutor for a decade in the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, GA, where she never lost a case
  • Volunteered on a hotline for an Atlanta battered women's center for 10 years
  • Appeared as herself in the 2008 superhero movie Hancock
  • Penned her first nonfiction book, the New York Times bestseller Objection!, in 2005; her first fiction novel, The Eleventh Victim, followed in 2009
  • Began hosting a syndicated courtroom reality show, Swift Justice With Nancy Grace, in 2010


  • Lucy Elizabeth -- Daughter
  • Keith Griffin -- Ex-fiancé
  • Mac Grace -- Father
  • Lucy -- Grandmother
  • David Linch -- Husband
  • Elizabeth Grace -- Mother
  • John David -- Son