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Topher Grace Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher John Grace
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • As a youth appeared in theater productions with Chloë Sevigny, who also at times babysat him and his sister
  • Didn't like being called Chris so he dropped Chris from his first name and went by Topher
  • Wanted to be a pro tennis player but an ankle injury turned his attention to acting
  • Was discovered while performing in a high-school production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by producers Bonnie and Terry Turner, whose daughter was also in the cast
  • Big break came in 1998 when the Turners created That '70s Show and cast him in the lead role of Eric Forman
  • Has appeared in three movies directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve)
  • National Board of Review honored him in 2004 with their Best Breakthrough Performance by Actor award for In Good Company and P
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  • Cowrote the script for Take Me Home Tonight (2011), an '80s-themed film in which he also played the lead character


  • 2004National Board of Review-Breakthrough Performance - Male: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner


  • John Grace -- Father
  • James Knight Newman -- Godchild
  • Pat Grace -- Mother
  • Jennifer Grace -- Sister