Teilor Kealohapauole Grubbs is an American actress and model. She has garnered fame for playing Grace Williams in ‘Hawaii Five-0’. A native of Hawaii, she recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She began her journey in the world of glamour as a child model. Signed to the Premier Models & Talent Agency, Grubbs has been featured in the advertisement campaigns for brands like Walmart and Hawaiian Airlines. She later attended and graduated from the Academy of Film and Television in Honolulu. She has also been trained by Scott Rogers in acting and Susan Page in modelling and drama. Grubbs made her acting debut in the pilot episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0’, an action police procedural drama that airs on CBS. Her character, Grace Williams, is one of the most prominent recurring characters on the show, having appeared in eight out of nine seasons. In 2018, Grubbs worked with Mark Hamill, Vanessa Williams, and Tia Carrere in the animated film ‘Legend of Hallowaiian’.
An early bloomer, Teilor Grubbs’ modelling career took off when she was five years old. Represented by the Premier Models & Talent Agency, she made appearances in the commercial campaigns for Walmart, Hawaiian Airlines, and Pottery Barn. She also appeared in print advertisements for various hotels and villas in Hawaii.
Grubbs took acting classes at the Academy of Film and Television in Honolulu. She has also received training from Scott Rogers, who is an actor and runs the Scott Rogers Studios in Hawaii. Furthermore, Grubbs has attended Susan Page's modelling and drama training classes.
In 2010, Grubbs landed the role of Grace Williams in ‘Hawaii Five-0’, a modern-day re-imagining of CBS’ original show of the same name that aired from 1968 to 1980. Despite playing a recurring character, it did not take her long to become a fan favourite. She has appeared in all first seven seasons of the show and then again in the ninth season. Besides Grubbs, actress Erika Brown has also appeared as Grace Williams in the show, portraying an adult version of the character.
In 2018, Grubbs lent her voice to Leilani in the ‘Legend of Hallowaiian’, an animated action-adventure film directed by Sean Patrick O'Reilly. This was a dream come true for the young actress. It not only fulfilled her childhood wish of appearing in an animated film but also gave her an opportunity to be part of the process that introduces a story she heard as a child to a larger audience.
She is set to make her cinematic debut in the upcoming horror thriller film ‘The Dawn’.
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Family & Personal Life
Teilor Grubbs was born on October 27, 2001, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, to Kela Grubbs and Erik Grubbs. She spent the early years of her life in Oahu Island where she resided with her parents and two sisters, Heiden and Karter. It was there that she developed her love for hiking and water sports. She also became intrigued about the history of the land and her ancestors. In 2016, she relocated to Los Angeles to become an actress.
She attended Hahaione Elementary School in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu before enrolling at Kaiser High School in Fontana, California. She was part of her high school’s cheerleading program and also participated in gymnastics competitions.