Topher Grace Biography

Topher Grace is a popular American actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: July 12, 1978

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Christopher John Grace

Born in: New York City

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Ashley Hinshaw (m. 2016)

father: John Grace

mother: Pat Grace

siblings: Jennifer Grace

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

Continue Reading Below

Christopher John Grace, better known as Topher Grace, is a popular American actor. He first came to prominence with his role of Eric Forman in the comedy series 'That '70s Show' and gained international recognition after his portrayal of Eddie Brock/Venom in the hit superhero film 'Spider-Man 3'. The film, which was one of the most significant works in his career, earned him a lot of appreciation as well as multiple award nominations.Topher began his acting career with a significant role in the comedy series 'That '70s Show'. He made his film debut with a supporting role in the American crime drama film 'Traffic'. He played his first lead role in the romantic comedy 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!' He continued playing significant roles in several hit films such as 'In Good Company', 'Spider-Man 3' and 'Predators'.Topher has won several awards and nominations in his career so far, including an Emmy for his performance in the social film 'The Beauty Inside'.His latest appearance on the big screen was in the comedy film 'Opening Night', where he played the lead role.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

Childhood & Early Life
  • Topher Grace was born on 12th July 1978 in New York City. His father is John Grace, who worked for Madison Avenue. His mother Pat worked at New Canaan Country School, where she served as an assistant to the schoolmaster. Topher also has a sister named Jenny.
  • He grew up in Darien, Connecticut. He began acting from his school days, taking part in musicals like ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ as well as ‘The Pirates of Penzance.’ He disliked his nickname “Chris,” and preferred to be called “Topher.”
  • After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Southern California in order to pursue his higher studies. After he was offered a role in the TV series, 'That '70s Show', he quit college in order to pursue a full-time career in acting.
    Continue Reading Below
  • TopherGrace began his acting career with a main role in the comedy TV series 'That '70s Show' in 1998. His portrayal of Eric Forman got him nominated for two Teen Choice Awards.
  • In 2000, he made his film debut with a supporting role in the American crime drama film 'Traffic'. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film starred him as a drug addict; a role which won him two significant awards. The film was also a commercial success.
  • He next starred in the 2003 drama film 'Mona Lisa Smile', playing a supporting role. The film was directed by Mike Newell, and it starred Hollywood star Julia Roberts in the lead. Even though the film was a commercial success, it was met with negative reviews.
  • He played his first lead role in the romantic comedy film 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!'in 2004. The film was directed by Robert Luketic and was heavily inspired by a 1995 hit Bollywood movie 'Rangeela'. Topher was nominated for three 'Teen Choice Awards' for his performance. However the film was a commercial failure.
  • The following year, he played the lead role in the drama film 'P.S.'. His performance got him nominated for three awards, out of which he won two. The film was met with mixed reviews. The same year, he also played a main role in 'In Good Company'. The film was a commercial success and it won Topher two more awards.
  • He gained international fame after his role of Eddie Brock/Venom in the 2007 American superhero film 'Spider-Man 3'. The film was directed by Sam Raimi and was based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It was a huge success and won multiple awards. Topher was also nominated for several awards for his performance.
  • Over the next few years, he continued to appear in several hit films, some of them being 'Predators' (2010), 'Take Me Home Tonight' (2011), 'The Big Wedding' (2013), 'Playing It Cool' (2014) and 'Interstellar' (2014). He was latest seen in the 2016 comedy film 'Opening Night', in the lead role.
  • Throughout his career, Topher has also appeared in several TV shows, mostly in guest roles like the ones he did in 'Drunk History' and ‘Trip Tank’.
Major Works
  • 'In Good Company', a 2004 American comedy drama film, is among the most significant works of Topher Grace. The film revolves around a middle-aged advertising executive whose life gets complicated after his company is bought by a huge international corporation. Directed by Paul Weitz, the film was a huge success commercially. It was also met with positive reviews. Topher's performance earned him nominations for three awards out of which he won two.
  • Topher Grace gained international fame for his portrayal of Eddie Brock/Venom in the hit superhero film 'Spider-Man 3'. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film follows the adventures of the popular Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-man. Topher portrayed a photographer Eddie Brock, who gets superpowers and turns into the antagonist Venom.He was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. The film was also a huge commercial success.
  • He played a supporting role in the 2014 sci-fi movie 'Interstellar'. The film was written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. The story takes place in the future, where humanity is struggling and astronauts are looking for a new planet. The film was a huge success commercially, grossing more than four times its budget. The movie was also nominated for five Oscars, out of which it won one.
Awards & Achievements
  • For his first film ‘Traffic’, TopherGrace won a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • He won a ‘National Board of Review Award’, as well as a ‘New York Film Critics Online Award’ for his performance in the film ‘P.S’ in 2004. He won another ‘National Board of Review Award’ and a ‘New York Film Critics Award’ for his role in ‘In Good Company’ the same year.
  • He won an Emmy for his work in the TV miniseries ‘The Beauty Inside’ in 2012.
Personal Life
  • In 2016, Topher Grace married dating actress Ashley Hinshaw. The two had been dating since 2014.

1. Interstellar (2014)

  (Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure)

2. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

  (Thriller, Crime)

3. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

  (Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Biography, Crime)

4. Traffic (2000)

  (Thriller, Drama, Crime)

5. Truth (2015)

  (Biography, History, Drama)

6. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

  (Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery)

7. The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

8. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

  (Crime, Thriller)

Follow Topher Grace On:


See the events in life of Topher Grace in Chronological Order

How To Cite

Article Title
- Topher Grace Biography
- Editors,
Last Updated
- October 11, 2017
Topher Grace

People Also Viewed

Ashley Hinshaw
Jason Momoa
Macaulay Culkin
Chris Pratt

Shia LaBeouf
Zachary Levi
John Krasinski
Rami Malek