Sprague Grayden (born July 21, 1980) is an American actress. She played schoolteacher Heather Lisinski in the television drama Jericho, Karen Kawalski in John Doe, first daughter Olivia Taylor in the television thriller 24, and Kristi Rey in the films Paranormal Activity 2 and 3.
Grayden at 24's season 7 finale screening in 2009
July 21, 1980
|Alma mater||Barnard College|
|Years active||1989, 2001–present|
Grayden was born in Manchester, Massachusetts, to two schoolteachers. Sprague is her mother's maiden name. She had a younger brother, Benjamin Grayden, who died in 1999 due to injuries sustained in a fall. Grayden graduated with a degree in American Studies from Barnard College, where she also performed in the drama department. In January 2013, she announced she had married her 24 co-star Alexis "Lex" Cassar. She gave birth to their son in September 2014. She describes herself as a science fiction geek and likes to collect Pez dispensers. Grayden endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
She was a performing member of the drama department at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her theater credits include productions of Hopscotch: The New York Sex Comedy, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, Hamlet, Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, and Ordinary Day. In 2006, she was cast as Heather Lisinski in the cult hit post-apocalypse drama Jericho as a major character within the show. She was also cast as Donna Winston in the outlaw biker series Sons of Anarchy. In 2010 Grayden was cast as Kristi Rey in Paranormal Activity 2 and its sequel Paranormal Activity 3, while appearing in archive footage in the fourth film of the series. Grayden's other television credits include guest appearances on Crossing Jordan, One Tree Hill, CSI: NY, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Los Angeles, House M.D., Grey's Anatomy, Just Add Magic, and Major Crimes.
|1989||Dad||Annie Tremont (young)|
|2006||Mini's First Time||Kayla|
|2008||The Last Lullaby||Jules|
|2010||Paranormal Activity 2||Kristi Rey|
|2011||Paranormal Activity 3||Kristi (adult)|
|2002, 2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mia Kessler, Pam Galliano||Episodes: "Popular", "Liberties"|
|2002–2003||John Doe||Karen Kawalski||Main role|
|2003||Sixteen to Life||Julie||TV film|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Clarissa Harrison||Episode: "Intruded"|
|2004–2005||Joan of Arcadia||Judith Montgomery||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2004–2005||Six Feet Under||Anita Miller||Recurring role (seasons 4–5)|
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2005||One Tree Hill||Darby||Episode: "The Lonesome Road"|
|2005||Over There||Terry Rider||Main role|
|2006||CSI: NY||Jennifer Cooper||Episode: "Fare Game"|
|2006–2008||Jericho||Heather Lisinski||Regular role|
|2007||Weeds||Denise||Episodes: "The Dark Time", "Risk", "Protection"|
|2007||Private Practice||Susan McCullough||Episode: "In Which Sam Gets Taken for a Ride"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Paula Reiser||Episode: "A Dollar and a Dream"|
|2008||Sons of Anarchy||Donna Winston||Recurring role (season 1)|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Tonya Rush||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|2009||24||Olivia Taylor||Recurring role (season 7)|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Meg Collins||Episode: "Public Enemy"|
|2010||Three Rivers||Gwen Richards||Episode: "Every Breath You Take"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Faye Newland||Episode: "A Mother's Secret"|
|2010||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Kristi||Episode: "9.27"|
|2010||Law & Order: LA||Valerie Roberts||Episode: "Hondo Field"|
|2011||House||Eva||Episode: "Larger Than Life"|
|2011||Grey's Anatomy||Mrs. Gordon||Episode: "Unaccompanied Minor"|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Fionna Davey||Episode: "A Gorgeous Mosaic"|
|2012||Touch||Laura Davis||Episode: "Kite Strings"|
|2012||Major Crimes||Laura Elkins||Episode: "Cheaters Never Prosper"|
|2012–2013||White Collar||Ellen (younger)||Episodes: "Gloves Off", "Family Business", "In the Wind"|
|2013||Low Winter Sun||Maya Callis||Main role|
|2014||The Following||Carrie Cooke||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2015||True Detective||Joyce||Episode: "Church in Ruins"|
|2015–2016||Rosewood||Dina Katz||Episodes: "Aortic Atresia and Art Installations", "Paralytics and Priorities"|
|2016||Code Black||Leslie Garcia||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|2016||Rush Hour||Pam Sanders||Episode: "Prisoner of Love"|
|2016||Pretty Little Liars||Dr. Cochran||Episode: "Exes and OMGs"|
|2016||Lethal Weapon||Genie Babcock||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Anne Foreman||Episode: "Suspicious Minds"|
|2018||Just Add Magic||Jill / Caroline||Recurring role|
|2018||Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||Shea||Episode: "Fishtail"|
|2018||Seven Seconds||Alison||TV miniseries|
|2018||The Last Ship||Elli||Episodes: "Air Drop", "Somos la Sangre"|
|2018||Station 19||Mary||Episode: "Weather the Storm"|
|2018||Dirty John||Tonia Sells||Episodes: "Remember It Was Me", "One Shoe"|
|2019||NCIS: Los Angeles||Olivia Baird||Episodes: "The Guardian", "False Flag"|
|2019||The Fix||Brianna Dear||Episodes: "Jeopardy!", "Making a Murderer"|
|2019||What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage||Sheriff Amy||Episode: "Elevator"|
|2020||Interrogation||Det. Carol Young||Episodes: "Carol Young & Brian Chen vs Melanie Pruitt", "Ian Lynch & Brian Chen vs Trey Carano"|
|2020||A Million Little Things||Lindsay Saville||Episodes: "Change of Plans", "Mothers and Daughters", "'Til Death Do Us Part"|
- "Sprague Grayden". The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- Crook, John (September 24, 2006). "Close-up". Chicago Tribune. Zap2it. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- Weiss, Joanna. "MANCHESTER TEENAGER DIES IN FALL". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2012 – via Highbeam Research.
- sprague grayden [@spragueg] (January 23, 2013). "So it's prob time to say- I fell off the grid because I got married! To a wonderful wonderful man named Lex Cassar:)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- sprague grayden [@spragueg] (September 16, 2014). "My husband & I welcomed a healthy baby boy this week. Thank you to the amazing staff @ #cedar sinai for a safe delivery. We are thrilled😄" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More". Starpulse.com. November 18, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- Sprague Grayden [@spragueg] (April 8, 2016). "Just attended my first @BernieSanders rally. #registertovote #FeelTheBern" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Bianco, Robert (March 23, 2009). "Critic's Corner Monday". USA Today. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- "Nominations Announced for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". The Futon Critic. November 1, 2005. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
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