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The voice of ‘Summer Smith’ in the famous animated series “Rick and Morty” needs no introduction, but you need to know more about the real actor who owns that voice. Spencer Grammer means more than just a voice in a cartoon work; you want to know about her background, when was she born and where is she from; who is she really and what is her career history? When did this artist start her career and what is her early life history, her education, and how she has combined her personal and career life? Our aim in this piece is to give you an accurate account of her journey in the entertainment world, to clear any doubts and set the records straight.
Who is Spencer Grammer?
Spencer Grammer is an American actor named after her aunt, Karen Grammer, murdered in 1975. Her parents are Kelsey Grammer – a popular American Actor and Director – and Doreen Alderman who was a dance instructor. She was born on 9 October 1983 in Los Angeles, California USA. She has four siblings – Greer, Jude Gordon, Mason Oliva, and Faith Evangeline Elisa – all of white ethnic background.
Her parents decided to name her after her aunt who was raped and murdered in eight years before her birth, hence the name Spencer. She was raised with her siblings, and had her early education in Los Angeles. Her acting career started in her childhood when she played the role of a Little Girl in an episode of the TV series “Cheers” in 1992. She was reported to have developed a strong affinity for movies as a child and one of the films that affected her as a teenager was ‘Annie Hall.’ Following that, she dedicated her life to schooling to get the necessary education and excel in her academics.
Although her initial thought was to study zoology to become a zoologist, she changed the plan when she was in middle school and developed an interest in acting. One of the schools she attended to hone her acting career was the Los Angeles County High School for Arts, and after being through three high schools, she completed her formal education at Marymount Manhattan College, from where she graduated with a degree in theater.
Her parents separated two years after her birth eventually divorcing in 1990, which affected her psyche in no small way. As a result of her parent’s subsequent marriages, she has seven more half-siblings, six of three half-sisters and brothers from her father’s other marriages and one-half sister from her mothers, so in all, Spencer has eleven siblings including her four full siblings from her parents.
Spencer was cast in her first movie in 2002 in the film “Sweetie Pie”’, and to date has appeared in more than 15 movies. In television series starting as a kid, she has over 21 series in her credit, with the latest being ‘Graves’ 2017. We will pick a few of her works below.
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1992 – “Cheers” (TV Show)
Her first career work was in 1992 in an episode of “Cheers” – “One Hugs, the Other Doesn’t.” Although not her decision, she had to focus on her educational development for a long time before returning to acting.
2004 – “Clubhouse” (TV Show)
Another television series in which she took part of Sheila as an adult in 2004, and through 2005 appeared in two episodes with titles “Chin Music” and “Road Trip”; the series was unsuccessful and terminated in 2005.
2007 – “Descent” (Film)
She had a small role in the thriller movie – “Descent”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival but failed to make an impression with the audiences and critics at the time of its release in the US. This was her first movie project, and the reason we mention it in this discussion.
2011 – “Missing William” (Film)
Spencer co-starred with Brandon Routh, playing the role of ‘Jill’ in this independent film, and for more years afterwards, she featured in other independent films such as “Roommate Wanted,” “In the Lieu of Flowers,” “Boone the Bounty Hunter” and “Beyond Paradise.”
2013 – Rick and Morty” (TV Show)
Her role in this popular Adult Swim animated sci-fi comedy “Rick and Morty” TV series is one of the major breakers in her entire career, in the voice role of “Summer Smith.” The series became extremely popular for its black comedy and the funny portrayal of complex scientific theories, and later became a well-known pop-culture experience.
2015 – “Mr. Robinson” (TV Show)
She featured as a major supporting character in the comedy “Mr. Robinson”, but which didn’t complete its first season.
2017 – “Grey’s Anatomy” (TV Show)
She took the role of Candace in the episode entitled “In the Air Tonight” – the American medical drama series premiered on 27 March 2005, and remained one excellent series.
2016 – “Boone: The Bounty Hunter” (Film)
She played the role of Cat in the reality show “Bounty Hunter;” it was an attempt to bring down a drug baron and his kingdom, and in which Boone uncovers more than he asked for, and learns that justice means more than ratings. The movie was directed by Robert Kirbyson and written by Josh Burnell, John Hennigan.
Spencer continued to make guest appearances in TV shows including “Scorpion,” “Tell me a Story”, and featured in more films. She is currently among top-rated American stars with a large following.
She has a large family with more siblings than any of her contemporary. She is also fond of animals; owns two cats and other types of pets and was once an alpaca owner.
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She was engaged to James Hesketh (firefighter by profession) in January 2011, and wedded on 11 February of the same year. James engaged her with a traditional Irish ring. They had their only son in October 2011 and named him Emmett Emmanual Hesketh.
On account of irreconcilable differences, Spencer’s husband Hesketh filed a divorce at Los Angeles Superior Court in 2017. Hesketh has allegedly requested joint physical and legal custody of their son.
Spencer is blessed with a well-built body; she is 5ft 7ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (54kgs). Her vital statistics are 35-24-34, and uses bra size 34B; her shoe size is size 7 (US).
Spencer is active on social media with 24,000 followers on Instagram, 30,000 on Twitter and over 4000 fans on Facebook.
Spencer has earned handsomely from her acting career, and her net worth is authoritatively estimated to be over $1 million as of mid-2019.
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