Top 10 Facts About Topher Grace: Net Worth, Venom, Height, Spider Man, That 70s Show, Black Mirror, And More!
Topher Grace is mostly known for his role as 'Eric Foreman' in Fox's sitcom 'That '70s Show.' The actor is also known for portraying 'venom' in the 'Spiderman 3' (2007).
Here are some more unknown details regarding Topher Grace. the facts include his starting career, breakthrough, net worth, personal life, and recent projects.
Topher Grace started his acting career with the main role in the comedy TV series 'That '70s Show' in 1998.
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Grace’s portrayal of 'Eric Forman' got him nominated for two Teen Choice Awards.
2. Topher Grace Was Discovered Performing In A High School Play
Co-creators Bonnie and Terry Turner were the guardians of a cast member of a high school production of 'A Funny Thing Happened' while in transit to the Forum.
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It was during this time, their eyes gradually turned to the lead, Topher Grace. The Turners asked him to audition the next year for their new series, 'That 70s show'.
Grace grew up in Darien, Connecticut, where actress Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 2006) was a middle-school friend, and actress Chloë Sevigny (Zodiac, 2007)—who later appeared with him in high school stage plays—was often times his babysitter.
4. Ocean Franchise Cameo
Grace had an uncredited cameo as himself in Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and its 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve. He had also planned to cameo in Ocean's Thirteen, however, due to his role in Spider-Man 3, he had to let go of these plans.
5. Canceled Show
In October 2013, Topher Grace joined HBO comedy pilot People In New Jersey with Sarah Silverman, however, in January 2014, the pilot was canceled.
6. Personal life
Grace started having a relationship with actress Ashley Hinshaw in January 2014, and the two became engaged in January 2015. On May 29, 2016, Grace and Hinshaw wed near Santa Barbara, California. On August 1, 2017, the mistress confirmed she and Grace were expecting their first child. Their little daughter, Mabel Jane Grace, was born in November 2017.
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Grace is also a supporter of FINCA International, a microfinance organization.
Topher grace holds a fortune of around $10 million. Grace is also known for possessing cars from heavyweights brands such as Audi, Toyota, and Porsche. In May 2004 grace paid $2.2 million for an approximately 1,800-square-foot loft in Manhattan’s West Village that was up for sale in June 2017 with a $4.25 million price tag. The initial price for the industrial-chic two-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom condo was later reduced to just under $4 million and, lo and behold, multiple bids raised the final sale price back to $4.2 million.
Grace and his wife, Hinshaw, upgraded their residential situation in 2017, trading in a two-bedroom and two-bathroom condo in an unidentified complex in L.A.’s Hancock Park (sold for $860,000) for a much more family-friendly five-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom, renovated 1950s ranch-style house, which they secretly acquired for $2.5 million in Studio City’s rustic Fryman Canyon.
8. Grace Wasn’t Expecting Venom Role
Like many others, Topher Grace grew up as a fan of venom, so he had a good idea of who Venom was and what a film version of him should look like. So as he told Michael Rosenbaum on his Inside of You podcast, the recruitment came as a bit of a surprise and he still isn't sure why he was enlisted.
Grace had the self-awareness to realize that he was perhaps an unusual choice for the role of the physically imposing character. As of recent Grace starred as Dr. Peter Jahrling in the National Geographic's Hot Zone, and as Billy Bauer in Netflix’s Black Mirror.
9. Changed His Name
Grace didn't like being called Chris so he dropped that from his first name and went by Topher.
10. Didn’t Think Of Acting In The First Place
Grace originally wanted to be a pro tennis player but an ankle injury turned his attention to acting.