Brea Grant

Active - 2008 - Present  |   Born - Oct 16, 1981 in Marshall, Texas, United States  |   Genres - Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction

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Actress Brea Grant grew up in the Lone Star State and studied at the University of Texas. After graduation, she realized her ambitions for a serious acting career and moved to Los Angeles, aggressively breaking into show business. Grant scored her first major role on the critically worshipped (yet low-rated) prime-time drama Friday Night Lights, as the spunky and outspoken high-school student Jean in a few episodes of the series' second season. After that, NBC producers promptly tapped Grant for another series, this one a blockbuster hit: the sci-fi drama series Heroes. She signed on to play Daphne, also known as "The Speedster," a supersonic character of mysterious origin and background who attempts to steal a long-guarded secret from the family of Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka). Grant's unusual look -- thick, bleach-blonde locks in a Dutchboy haircut -- served her as a trademark on Friday Night Lights, and Heroes' producers decided to retain the same look for their program. In 2011, on the heels of an appearance in Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Grant joined the cast of Showtime's hit series Dexter as a Miami Metro Homicide forensics intern whose obsession with the Ice Truck Killer led her to steal the madman's prosthetic arm from the police department's evidence room.

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  • Played drums in a punk band during junior high.
  • Originally planned to become a college professor after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Made her feature-film debut in the low-budget horror comedy You're So Dead (2007). 
  • Appearances as Jean Binnel on NBC's Friday Night Lights led to the role of Heroes "speedster" Daphne Millbrook in 2008.
  • Has appeared in commercials for Volvo and Busch Gardens.