Maggie Grace got her break when she landed the role of the lazy and self-centered Shannon Rutherford on the television series Lost
. Her role, which earned her a nomination for Teen Choice Award Choice TV Breakout Performance by a Female, first appeared on the pilot episode and continued to appear until episode eight of season two and one episode of season three. She spent most of her time growing up with her stepbrother Boon Carlyle, who is in love with her. As one of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815, she kept everyone at arm’s length, often behaving selfishly and being manipulative to get what she wants. She had a romantic affair with Sayid Jarrah but unfortunately got killed by Ana Lucia Cortez. Despite her character getting killed off on the series, Grace recurrently appeared in the form of flashbacks.
After Grace’s character got killed off on Lost
, she appeared in the horror film The Fog
as Elizabeth Williams. The cast also included Tom Welling
, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis and Kenneth Welsh. She also starred in the movie Suburban Girl, in which she played the character Chloe.
Grace is currently working on two film projects. The first is The Jane Austen Book Club
, a drama romance about six Californians who start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. In the said film, she stars as Allegra. The cast also includes Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt and Hugh Dancy to name a few. She will also star in the movie Taken
, in which she will portray the female lead character Kim. The movie is about a former spy who relies on his old abilities to save his estranged daughter. In addition, Grace has been dating actor Ian Somerhalder, actor who played her stepbrother Boon on Lost
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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