Grace Byers is a talented actress and dedicated activist who first entered into the spotlight with her breakout role as ‘Anika Calhoun’ on Fox’s smash hit series EMPIRE.
Grace attended college at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in theater arts. Upon graduation, she was accepted into the University of California Irvine’s graduate program and obtained her M.F.A in acting.
A successful showcase took her from Los Angeles to New York City, where she performed professionally. Several theater productions, short films and national commercials led her to Chicago where she is currently filming EMPIRE.
Grace grew up in the Cayman Islands. As a multiracial young girl and Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA), Grace was bullied throughout her childhood. Her experiences have led her to write her first book, ‘’I Am Enough’ coming out in 2018. The book was born out of her impassioned desire to empower young girls against the negative effects of bullying.
In her spare time, she volunteers with the non-profit anti-bullying organization, Saving Our Daughters. She lives with her husband, actor Trai Byers and their little maltipoo, Baron Byers, in Los Angeles.