Topher Grace is an American actor, best known for his adorable character Eric Forman on fox TV greatest sitcom of all time “That 70’s Show”. He starred in movies include “Win a date win Tad Hamilton” (2004), “Take Me Home Tonight” (2011), The Beauty Inside (2012) and Interstellar (2014). “In Good Company” (2004). He is remembered for playing venom in “Spiderman 3” (2007). He has established himself as a professional actor in both television and film industry. In 2004 he won the National Board of Review’s Award as a breakthrough performance actor for his acting in In Good Company and P.S. Grace received Daytime Emmy Award for his outstanding performance in The Beauty Inside. Entertainment weekly prophesied him to be the next Tom Hank of industry.
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Topher Grace has a net worth of $10 million as of 2020. He was among the principal actors of “That 70’s Show”. Entertainment Weekly reported that Grace roughly made $250,000 to $350,000 per episode. Back in 2006, he purchased a house in California worth $1.6 million which he sold in 2015 for $1.685 million. He is still making a considerable amount of income as per sources he is earning $40,000 to $100,000 monthly. His amazing performances throughout the career gained him amazing net worth. During an interview, he said, “I was really lucky to have been on a show for that long period, and I realized that I didn’t need that much money”.
Grace was born on July 12, 1978, in New York, United States. His actual name is Cristopher John Grace. His father John Grace was an Executive at Madison Avenue while his mother Pat was the schoolmaster’s assistant. He has a younger sister named Jenny. He is a nephew of Susan Grace. He grew up in Darrien Connecticut. He descents from English, Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors. He was friends with Kate Bosworth in middle school. Grace has a white ethnicity.
Grace went to the boarding school in Hampshire, when he was twelve. He disliked being called Christopher in school so he changed his name to Topher. He briefly attended the University of South California. During high school, he was ambitious to be a professional tennis player but due to a hapless ankle injury, he dropped the idea and opted for theatre. He caught the attention of producers Bonnie and Terry Turner while performing in high school theatre play. They eventually offered him the role of Eric Forman in “That 70’s Show”. Grace took a huge step and quit school at the age of twenty and started his acting career.
Grace dated Anna Hathaway from 1998 to 2001. In 2002, he briefly dated Jennifer Goodwin. In 2006, he met Ivanka Trump at Pure night Club at Ivanka’s 25th birthday. They went on a few dates. During “that 70s Show Topher and his co-actress Laura Pepron were linked up. In 2007, he hooked up with actress Teresa Palmer, her so-star in Take Me Home Tonight till 2011. Grace got engaged to actress Ashley Hinshaw in 2014.
The couple tied the knot four years later on 29 May 2016 at Hinshaw near Santa Barbara California. Their daughter Mabel Jane Grace born in November 2017. On 5th January 2020, Hinshaw confirmed that they are expecting the second child. He is a foodie and prefers continental cuisine. He is an avid traveler and like exploring new places.
In the early 2000s, Topher started getting roles in the film industry. He appeared in “Traffic” a crime drama film, “Mona Lisa Smile” (2003). He also appeared cameos in Ocean franchise movies “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) and Ocean’s Twelve (2004), both films were directed by Steven Soderbergh. His early roles gone unnoticed. Grace made his debut in Win a Date with Hamilton (2004) as Pete Monash.
His other prominent roles include P.S (2004) as F. Scott Feinstadt, and In Good Company as Carter Duryea (2004). He impressed the critics with his brilliant performance in the film In Good Company. In 2007 he was featured as an antagonist in superhero film Spiderman 3. He played Eddie Brock aka Venom who is the nemesis of Peter Parker played by Tobey Maguire. Grace invested a huge amount of effort to prepare for the role and gained twenty-four pounds of muscle. Grace told the media that he is a comic lover since childhood and his dream came true by portraying Venom.
He played another notable role of Psychotic murderer as Edwin in Sci-fi thriller Predators (2010) and appeared in the ensemble comedy “Valentine’s Day”. Grace was reluctant about the role at first but eventually took it. He performed few stunts like jumping off a waterfall himself. In 2011, he starred in American Spy Film “The Double” along with Richard Grace. He played Ben Geary, a young FBI agent. In 2011, he featured in Take Me Home Tonight” as Matt Franklin, also co-wrote and co-produced by him. The film created controversy because of the portrayal of cocaine use. Some of his other projects include starring in “ The Big Wedding” ( 2013), “The Calling” (2014), “Playing It Cool” (2014), “Interstellar” (2014), “American Ultra” (2015). In 2017, he appeared in three movies, “The Institute”, “War Machine” and “Opening Night” (also co-produced by him). In 2018, he was starred in the psychological horror film “Delirium” as Tom.
In 2018, he played a dark character as Davis Luke in BlacKkKlansman and earned strong reviews. His other films include Under The Silver Lake (2018), Breakthrough (2019 and Irresistible (2020). Grace has also done a variety of voice acting in films such as Pinocchio (2001), Personal Effects (2008).
Grace is also popular for making edits of iconic movies such as Star Wars and Hobbit series. He owns a website named “Cereal Prize” on which he shared his edits with selected audiences. In 2012, he created his version “Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back” which was 85-min long. The edit was made from the original footage of Star Wars Prequel trilogy, and utilizing music from Anthony Daniels’ tapes and Clone Wars Series. Grace use editing as his source of relaxation.
Topher kicked start his Tv career from the role of Eric Forman on Fox Sitcom That 70’s Show in 1998. He played a socially awkward 16-year old guy from a dysfunctional family.
The show lifts his image as a promising young actor and he shot to stardom quickly. He stayed in the show until seven seasons and call it to quit in 2005 to pursue his movie career. He reappeared as a guest on the final episode to bid farewell.
He returned to television by tv film “ Too Big to Fail” (2011). In 2012, he did a web series “The Beauty Inside” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (2012). In 2019, he appeared in “Black Mirror”, “Love, Death, and Robots” and The Hot Zone. He did voice acting in following Tv series; What’s New Scooby-Doo? (2002), “King of Hill” (2003), Robot Chicken (2005), The Simpsons (2008) and Trip Tank (2016). Grace’s upcoming project is “Treasure Squad” (2020).
Net Worth of Co-sars of Topher Grace:
- Mila Kunis, co-start from That 70’s show
- Depra Jo Rupp, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Kurtwood Smith, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Ashton Kutcher, Co-star from That 70’s Show
- Laura Prepon, Co-star from That 70’s Show