Grace Van Patten Has A Famous Parent As She Prepares For Her Big Break In Hulu's Tell Me Lies

Grace Van Patten comes from a famous actor family
Grace Van Patten comes from a famous actor family ( Source : instagram )

No stranger to the limelight, Grace Van Patten is one of the stars of the Hulu miniseries "Nine Perfect Strangers." Since she was a child, the 25-year-old actor who portrays Zoe Marconi in the popular streaming series has worked in the entertainment industry.

According to IMDb, Grace's debut part was in "The Sopranos" in 2006. She played Ally Pontecorvo on the HBO blockbuster when she was 10. Before winning more prominent roles on Netflix's "Maniac" and "Nine Perfect Strangers," the young actor had made appearances on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Boardwalk Empire."

Although it may take her longer than most people anticipated, she will succeed, and her moment is just around the corner. Being from a showbiz family, Grace's profession as an actress did not come as a great surprise. To learn more about her family and personal life, keep reading.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Grace Van Patten
Date Of Birth 1996/1997 (age 25–26)
Profession Actress
Year Active 2013-Present
Father Tim Van Patten
Mother Wendy Rossmeyer Van Patten
Siblings Anna Van Patten & June Van Patten
Cousin Talia Balsam & Vincent Van Patten
Grandfather Bruce Rossmeyer
Uncle Dick Van Patten
Aunt Joyce Van Patten

Grace Van Patten Comes From The Family Of The Entertainment Industry 

Grace Van Patten comes from a prominent acting family. Most people would agree that Grace is naturally talented as an actress.

She is the oldest of the three children of Wendy Rossmeyer Van Patten, a former model and director, and producer Timothy Van Patten. Van Patten and Wendy Rossmeyer exchanged wedding vows on May 23, 1996. 

Tim Van Patten, her father, has more than 40 years of experience in the field. Grace played basketball and volleyball and considered herself a "tomboy." Van Patten's father directed the crime drama television series The Sopranos, which she appeared in when she was 8.

Van Patten Family during the 21st birthday of Anna (Grace's youngest sister) in 2019
Van Patten Family during the 21st birthday of Anna (Grace's youngest sister) in 2019 ( Source : instagram )

She appeared as Ally, the gangster Eugene Pontecorvo's daughter, in the audition he secured for her. Grace appeared in a 2014 episode of Boardwalk Empire; another shows her father directed.

She declined admittance to the University of Southern California, opting to perform in New York City and enroll in psychology and philosophy classes at a community college. But she decided to postpone her studies when she was offered a job during the academic year. She met Emily Gerson Saines, her manager, through actor and former student of LaGuardia, Ansel Elgort.

More About Her Father Tim Van Patten 

He is well-known for his directing work on HBO programs like "Sex and the City," "Game of Thrones," "Rome," and "Boardwalk Empire." Van Patten made his acting debut in an episode of the ABC comedy-drama series "Eight Is Enough" when he first entered the entertainment business.

He then played several iconic roles in "Class of 1984," and "True Blue." The 1992 episode of the TV show "Home Fires" called "A Bench Too Far" served as his debut directorial effort. Van Patten has established himself as a productive TV director during the coming years.

He has received 10 Primetime Emmy nominations and one victory. He has written the scripts for "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire."He worked as an executive producer on "Boardwalk Empire" and a supervising producer on "The Pacific."

Career As A TV Director 

The 1992 episode of the short NBC family drama series "Home Fires" titled "A Bench Too Far" marked Tim Van Patten's directorial debut. He oversaw the direction of 31 episodes of the CBS supernatural drama series "Touched by an Angel" between 1994 and 2000.

His 2010 war miniseries "The Pacific" garnered a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Film, or Dramatic Special for the episode "Okinawa," which he also co-produced.

Between 2005 and 2007, Van Patten oversaw the direction of two episodes of the historical drama series "Rome." He directed the first and second episodes of the epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" in 2011, "Winter Is Coming" and "The Kingsroad." He was nominated for another Primetime Emmy for the former.

Tim Van Patten is known for his role in Boardwalk Empire (2010) and The Pacific (2010)
Tim Van Patten is known for his role in Boardwalk Empire (2010) and The Pacific (2010) ( Source : imdb )

Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), a program he executive-produced, earned Van Patten four Primetime Emmy nominations. For the second-season finale, "To the Lost," he also won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

He also penned the season one premiere of the show "Home" (2010). He directed the fourth season episode of the Netflix sci-fi anthology series "Black Mirror," "Hang the DJ," in 2017.

Full Name Timothy Van Patten
Birth Name Christopher Van Patten
Birth Date June 10, 1959
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, USA
SpouseWendy Susan Rossmeyer (23 May 1996 - present)
Kids Grace Van Patten, Anna Van Patten and June Van Patten
Profession Director, actor, screenwriter, producer

Grace Van Patten Mother Is A Former Model-Actress 

Wendy Rossmeyer started her career at the age of 14. According to Wendy in an interview with Gotham, her girls have grown up around entertainers of all kinds at the dinner table since they were infants and have also seen them on television or in movies.

She asserts that they have witnessed instances in which people treat others less favorably [because of their popularity] and feel that they are a little more exceptional than others. Her girls have understood it, but she has never observed any indication of that behavior from them.

"I believe there's just the appreciation of being a real human, first and foremost, and then what you do for your work comes next," she said.

Grace's mother is also active on Instagram. Her three girls are the pride of her family, as seen by the fact that she never misses an opportunity to compliment them on their accomplishments. She frequently shares images of her girls in the latest films or television shows in which they appear.

Wendy's profile is filled with images of her family, who enjoy happy and fulfilling lives. Even though she doesn't post very much there, she has more than 400 followers.

Her Sister Is A Famous Gossip Girl Actress Anna Van Patten

Anna Van Patten is a well-known actress for her roles in Gossip Girl and Bussed. As the sister of The Meyerowitz Stories actress Grace Van Patten, she first gained public attention. She was raised in a famous family and has been a target of the media since a young age, like her sister Grace.

She also developed an early love for acting as she was born into a family of performers. She used to go to many of her father's and his uncle's movies. Her father and sister encouraged her to pursue acting.

After graduating in 2018, Anna started her acting career. She played a model in the 2018 short film. That's Harassment. She played a tiny part in the movie and appeared briefly on screen.

She then appeared in another short film that same year called Bussed. She did perform better on it, though. Later, she had a guest appearance in the upcoming season of Law & Order: Special Victims Units on television.

Grace and Anna Van Patten during opening night of Mother of the Maid in The Public Theatre in 2018
Grace and Anna Van Patten during opening night of Mother of the Maid in The Public Theatre in 2018 ( Source : instagram )

She played Emilia Barassi in the show, and several critics praised her for her outstanding performance. Additionally, she made her feature debut in 2019 with The Wisdom Tooth. As Braided Girl, she only played a small part in the films, giving her little opportunity to hone her acting abilities.

Furthermore, she played Cara Jarvis in a cameo role in FBI: Most Wanted in 2020. She entered the public eye when she was cast in the Gossip Girl TV series in 2021.

She portrayed Grace Byron in the show, and with her performance, she captivated the hearts of many viewers. She also played the role of Libby in the 2022 movie Master.

Grace Age Difference With Her Sister Anna Van Patten 

Grace Van Patten is 3 years older than her sister Anna. As one of the soaring actresses, Anna has been the center of the media since her debut. She uses social media just like another actress. She primarily uses Instagram.

She primarily shares pictures from her daily life and brand endorsements on her Instagram account. Additionally, she has over 12.9k Instagram followers.

Additionally, according to IMDB, she was included in the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year on TC Candler's annual Independent Critics List in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2020, she held the 17th-place position in the world. In addition to that, she also has a beautiful body figure for modeling and acting. She stands 1.78m which is 5 feet 10 inches in height.

Grace Van Patten Uncle Was Known For His Legendary TV & Movie Roles

Dick Van Patten, a deceased actor who played patriarch Tom Bradford in the 1970s television series "Eight is Enough," was Grace's father's half-sibling.

Van Patten started as a child actor and found success in New York, where as a teenager, he appeared in more than a dozen plays. Duffy's Tavern in radio employed him. Later, he appeared on television in several roles, including those in the popular CBS series "Mama" and Young Doctor Malone.

Eighty Is Not Enough!, co-written by Van Patten and Robert Baer, was released by Phoenix Books on November 1, 2009. In it, Van Patten revealed his 80-year journey of observations and experiences through the entertainment world.

Dick Van Patten made his first of 27 broadway appearances at age 7
Dick Van Patten made his first of 27 broadway appearances at age 7 ( Source : m )

He talks about his journey from his modest beginnings in Queens, New York; his rise as a childhood star on Broadway during the Great Depression; acting on the radio; the invention of television. In addition, he also wrote about his role in the second-ever live situation comedy Mama; a problematic period between acting jobs; a rise back to the top that led the TV icon to the male lead on the popular hit show Eight Is Enough; and subsequent roles in television and movies.

Her Aunt Was Also An Actor 

Grace's aunt, Joyce Van Patten, is also her father's half-sister and her well-known uncle. She is most recognized for her work as Mrs. Beamish in Saint Elmo's Fire (1985) and Grown Ups, where she played Rob Schneider's elderly wife.

According to Metacritic, Joyce's mother introduced her and her brother Dick to agencies as "the Van Patten Kids" when they were very young. Joyce went on to land parts in the 1976 movie "The Bad News Bears," "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour," and the vintage TV series "Love, American Style." 

According to AP News, Joyce was married to Oscar-winning actor Martin Balsam.

Grace Van Patten's Cousin Is Married To Ex-Real Housewife 

Additionally, Grace Van Patten has many famous cousins. Talia Balsam, an actor, is raised by her aunt Joyce Van Patten (via AP News). Talia gained notoriety for her marriages in addition to her roles in "Mad Men" and HBO's "Divorce."

After a brief marriage to George Clooney, she is currently engaged to John Slattery, a co-star on "Mad Men." Balsam and John have been married since 1998; they share a son named Harry Slattery.

In Hawaii's Kauai, they got hitched. In Mad Men, they co-starred as Roger and Mona Sterling, a married couple. Balsam resides in SoHo, Manhattan, with her family. Caesar and Catalina are the names of two cats she has.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Eileen Davidson and Vincent Van Patten
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Eileen Davidson and Vincent Van Patten ( Source : bravotv )

Vincent Van Patten, the son of Dick Van Patten, is another famous cousin of Grace. Vincent was a child performer like his father. On "Nanny and the Professor," "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," and most famously, the family dramas "Apple's Way" and "Three for the Road," he made his acting debut in the 1970s, according to IMDb. He was also a pro tennis player.

Vincent no longer plays acting but is now a professional poker player. According to ScreenRant, he met his wife Eileen Davidson while they were coworkers on "The Young & the Restless" in the early 2000s. When his wife was a celebrity on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Vincent even made a surprise appearance and hosted a poker game that quickly went south.

Who Is Grace Van Patten Boyfriend? About Her Dating Life 

Nat Wolff, an actor and musician is Grace's current boyfriend. She first shared a photo of them on December 18, 2017, wishing him a happy birthday.

The couple used to post frequently on their Instagram accounts, congratulating one another on milestones like anniversaries, festivals, and birthdays, but the number of posts has decreased.

In 2020, they made their final public appearance as a couple. Although it's unclear how long they've been together, the couple appears content and to be having a good time. Nat was Grace's co-star in the movie "Good Posture"; the two have even worked on a film together.

Grace Van Patten and Nat Wolff has been dating for more than 5 years
Grace Van Patten and Nat Wolff has been dating for more than 5 years ( Source : instagram )

They appear to be very helpful to one another as well. Van Patten visited her partner on the set of Semper Fi that year and promoted his movie Stella's Last Weekend on Instagram.

They also appear to enjoy swimming at the beach and taking trips overseas. They were photographed kissing while swimming in the Tyrrhenian Sea in Ischia, Italy, in January 2019. They showed Alex their support as he received the Filmmaker of the Year award.

Her Boyfriend Was Previously In Relationship With Many Famous Faces of Show-Biz 

A lot of well-known women have been connected to Wolff. He dated Miranda Cosgrove, a fellow Nickelodeon actress, from May 2009 to January 2011, and then Margaret Qualley, his pal in the films Palo Alto, from 2012 to 2014.

He and Suki Waterhouse reportedly started dating in 2015 after going to a performance together. Wolff and Ashley Benson were spotted touching hands in the same year.

Bella Thorne and Wolff were spotted having lunch together in 2017. Although the young actors may have dated, it was not a serious relationship because he began seeing Van Patten later that year.

Together, they went to the 2018 Christian Dior Couture Spring Summer 2019 Cruise Collection and posed for pictures on the red carpet. They shared a screen in the film Good Posture the same year, and they also went on a romantic getaway to Sardinia, where they were caught kissing while swimming.

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