Gracie Dzienny is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Amanda McKay on Nickelodeon‘s Supah Ninjas, as Greer Danville on ABC Family’s Chasing Life, and as Clementine Lewis on CBS‘ Zoo.
Years active: 2011–present
Born age: August 26, 1995, 28 years old and 1 months, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Sun Sign: Virgo
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5’7″ (1.70m)
Measurements: 32-25-34 in / 81-64-86 cm
Bra size: 32B US / 70B EU
Gracie Dzienny has taken tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop lessons.
- Father – Mike Dzienny
- Mother – Tara Dzienny
- Siblings – Cassie Dzienny (Older Sister), Nick Dzienny (Older Brother)
- Others – Arnold S. Dzienny (Paternal Grandfather), Stanley Dzienny (Paternal Great Grandfather), Andrew Dzienny (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Pelagia Wroblewski (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Helen Jazwiecki (Paternal Great Grandmother), Ann M. Cousino (Paternal Grandmother), Dennis Cousino (Paternal Great Grandfather), Lawrence C. Cousino (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Julia E. Scofield (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Isabell M. Bubenko (Paternal Great Grandmother), Matthew/Matthars Bubenko (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Elizabeth Kustarau (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Donald E. Anderson (Maternal Grandfather), Harold Anderson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Margaret (Maternal Great Grandmother), Una W. Stiebler (Maternal Grandmother)
Dzienny is from Toledo, Ohio, and is the daughter of Mike and Tara Dzienny. She is the youngest of three children. Dzienny began modeling at the age of five after winning a contest sponsored by L’Oréal, and primarily modeled during summers. Soon after taking up modeling she began studying tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop dancing. After landing a role in the Supah Ninjas pilot, Dzienny and her mother moved to Los Angeles in November 2010.
Her Supah Ninjas co-star George Takei stated in an interview that Dzienny is a “musical theater fan”.
Gracie Dzienny is of Polish, French-Canadian, Hungarian, Northern Irish, German, and English descent.
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Tina Lark, Charlie’s mean-spirited classmate, in the science fiction action adventure film, Bumblebee, which starred the likes of Dylan O’Brien, Hailee Steinfeld, and John Cena. The film was directed by Travis Knight and was his first live-action film and got premiered in Berlin on December 3, 2018. Hailee Steinfeld received much positive review for her role as Charlie Watson, an 18-year-old girl who finds and befriends Bumblebee.
- Appearing in the main role of Amanda McKay in the Nickelodeon superhero series, Supah Ninjas. Her character is a smart, stylish, socially apt, pretty, talented, and popular cheerleader, ninja, and scholar. Gracie Dzienny starred alongside actors Ryan Potter, Carlos Knight, and George Takei.
- Having been cast in a variety of roles in various shows and movies such as Up All Night, Fred: The Show, See Dad Run, Side Effects, Chasing Life, State of Affairs, Home & Family, Collab Lab, AwesomenessTV, Ramy, and ATVN Collabs
During her freshman year in high school Dzienny auditioned for the part of Amanda on Supah Ninjas, a process that involved approximately half a dozen subsequent auditions.
In 2014 Dzienny began appearing in the ABC Family drama series Chasing Life playing Greer Danville, the love interest of the lead character’s younger sister, Brenna (Haley Ramm). In December 2016 she was promoted to a starring role in the third season of the CBS drama series Zoo. In 2017, she joined the cast of the film Bumblebee. In 2021, Dzienny played the supporting role of Ruby Red in the Netflix superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy. In May 2021, she was cast in the regular role of the vampire Elinor Fairmont in the Netflix vampire drama series First Kill.
Gracie Dzienny made her first theatrical film appearance as Tina Lark in the sci-fi action adventure film, Bumblebee, in 2018. Directed by Travis Knight, the film starred actors such as Dylan O’Brien, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon. The film also grossed over $467 million worldwide.
The film was also nominated for The Razzie Redeemer Award at the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards. It also got nominated in the “Biggest Surprise of the Year” category at the 18th Annual Golden Schmoes Awards and in the “Best Song / Score – Trailer” category at the 9th Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
First TV Show
Gracie Dzienny made her first TV show appearance as Amanda McKay in an episode, titled Hero of the Shadows, of the family action comedy superhero series, Supah Ninjas, in January 2011.
Gracie Dzienny Facts
- She grew up alongside her two older siblings, a sister named Cassie Dzienny and a brother named Nick Dzienny, in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States.
- Her career as a model began at a quite young age. Gracie Dzienny was only 5 years old when she won a contest sponsored by L’Oréal, a French personal care company. That was how her modeling career started to unfold and she also primarily modeled during summers. Soon after, she moved to New York to continue doing some modeling assignments and also did some commercials.
- As her career as a model started flourishing, she also decided to take dancing lessons to add to her skills.
- George Takei, an actor, director, author, activist, and Gracie Dzienny’s co-star in the Nickelodeon action-comedy superhero series, Supah Ninjas, revealed in an interview that Gracie Dzienny is a big fan of musical theatre.
- After bagging the role of Amanda McKay in the family action-comedy superhero series, Supah Ninjas, Gracie Dzienny decided to move to Los Angeles, California along with her mother in November 2010.
- She was in her freshman year in high school when she got the opportunity to audition for the role of Amanda McKay on the Nickelodeon family superhero series, Supah Ninjas. The audition process was a bit tiring and she had to go through around half a dozen subsequent auditions.
- The series, Supah Ninjas, ran just for 2 seasons before getting canceled by Nickelodeon on May 7, 2013. However, it managed to win Writers Guild of America Award in 2012 in the “Children’s – Episodic & Specials” category for the episode titled Hero of the Shadows and 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program” category in 2013.
- The sci-fi action adventure film, Bumblebee, of which Gracie Dzienny was also a part, made it to one of the 20 films among the 100 highest-grossing titles of 2018 to receive The ReFrame Stamp for Gender-Balanced Production.
- Gracie Dzienny was also cast as Holly in 4 episodes of the TV comedy slapstick series, Fred: The Show, which starred Lucas Cruikshank and Jake Weary.
- From 2014 to 2015, she appeared as Greer Danville, a popular girl from Brenna’s school who is Brenna’s ex-girlfriend, in the family romantic drama series, Chasing Life.
- Gracie Dzienny was also cast as Clementine Lewis / Clementine Lewis (Older) in the CBS mystery sci-fi drama series, Zoo, starring alongside James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder, Billy Burke, Alyssa Diaz, and Josh Salatin.
- She enjoys crafting and baking during her free time. Interestingly enough, while working on the series Supah Ninjas, she used to bake and decorate hundreds of cupcakes for the cast and crew.
- She is also friends with actress Ciara Bravo.