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21 Questions: Clare Grant [Actress]

Clare Grant [Actress]
[Someone You Should Know!]

Biography: Clare Grant is a Memphis born actress who grew up heavily involved in the local theater scene. Upon graduating from the University of Memphis for Theater Performance, she had a short modeling career overseas before she began acting professionally after booking a small but pivotal role in Walk the Line, after which, she moved to LA to pursue acting full time.

While in Memphis, Clare met local director, Craig Brewer, who cast her in several independent films before casting her in his first studio film Black Snake Moan & then later in his MTV series $5 Cover. Since then, Clare has found luck in LA, booking leading roles in the Emmy award winning Showtime series Masters of Horror as well as several other films and television shows, including voicing characters on Robot Chicken.

As a producer, Clare created & starred in the short film Saber, which won two awards in the LucasFilm Star Wars Fan Film Awards. With her creative partners, Team Unicorn, she has helped to create and produce viral sensations such as G33K & G4M3R Girls, A Very Zombie Holiday and Super Harmony.

MAD (2011)
CSI: Miami "Wheels Up" (2011)
Robot Chicken: Half Assed Christmas Special" (2010)
Warren the Ape (2010)
The Graves (2010)
Daylight Fades (2010)
Here & Now (2010)
$5 Cover (2009)
Saber (2009)
Robot Chicken (2009) (Voice actor)
Terrorvision: Follower (2008)
House Of Fur (2007)
Send in the Clown (2006)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Happenstance (2006)
Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs (2006)
Walk the Line (2006)
The Smallest Oceans (2005)
Resolutions of the Complacent man (2005)

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
Clare Grant: I am always working on Team Unicorn projects, but personally, I just wrapped an amazing indy film that I am excited for about James Dean, and have been doing voices for MAD and another top secret project that I can't talk about.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
Clare Grant: My first passion is tie between singing and video games, but I have always been passionate about acting, and grew up in the theatre. I didn't think about pursuing acting professionally until about 6 years ago, and have enjoyed every moment of the journey since.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
Clare Grant: The first person who truly believed in me and set me on this is my path is director, Craig Brewer. But currently, my husband is my number one supporter.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
Clare Grant:If I could work with anyone, it would be Joss Whedon. He was the first director/creator whose work I really took note of. His portrayal of females and human relationships is by far my favorite, and I could easily say he is my favorite "creator" ever.  

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Clare Grant: Being a good person who tried to make good decisions.

-Who inspires you?
Clare Grant: My husband inspires me everyday. His vast knowledge of every topic imaginable is awe-inspiring, and he has the best heart of any one I know.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
Clare Grant: Well for starters, I wasn't married a year ago. But I also hadn't created Team Unicorn a year ago. And the Team Unicorn ride has been amazing.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Clare Grant: The last album I bought was the new Lord T & Eloise album "Rapocalypse". It's brilliant. Everyone should be listening to them.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Clare Grant: I actually just saw a great sci-fi movie that was extremely though provoking that I loved called "Another Earth". I highly recommend it.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
Clare Grant: The single greatest moment of my life will always be the day I married my soul mate.

-Favorite Horror Film?
Clare Grant: Mike Dougherty's "Trick 'r Treat"

-Favorite Book?
Clare Grant: Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series

-Favorite Song?
Clare Grant: I'm a HUGE Beatles fan. Take your pick.

-Favorite Film Character?
Clare Grant: Indiana Jones

-Favorite Film Composer?
Clare Grant: John Williams. Duh.

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
Clare Grant: My X-BOX.

-Favorite First Pet?
Clare Grant: My cat, Carport the VI

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Clare Grant: Coffee.

-Favorite Phrase?
Clare Grant: "Will somebody get the big table in here? Or do I have to go out and cut the F**king tree down myself?"

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
Clare Grant: Azeroth.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
Clare Grant: Believe in yourself and love yourself, and others will too.



Okay if you made to the bottom of the page I wanted to thank Clare and her team of people for making this happen, they were very cool from the start. She is the total "Geek's Gal" from her love of Star Wars, Video Games, Seth Green [He Rocks!] and well it's awesome she is in this world. 

Thank You Sweet...Sweet Lady!
Jeremy [Two Thumbs]


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A gamer and a Joss Whedon fan - she is super cool in my book!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Hahaha...I was just watching some Team Unicorn stuff on YouTube. Wow what a coincidence. How fun to meet such a beautiful and talented actress after viewing some of her work.

Unknown said...

What an amazingly cool women. Here's to huge success for Team Unicorn. Terrific interview as always, Jeremy.