Who is Casper Van Dien’s daughter, Grace Van Dien?
Caroline Dorothy Grace Van Dien; was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 15 October 1996, in Los Angeles, California USA; she’s an actress with 26 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Sharon Tate in the 2018 movie “Charlie Says” in which she acted alongside Matt Smith, Sosie Bacon, and Hannah Murray in a biographical drama about three young women sentenced to death.
Who is Casper Van Dien?
Casper Van Dien was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 18 December 1968, in Milton, Florida USA; he holds American nationality, although he is descended from an old Dutch family, and has also other heritage – French, English and Swedish.
Casper is an actor, with over 140 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Johnny Rico in the 1997 movie “Starship Troopers”, an action science-fiction adventure based on the novel of the same title by Robert A. Heinlein. The movie won three awards, and had 16 award nominations, including for an Oscar – Best Effects, Visual Effects; Casper was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer.
Casper was raised alongside his three sisters Sudi, Debbie, and Kristin by their parents; his mother was a nursery school teacher, and his father was a US Navy Commander. Casper attended the St. Petersburg campus of Admiral Farragut Academy, and upon matriculating in 1986, he entered Florida State University from which he graduated in 1990.
Despite his father’s wish, Casper didn’t follow his path, but moved to Los Angeles to try his luck at acting; he made his debut in the 1990 TV movie “Menu for Murder”, followed by an uncredited role in the series “Saved by the Bell”. In the following year he was cast to play Brad Morris in the series “Dangerous Women”, followed by his role of Zack Taylor in the series “Freshman Dorm” in 1992. He had a recurring role in the popular series “Beverly Hills, 90210” in which he played Griffin Stone, and in the series “Monk” he portrayed Lieutenant Steven Albright. He made an appearance in numerous other series and TV movies before he was cast to play Tarzan in the 1998 Disney movie “Tarzan and the Lost City” – it was the first Tarzan movie which was entirely shot in Africa.
When it comes to his roles on the big screen, he appeared in the 1999 movie “Sleepy Hollow”, in which he acted alongside Johnny Depp, Miranda Richardson and Christina Ricci; this was followed by his lead male role in the horror movie “Sanctimony” in 2000, and his portrayal of Captain Ramsey in the movie “Under Heavy Fire” in 2001. In the following years, he acted in movies such as “Dracula 3000”, “Hollywood Flies”, “Born to Ride”, “The Pact”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and “Shiver”; his most recent role was in the movie “Daughter” in 2021.
Casper’s love life was, at least we can say, interesting; he has married three times, firstly to Carrie Mitchum, an American actress from 1993 until 1997; together they have a son and a daughter.
His second wife was Catherine Oxenberg, the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, who was also an actress. Casper and Catherine were married from 1999 until 2015, and they have two daughters.
In June 2018, Casper married his third wife Jennifer Wenger who is an actress, writer, and producer.
Early life, family, and education
Grace was raised in Los Angeles by her parents Casper Van Dien and his first wife Carrie Mitchum, alongside her brother Cappy, and her half-sisters Celeste and Maya, whose mother is Casper’s second wife Catherine Oxenberg. She had an interest in acting from an early age, and she made her first appearance on TV in the 2005 reality show about her family – “I Married a Princess”.
Grace attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2014, she didn’t enroll at college, but instead launched her career as an actress.
Roles in series
She made her acting debut in the series “Code Black” in 2015, followed by her portrayal of Ryann in the series “White Famous” in 2017. In the following years, she was cast to play Katie Campbell in the series “The Village”, then in “Greenhouse Academy” she played Brooke Osmond, acting alongside Chris O’Neal, Ariel Mortman, and Finn Roberts in this Netflix Original series.
Her most recent role was in the fourth season of the series “Stranger Things”, in which she portrayed Chrissy; the series had 216 award nominations and won 76 awards, including seven Primetime Emmys.
Roles in movies
Grace made her debut on the big screen in the 2014 movie “Sleeping Beauty”, co-starring alongside her father, Casper, and her stepmother Catherine Oxenberg; the movie was directed by Casper Van Dien, and his younger daughters Celeste and Maya also appeared in this adventure fantasy.
In the next year, she appeared in minor roles in movies such as “Fire Twister”, “Army Dog”, “Patient Seven”, then in the 2016 psychological thriller movie “The Bad Twin”, she starred alongside Haylie Duff and Jacy King.
In 2020, she acted in the movie “Riding Faith”, then in the same year was cast to play Ellie Lansing in the movie “Lady Driver”, and in the movie “The Binge” she portrayed Lena.
Love life and relationships
Grace has been keeping her love life a secret and hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships, however, it’s widely known that she was once dating American actor Connor Paolo, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Eric van der Woodsen in the series “Gossip Girl“. The two haven’t spoken about how they met, or how long they were dating, however, Grace often posted pictures of the two of them onto her Instagram account in 2019.
As of September 2021, it seems that Grace is single, although there have been various rumors concerning her love life and sexual orientation.
Hobbies, and other interests
Grace’s favorite hobbies are listening to music and knitting – that’s what makes her relaxed, besides which she likes to watch classic film noirs in which her grandfather Robert Mitchum was acting in the early ’50s; her favorite actor is Paul Newman, and her favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn.
She is an animal lover, with cats and dogs being her favorites; she has two dogs for pets, and has also recently adopted a kitten from a shelter.
Grace is into traveling, and has visited a couple of US states thanks to her acting career; she also travels with her family, and her favorite travel destination is Bulgaria.
Her favorite time of the day is sunset, and her favorite season is spring.
Age, height, and net worth
Grace is 24 years old, she has long blonde hair and her eyes are blue; she is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).
As of September 2021, her net worth has been estimated at $500,000.