Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden


7/21/1980, Manchester, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name

Sprague Grayden



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Sprague Gryden
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Sprague Grayden is an American TV, film, and stage actress famous for her role as Heather Lisinski in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho. She was born and raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts by parents who were both schoolteachers. By age five, Sprague had already started acting and continued to…more


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    • Sprague: Secretly, I'm a real big nerd. I'd rather stay home and play Scrabble than go to a Hollywood party, any day of the week. And I love reading about history and watching the Discovery Channel.

    • Sprague: If you just stay away from junk, and stick with what your mom taught you, you're eating pretty healthy.

    • Sprague: (advice for girls on staying healthy) Some girls need to remember that in this country, we only seem to see extremes. People are either anorexic, or they're obese. The fact of the matter is, you should be in the middle. If you're hungry, you're still growing, and you need to eat. I was lucky I was raised by parents who gave me a lot of sense of self and a lot of confidence in myself.

    • Sprague: I think I'm a part of all the characters I play, definitely at different times in my life. In real life, I'm kind of a tomboy. I like to read a lot I like watching T.V. I don't think I'm as interesting as my characters, but I like doing what I do.

    • Sprague: (on surviving a nuclear attack) Make sure you know how to make bio-diesel ahead of time. Make sure you have a lot of cars before 1960, because after an EMP they still work.

    • Sprague: My parents decided my education was more important, and it worked really well for me.

    • Sprague: Having a college degree, this business is not an easy business, and you never know where your career is going to go, and you're lucky to keep working and savor every moment of it. But if it ever comes to a point where I'm not working anymore, I have this incredible other option, I could go to graduate school or I could pursue a lot of other fields. It's very freeing in a lot of ways. I'll never feel like I have to continue performing, if I don't want to.

    • Sprague: [Education] allows you the opportunity to really love and appreciate your art.

    • Sprague: You just have to keep choosing work you believe in. Look for the good writing, hopefully the great writing, the fully formed characters. If you're loving what you do, the work will always come.

    • Sprague: Not everyone has a brother or father in Iraq, which makes it easy to turn your head, but this show [Over There] instigates conversations that are not otherwise occurring.

  • one of my favorite actresses

    looking at her credits, i didn't realize i watch a lot of the shows she has been in (oops!), but, looking back I can remember her characters. I first knew her from John Doe (that was a good show), and I really loved her character, and I sorta remember crying when she died. And now she is on Jericho, another show which I love. And you add in Joan of Arcadia and the other shows she has been in - an all around great actress, and just seems like she would also have a great personality. i hope she gets bigger and better roles (while staying on jericho!)moreless