Cast Trivia - Maggie Grace
- She was born in Ohio, the middle of three children. Her family lived in a 200-year-old house.
- Her parents divorced when she was 16. Maggie dropped out of high school to move to LA with her mom and pursue acting. They struggled financially for many years and had to move from various rental apartments, plus live on a small diet.
- She and Ian Somerhalder found a dying cat in the Lost set’s jungle. They adopted him and named him Roo. He still lives with Maggie.
- Due to her extreme clumsiness, her Lost cast-mates nicknamed her “Maggie Graceless.”
- Her favorite foods are chocolate and strawberries. Tea is her favorite drink.
- Her favorite actresses are Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett.
- She has a huge crush on Colin Firth.
- Her favorite TV shows are Deadwood and Seinfeld. She hasn’t had much time to watch television (including Lost) in recent years because she’s always traveling.
- She’s kept a journal since age twelve.
- Her hair is naturally dark blonde, so she had to get highlights about every two weeks while filming Lost.
- When asked to name her best friend, Maggie has cited her mother.
“The English accent is pretty damn cute, though. It makes anything sound intelligent. I really enjoy observing my British castmates like Dom and Naveen. They can get so much mileage out of the accent, it’s ridiculous.”
(on her Lost co-stars trying to set her up) “I think some of them have viewpoints about enjoying your twenties and are living vicariously through me – they would probably have me with a different guy every night. They’re like: ‘Go girl, go.’”
“I trip over my legs all the time. I’ll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement.”
(on returning for the series finale) “For me, it was like a glorious college reunion. This was my second family at age 20, so to be able to see everyone again was pretty impactful. A whole group of us stayed up for a couple days straight shooting through the nights so we were all a little punch drunk. We had a guitar circle like old times where Naveen and Terry blessed us with their incredible vocal stylings. At one point, Ian [Cusick] sang Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” Shockingly well, I might add.”
(on playing an assassin in a new film) “It’s like, ‘Take that, Ana Lucia!’ Now I’m rocking my own Ruger .454.”