Nancy Grahn

Actor Biography

Daytime Emmy® Award-winning actress Nancy Lee Grahn grew up in Skokie, IL. It was in a community theater production of Oklahoma that she landed her first role, "the pony on the left that pulled the surrey with the fringe on top." But as she matured, so did her roles. While attending the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, she had the great fortune to study with Sandy Meisner and Bill Epsen. She went on to land roles in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Guys and Dolls, Two for the Seesaw and Barefoot in the Park at various repertory theaters including the Goodman Repertory, Dallas Theatre Center and Michigan's Meadowbrook Theater as well as playing "Beverly Wilkes" on ABC's ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Additionally, her television credits include: CASTLE, MURDER ONE, 7TH HEAVEN, MELROSE PLACE, and MODELS INC. It was her ten year-run as "Julia Wainwright" on NBC's SANTA BARBARA that won Grahn her first Daytime Emmy. Nancy is also active politically. She founded "Daytime for Choice," which toured college campuses to promote Reproductive Health and Freedom. Grahn's greatest accomplishment was the birth of her daughter, Katherine Grace, who she describes as "heaven on a stick."