Did Grace Van Dien Quit Acting? Her Parents And Net Worth

'Greenhouse Academy' and 'Stranger Things' actress Grace Van Dien

A genetic blessing from actor parents, the Greenhouse Academy star Grace Van Dien created a buzz in the film industry with her proficient works.

But it seems she has switched her interest to Twitch streaming, and reportedly turned down a couple of on-screen projects in 2023. So, has Grace quit acting? If so, why?

Having made her TV debut with her family in I Married a Princess (2005), Van Dien forged her way to prominence solely on her talent.

She got a breakthrough as Brooke Osmon in Greenhouse Academy (2017- 19), which followed further on-screen exposures from The Village (2019), Stranger Things (2022), and What Comes Around (2022).

Grace Van Dien Is Not Active In TV/Movies: Did She Quit Acting?

The Los Angeles native actress made her acting debut at 10 and worked in more than 30 on-screen projects throughout a decade. However, these days Grace Van Dien is actively focusing on Twitch streaming as “BlueFille” instead of acting.

So, what went wrong? Is there an issue or did she find acting boring?

In May 2023, during one of her Twitch streams, the Charlie Says actress opened up that she stepped back from acting after sexual harassment from one of the film producers.

As a result of negative experiences, she turned down four movie roles in the last two and a half weeks.

Grace stepped back from acting after non-consensual sexual advances from a film producer
Grace stepped back from acting after non-consensual sexual advances from a film producer

Van Dien didn’t name the producer but detailed the incident saying,

“The last few projects I’ve worked on I didn’t have the best experiences with some of the people I had to work for. One of the last movies I did, one of the producers asked me to… like, he hired a girl that he was sleeping with and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them.”

For now, to ensure her mental health, she is focusing on her Twitch streams, which she joined in 2021.

As of this writing, her Twitch followers are more than 330K, where she streams chat sessions and Valorant gameplay.

Moreover, in the same stream, she addressed that she was not quitting acting for good but was being selective with the projects.

Grace said, “As I get older, my work priorities are changing. I’m waiting for the right project.”

Notable TV Series And Movies

After a few years in minor roles in TV series, Grace made her career breakthrough as Brooke Osmond in the Netflix tween drama Greenhouse Academy (2017- 19). It co-starred Ariel Mortman, Chris O’Neal, and Jessica Amlee, among others.

She worked for the first two seasons before actress Danika Yarosh took over in Season 3 and Season 4; the show was canceled after the fourth season.

Grace as Chrissy Cunningham in Season 4 of Stranger Things
Grace as Chrissy Cunningham in Season 4 of Stranger Things

Then, Van Dien got another shoutout to fame with a brief yet effective character, Chrissy Cunningham, in Stranger Things (2022, Season 4). 

Her character storyline gave exposure to the new main casts: Joseph Quinn, Eduardo Franco, and Jamie Campbell Bower, who joined in the fourth season.

Other main casts in the series were Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Priah Ferguson, Winona Ryder, and David Habour, among others.

The actress worked in movies like Patient Seven (2016), Charlie Says (2018), and The Binge (2020).

It then landed her as one of the leads in the 2022 thriller What Comes Around co-starring Summer Phoenix, Jesse Garcia, and Kyle Gallner. The same year, she worked in V for Vengeance (2022).

What Are Van Dien’s Upcoming Projects?

Even if the American actress may be keeping her off from filming she already has a bunch of upcoming projects in her name. According to IMDB, her upcoming on-screen ventures are The December Cross, Janus, Alaska, Aaah! Roach!, and Silver Star.

Grace Van Dien’s Parents: Family Details

Van Dien, born on October 15, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, is the daughter of an actor couple: father Casper Van Dien, and mother Carrie Mitchum. Her birth name is Caroline Dorothy Grace Van Dien.

Her parents are divorced; they married on December 21, 1992, and split after nearly six years on June 15, 1998.

Grace’s father, Casper, is an American actor widely famous for his works in Starship Troopers, Watch Over Me, Titans, and Salvage Marines.

On the other, her mother, Carrie, notably appeared as Donna in The Bold and the Beautiful (1987- 2001).

Grace Van Dien with her actor father, Casper Van Dien
Grace Van Dien with her actor father, Casper Van Dien

She has an older brother, Cappy Van Dien, born on September 23, 1993.

Later, Van Dien’s father married two times (a total of three marriages):

  • Catherine Oxenberg (m. May 8, 1999- div. 2015)- Second wife
  • Jennifer Wenger (m. June 9, 2018- present)- Third wife

From her dad’s second ex-wife, Catherine, she has two half-siblings: Maya Van Dien (b. September 20, 2001) and Celeste Van Dien (b. October 3, 2003).

Gracie’s maternal great-grandfather Robert Mitchum was a Hollywood Golden Age star.

What Is Her Age And Height?

As of 2024, Grace is 27 years old, and has a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m). She has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Also Read: Does Grace Van Dien Have A Secret Boyfriend?

Net Worth Of Grace Van Dien

Van Dien has an estimated net worth of $500K as of 2024, which seems justifiable with her notable on-screen works. Her father, Casper Van Dien, owns a $7 million net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Grace majorly earned through her acting career but has since added Twitch and endorsements as her income source.

She has more than 1.3 million followers on her Instagram (@gracevandien), which could potentially sum her tens of thousands of dollars per sponsored post.

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