Biography

Actress Brea Grant grew up in the Lone Star State and studied at the University of Texas. After graduation, she realized her ambitions for a serious acting career and moved to Los Angeles, aggressively breaking into show business. Grant scored her first major role on the critically worshipped (yet low-rated) prime-time drama Friday Night Lights, as the spunky and outspoken high-school student Jean in a few episodes of the series' second season. After that, NBC producers promptly tapped Grant for another series, this one a blockbuster hit: the sci-fi drama series Heroes. She signed on to play Daphne, also known as "The Speedster," a supersonic character of mysterious origin and background who attempts to steal a long-guarded secret from the family of Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka). Grant's unusual look -- thick, bleach-blonde locks in a Dutchboy haircut -- served her as a trademark on Friday Night Lights, and Heroes' producers decided to retain the same look for their program. In 2011, on the heels of an appearance in Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Grant joined the cast of Showtime's hit series Dexter as a Miami Metro Homicide forensics intern whose obsession with the Ice Truck Killer led her to steal the madman's prosthetic arm from the police department's evidence room. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi