Camryn Grimes — A Biography

Camryn Elizabeth Grimes was born into a show business family. Her father, Preston Lee, is a producer and actor. Her mother Heather was also an actress. Her uncle, Scott, can currently be seen on The Orville. It was no surprise when she wanted to toss her hat into the acting arena.

At age 6, two things happened to set the course for her future. Camryn landed a role on JAG and won the role of Cassie Newman on The Young and the Restless. As the newest member of the Newman family, Grimes quickly became a fan favorite, and the cast adored her.

She found her second home. Camryn was nominated for two Emmys in 1998 and 1999, before winning the trophy in 2000 for her role as Cassie. She became the youngest winner of a Daytime Emmy. As soaps so often do, they killed Cassie off in 2005, in a pivotal storyline that had the young Newman succumb to wounds triggered by a car accident.

Because both Camryn and Cassie were fan favorites, she returned several times as a Ghost or a dream, before the writers eventually found a way for her to rejoin the cast as Cassie’s twin, Mariah Copeland in 2013. But she was not idle while waiting for the call.

Grimes began adding more adult roles to her resume. She made appearances on Ghost Whisperer, Cold Case, NCIS: Los Angeles, Make it or Break it, Swordfish, Magic Mike, The Mentalist, Animal Kingdom, Haunted 333, and the Get.

She attended the Lee Strasberg Film and Theater Institute in New York City and appeared in the off-broadway play As You Like It.

Camryn can be found rock climbing, doing yoga or baking, when she isn’t working on Y&R or other creative projects.

Follow her on Twitter @camryngrimes and Instagram @camryngrimes.

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers.

Fast Facts

  • January 10, 1990 — Birthdate
  • Is of Italian, Irish, and Scottish heritage on her mother’s side.
  • She is an avid swimmer and high diver.
  • She likes to shop at vintage stores.
  • Her uncle is actor Scott Grimes.
  • Loves to dance and performed often in school.