[dropcap]C[/dropcap]amryn Grimes is a household daytime television name. She started her career as Cassie, everyone’s favorite child on The Young and the Restless, and eventually morphed into Cassie’s twin, the grown-up Mariah. Here are 10 fascinating facts about our favorite redhead.
10. She’s A California Girl
Born on January 7, 1990, and raised in Van Nuys, California, the actress loves the ocean.
9. She has Six Siblings
Coming from a large family isn’t easy, especially if you’re the oldest! Grimes was raised with brothers and sisters Dakota, Shelby, Tatum, Ryder, Piper, and Peyton.
8. Her First Television Role
Y&R wasn’t her TV debut show. For one episode, Grimes played the role of Lisa on the primetime show JAG.
7. She Started Acting at Seven
Grimes was a super adorable kid who landed her first big role the same year she started acting.
6. She’s Been on 11 TV Shows
Aside from Y&R and JAG, Grimes also appeared of mega hits like ER, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Mentalist.
5. She’s Starred in Two Movies
Most fans know she had a role in the movie Magic Mike, but do you also recognize her as the little girl who won fans’ hearts in Swordfish? If you don’t, you should watch the Halle Berry movie again.
4. Her Uncle is Scott Grimes
Having a famous uncle is cool, but having that uncle be Scott Grimes is epic. The actor is famous for his roles as Dr. Archie Morris on ER and Steve Smith on American Dad.
3. She was Nominated for the Young Artist Award
Between 1998 to 2006, Grimes received two Young Artist Award nominations and two YoungStar Awards nods. Although she didn’t win, Y&R fans argue that she should have.
2. Youngest Emmy Winner Ever
Grimes remains the youngest person ever to win a Daytime Emmy Award. Not only did she win in 2000, but she received her first nomination as the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1998.
1. Welcoming Mariah
Soap fans often loathe doppelganger stories but were beyond thrilled to see Grimes return to Y&R even if she no longer played Cassie. Fans were so happy to have her back that no one cared that Cassie turned out to have a secret twin.
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