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Grace Helbig – YouTube Star, Actress, and Author

Quick Facts

Full Name Grace Anne Helbig
Born September 27, 1985 (Age 37)
Birthplace Woodbury, New Jersey, United States
Height 5‘ 9" (1.75 m)
Occupation YouTube Personality, Comedian, Actress, Author
Years Active 2007-present
Subscriber Count 3 million
Total Views 500 million
Spouse Single
Catchphrase "Hey everybody, it‘s Grace!"

About Grace Helbig

Grace Anne Helbig is an American comedian, actress, author, and internet personality. She posts weekly videos on YouTube where she gives comedic commentary about pop culture, adulthood, and her personal life.

Helbig has charmed millions of fans with her quirky personality and witty observations for over a decade. She first rose to fame on YouTube in 2007 with sketch comedy videos and daily vlogs. This led to a lead role in MyDamnChannel‘s web series MyMusic, guest appearances on E! network shows, and ultimately her own TV show The Grace Helbig Show in 2015.

In addition to her YouTube following, Helbig has also published two best-selling books, appeared in films like Camp Takota, and hosts two popular podcasts: Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig and This Might Get Weird. She has over 3 million YouTube subscribers and 500 million lifetime views.

Grace‘s Early YouTube Career

Helbig‘s YouTube journey began in 2007 when she started posting sketch comedy videos as "graciehinabox." In 2008, she launched "DailyGrace," a daily video blog documenting her life and jokes about pop culture.

DailyGrace quickly amassed over 200,000 subscribers attracted to Helbig‘s quirky personality. Her goofy dances, funny voices, and comedic takes on everyday topics made fans feel like Grace was their hilarious best friend.

In 2011, Helbig left her day job at MyDamnChannel to focus full-time on creating content. She consolidated her following under one channel, relaunching as "It‘sGrace" in 2012.

It‘sGrace expanded Helbig‘s content into parodies, collabs, and increased production value while retaining her signature comedic voice. At its peak in 2013, her channel gained over 2 million subscribers and regularly received 1 million+ views per video.

Venturing into Mainstream Media

As Grace Helbig‘s online popularity grew, she began transitioning into traditional media as well. She co-hosted the MyDamnChannel funded web series MyMusic in 2012 and made appearances on E! network shows as a pop culture commentator.

In 2015, Helbig reached a new level of mainstream success with her own pop culture comedy series The Grace Helbig Show on E! Network. She brought her YouTube sensibilities to TV, interviewing celebrities and collaborating with YouTuber friends like Hannah Hart.

Helbig has also pursued acting, landing roles in the indie films Camp Takota (2014), Dirty 30 (2016) and Honor Society (2018). She voiced characters in the animated preschool show Claude on Disney Junior and Jellystone! in 2021.

She also regularly appears on podcasts, co-hosting Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig since 2014 and This Might Get Weird with Mamrie Hart since 2018. Helbig even briefly hosted a SiriusXM radio show called This Week in Media in 2016.

Why Fans Love Grace

What is it about Grace Helbig that resonates so strongly with millions of fans? Here are some of the qualities that make her so lovable:

  • Relatable charm – Helbig comes across as the funny best friend you wish you had. Fans adore her awkward stories and quirks.
  • Witty takes – Her incisive comedic voice hilariously dissects pop culture and adulthood frustrations.
  • Infectious positivity – She maintains a cheerful, glass-half-full mindset even while joking.
  • High energy – Whether dancing or screeching excitedly, Helbig‘s enthusiasm is contagious.
  • Collabs with friends – Fans love Helbig‘s natural chemistry and inside jokes with friends like Mamrie Hart.
  • Embracing flaws – By sharing embarrassing stories, Helbig reflects the messiness of being a millennial.

5 Fun Facts About Grace

  • Originally aspired to do voice acting for animated films.
  • Had a pet hedgehog named Quilliam who appeared in early vlogs.
  • Her childhood nickname was "Gracie Bear."
  • Ranked #42 on Maxim‘s "Hot 100" list in 2014.
  • Contrary to assumptions, her sister named Timmy featured on #NoFilter is a real sister, not her brother.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Grace Helbig’s birthday?

Grace Helbig‘s birthday is September 27, 1985. She was born in Woodbury, New Jersey and is currently 37 years old.

What is Grace Helbig’s net worth?

While unconfirmed, estimates of Grace Helbig‘s net worth range from $3 million to $8 million. Her revenue comes from YouTube, sponsorships, books, TV, and more.

Is Grace Helbig married?

No, Grace Helbig has never been married. She dated fellow YouTuber Chester See from 2014 to 2019 but has been single since their breakup.

What breed of dog is Grace’s beloved Benny?

Grace Helbig‘s dog Benny is a yellow Labrador Retriever who has appeared in many of her videos over the years.

Why did Grace stop daily vlogging and posting?

In 2017-2018, Helbig stepped back from consistent posting as she focused on other projects like acting roles, books, and podcasts. She still occasionally posts new videos but not as regularly.