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Overview (2)

Nickname Peep
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eileen Grubba's memorable, edgy characters in shows like Sons of Anarchy (2008), NBC's Game of Silence (2016), and HBO's Hung (2009) have gained her a reputation for courageous character work. She is a lifetime member of the world renowned Actors Studio where she is known as a "force" on stage, and often compared to theatre greats Geraldine Page and Kim Stanley.

Eileen was born in Anchorage, Alaska into a family of eight children. She grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she trained at the Alliance Theater, sang in a choir, performed in musicals, and worked in commercials and Independent films. She next moved to New York City where she trained at HB Studios, sang cabaret, and worked in TV and Film before moving to Los Angeles. In LA she works mostly in television and constantly trains at The Actors Studio under the tutelage of Martin Landau, Allan Miller, Barbara Bain, Lou Antonio, Mark Rydell, Catlin Adams.

Her past films and Television series, include: NBC's Game of Silence (2016), Criminal Minds (2005), Bones (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008), Hung (2009), Enlightened (2011) CSI: Miami (2002), The Mentalist (2008) Cold Case (2003), Nip/Tuck (2003), The Closer (2005), Monk (2002), and more.

On stage, she has tackled challenging roles in plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet and on many new plays with emerging playwrights. She was the lead in multiple musicals including "Cinderella", "The Little Shop of Horrors" and "Dracula".

Perhaps what is most unique about Eileen is her extreme life experience and what she does with it. Her adventures are much like the stories only seen on the silver screen. She has overcome numerous, unimaginable challenges and has the scars to prove it. Her indomitable spirit is a constant inspiration to others. A fighter all her life, she refuses to give up her quest to make her mark on the Entertainment Industry. She is an advocate for children with disabilities, families with genetic cancers, and fights for the inclusion of performers with disabilities in film and television.

Eileen Grubba is also a writer, director, producer, and has an extensive resume in casting, working for network shows and feature films. She has been hired to write screenplays with strong women characters, and has produced several films and a pilot. She draws on her heavy life experience to create dramatic characters with gut-wrenching emotional depth and compassion, on stage, onscreen, and in her writing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: NewCom Consulting PR

Trivia (19)

Lifetime Member of the world renowned Actor's Studio.
Is an award-winning artist since childhood. Attended college on an Art scholarship. Has painted original murals in homes of celebrities in Los Angeles. One mural, for the baby room of a rock star, ended up in a popular entertainment magazine spread.
At The Actor's Studio, she trains with famed acting coach, Allan Miller, who has also coached Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Geraldine Page, Lily Tomlin, Sigourney Weaver, Peter Boyle, Rue McClanahan, Dianne Wiest, and Bruce Davison.
Went to the same High School as actors Chris Conrad, Scott C. Roe and Billy Crudup, and with accomplished writer Steve Conrad.
Worked for musicians Sheryl Crow, and Ben Harper.
Shooting Season 3 of HBO's Hung (2009) with Jane Adams,Thomas Jane and 'Lenny James'. [April 2011]
Executive produced and shot the lead in the Independent pilot, "Ghost Writer", with two of her mentors, Barbara Bain and Carmen Argenziano. [August 2009]
Shot the HBO pilot Enlightened (2011) with Laura Dern, Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd. Laura Dern and Eileen worked very closely together for years and Eileen is now writing a feature with Laura Dern in mind for the lead. [January 2010]
Shooting the feature film State of Play (2009) with Russell Crowe and Jason Bateman in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the scenes did not make it to the final cut. [January 2008]
Working on HBO's series, Hung (2009) with Jane Adams. [March 2010]
Her character "Precious Ryan", ex wife of Bobby, on Sons of Anarchy (2008) was prematurely cut from the storyline, but made a lasting impact with audiences worldwide. [May 2010]
Detroit, MI, USA: Shooting the exteriors for HBO's Hung (2009), Season 3. [May 2011]
Los Angeles, CA: USA Opened the original play, "Quardimonial" for The Actors Studio. Written by Katherine Cortez. Directed by Catlin Adams. [August 2011]
Played two completely opposite characters in the critically acclaimed,"Savage World", at The Met Theatre in Los Angeles. Many audience members did not realize that it was the same actress in both roles. [November 2008]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Shot a national GE Healthcare commercial, which ended up being a defining moment in her advocacy for the inclusion of people with disabilities in marketing and advertising. Later she was named the US Ambassador for GE Healthcare's Get Fit campaign meant to inspire. [October 2011]
Idyllwild Film Festival. Nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Sleeping With The Bear". [January 2013]
Her favorite experience in television so far was shooting the pilot, now a Recurring Guest Star role, in the NBC thriller, Game of Silence (2016) in Atlanta, Georgia. The director Niels Arden Oplev was very open to collaboration and inspiration, Eileen's favorite kind of director, and even allowed her to do her own stunts. The show brought Eileen full circle back to Atlanta where she started her career 24 years earlier.
Working in New Orleans, Louisiana with her career inspiration, Jessica Lange and with Shirley MacLaine on Wild Oats (2016) was one of the highlights of Eileen's career. The film also stars Demi Moore, Billy Connolly and Judd Hirsch.
Writer for The Hollywood Journal.

Personal Quotes (2)

We are turning the tides in this industry. I believe we all have to keep striving to break the "rules" in Entertainment, to better reflect humanity.
If you want me to accept you as you are, then you have to accept me as I am. Exactly as I am. That sounds fair, doesn't it?

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