She's cute, she's funny, and she's kind of a big deal on YouTube. Meet Grace Helbig, the female comedienne extraordinaire whose hybrid comedy talk show The Grace Helbig Show is coming to E! on Friday, April 3.
Grace got her start on YouTube, making videos that have earned her more than 210 million views and over 2 million subscribers on her DailyGrace YouTube page. She was hired as a spokesperson for the online network My Damn Channel in 2008 before moving to YouTube in 2010. Grace is also the author of the NY Times Bestseller Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up and is hard at work writing a book of essays and advice.
Check out her latest YouTube video below!
Originally, YouTube videos were a hobby for Grace, whose main goal was to become a mainstream comedian. A native of New Jersey, Grace studied screenwriting and contemporary arts at Ramapo College and performed at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York.
"When I started DailyGrace, I was dating a 26-year-old guy I thought was the funniest person in the world," Grace said in an interview. "My creation process every day was imagining him watching my videos and wondering, will he laugh at this? But somehow that's turned into an audience that's mostly 15-year-old girls."
After captivating YouTube audiences with her self-described "awkward older sister" charm, Grace continues to create entertaining content for viewers as well as embarking on other projects. She frequently works with fellow YouTube personalities, including "My Drunk Kitchen" creator Hannah Hart, with whom she filmed Camp Takota, a 2014 film about a young woman who reunites with her closest friends at summer camp.
The duo has also been filming a reboot of the superhero action TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, and Grace is super excited about the debut of her new show on E!, which she said will "bring the Internet to TV" for her fans.
Grace has proved to be quite the actress as well. Check out the video below to see a Lowes commercial that she starred in!
"I think if you ask people why they watch me, there would be some common thread among all of them that I'm somewhat of an awkward older sister," Grace said in an interview. "I have a teen, mostly female demographic. How that happened, I don't know. But I think they see me as some sort of bizarre role model, and I'll keep trying to do that for them."
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The Grace Helbig Show premieres Friday, April 3 at 10:30 pm on E!