Nancy Grace is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She hosted Nancy Grace, a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN, and Court TV’s Closing Arguments. She also co-wrote the book Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System. Grace was also the arbiter of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace in the syndicated courtroom reality show’s first season.
Nancy Ann Grace
Amazin’ Grace, Nancy Disgrace
Political Commentator, Television Personality, Former Prosecutor
Birthday / Date of Birth
Nancy Grace was born on the 23th of October 1959, in Macon, Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, United States.
She’s currently 63 years old.
She is of American descent.
In 1977, Nancy had graduated, from the Windsor Academy, a private Christian school in Bibb County, Georgia. She had then studied at the Valdosta State University, a public university in Valdosta, Georgia, but had later taken a transfer to Mercer University, in her hometown of Macon, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from there. After enduring a personal tragedy, she had pursued legal studies and had attained her Juris Doctor degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She then completed a Master of Laws degree, in constitutional and criminal law, from New York University.
- Father – Mac Grace (Former Freight Agent, Former Sunday School Teacher)
- Mother – Elizabeth Grace (Former Factory Worker)
- Siblings – Ginny Grace (Older Sister), Mac Jr. Grace (Older Brother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Nancy Grace has dated –
- Keith Griffin – Nancy’s fiancé Keith Griffin was murdered when she was 19 years old after which she had decided to enroll in law school.
- David Linch (2007-Present) – After Keith’s untimely demise, Nancy had given up on marriage. However, in April 2007, nearly 3 decades after the incident, she and David Linch, an investment banker, whom she had known since her days at Mercer University, had made a spur-of-the-moment decision to get married. They had decided about marriage on Tuesday and by Saturday, they were married. They have 2 children together – twins named Lucy Elizabeth Linch and John David Linch.
- In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 158 cm
- In meters – 1.58 m
- In Kilograms – 61 kg
- In Pounds – 136 lbs
- Measurements – 34-26-36
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 34D
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
Nancy became known for her hosting of the nightly celebrity news and current affairs TV show titled Nancy Grace (2005 to 2016). She is highly regarded, and sometimes criticized, for her outspoken description of issues from a victims’ rights standpoint. She has co-authored the book Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System.
Grace worked for nearly a decade in the Atlanta-Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney’s office as Special Prosecutor. Her work focused on felony cases involving serial murder, serial rape, serial child molestation, and serial arson. She left the prosecutors’ office after the District Attorney she had been working under decided not to run for reelection. A 2005 federal appeals opinion by Judge William H. Pryor Jr. found that Grace “played fast and loose” with core ethical rules in a 1990 triple murder case, including the withholding of evidence and allowing a police detective to testify falsely under oath. The 1990 murder conviction was, nonetheless, upheld.
After leaving the Fulton County prosecutors’ office, Grace was approached by and accepted an offer from Court TV founder Steven Brill to do a legal commentary show alongside Johnnie Cochran. When Cochran left the show, Grace was moved to a solo trial coverage show on Court TV, she hosted Trial Heat from 1996 to 2004, then Closing Arguments from 2004 to 2007, replacing Lisa Bloom and James Curtis, both of whom were hosting Trial Heat at that point.
In 2010, she began hosting another show titled Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, which began airing in September 2010. In October 2016, she hosted the last episode of Nancy Grace. Although she was a hugely successful host, she landed herself in a lot many controversies during her time on the show.
Other than her legal shows, she has made quite a bit of television appearances. In 2011, she appeared on the dancing reality show Dancing with the Stars as a contestant. She lasted for eight weeks on the show and was eliminated just before the semi-finals. She, along with her partner, earned the fifth spot by the end of the season.
In 2008, Nancy had her first film onscreen role in the Hollywood superhero movie, Hancock.
In 1996, Grace landed her first role in television in the show, Trial Heat.
Nancy Grace Net worth
Nancy Grace has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2023.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Nancy Grace
- Nancy was born in Macon, Georgia, the youngest of three children, to factory worker Elizabeth Grace and Mac Grace, a freight agent for Southern Railway.
- Following her graduation from the college, Nancy Grace began working at the office of the federal court judge as a clerk for some time.
- Further, she also worked at the Federal Trade Commission, and practiced consumer law and antitrust laws. She also briefly taught litigation at the Georgia State University and business law at the GSU’s School of Business.
- She later worked in the office of Georgia District Attorney at the Atlanta-Fulton County as a special prosecutor. She, famously, did not lose a single case. Most of the cases she handled were rapes, serial murders, arsons, and child molestations.
- Grace’s biggest claim to fame was her hosting stint with the show called Nancy Grace, a regular primetime legal analysis show broadcasted on CNN. In February 2005, The show began airing and it became an immediate favorite among the audience.
- In 2005, she published her first book titled Objection! In the book, she discussed how the mafia, celebrity defendants and high profile attorneys were affecting the American criminal justice system. The book went on to become a New York Times bestseller.
- In 2009, Nancy first fiction book titled The Eleventh Victim, a mystery thriller, was published. Despite getting average reviews, the book was also a New York Times bestseller.
- In 2014, the character of Ellen Abbot, portrayed by Missi Pyle, psychological thriller film Gone Girl, was based on Nancy.
- Grace has been awarded several American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Awards, has been awarded the Individual Achievement/Best Program Host honor by that organization, and has been recognized by many other organizations (including, without limitation, the Carole Sund-Carrington Foundation, Crime Victims United of California and The Retreat) for her advocacy work on behalf of victims’ rights.