Resilience and hard work are among the traits required for anyone to succeed in Hollywood. Shalita Grant understands well the definition of these traits. Before getting her famed role of the agent, Sonja Percy, on NCIS: New Orleans, the actress went through several failed auditions. Until her departure in 2018, she had a recurring role on the show for four seasons. Why did Shalita Grant leave NCIS?
Before she joined TV, Grant had an unbeaten run in theatre performances. She performed in award-winning productions like The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on the show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
- Full name: Shalita Grant
- Date of birth: August 28, 1988
- Place of birth: Petersburg, Virginia, US
- Height: 4 ft 11 inches (1.5 m)
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Age: 31 years
- Spouse: Sabrina Skau (m. 2018)
- Occupation: Actress
Shalita Grant height and body measurements
How tall is Shalita Grant? The theatre personality stands at a height of 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m) and weighs about 48 kgs. She is fit and has an hourglass body type.
Shalita Grant measurements are 34-24-35 inches. Her eye color is dark brown while her hair color is black.
Grant was born on August 28, 1988, in Petersburg, US. For her high school education, she attended Baltimore School for the Arts. She then went to Juilliard School on scholarship and graduated with a B.F.A. in Drama.
Her mother was her biggest support when she started acting. Shalita auditioned for the Baltimore School of Arts with a monologue that was suggested to her by her mother.
Grant began her career in arts while studying in high school. While there, she was the Young Arts winner in theatre and Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Her debut performance was in The Merchant Of Venice, a production of Shakespeare. She performed in stage productions like The Philanderer, The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In 2013, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. In the same year, she won the Theatre Award for outstanding Broadway Debut.
In pursuit of a career on TV, Grant left for Los Angeles. After several failed auditions, she finally landed roles in The Good Wife, Bones, Battle Creek, and Melissa and Joey. She then landed a regular role on the series NCIS: New Orleans from the year 2015 to 2018.
Here are some of the TV shows that Shalita has appeared on
- The Good Wife - She appeared in one episode the drama series with the role of Nora Swan. The episode was aired in 2011.
- Bones - She made guest appearances on the series between 2014 and 2015
- Mellisa & Joey - She had roles on two episodes of the sitcom
- Battle Creek - She played the role of Olivia on the crime drama series in 2015
- Mercy Street- She had a recurring role as Aurelia Johnson on the drama series. She appeared on the first season of the series aired in 2016.
The actress also had roles on films like Empire Corner (2010), Invisible (2010) and Rehearsing a Dream (2006)
Why did Shalita Grant leave NCIS New Orleans?
The actress decided to leave the show in 2018 after having regular appearances for four seasons. What was the reason behind Shalita Grant leaving NCIS?
She explained that her decision was personal and that she needed changes. Even though there were speculations that it might have been due to sexual harassment by a former showrunner, Brad Kern, Shalita did not confirm or deny these claims.
What is Shalita Grant doing now?
After leaving the drama series, she became a cast member on the series Santa Clarita Diet. She is also set to appear on the third series of Search Party. She will play the role of Cassidy, a law school graduate living in extravagance.
She is the proprietor of Four Natural Hair Spa based in Hollywood. The salon takes care of natural hair, primarily that of type 4 texture.
Shalita Grant wife
The actress met her partner, Sabrina Skaum on a dating app. They got married on August 8, 2018, at San Francisco City Hall. A family and friends celebration was held at their Palo Alto home. Her wife Sabrina is a commercial director and freelance editor.
Shalita Grant Instagram
The actress has a huge following of over 23kfollowers. She has a verified Instagram account and is often engaging with her fans and followers on the app. Here are some of Shalita Grant hot pictures.
She looks stunning in all her pictures
Shalita Grant tattoo
Several photos of Shalita Grant reveal that she has a tattoo on her chest. She has two intersecting swords and a bee over it right in the middle. It is a representation of a play with the phrase 'honey-dipped machete' which she learned while in New Orleans.
As a fighter for racial and gender equality, the actress says that the tattoo is a constant reminder that she is at the forefront of the battle.
Shalita Grant net worth
Much of the wealth that the actress has garnered came from her role in NCIS: New Orleans and the theatre performances. What is Shalita Grant net worth? Her net worth is estimated at $100,000- $1M
Shalita Grant did not have an easy time getting into the film industry. After facing several failed auditions, she managed to land a role in NCIS: New Orleans. Until her departure from the show, she was popularly known as agent Sonja Percy. Her exemplary performance on stage productions saw her get a nomination for a Tony Award.