Schuyler Grant
Born
Schuyler DeBarthe Ranson Grant

(1970-04-29) April 29, 1970 (age 52)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationActress
Years active1985–2000
Known forAnne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
SpouseJeff Krasno (m. 1995)
Parent(s)Jack Grant
Ann Grant
RelativesKatharine Hepburn (great-aunt)
Katharine Houghton (aunt)
FamilySee Houghton family

Schuyler DeBarthe Ranson Grant (born April 29, 1970) is an American former actress best known for playing Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables (1985) and for other supporting roles in television.

Education

Grant graduated from Columbia University, where she met her husband, Jeff Krasno, in 1993.[1][2]

Family

Main article: Houghton family

Grant is the daughter of Jack Grant and Ann Grant. She has one brother, Jason Grant.

Her paternal grandmother was Connecticut historian, Marion Hepburn, sister of actress Katharine Hepburn and daughter of suffragist Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, who played a prominent role in the American Birth Control League with Margaret Sanger that would evolve into Planned Parenthood.[3][4][5] Her paternal grandfather was Ellsworth Strong Grant, a historian and former mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut, who was a direct descendant of Puritan minister, Thomas Hooker.[6]

Notable relatives in the acting world include her aunt Katharine Houghton and her great-aunt Katharine Hepburn.[7][8]

Anne of Green Gables fame

Grant is best known for her work in the Canadian Anne of Green Gables mini-series,[7] in which she played Diana Barry opposite Megan Follows as Anne Shirley. Grant reprised her role in the sequel Anne of Avonlea (1987), in which Diana married Fred Wright and had a child, as well as the trilogy's finale Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000).

Additional roles

Grant also played the role of Camille Hawkins on All My Children. This character had a brief romance with another All My Children character, Tad Martin.[9]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Anne of Green Gables Diana Barry TV movie
1987 Anne of Avonlea
1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here Annette Gomphers
1991 Law & Order Callie Episode: "Aria"
1998 Wrestling with Alligators Delores
All My Children Camille Hawkins / Joy Hawkins 3 episodes
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Diana Barry Wright TV movie

See also

References

  1. ^ "Columbia Fit Club". Columbia Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Wanderlust Schuyler Grant: Hack Quarantine Tedium & Despair". Wanderlust. April 10, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Upi (August 3, 1986). "Marion Hepburn Grant Dies; Wrote Books on Connecticut". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Katharine Houghton Hepburn". CT Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Katharine Houghton Hepburn, A Woman Before Her Time". Connecticut History | a CTHumanities Project. March 18, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  6. ^ STAGIS, JULIE (March 14, 2013). "Ellsworth Grant, Former West Hartford Mayor and State Historian, Dies At 95". Courant Community. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Cast: Then and Now". anne.sullivanmovies.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Carter, Maria (January 21, 2016). "Then and Now: The "Anne of Green Gables" Cast". Country Living. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Schuyler Grant". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2015. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.