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Maggie Grace played the role of Shannon Rutherford.


Maggie Grace was born Margaret Grace Denig in Worthington, Ohio. Maggie has two younger siblings, Marisa and Ian.

Grace was first seen in an online weekly video (or webisode) called Rachel's Room (2001–2002), in which she portrayed a teen in her room expressing teen angst and talking about a conflict between her and mother and teachers. It was shown on ScreenBlast, a site owned and operated by Sony Pictures.

Maggie starred in her first film in 2002 with Murder in Greenwich (2002) and then Shop Club (2002). In 2003, at the age of 20, she played an estranged daughter of Wendy Crewson and Tom Selleck in the drama Twelve Mile Road (2003).

Grace's career breakthrough came one year later with Lost, playing Shannon, one of the main characters of a serial drama with an ensemble cast. She was officially credited as part of the main cast from the "Pilot, Part 1" episode through the second season's 7th episode, "The Other 48 Days". In her subsequent appearance in the 8th episode, "Collision", she was billed as "Special Guest Star", and after her character's death, she appeared on Lost in "Exposé". In "The End", she returned to Lost as a main character.


Maggie Grace

Since leaving Lost, she starred in a recent 2005 remake of an old horror film, The Fog, in a starring role opposite Tom Welling. In 2007, Maggie filmed Suburban Girl and Taken which was just released in the U.S. [1]


In the fall of 2005, she was rumored to be dating Ian Somerhalder, who played her step-brother Boone on Lost.[2]

After Lost, Grace was falsely rumored to appear in X-Men 3 as Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) in [3]; Elliot Page was cast for this role.

According to Holymoly.co.uk, Grace was to appear on the television series Scrubs, but had personal differences with cast member Zach Braff and quit, although Grace has not commented on this rumor.


  • Grace made guest appearances in two Lost spoof videos
    1. Monday Night Football
    2. Nobody's Watching
  • Grace's favorite foods are chocolate and strawberries.[4]
  • She would later go on to star alongside Kim Dickens in the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead. Dickens left the show after the fourth season, but returned at the end of the seventh season, while Grace left in the middle of the seventh season, meaning their only time on-screen together is during the fourth season.


Feature films[]




  • Nomination for the 2003 "Young Artists Award in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special" for her role in Murder in Greenwich.
  • Nomination for a Teen Choice Award for Best TV Female Breakout Performance for her role as Shannon Rutherford on Lost in 2005.

Media appearances[]

Talk show[]

Grace has appeared as a talk show guest in the following:


Grace has been featured as the main topic of the following magazine articles:




External links[]

Fan pages[]

The following websites are dedicated to Maggie Grace:


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