Grasie Mercedes aka Grasie Mercedes-Garcia is an Afro-Dominican actress, writer, filmmaker and podcast host from NYC currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. She began her career at MTV Networks as a producer before moving to LA to further pursue her creative endeavors.
Grasie is currently a series regular on the NBC comedy GRAND CREW, where she plays “Fay” a recently divorced transplant to Los Angeles. Additional acting credits include day roles on 9-1-1 on FOX, Good Trouble on Freeform, The Affair and Masters of Sex on Showtime, Criminal Minds and the pilot Four Stars on CBS. She has also been featured in over a dozen national commercials.
As a writer and filmmaker, Grasie was a staff writer on the first season of the NBC comedy, PERFECT HARMONY. Past filmmaker credits include JUST THE TWO OF US, a dark comedy short that she wrote, co-directed and starred in that won the Audience Award at the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival. A COVID-19 LOVE STORY, a short film shot entirely on iPhones in two separate locations with co-collaborated Matthew Law. Shot and completed in March 2020, just weeks into quarantine, it garnered some viral attention plus a story on ABC7 Los Angeles. POSTMATE, a quirky, COVID-inspired short she wrote and directed. EGG DAY, a dark comedy short based on her personal experience with IVF. It was screened at the Atlanta Film Festival to a sold out audience with an encore presentation. It was Grasie’s directorial film debut. She also co-wrote and co-directed MY WHITE BOYFRIEND, a comedic web series about interracial dating also loosely based on her life.
Grasie also serves as host and producer on the podcast NOT (Blank) ENOUGH, where she talks to her guests about everyday insecurities and triumphs.
Finally, Grasie was a fashion and beauty blogger and stylist for almost 10 years and in that time has garnered an impressive and dedicated social media following. She has worked with a ton of luxury and lifestyle brands like Tiffany, adidas, Oribe, David Yurman, Shopbop, Ann Taylor, Revlon, Reebok and more and was a style expert host on Access Hollywood.
Grasie attended New York University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish.