Grasie Mercedes aka Grasie Mercedes-Garcia is a Latina actress, writer, director and content creator 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.
Her writing credits include EGG DAY, a dark comedy short film based on her personal experience with IVF. It is currently in the film festival circuit and had its world premiere at the LA Shorts International Film Festival on July 2018. It recently screened at the Atlanta Film Festival to a sold out audience and had an encore presentation. It was Grasie’s directorial film debut.
She co-wrote and co-directed MY WHITE BOYFRIEND, a comedic web series about interracial dating also loosely based on her life. She also co-wrote and co-directed BUNNY & JADE, a comedic digital series for Instagram about two ex-porn stars trying to turn their lives around.
Grasie is currently developing her pilot WILLIAMSBURG, a dramedy about Williamsburg, Brooklyn that explores the world of Hasidic Jews, hipsters and Dominicans in this small section of NYC. She is also working on a few other writing projects for TV and film.
Grasie is on the executive board of GUMPTION PICTURES, a new micro-studio that cultivates fresh storytelling from diverse creators, founded by Dave Hill in 2017. She currently leads the diversity outreach program and heads the branding and marketing team.
Her acting credits include day roles on Ratched, the new Ryan Murphy show for Netflix, 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 and indie films.
Finally, Grasie has been a lifestyle blogger for over 8 years and in that time has garnered an impressive social media following. While focusing on her entertainment careers, she still keeps her blog very active.
Grasie attended New York University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish.