Birth: 12-07-1978, New York

Topher Grace is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Eric Forman on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, of Eddie Brock/Venom in the Sam Raimi film Spider-Man 3 and of Edwin in the 2010 film Predators.

 

Grace was born in New York City to Pat (an assistant to the schoolmaster of the New Canaan Country School) and John (a Madison Avenue executive).

 

Grace grew up in Darien, Connecticut, where he knew actress Kate Bosworth, as well as Opie and Anthony producer Nathaniel Bryan, and was sometimes babysat by actress Chloë Sevigny, who later appeared with him in high school stage plays. 

 

Grace's acting career took off in 1998 with Fox's That '70s Show. The sitcom was successful and Grace became well known among television watchers. 

 

Grace plays a prep school student who uses cocaine and introduces his girlfriend to freebase cocaine in director Steven Soderbergh's 2000 film Traffic. He also has  uncredited cameos as himself in Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, and its 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve

 

He also appeared in director Mike Newell's 2003 filmTopher Grace is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Eric Forman on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, of Eddie Brock/Venom in the Sam Raimi film Spider-Man 3 and of Edwin in the 2010 film Predators.

 

Grace was born in New York City to Pat (an assistant to the schoolmaster of the New Canaan Country School) and John (a Madison Avenue executive).

 

Grace grew up in Darien, Connecticut, where he knew actress Kate Bosworth, as well as Opie & Anthony producer Nathaniel Bryan, and was sometimes babysat by actress Chloë Sevigny, who later appeared with him in high school stage plays. Grace chose the name Topher because he did not want his full name abbreviated to Chris at school.

 

Grace's acting career took off in 1998 with Fox's That '70s Show. The sitcom was successful and Grace became well known among television watchers. 

 

Grace plays a prep school student who uses cocaine and introduces his girlfriend to freebase cocaine in director Steven Soderbergh's 2000 film Traffic, as well as having uncredited cameos as himself in Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, and its 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve.  He also appeared in director Mike Newell's 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile.

 

In 2004, Grace had the starring role in two major feature films; he played the leading roles in the Robert Luketic directed Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and the Paul Weitz dramedy, In Good Company, in which he played an ambitious but troubled corporate executive. That same year, Grace also starred in the film P.S. which received only a limited theatrical release. Grace won the National Board of Review's 2004 award for Breakthrough Performance Actor for his work in In Good Company and P.S.

 

In 2007, Grace portrayed Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3, directed by Sam Raimi.