Eileen Grubba was born in Anchorage, Alaska into a family of eight children. Her memorable, edgy roles in shows like "Sons of Anarchy" and "Hung" have gained her a reputation for courageous character work. She is a lifetime member of the world renowned Actors Studio where she is known as a "force" on stage and screen, and is often compared to theatre greats Geraldine Page and Kim Stanley.
Eileen began her professional acting career in Atlanta, Georgia where she trained at the Alliance Theater, sang in a choir, performed in musicals, and worked in commercials and Independent films. She then moved to NYC where she trained at HB Studios, sang cabaret, and worked in TV and Film before moving to Los Angeles. In LA she has trained constantly at The Actors Studio under the tutelage of Martin Landau, Allan Miller, Barbara Bain, Lou Antonio, Mark Rydell, Catlin Adams.
She has appeared in many films and Television series, including: NBC's Game of Silence, "Criminal Minds", "Bones", "Sons of Anarchy", "Hung", "Enlightened" "CSI: Miami", "The Mentalist" "Cold Case", "Nip/Tuck", "The Closer", "Monk", etc...
On stage she has tackled challenging roles in plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet and many more. She was also the lead in many musicals including "Cinderella", "The Little Shop of Horrors" and "Dracula".
Perhaps what is most unique about Eileen is her extreme life experience and what she does with it. She overcame a spinal cord injury and paralysis developed during childhood from a vaccine, and later beat cancer that was caused by the treatments. She also lost both parents to cancer at a young age. As a child, they said she would never walk again, but today Eileen hikes mountains, and with her indomitable spirit, is a constant inspiration to others. She is an advocate for children with disabilities and fights for the inclusion of people with physical differences in the Entertainment Industry. She speaks at conferences and events about overcoming life's challenges. A fighter all her life, she refuses to give up her quest to make a difference in the Entertainment Industry. She draws on her heavy life experience to create dramatic characters with gut-wrenching emotional depth and compassion, on stage, onscreen, and in her writing.
Eileen is a writer, director, producer, and has an extensive resume in casting, working for network shows and feature films. She has been hired to write several screenplays with strong women characters, and has produced several films and a pilot.
Name: Eileen Grubba
Known for: Game of Silence