A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy Grace has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. In addition, she was a highlight and fan favorite of Dancing with the Stars: Season 13, finishing in the competition’s coveted Top 5. All of her earnings from the show went to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2011, Grace was named one of the most impactful and powerful women in entertainment by both leading industry trade magazines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Grace’s first book, Objection!, was published in 2005 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her two subsequent novels, The Eleventh Victim (2009) and Death on the D-List (2010), were also New York Times bestsellers, and a television movie adaptation of The Eleventh Victim aired on Lifetime in November 2012. Grace is an executive producer on the film project.
She is the recipient of several American Women in Radio & Television “Gracie Awards” for her Nancy Grace Investigates primetime report on Court TV and has been awarded the “Individual Achievement/Best Program Host” honor. Grace has also been widely recognized by many notable organizations (including the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, Crime Victims United of California and The Retreat) for her advocacy work on behalf of victims’ rights. Grace’s life changed forever in 1979 when her fiancé, Keith Griffin, was shot and killed. In the aftermath of that crime, Nancy abandoned plans to become an English professor and turned her focus to criminal justice. She became a Law Review graduate of Mercer Law School and received her degree in constitutional and criminal law from New York University. Additionally, she donated her time to help staff the hotline at an Atlanta battered women’s center for over 10 years.
Nancy Grace initially came to television from the Atlanta Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, where she served more than a decade as a special prosecutor of felony cases involving murder, rape, child molestation and arson. Known for her authentic sensibility and for not holding back her opinion on high-profile cases, she was tapped to co- host Court TV’s Cochran and Grace and, later, the live daily trial coverage program, Closing Arguments. She also presided over the daytime hit Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.
2007 saw Grace’s marriage to investment banker David Linch. Another life milestone followed – the birth of twins John David and Lucy. Now, everything important in Grace’s life – including her unwavering crusade for true justice – comes back to family. Nancy Grace, her husband and her twins reside in Atlanta and New York City.
Heather Storm is a professional host and actress with a passion for environmental conservation, delicious cocktails and adrenaline pumping fun. From a classy woman who appreciates fine wine and to one of the guys in the shop, Heather’s charm and quick wit ensite the enthusiast. Heather is currently on Velocity working on classic cars with the Garage Squad team, but you may have also caught her as the slick Mercury Insurance agent, or on the golf course in the Top Flight Gamer commercials.
Heather has always been athletic, gravitating towards gymnastics, track n field & cross country throughout her youth and later becoming an NASM Certified Fitness Trainer. While attending Oregon State University, Heather signed with an sports modeling agency & started working for local companies, including Nike & Adidas, she’s now appeared in commercials, films, TV, and fitness videos worldwide. Cleverly comedic, she’s appeared on Tosh.0, several Spike TV shows and in teen comedy features, “Epic Movie” and “Dorm Daze 2”. Heather is the co-founder of Black LAB, a mobile mixology company with and eco-conscious mind. Black LAB’s fresh juice cocktails and dedication to sustainable events are setting new industry standards. Heather hosted the EDM cocktail series, “The MixDown” on Complex TV and is a recurring guest mixologist on “The Playboy Morning Show” where she shares homemade cocktail recipes with over 1 million listeners monthly.
Carrying an Environmental Science degree from Oregon State University and a SCUBA Rescue Certification, Heather’s an adventure seeking science nerd who has traveled the globe. She studied the queen conch population off South Caicos Island, designed green practice toolkits for the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism in Puerto Rico and trekked through remote areas of Asia and Central America. Her love of nature and affinity for heights draw her to extreme sports including skydiving, surfing and rock climbing.
She’s agile, quick and not afraid to get dirty. A life long pescatarian, Heather recognizes the importance of living consciously and shares her blog, Eco-Conscious Living. Discover recipes, reviews and travel tips that encourage the evolvement into a more sustainable future.
Film, ”Love Finds You in Valentine” – premiering Sunday, February 14th at 7PM ET on UP tv
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Originally from Rhode Island, Michaela McManus began her acting career in 2008 by joining the cast of the CW series “One Tree Hill”. She starred as Chad Michael Murray’s love interest during the show’s fifth season. McManus then went on to join the cast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for the show’s 10th season. Other television credits include recurring on the popular CW series “Vampire Diaries”, recurring on the USA series “Necessary Roughness”, as well as starring in the short-lived NBC series “Awake” co-starring Jason Isaacs.
McManus currently stars on the NBC series “Aquarius” opposite David Duchovny. The series is a gritty 1960s cop drama about a detective (Duchovny) who goes undercover to bust Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. They are currently filming their second season.
McManus’ film credits include the independent film, “Into The Grizzly Maze”, starring opposite James Marsden, Piper Perabo and Thomas Jane as well as “Fifty-Nothing”, an independent film starring Wendy Malick. She was also featured in “Funeral Kings”, the official SXSW film festival selection written and directed by her brothers Matthew and Kevin McManus.
McManus currently resides in Los Angeles.
Kristen Welch is the author of Rhinestone Jesus and the parenting blog We Are THAT Family. She is an (in)Courage writer; a frequent speaker; and founder of Mercy House, a nonprofit ministry that empowers women around the globe. When she and her family aren’t traveling to Kenya, Kristen and her husband and their three children live in Texas, where they enjoy going to football games and flea markets and trying new restaurants.
Lizzie Sider is 17, and has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 20 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly”, and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much”, charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying, GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network) and Hatebrakers.org from whom, in May 2014, she received the “Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Award” for her work in bully prevention. Lizzie was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and she won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly”, which she performed live, at the HMMA awards in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie has also appeared on Entertaintment Tonight, Fox News, the Home & Family and the Queen Latifah TV shows.