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Grace Van Patten
Grace Van Patten

November 21 1996
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active2006, 2013–present
  • Tim Van Patten
  • Wendy Rossmeyer Van Patten
RelativesDick Van Patten (uncle)

Grace Van Patten (born November 21 1996)[1] is an American actress. She has appeared in two films distributed by Netflix: Tramps (2016) and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017). She is the daughter of director Timothy Van Patten and niece of actor Dick Van Patten.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Acting credits
    • 2.1 Film
    • 2.2 Television
    • 2.3 Stage
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life[edit]

Van Patten grew up in Tribeca, New York City, and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She is the eldest of three daughters[2] of director and producer Timothy Van Patten and former model Wendy Rossmeyer Van Patten.[3] Grace Van Patten was a self-described "tomboy"[2] and played volleyball and basketball.[4] She owned a mini chopper at a young age; her grandfather, Bruce Rossmeyer, had owned several Harley-Davidson dealerships that are now run by her mother.[3][5] She is the niece of comic actor Dick Van Patten,[6] and she lives with her family in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.[7]

At the age of 8, Van Patten's first role was on the crime drama television series The Sopranos, for which her father directed. He got her the audition, and she portrayed Ally, the daughter of gangster Eugene Pontecorvo.[3] She was in a 2014 episode of another series directed by her father, Boardwalk Empire.[8] She deferred admission to the University of Southern California, instead choosing to audition in New York City and take community college classes in psychology and philosophy. She postponed the courses, however, when she got a job during the school year. She met her manager, Emily Gerson Saines, through LaGuardia classmate and actor Ansel Elgort.[4]

Van Patten played Ellie in her first feature film, the Netflix romantic comedy Tramps,[4] which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] She had a small part in crime drama Stealing Cars and starred in the 2017 horror thriller Central Park.[8][9] In the comedy-drama film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Van Patten portrayed Eliza, a Bard College film student and the daughter of Adam Sandler's character, Danny. In the film, directed by Noah Baumbach and screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Eliza makes sexually explicit shorts starring herself.[3]

In her theater debut, Van Patten performed in The New Group's Off-Broadway play The Whirligig by Hamish Linklater alongside Zosia Mamet at the Pershing Square Signature Center.[3][4][10] Van Patten acted in the 2017 romantic comedy The Wilde Wedding with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, and Minnie Driver.[4] Principal photography of Dolly Wells' Good Posture, starring Van Patten and Emily Mortimer, finished in Brooklyn in late December 2017.[11]

She will appear in David Robert Mitchell's crime noir Under the Silver Lake with Mamet, Riley Keough, and Andrew Garfield.[9][12] She will also star opposite Jovan Adepo in Kerem Sanga's drama The Violent Heart.[13] Van Patten was named one of Variety magazine's "10 Actors to Watch" in 2017.[8] In the fall of 2018 she appeared as Joan of Arc opposite Glenn Close in The Public Theater's production of Mother of the Maid.[14]

Acting credits[edit]


Film that has not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
2015 Stealing Cars Maggie Wyatt Bradley Kaplan [15]
2016 Tramps Ellie Adam Leon [5]
2017 Central Park Leyla Justin Reinsilber [12]
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Eliza Meyerowitz Noah Baumbach Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble [3]
2017 The Wilde Wedding Mackenzie Darling Damian Harris [17]
2018 Under the Silver Lake Balloon Girl David Robert Mitchell [9]
2019 Good Posture Films that have not yet been released Lilian Dolly Wells Post-production [11]
2019 The Violent Heart Films that have not yet been released Cassie Kerem Sanga Filming [13]


Year Title Role Channel Notes Ref.
2006 The Sopranos Ally Pontecorvo HBO 2 episodes: "Members Only" and "Join the Club"
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jodie Lanier NBC Episode: "October Surprise"
2014 Boardwalk Empire Ruth Lindsay HBO Episode: "Cuanto"
2018 Maniac Olivia Meadows Netflix


Year Production Theater Role Notes Ref.
2017 The Whirligig Pershing Square Signature Center Julie May 21 – June 18 [18]