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Grace Byers on Bringing Her Caymanian Roots Into Amazon’s ‘Harlem’

Grace Byers on Bringing Her Caymanian Roots Into Amazon’s ‘Harlem’

Grace Byers broke into television on Fox’s “Empire” in 2015 as the poised but conniving Anika Calhoun and then moved on to bring antagonistic comic character Reeva Payge to life on “The Gifted” in 2018. While she has been thrilled to be seen as a dramatic actor, she hopes to continue showcasing her range and avoid being labeled or typecast, so when the script for Tracy Oliver’s “Harlem” came her way, she was thrilled. In it, Byers plays Quinn, a woman who comes from a privileged background but is struggling to make her own way — and money.

Was it always the role of Quinn that you connected with when reading the script for “Harlem”?

I think it’s really interesting because I tend to play very affluent characters, which is really funny to me because we definitely did not have a lot growing up; I definitely struggled a lot financially,

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