Who is Camryn Grimes?
As of early 2020, Camryn Grimes has a net worth estimated to be over $500,000 earned through a successful acting career. Also due to her longevity in “The Young and the Restless”, she earns a consistent salary which helped build her wealth. She has also appeared as a guest on several popular shows.
Early life and early career Camryn Elizabeth Grimes was born on January 7, 1990 in Van Nuys, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, playing Cassie Newman. and Mary Copeland.
Other projects she has worked on are ‘Swordfish’ and ‘Magic Mike’.
The Wealth of Camryn Grimes
Camryn grew up in California, the eldest of seven siblings, and being so close to the center of the entertainment industry, she began auditioning for acting roles, expressing an interest in the craft as a child. Her parents were very supportive of her, if it was something she really wanted to do and if it was fun for her.
In 1997, she made her first television appearance in an episode of “JAG”, but what would establish her career was when she was cast as Cassie Newman in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
The series began in the 1970s and follows the story of two families, one working class and the other wealthy, thus having the longest rivalry of any American soap opera. Over the years, the family stories became intertwined and more families were added. Unlike many of its competitors, “The Young and the Restless” enjoys consistently high ratings, even with many changes in the television industry. The series is also tied into “The Bold and the Beautiful”, with characters making crossover appearances.
Success as Cassie Newman and other projects
The character of Camryn was introduced in 1997 as the daughter of the character Sharon Newman.
She was absent from the show because she was given up for adoption early on, but then resurfaced. She became part of a storyline involving Newman and Grace Turner until proof was presented that she was related to Sharon, leading to their eventual reunion. For her performance, Camryn was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award twice, winning in 2000 and actually becoming the youngest recipient of Best Young Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2005, after years without any progress for her character, she was killed in a car accident, but continued to repeat her role sporadically, appearing in dream sequences or hallucinations.
During this period, she looked at other projects such as “Swordfish”, in which she collaborated with stars such as Hugh Jackman and John Travolta. Despite being panned by critics, the film has gained a cult following over the years.
Guest appearances and return to The Young and the Restless
In the mid-2000s, Grimes began appearing on other popular TV shows, mostly as a guest. Some of her projects include “ER”, “Cold Case”, “Make it or Break It”, and “Ghost Whisperer”. She also had a minor role in the 2012 movie “Magic Mike” where she appeared as a birthday boy.
Other projects include independent films such as “AWOL”, “Paper Bags” and “The Bournes Anonymous”, a short film.
In 2014, she returned to “The Young and the Restless” after sequences where viewers thought she was just a hallucination, later revealing herself to be Cassie Newman’s twin brother Mariah Copeland. The character saw a total shift in her personality compared to her days as Cassie, playing a different woman with a different past. Her return to the show was met with positive reception and her character’s popularity further blossomed when she became involved in a romantic relationship. storyline with Tessa Porter.
While they initially thought that the romance would draw negative reactions, their relationship has been positively received and she has become a consistent presence.
She won a 2018 Daytime Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Mariah. This earned her an unusual feat: she won a Daytime Emmy twice, 20 years apart, playing different characters on the same show.
Camryn has also made cameo appearances in “Animal Kingdom” and “The Mentalist”, as well as the short film “I Would Kill for That” as the character Tracy.
In 2019, she popped up in an episode of “NCIS” playing the character of Marine Corporal Laney Alimnote, a step away from her usual soap opera portrayal, with a stronger personality with her character having a military background. The police procedural show has been running since 2003. NCIS stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service and follows a fictional team within the service operating in Washington, DC. The show is related to “JAG”, Grimes’ very first acting project. She previously appeared in “NCIS: Los Angeles” but played a different character. Since then, she hasn’t done any projects other than “The Young and the Restless”.
Camryn is single, and although she is in a same-sex relationship on the soap, she has not confirmed to be bisexual or lesbian, stating that she only entered the relationship as a character.
She is a huge fan of the “Harry Potter” franchise and closely identifies with House Gryffindor, the same House that the titular character Harry Potter and his friends are a part of. She is also a huge fan of “Star Wars” as seen on her social media account. In her free time, she enjoys going to beaches and other places with large bodies of water. She is very adventurous and takes the opportunity to go on adventure trips whenever she can.