Talia Grant

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Talia Grant
BornTalia Vanessa Grant[1]
(2001-10-09) 9 October 2001 (age 20)[1][2]
Enfield, London, England[1]
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2015–present[3]
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Carrie Grant
  • David Grant
👪 RelativesOlive Gray (sister)[5]

Talia Vanessa Grant (born 9 October 2001)[1][2] is an English actress, known for her role as Brooke Hathaway in the British soap opera, Hollyoaks.[4][5][6]

Life and career[edit]

Grant was born in Enfield, London in 2001.[1] Her parents are vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, and her older sister is actress Olive Gray.[5] She also has a younger sister, Imogen and an adopted younger brother, Nathan.[7] She was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2009, at the age of seven.[4][8]

Grant's first credited acting role is that of "Greta" in an episode of the sitcom series So Awkward.[3] In 2018, she began playing the role of Brooke Hathaway in the British soap opera Hollyoaks, making her the first autistic actress in a UK soap opera,[7] and the first BAME actor of any sex to play an autistic character in a mainstream drama.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2018–present Hollyoaks Brooke Hathaway Regular character
2015 So Awkward Greta One episode ("Space Over")

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2019 The British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Hollyoaks Nominated [9]
National Diversity Awards Celebrity of the Year Award Nominated [8]
Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated [10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Search Results for Civil Births in Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)". England & Wales Births 1837-2006. Retrieved 10 October 2019 – via findmypast.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "talia *711 on Twitter: "🦋I rlly made it to 18, happy New Years to me ✰9th of the 10th... "". talia *711 (@babygtals) on Twitter. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Talia Grant". IMDb. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Grant, Talia (11 March 2019). "Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant: My teachers didn't believe I was autistic". inews. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Westbrook, Caroline (4 February 2019). "Who is Hollyoaks star Talia Grant, who plays autistic teenager Brooke Hathaway?". Metro News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 McNally, Kelby (9 July 2018). "Talia Grant: Hollyoaks' star's life uncovered, from becoming first autistic actress in UK soap to her famous parents David and Carrie Grant". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fillingham, Hanna (9 July 2018). "Talia Grant talks Hollyoaks role as first autistic actress - and mum Carrie Grant gets emotional". Hello! (magazine). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Talia Grant". National Diversity Awards. 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  9. "2019 Panel Nominees". The British Soap Awards. 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. Lang, Paul (2 July 2019). "Cast YOUR vote in the Inside Soap Awards!". Inside Soap.

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