After Season 1 of Netflix’s action-drama “Outer Banks” received positive responses from viewers, the streaming channel officially renewed it for a second season on July 24, 2020.
Fans had to wait a year to see their favorite Pogues return to the big screens, and from the looks of it, it was worth the wait. Almost all the chief cast members returned to reprise their roles.
This included Chase Stokes as John B, Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Madison Bailey as Kie, Jonathan Daviss as Pope, Rudy Pankow as JJ, Austin North as Topper, Drew Starkey as Rafe, Deion Smith as Kelce, and Charles Esten as Ward Cameron.
In addition, “Outer Banks” introduced some new faces to the show. Among them is a charming knife-wielding Nassau girl (Carlacia Grant) named Cleo in the series.
Fans have already welcomed her with open arms as she helped the Pogues escape the villainous Rafe and Ward and nearly got shot in the crossfire.
Keep scrolling to find out more about the actress that played Cleo.
Carlacia Grant on ‘Outer Banks’
21-year-old actress, Carlacia Grant portrayed Cleo in “Outer Banks.” Grant has limited acting experience but has featured in some mainstream films.
Despite her newbie status, she wasn’t intimidated by any role she had to take up. A Caribbean native, Grant knew she was well equipped to play Cleo.
“I knew that I could pull off the accent very, very well,” she disclosed in an interview with Elle.
“I sent the tape, and I watched it and I just kept watching. I was like, ‘This is good.’ The person who taped me, my friend: ‘Yeah, you got this.’ I don’t know. It was just a feeling that I was just like, ‘This one feels right.’”
After she sent in her audition video a couple of times, the producers offered her the role months later. Like her character in “Outer Banks,” Grant is just as resilient in real life.
Where Is Carlacia Grant From?
Grant is a Haitian-Jamaican-American actress.
According to a 2013 post on The Haitian American Facebook page, Grant was born in New Haven Connecticut, and her parents are Karl Sr. and Carline Grant.
From New Haven, Grant and her family moved to South Florida, where she attended college and tried out for Miami castings.
Eventually, she dropped out of college in a bid to pursue her acting dreams in New York City but found out that the city was more for Broadway stars than Hollywood actors.
She then moved from New York to Atlanta, then to New Orleans, and settled in Los Angeles for a while.
Modelling And Acting Career
The brown-eyed beauty kicked off her acting career at age 13 while she was in summer theatre camp. She was cast as the lead in Robert Stevenson’s play titled “Treasure Island.”
Her television debut came in 2016 when she played the role of Irene in a television miniseries titled “Roots.”
The character Irene, appeared in the fourth part of the series, alongside Malachi Kirby, Regé-Jean Page and Forest Whitaker.
Other acting credits include her role as Danielle Turner in “Greenleaf” series, Leesha in “Game of Silence,” and recently Cleo in “Outer Banks.”
Aside from acting, Grant also picked up modeling along the way. She has modeled for designers like Lily Pulitzer, Art of Shade, Le Chic couture and Labella fashions.
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Her face has also featured on several commercials such as Gatorade, Direct television, Pet supermarket, and Old Jamaican Ginger Beer just to name a few. She credited her resilience and lady luck for her booming career.
Fans of Grant have no idea if she is in a relationship or if she has ever been in one, but there are speculations. The actress has been extremely private about her personal life, and only posts pictures of her projects, friends, and family members on her social media pages.
However, Grant made a tweet in 2010, that implied she was in a relationship at the time.
“My boyfriend is gonna kill me when he sees the rest of the pics but it’s my job so he will get over it,” she tweeted.
Whether or not the mentioned boyfriend and the actress are still dating, remains unknown at the moment.
In the meantime, fans can make do with her onscreen romance in History Channel’s television series, “Roots,” where Grant and fellow actor Sedale Threatt portrayed an affectionate couple known as Irene, and Tom.