LISA SHAY is the kind of person who deserves to be happy in life but probably never will be. At least not while she's in high school... or college... or her twenties. So she spends her days doing all she can to fly under the radar, lest the people she encounters – her mother, Dalia, the postman – compound the pain. And who can blame her? Her parents shower all their love and devotion on her brother Ryan; Chatswin High glitterati respect only the Nordic and faux-Nordic; and the postman has a chip on his shoulder because he was supposed to be a doctor. Best to let these years slip by and come out of her shell after 2030 or a nuclear winter, whichever comes last.
Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Allie Grant has wanted to be an actress for as long as she can remember. At the age of 10 she was cast in the role of Isabella Hodes on the Showtime hit Weeds, and shares 2007 and 2009 Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Grant played Elizabeth Perkins' daughter on the show for five seasons.
In 2009, Grant had her stage debut in How I Learned to Drive at The Chandler Theatre Studio, North Hollywood. She played the role of 11 Year Old Lil'Bit. She has also guest starred on Private Practice.
Grant was valedictorian of her high school graduating class of 2011 and attended Harvard's Summer Program that same year. She plays a supporting role in the indie film Struck by Lightning, directed by Brian Dannelly, which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Grant is 19 years old and resides in Los Angeles.