About Grace Fraga…
This ‘Margarita Mama’ is a whole lot of Latin laughs. Fueled by hot sauce flashes the bi-lingual award winning actress, comedienne, writer and producer has appeared on national television on A&E, CBS, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, VH-1, Court TV, Univision, Galavision and Telemundo.
Some of her guest star roles include “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” “Comedy Cage Match,” “FBI Files,” “Mystery ER,” “Killer Outbreaks,” “The First Time” and “North Mission Road.” Spanish language credits include “No Me Hallo,” “Accesso Maximo” and “Amor o Mentira.”
Night club appearances include stops in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Salt Lake, Chicago, New Orleans, Reno and Las Vegas at top rated venues such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Ice House, The Comedy Zone and Harrah’s.
She has also toured in the “Las Comadres of Comedy, the Funniest Latinas in America” and” Women Who Kick Comedy Butt” troupes and been a guest on National Lampoon and Playboy Radio, in addition to hosting her own syndicated internet show “Laff It Off With Grace.”
Recently, with Emmy Award winner Anne Beatts, she co-created, wrote, produced and starred in webisodes of “Dr. Lupe’s Love Picante” and currently her comedy DVD “Full of Grace” is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Rumored to be distant relative of Eva Peron, Grace Fraga arrived in Los Angeles via New Orleans from her home town of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since taking each city by storm, the blond bombshell has accomplished a lot. One was her win of a Big Easy Entertainment Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her supporting role in Dalt Wonk’s stage play “Rio Seco.” Another was to develop a sitcom, “For the Love of Grace,” being mentored by Ellen Sandler (an Emmy Award nominee for her work on “Everybody Loves Raymond”) and coming soon is her one woman show. The Latin American Princess’ international search for her Knight in Shining Armor…..“Sleeping Booty: A Modern Fairy Tale.”
As a child growing up in South America, the ever inquisitive over achiever of a civil engineer and concert pianist earned three college degrees - a BA in Art History Education, an MA in Art History with an emphasis in Theatre and Film Analysis and a MBA in Finance, which of course led her to her career in the entertainment field because…“There’s no business like show business.”
Still close to her mother, many of Fraga’s routines are based around her mother’s advice …“When I was nineteen I asked my mother what she thought I’d be good at. She replied, you’re warm, you’re expressive and you like being in mixed company, so it’s obvious you should be a hooker.” “So now,” reflects Grace, “I get them off the streets and they pay me for hooking ‘em with my humor”… or …“When I started dating she told me that if a man hits on you on a date, throw ice on his crotch. Most women carry a purse on a date, I carry a cooler”…and “Am I Crazy? I moved 9,000 miles away from her and now she has a computer. I didn’t buy a computer… I bought 9,000 miles of umbilical cord!”
Since founding Juan-ah-Laff Productions in 2000, Grace Fraga now considers herself… “A truly assimilated American girl…with hair by Clairol, boobs by Victoria’s Secret and bootie by McDonald’s.” She also likes to describe herself as…“ Just a Spanish Valley girl, with Neiman Marcus tastes, living on a K-Mart budget!”
In addition to her one woman show Grace is currently promoting her new reality based series written in association with her paramour, actor and comic Hank Garrett of “Car 54 Where You?” and “Three Days of the Condor” fame. The sitcom’s storylines revolve around their mutual love, his jealousy and stubbornness, her cultural roots and compromises and the constant reminder of his former celebrity, forming the basis for the title …“I Thought You Were Dead.” The duo also co-headline monthly shows at the Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles and other clubs around the country.
For updates and appearance schedules please visit www.gracefraga.com
RECOMMENDATIONS from past gigs:
"WOW! Grace was so much fun to have at our Foundation Gala on November 1, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was so very good at reading the audience and adjusting her material to fit, it was wonderfully refreshing and very much appreciated. She was very funny and her interaction with the crowd was priceless. We would certainly recommend Grace as a performer for anyone who would like to have a lot of fun at their event."
Kathie Tanner, Oklahoma Business and Professional Women
"During our show in August of 2008, Ms. Fraga was extremely good on camera, she added great insight for the discussion, and she brought amazing humor to an intense political debate. Due to the amazing job that Grace did on my show as a guest in August, I asked her to serve as a co-host/reporter for a live show that we did in connection with MTV at the California State University of San Bernardino in front of 200 plus students in October of 2008. At the show, Grace not only asked great questions and interacted with the audience brilliantly, but she was quick on her feet and was able to add her special comedic flavor to the show that was enjoyable for everyone who attended the event."
Josh Fredenburg, "Speak On It" TV Show