|Is||Actor Film producer Television actor Screenwriter Film actor Film editor|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||24 December 1948, New York City, USA|
Barra Grant (born Barbara Carol Wayne; December 24, 1948) is an American actress, screenwriter, film director and playwright.
Grant was born Barbara Carol Wayne in New York City, the daughter of Allan Wayne, a doll company executive, and Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945. Her parents divorced in 1958. She became Barra Grant when her mother married Arnold Grant and he adopted her in 1962. Barra Grant was married to writer and producer Brian Reilly until his death in 2011.
Grant began her career as an actress in the early 1970s, appearing on television and in film 'one of her first roles was as Lulie in the BBC series Take Three Girls). While acting at The Mark Taper she was inspired to start writing. In 1978, she wrote and appeared in the film Slow Dancing in the Big City. She began her career in directing with an episode of NBC Special Treat called "The Tap Dance Kid" based on a novel by Louise Fitzhugh.
|1978||Special Treat||Writer & director, "The Tap Dance Kid"|
|1978||Slow Dancing in the Big City||Writer|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||Writer, "Mabel and Max"|
|1989||Dirty Dancing||Director, "Hit the Road"|
|1990||The Earth Day Special||Writer|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Writer & director, "Lies of the Heart"|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||Writer, "The Last Sonnet"|
|1994||Living Single||Writer, "U.N.I.T.Y. (a.k.a. Five Card Stud)"|
|1994||Living Single||Executive consultant (7 episodes)|
|2005||Life of the Party||Writer & director|
|2009||Love Hurts||Writer & director|