Bitsie Tulloch was an American actress best known for starring in the television shows "Grimm" (ABC 2011-) and "Quarterlife" (NBC 2008), as well as for her appearance in the Academy Award-winner "The Artist" (2012). Tulloch was born in San Diego, California on January 19, 1981. Her family moved around when she was young, traveling to Spain, Uruguay, and Argentina before she settled down to attend school in the US. She double majored in American Literature and Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. Her first role was in the film "R2-D2: Beneath the Dome" (2001), a mockumentary produced by George Lucas about the famed fictional robot. In 2008, she starred in the short lived web series turned NBC show "Quarterlife." The series explored the lives of millennials growing up in the internet age, and the original website was groundbreaking in that it was created alongside a social network. She went on to appear in the Oscar Best Picture-winning silent film "The Artist." She was a series regular in the series "Grimm," playing the veterinarian girlfriend of her real-life boyfriend David Giuntoli's character, Detective Burkhardt. She and Giuntoli both appeared in the indie-film "Caroline and Jackie" (2013), which she also co-produced. In the buzzy and star-studded drama surrounding John F. Kennedy's death, "Parkland" (2013), she starred alongside Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, and Marcia Gay Harden.