Kelsey Grammer's Ex
Camille Grammer, born Camille Donatacci, is widely known as the wife of Hollywood actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer from August 1997 to February 2011. They co-own the production company Grammnet Productions, on which she has worked as a producer, writer and creator. Grammer first became famous as an MTV dancer, Playboy model and actress prior to her high profile marriage to Mr. Grammer. More recently, she stars in Bravo's reality TV show, “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” (2010-?).
Grammer is the mother of two, Mason Olivia (born on October 24, 2001) and Jude Gordon Grammer (born August 28, 2004).
In 1996, Grammer was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has appeared in a Public Service Announcement to raise awareness of the disorder
Childhood and Family:
Camille Donatacci, who would later be popular as Camille Grammer, was born on September 2, 1968, in Newport Beach, California. She was raised in an upper middle class family in New Jersey by a financial adviser father. She has a younger brother named Joseph (born in 1970). Camille studied English literature at Montclair State College in New Jersey. She also attended New York University and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in Los Angeles.
Met on a blind date in 1996, Camille married actor Kelsey Grammer in Malibu, California, on August 2, 1997. They have two children, Mason Olivia (born on October 24, 2001) and Jude Gordon Grammer (born August 28, 2004), both born through a surrogate mother. In July 2010, Camille filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and then went on to have a highly publicized child custody dispute. The divorce was finalized on February 10, 2011.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Camille Grammer began as a dancer in the 1980s. She worked for a number of years on “Club MTV,” starred in a dance group performing at the Tavern on the Green in New York City, and appeared in several music videos, including Rights of The Accused's “Give It All You Got,” Manitoba's Wild Kingdom's “The Party Starts Now!”and MC Serch's “Back to the Grill Again.”
By the 1990s, Grammer had added modeling and acting to her endeavors. She modeled for Playboy publications like “Playboy's Book of Lingerie.” Billed as Camille Donatacci, Grammer made her feature debut on “New York Nights,” a 1994 erotic drama directed by Ernest G. Sauer and starring Marilyn Chambers, Julia Parton and Susan Napoli. She followed it up with a supporting role on “The Naked Detective” (1996) and a small part in the biographical movie “Private Parts” (1997), which was directed by Betty Thomas and starring Howard Stern, Mary McCormack and Robin Quivers. In 1997, she made a guest appearance in an episode of “Frasier” called “Halloween.”
Along with then husband husband Kelsey Grammer, Grammer founded a television production company called Grammnet Productions. The company has produced several television shows from the late 1990s to present, including “Fired Up” (1997-1998), “Girlfriends” (2000-2008), “In-Laws” (2002-2003), “Gary the Rat” (2003), on which Grammer also provided the voice of Gary's secretary in three episodes, “World Cup Comedy” (2004), “Medium” (2005-2011), “Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show” (2005), “The Game” (2007–2009, 2011-present) and “Boss” (2011-present). Inside the production company, Ms. Grammer has worked as a creator, writer, and executive producer.
In 2008, Grammer appeared in the David Zucker comedy/film “An American Carol,” starring Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer and Leslie Nielsen.
In 2010, Grammer starred in the Bravo reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the sixth installment the network's “The Real Housewives of...” franchise, along with Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Faye Resnick. The show debuted in October 2010, and it has been since renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 5, 2011.
In February 2011, Grammer guest starred as a recently divorced reality star named Camille in an episode of the season finale of the CBS sitcom “$#*! My Dad Says” called “Who's Your Daddy?.”