Grace Gealey: What’s In My Bag?

Grace Gealey WIMB

Empire actress Grace Gealey holds her Serapian tote in high esteem. “I named it Dame,” says the star, who plays Anika on the Fox hit (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET). “I also have a Gucci bag called Duchess and a red Tosaly bag named Queen B.” The Chicago resident, 31, who is engaged to costar Trai Byers, shows off her noble essentials to Us Weekly. Take a glimpse of what’s inside!

En Pointe

“I carry a Kindle because I love having something similar to a book that doesn’t look electronic. I’m reading [ballerina] Misty Copeland’s memoir. She’s fabulous!”

Hitching a Ride

“Because I don’t own a car, I have a Zipcard to rent one. Whenever I need to use wheels and a taxi won’t do, I’ll use a Zipcar — they’re all around Chicago.”

Grace Gealey
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Chew on This

“I have to have Haribo gummy bears! No matter what I go into the drugstore to get, I walk out with them.”


“I carry my Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm. It’s my lifesaver. I put it on every morning and throughout the day.”

Tango to Go

“I used to work as a front-desk manager at an Arthur Murray dance studio. One of the perks was free lessons. Now, I keep my ballroom-dancing shoes in my bag and take a lesson whenever I feel like it!”

Also in Gealey’s bag: a gold iPhone 6 with a gold case, headphones, a makeup bag, Koh Gen Do foundation, Stila pens, MAC eye shadow, MAC blush, Hourglass lip gloss, EcoTools makeup brushes, bobby pins, receipts, Jessica Simpson flip-flops, three pairs of sunglasses (Gucci, Prada, Ray-Ban), Aleve, Alka-Seltzer Plus, a notepad, Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets, and a bottle of alkaline water.

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