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Mississippi Girl scores big roles on ‘Weeds’ and ‘Suburgatory’

When Allie Grant was in the third grade at Church Street Elementary School in Tupelo, she became obsessed with the film “Rain Man.” “I came to school as Rain Man,” she said, which prompted her teacher to call her mother out of concern. “She said: ‘Angie, I don’t really know how to tell you this, but your daughter won’t respond to anything other than Rain Man. I don’t know what’s wrong with her. I don’t know how to explain it, but you need to come pick her up and make sure she comes back to school as Allie.’” When her mom asked what was going on, Grant confessed she wanted to be an actor. “She said, ‘Well, OK then. That’s what we’ll do.’” Since then, the Tupelo native has landed two significant roles on cable and network television shows. She played Isabella Hodes on Showtimes’ “Weeds” for five seasons, and now she is a cast member of ABC’s “Suburgatory” playing the role of socially awkward teen Lisa Shay. Born on Valentine’s Day in 1994, Grant …