|Gracelyn Kathleen Bowman|
|Address:||Valley Glen, California|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Kathleen Bowman (mother)|
Marshall Bowman (father)†
Tom Bowman (adoptive brother)
Jacob Bowman Gudina (paternal half-brother)
Unnamed (paternal uncle)†
Victoria Smith (maternal grandmother)
George Juergens (step-father)
Amy Juergens (step-sister)
Ashley Juergens (step-sister)
John Juergens (step-nephew)
Eva Juergens (step-grandmother)
|Relationships:|| Jack Pappas (ex-fiance)|
Grant Volberg (ex-boyfriend)
Ricky Underwood (ex-boyfriend)
Jason Treacy (fling)
Ben Boykewich (fling)
|Friends:|| Adrian Lee Boykewich (best friend)|
|First appearance:||"Falling in Love"|
|Last appearance:||"Thank You and Goodbye"|
Gracelyn Bowman is one of the main characters of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Grace is the one of the most popular girls in the school, and head cheerleader. Throughout the series, Grace is a devoted Christian. Grace's most used words are "Christian" "baby" and "sex". She spent much of the series conflicted about whether or not she should have sex. Ultimately, she decided to go for it with Jack, which really destroyed sex for her, because her father died the same night. She then thought she'd wait until marriage to do it again. She failed because she had sex with Grant. She then had sex with Daniel. She decided after that mishap, that he would be her last sexual encounter until marriage.That did not happen because she slept with Jack when they were engaged.
Season 1 Edit
In the pilot episode, Grace starts wearing a purity ring given to her by her parent's to show that she won't have sex until she is married. She is in a monogomous relationship with Jack. Who is struggling to control his sexual feelings towards Grace, and their shared christian beliefs. After catching Jack with fellow student Adrian, Grace breaks up with him, but they soon get back together. Grace starts pretending to date Ricky Underwood as a cover to keep seeing Jack. Since her parent's know about Jack's indescretions and therefore don't trust him. While waiting for Ricky to pick her up one night, Grace is almost attacked by two men. She starts to pray, but then breaks an empty beer bottle to use as a weapon. Ricky finally arrives just before anything happens. The next day, security fottage showing both Grace and Ricky ends up on the local news. There both indentified since Grace was wearing her cheerleaderling uniform. Jack then ends things with Grace out of jealously, and even claims that he only dated her because his step-father wanted him to. Grace and Ricky end up dating, but Grace breaks up with him soon after when she discovers that he's been sleeping with Adrian. Grace was one of the teenagers at Ben and Amy's wedding, Amy's baby shower, and the hospital when Amy gave birth to John.
Season 3 Edit
Grace starts to date Grant who was previously involved with Ashley Jeurgens although they broke up because Ashley had a sexual interest in Ricky Underwood . She wants to fool around but he refuses to after Grant's mom threatens him about sex.
Season 4 Edit
Grace goes to Africa and cheats on her then-boyfriend Grant with a college boy (that she slept with) named Daniel. When Kathleen meets Daniel, she is very uncertain if the two should be together. Grace was at the hospital when Adrian and Ben lost their baby. Grace's mother finds out that Marshall cheated on her with a women in Africa and he fathered a boy named Jacob who is only a couple of years younger than Grace. Jacob lives with Grace for the summer of her senior year. Grace ultimately skipped med camp that year and decided to move in with her best friend Adrian. Grace starts feeling an attraction to girls, and questions her sexuality. She admits to Adrian that she was "curious". They kiss to quell their curiosity, and this scares Grace and she runs back to Christianity.
Season 5 Edit
Grace is one of the first to find out that Kathleen has started dating Amy's dad, George. She becomes more depressed and turns to her church for guidance. She tells Jack that she wants to get together with him, but only in a monogamous relationship. Jack refuses because he is no longer a Christian like Grace is. Then, he decides that he loves Grace too much to lose her again, so he goes back to being a Christian which helps his college football team's notoriety. When Jack and Grace are on a break, Jack sleeps with Clementine, Ricky's friend from a group foster home they both spent time in . When Grace finds out, she breaks up with him but imediatley decides to take him back. She attempts to rekindle her relationship with Amy Juergens and Adrian Lee Boykewich.
In the series finale Thank You and Goodbye, Grace and Jack decide to end their engagement, and they stay friends, when Jack leaves, Grace turns on the radio and starts dancing, supposly
- During the beginning of the first season, Grace wears traditionally pink and wholesome clothing. But during the course of the show, her style becomes more dark and edgier.
- She thinks she killed her father since before he boarded a plane to Africa they had an argument about Grace having sex with Jack. Once on the plane it crashed and he died leaving her to think she kiled him by having sex when her told her not to.
- The only episodes where Grace does not appear in are When One Door Closes... and Fraid So.