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How Old Is Lady Liberty From Jupiter's Legacy?

You should never ask a lady her age, but when it comes to Grace Sampson, a.k.a. Lady Liberty (Leslie Bibb) on Netflix's "Jupiter's Legacy," it's only natural there will be a few questions. 

As anyone who's seen the first season knows all too well, Grace was around at the beginning of the 20th century. She first meets Sheldon (Josh Duhamel) amid the Great Depression when his family's business takes a severe financial hit. She's a reporter, and he doesn't care for the fact she's sullying his family's good name by writing negative things about his father regardless of the level of truth. 

Grace, Sheldon, and the rest of the future Union members receive superpowers, and they go on to help the world for decades to come. They're still standing up for truth and justice in the modern-day, and while they all have some gray hairs, it's clear the mystical island also gave them the gift of a longer life. We've done some digging, and we think we can estimate how old Grace is throughout the series. 

We'd guess Lady Liberty is about 120 years old in the modern day

Grace never celebrates a birthday at any point in "Jupiter's Legacy," so it's hard to say with any certainty how old she is; however, there are some pretty good clues if you know where to look. In the present day, the show reveals that Grace's husband, Sheldon, is 120 years old. Assuming the modern scenes took place in 2020, that would put his age at 29 or 30 in 1929 when the stock market crashed. At this time, he meets Grace, who's a seasoned reporter at a newspaper, and while she never mentions her age, it would make the most sense for her to be around Sheldon's age, give or take a few years potentially.

That means in the modern era, she would be around 120 years old, too. All of the original Union members look great for their ages. Outside of a general world-weariness about them, they appear as they could be in their 50s or 60s. The power of decelerated aging given to the heroes does a lot more than merely allow the show to use the same actors for both timelines. It also plays into the larger themes. 

"Jupiter's Legacy" is all about what older generations have left behind for the new ones. Sometimes those "gifts" aren't necessarily what more recent generations need to succeed. The show literally showcases this by explaining how the Union's old code is no longer practical. "Jupiter's Legacy" also serves as an allegory for how economic systems that benefitted Baby Boomers may no longer work for Millennials and those in Generation Z. Having the older generations in the flesh allows more meaningful conversations to occur.