Mollee Gray

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Mollee Gray
Occupations Dancer, Actress, Singer
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts High School Musical, The American Mall, So You Think You Can Dance

Mollee Gray is an American Jazz/Contemporary dancer, actress and singer from Utah. She had her TV debut in the High School Musical franchise as a principal dancer and later on her big break was reaching TOP 8 in So You Think You Can Dance Season 6. She plays "Giggles" in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie.

Early career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Gray's film debut was as a dancer and supporting actress in the dance movie Out Of Step.

In 2005 she auditioned, against her teachers' advice who claimed she was too young, for the Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical at age 14 and ended up being a featured dancer. She then auditioned for High School Musical 2 and became a principal dancer. Later on she was featured as a principal dancer in the MTV movie "The American Mall", starring The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev. She is mostly featured in the number "Survivor".

In 2008 she cast as a principal dancer in the third and final film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, where she can be seen in most scenes throughout the movie, as an extra or a dancer. She started training with dance teacher/choreographer TOKYO and later on became his assistant.[1]

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]

In 2009, Gray auditioned in Los Angeles for "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 6 at 18. Despite the Judges' doubts about her being too young and immature, she made Top 20 on her first try. She was paired with Nathan Trasoras and made her way to the Semi-finals. She was voted off on December 9, 2009. The day after the elimination she was featured in The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she performed with fellow SYTYCD dancer Legacy.[2]

Post SYTYCD[edit]

In 2011, Gray made a cameo appearance on Nickelodeon TV Show Big Time Rush in the episode 'Big Time Guru' and she was one of the dancers in the Kid's Choice Awards Big Time Rush number. She was also featured in the Nickelodeon TV Show Victorious, in the episode 'Beggin On Your Knees' and in Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. She was also in the number "Who Run The World (Girls)" in the episode 'Asian F' of the third season of Glee. Her first acting role was in the 2011 film No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, where she played a character named Sari. Sari was a very self-conscious actress in a TV Show where Kutcher's character Adam worked.[3]

She was also featured in the TV series Suburgatory, in the episode "Black Thai" and was a dancer in reality TV Shows such as America's Got Talent, The Voice and Dancing With The Stars.

Gray was a dancer in the 2012 American Music Awards in the number for "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift.[4]

In 2013, she was cast as Giggles, a surfer, in the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie, which was filmed in Puerto Rico in 2012 that premiered at 8:00 on July 19, 2013 on Disney Channel.

Gray auditioned as a member of a girl band for The X Factor (USA) on its third season, but did not make it to the second stage.

Music[edit]

In 2011. Gray released her first music video for her song "You Don't Know Anything About Me" online on August 7, 2011. The song was written and produced by Jim Wirt. The video was directed by Brian Ramage, choreographed by Tokyo and Jessica Warfield. The dancers in the video were Josue Vega, Taylor Banks, Shauna Noland, Kali Clugston, Heather Blum, Amber Snow and Whitney Duggins. She later released her single "Wasted" on iTunes.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Out Of Step Lead Dance/Supporting Actress Minor Role, Film debut
2006 High School Musical Braniac Dancer Minor Role, Disney Channel Original Movie
2007 High School Musical 2 Principal Dancer Minor Role, Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 The American Mall Principal Dancer Minor Role
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Principal Dancer Minor Role, Disney Channel Original Movie
2011 No Strings Attached Sari
2011 Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 2011 Dancer in Big Time Rush Number
2013 Teen Beach Movie Giggles Recurring Role, Disney Channel Original Movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself 1 Episode, Guest/Dancer
2009 So You Think You Can Dance Herself/Contestant Eliminated in Week 7, Top 8
2010 America's Got Talent Herself/Dancer in 2 Numbers 1 Episode, Guest
2010 Drop Dead Diva Herself/Dancer 1 Episode, Uncredited
2011 Big Time Rush Herself/Dancer 1 Episode, Uncredited
2011 Victorious Herself/Dancer 1 Episode, Guest
2011 The Voice Herself/Dancer 1 Episode, Guest
2013 Suburgatory Herself/Dancer 1 Episode, Guest
2013 Teens Wanna Know Herself 1 Episode, Guest
2014 Austin & Ally Acapella Group Member 1 Episode, Guest

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Notes
Teen Beach Movie
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Director Reference(s)
"You Don't Know Anything About Me" 2011 Mollee Gray Brian Ramage N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ LA Casting
  2. ^ So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Wikipedia Article
  3. ^ IMDB Mollee Gray
  4. ^ Bloc Agency Website
  5. ^ Crushtone Music Website

Crushtone Music Website

Bloc Agency Website

LA Casting

External links[edit]