Katie Gray is the proud daughter of her immigrant father (Mohan Nooniwal) who came to the US from India and a sweet midwestern mother (Annette Gray) who has a heart of Gold.
Through her youth, she was fascinated with the fine arts and upon her high school graduation, received numerous scholarships to attend various Art Schools. However, it wasn’t continued schooling that would ultimately align her passion for life experience with her career goals. At 17 years old, Katie headed to Central America with her backpack and a year later, moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Though her cinema roles did not escalate to anything beyond a few small parts on major television shows, she did book the lead role of “Seras Victoria” on the Japanese anime “Hellsing”. As it turns out, Hellsing would become a cult-classic in the anime industry and she would continue doing voice overs for over 10 years, becoming fairly well known to the anime community.
Katie has a deep love for acting, but it is music that truly ignites her life with a sense of purpose and alignment. With singing and songwriting, she is able to fuse together her love of nature, artistic expression, meditation, story telling and stage performance.
Through the years, she has received various recognition for her music, including time spent on the list of iTunes spotlight artists as well as the iTunes list of top picks for Facebook. Her song “Set Free” was featured on the FOX television show ‘Bones’ and numerous songs she has written and recorded with her band “Sea Stars” (which is a duet with her beloved, Kurt Baumann) have been featured on various major television shows.
Katie has collaborated and/or shared the stage with artists such as: Band of Horses, Ani Difranco, Ani Difranco, The Polish Ambassador, Elephant Revival, Ooah, Emancipator, Random Rab, Vicci Martinez, Kan’ Nal and more.
Through the Emerging Women conferences (https://emergingwomen.com) in Boulder, CO and New York City, Katie spoke and performed her music to open the stage for both Brene Brown and Eve Ensler.
In 2013, she spent 2 weeks touring alongside Eve Ensler on a tour through India for the One Billion Rising organization in which she spoke and sang out against violence and abuse towards women.
Katie currently lives on Orcas Island in Washington State with her family and a beloved community of wonderful friends.