Dawn Gray (she/her/hers) is president of Gray Talent Group, founded in 2008, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The mission of Gray Talent Group is to develop actors and take them to the next level of their career. Consequently, Gray actors can be seen nightly on networks and streaming services. There are currently Gray Talent Actors on Broadway, and on the silver screen.
Gray was named the SAG agent of the month and was the second agent outside of Los Angeles and first in Chicago to receive the award.
Before becoming an agent, Gray produced the film Stray Dogs. Her other entrepreneurial venture was MOMents, a resource for working mothers. As part of MOMents, Gray produced a radio segment for WMAQ radio, wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune, created a monthly newsletter, ran support groups and gave talks on balancing work and family.
A graduate of Northwestern University, her first job out of college was working in the media as a writer/producer for WCFL Radio, UPI and CNN. Later she transitioned into public relations and held management positions at major agencies. Dawn is delighted to pursue her passion of helping actors find success in this wonderful, wacky business.
I really enjoyed the workshop, and I learned a lot. It was really informative to hear from Dawn Gray's perspective. We had time to dive deep into both acting practice and a separate industry discussion, but then use everything we learned for a final run-through of performances at the end. I would absolutely take it again!
— Alexandra Healy