Rise to Fame
In 2002, Mollee Gray got her start in Ryan Little’s directorial venture, ‘Out of Step’, a film about a girl from Utah who relocates to New York City after she is accepted in a prestigious dance program.
Gray got her next part four years later, in 2006, in the first ‘High School Musical’ television film. Starring alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale, Gray played a character credited as Brainiac Dancer. In the sequel ‘High School Musical 2’, aired in 2007, she was credited as Principal Dancer. She appeared in ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’, the final instalment of the film series as well. It was released in theatres in 2008 and was a commercial success, earning $253 million at the box office. Gray was credited as the principal dancer in this film too. That year, she also appeared in the television film ‘The American Mall’.
In 2009, Gray successfully auditioned for the sixth season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. She was picked alongside 19 others to proceed to the Las Vegas round. Gray made her entry into the competition as a jazz dancer and earned a positive reputation for her perky attitude that she channelled into each of her routines. She was only 18 years old when she appeared on the show. She matured as a dancer as the series progressed, expanding her skills on the floor by learning new forms of dance every week. Gray was eventually eliminated in the week seven.
After ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Gray also made appearances in other competitive reality shows, including NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2010 and ‘The Voice’ in 2011. She appeared in an episode of Lifetime’s legal comedy drama series ‘Drop Dead Diva’ in 2010. She was cast in Nickelodeon’s ‘Big Time Rush’ in 2011. In both the shows, she played the role of a dancer.
In 2011, she landed her first major role in a feature film, playing a character named Sari in the Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher starrer ‘No Strings Attached’. The film gave her career the necessary traction and she went on to play Giggles, a character whom Gray herself described as a “spunky cheerleader”, in ‘Teen Beach Movie’ in 2013 and in its 2015 sequel, ‘Teen Beach Movie 2’.
From 2011 to 2015, she guest starred in a number of TV shows, primarily playing dancers. She appeared in Nickelodeon's sitcom ‘Victorious’ in 2011, ABC’s sitcom ‘Suburgatory’ in 2013, Disney Channel’s ‘Austin & Ally’ in 2014, and ‘Best Friends Whenever’ in 2015.
In 2015, she was cast in her first starring role in the teen thriller ‘Double Daddy’. While the film was not a major box-office success, it did register her in people’s minds as a potential leading lady. In the following year, she worked in Jake Barsha’s directorial venture ‘South32’ and TV miniseries ‘#ThisIsCollege’.
Gray is set to appear in the sports drama ‘The Favorite’, the action drama ‘The Reliant’, and the suspense thriller ‘A Night to Regret’ in the near future. As a singer, Gray has put out two singles to date, ‘Wasted’ and ‘You Don’t Know Anything (About Me)’. Both the songs were released in 2012
Mollee Gray was born on May 15, 1991, in Orem, Utah to Sean Gray and Thursday Martak. She has a brother named Gage who is a model and popular Instagrammer. Gray has been dancing since she was three years old. She first took dancing lessons at the Winter School in Salt Lake City and later was trained at The Dance Club in Orem. Daring to dream big, she bade goodbye to her family and moved out of her hometown to become a successful dancer and actor.
In September 2017, she married JekaJane Kalotkin, whose full name is Jessica Jane Kalotkin. A dancer, instructor and choreographer, Kalotkin has found popularity for her work on mL's theTOUR and for her appearance in the Korean pop group 2NE1. Like Gray, Kalotkin runs a YouTube channel which she uses to post her original choreography to popular songs.