Macy Gray

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Macy Gray

Born

9/6/1970, Canton, Ohio (USA)

Birth Name

Natalie McIntyre

Gender

Female

Also Known As

MG, Macy G., Macy
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Macy Gray was born on September 6, 1967 in Canton, Ohio. While attending college at the University of Southern California, Gray got the opportunity by chance to sing on some demo tapes for a friend. This led to her getting the opportunity to sing at jazz cafes in…more

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    • Macy was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

    • Macy Gray re-recorded the theme song for the Nickelodeon hit cartoon As Told By Ginger to replace the original version that was made by Cree Summer. Episodes where Cree Summer's edition was used are now replaced with Macy Gray's recording.

    • Macy played at a fundraising concert for Democratic candidate Al Gore in September, 2000 with K.D. Lang, Bette Midler, Ben Affleck, and Lenny Kravitz.

    • Macy fulfilled her pledge to perform in the nude when she took it all off during her concert in London. She was photographed for a book that is being made of nude stars to raise funds for AIDS victims.

    • Macy visited Houston, Texas to visit the victims left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, she passed out clothes and toiletries.

    • Macy sang alongside Dwight Yoakam, Peter Gallagher, and Alessandra Nivola at the Independent Spirit Awards in California.

    • Macy opened a music school, The Macy Gray Music Academy in NoHo Arts district, North Hollywood, California. She hands out scholarships to those who show talent and desire, but lack the funds.

    • Macy designs and markets her own fashion line, called the Natalie Hind Collection by Macy Gray.

    • Macy appeared alongside Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke, and Christopher Walken in the story of bounty hunter Domino.

    • Macy took the role that Halle Berry backed out on, in the HBO television movie Lackawanna Blues. The movie received 7 Emmy Award nominations.

    • Macy joined up with Carlos Santana and added her vocals to a track on his album The Essential Santana.

    • Macy released her most personal album third, in July 2003, The Trouble With Being Myself was revealed. Critics from Rolling Stone magazine called this her best work yet.

    • Macy has traveled the world to perform in Israel, Australia, Europe, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Holland.

    • Macy's second album, The Id was a hit. The singles 'Sweet Baby' and 'Psychopath' worked their way up the single charts for eleven weeks.

    • Macy's debut album was titled How Life Is. It sold 7 million worldwide, and her hit single 'I Try' earned her a Grammy Award in 1999.

    • Macy studied classical piano for seven years.

    • Macy was the only female to sing on the soundtrack of the Eminem film 8 Mile.

    • Macy appeared in a television commercial for The Gap in 1997, and for Mountain Dew Code Red in 2006.

    • Macy is a huge fan of Benicio del Toro.

    • Macy was married to Tracy Hinds from 1996 to 1998, they share two children.

    • Macy took film classes with Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe at UCLA, during the 1980s.

    • Macy was born as Natalie Renee McIntyre, in Canton, Ohio in 1970. She was a shy, awkward child, who was embarrassed of her raspy voice.

    • Macy Gray made her first video game appearance as the voice actor for snowboarder Seeiah Owens in SSX Tricky.

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