Renée Nicole Gray is an NYC area artist, fashion historian, writer, designer, and performer. Her areas of interest include conservation, stage and film costumes, Royal dress, and the role of fashion in women’s rights movements past and present. Renée’s research in fashion and costume history is featured on her popular websites, The Dresstorian and The Streisand Style Files. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, Costume Society of America, and The Association of Dress Historians.
Renée moved to NYC from Maine as a teenager to pursue a career in performing arts. She went on to work in numerous film and TV productions, commercials, print ads, and as a voice-over artist for the Playboy cartoon “Bunni Power.” Her theatrical roles include appearances in the NYC Fringe Festival and Midtown International Theatre Festival. She has also worked as a costume designer for multiple productions. Visit her IMDB page here.
Renée is best known for her decade of work as Hollywood’s go-to Lady Gaga lookalike, sound alike, and tribute artist. In 2010 she stumbled into a job as a Lady Gaga impersonator and went on to create the tribute show “The Lady Gaga Experience.” During this time, Renée opened for K Pop star G.E.M. in China, and Rachel Platten. She played Lady Gaga in productions for MTV, E! Network, and in “The Fashion Planet” on Dutch/German TV, and performed at private events for ABC, Bravo, Lan Kwai Fong (China), The Tower Of David (Israel), Citi Field, and more. Renée retired from impersonator work in 2019 to pursue other interests. A book about her life during this time is in the works. Read snippets at mylifeasladygaga.com.
Renée is currently creating several self-portrait art projects that focus on exploring sociology through her wearable art creations. Her art and designs can be purchased at her online shop.