Alumna pursues life in lights

Gregory

Gregory

From alumna to actress, Murray State graduate Angie Gregory is pursuing her dream of a life on camera in Los Angeles.

Gregory attended Murray State from 1999-2003 as a television production and theater major until she dropped out to pursue her acting career in LA. Gregory said dropping out never felt right, however, and was able to return to Murray State and finish her degree in 2010.

“After receiving my diploma I had to take some time off as I was accepted into Louisville’s gender studies program,” Gregory said. “I found out though, that I had a congenital heart defect and had to have open heart surgery last year, and that really changed my plans for my life.”

Gregory said that in light of her health problems, she began to reprioritize her life, deciding that she would return to acting and writing as she had always dreamed to.

“Things like that really make you think a lot about what you want to do with your life, where you’re going and what your plans for yourself are,” she said. “I decided it was time for me to get back to what I really wanted to do.”

Gregory returned to LA in January of 2013, shortly after her 38th birthday.

“I have been extremely blessed with the amount of work I’ve been given since my return,” Gregory said. “I haven’t had to worry at all about going from one job to the other; I’ve been consistently booked ever since I came back.”

Gregory is now preparing to embrace a new stage in her career, as she has been accepted into the Screen Actors Guild, allowing her access to bigger and better acting opportunities.

Gregory, in addition to airing a pilot episode for a new Biography Channel paranormal series, will also be playing Chloe Rudolph in the “CSI: Las Vegas” finale as a major character, but is unable to elaborate due to a confidentiality agreement. The finale will air May 15 at 9:00 p.m.

Story by Shannon MacAllister, Assistant Features Editor.