Grae Drake Biography
Grae Drake (Gretchen Alena Drake) is an American entertainment journalist, Web and TV host, and film critic. She is well known for her celebrity interviews and film critic. She studied film at the University of Texas at Austin.
Grae Drake Age
She was born on January 29, 1980 in Colorado, United States. She is 38 years old as of 2018.
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She is married to her long-time boyfriend actor Steve Gelder. The couple married in a very private ceremony in April of 2017 in Colorado, and held an equally private wedding reception to celebrate said nuptials in Los Angeles, CA shortly after their honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona.
Grae Drake Career
She is a recognized “geek culture” personality in fandom circles. She often serves as a panelist, moderator and panel host at major pop culture conventions and events nationwide including WonderCon, New York Comic Con, Comic Con International, and SXSW.
She is a member of Broadcast Film Critics and is a participant in The Critics Choice Awards. She is the Senior Movie Editor for Rotten Tomatoes, and co-hosts their Sirius Radio program.
Drake also works as a film critic for Movies.com, Fandango, and appears on CNN to do movie review segments and report on entertainment industry events, such as the Oscars.
Her red carpet interviews and more comedic and irreverent video have been re-broadcast in part or whole as segments on popular television programs, such as “Ryan Gosling’s Funniest Moments” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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When she was selected as a panelist for Comic Con International’s “Masters of the Web”, in 2012, 2013 and 2015, Drake had the opportunity to speak about this new paradigm with peers including John Campea, James Oster, Adam Wingard among others.
She is a frequent guest on HLN’s Weekend Express, CNN, Good Day LA, Fox News and other media outlets where she provides film reviews and news stories topical to the entertainment industry and popular culture in general.
She continues to actively create new content in different formats for both Rotten Tomatoes and other media outlets.
Before her journalism career, Drake worked in many facets of the entertainment industry. Previously, she worked behind the camera for ABC, Motion Theory, Oceangate Productions, and Prometheus Productions.
She has also produced, appeared in, and is credited for video editing work on a variety of projects for film and television, including Ancient Aliens, How to Look Good Naked with Carson Kressley, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
She is became popular in the “geek community” and coupled with her work in the entertainment industry led to a successful self-start in podcasting.
In 2004, Drake founded and hosted a weekly movie podcast called The Popcorn Mafia which ran for over 8 years, and included notable guests such as Andy Dick, Diablo Cody, Max Landis, Ahmed Best (aka. Jar-Jar Binks), and James Marsden.
The podcast produced at least two shows that were recorded in front of a live audience. The Diablo Cody episode was recorded at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA, and the Andy Dick episode was recorded at the Silent Movie Theater in West Hollywood CA.
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