In the 1980s, a young actress named Natalie Gregory captured the hearts of audiences with her enchanting performances in television and film. Most notably, she starred as Alice in the television film “Alice in Wonderland,” a role that remains a highlight of her career. But as the years passed, Natalie Gregory stepped away from the spotlight, leaving many to wonder about her journey post-fame.
Born in Alameda County, California, Natalie Gregory began her acting career at a young age. She quickly found herself guest-starring in various television series, including “Two Marriages,” “Matt Houston,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Cagney & Lacey,” and “Magnum, P.I.” Her early roles showcased a range of talent, from dramatic to comedic, and she was building a promising career in the entertainment industry.
Alice in Wonderland
It was in 1985 that Gregory landed the role that would define her early career: Alice in the CBS television film “Alice in Wonderland.” At just 9 years old, she became the youngest actress to play Alice in a television or sound-film production based on the Lewis Carroll novels.
Her performance was well-received, earning her a nomination for Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week at the 1986 Young Artist Awards.
Following her role in “Alice in Wonderland,” Natalie Gregory continued acting through the late 1980s. She voiced Jenny in “Oliver & Company” (1988) and appeared in “Highway to Heaven” from 1985 to 1988. In 1989, she was active with roles in “Wait Until Spring, Bandini,” “Dad’s a Dog,” and “Cranium Command.” Her final acting role was as Belinda in the TV movie “Beanpole” in 1990. After this, she retired from acting.
What Is Natalie Gregory Doing Now?
After her early career in acting, Natalie Gregory transitioned into the field of information technology. She is now an established IT executive with over 15 years of experience, particularly in the realms of sales, marketing, and channel development within the US and Canadian public sectors. Currently, she holds the position of Vice President of Open Source Solutions at Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Natalie has been with Carahsoft since its inception in 2004 and has been instrumental in leading the company’s Open Source business unit, which has Red Hat Inc. as its cornerstone.
Furthermore, Natalie is a founding member and Vice President of the Coalition for Enterprise Open Source Software in Government (CEOSSG). This organization, which was established in collaboration with Carahsoft’s partner Red Hat, is a proponent for the expanded use of enterprise Open Source Software by federal agencies. Within CEOSSG, Natalie engages with key figures on Capitol Hill and within the executive branch to advocate for the implementation of enterprise-class OSS solutions in federal operations.