Reatha Grey was born in Los Angeles, California in 1949. Her father was a dentist and her mother worked as a social worker and elementary school teacher. Grey enjoyed a comfortable middle-class childhood and graduated from Los Angeles High School. She went on to graduate from Los Angeles City College, majoring in theater arts. After touring east Asia with the USO in 1974, Grey began her professional show business career appearing in television series and movies such as "Three's Company," "General Hospital" and "Angel Dusted." She also starred in the black exploitation cult classic "Soul Vengeance." Dozens of roles on television, screen and stage later, Grey owned and operated the Grey Images Extra Casting Company for almost a decade in the 1980s, supplying atmosphere talent for films, including "Baby Boom" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys." Grey retired from show business in 1991 and went on to serve as a chaplain at the Los Angeles Mission for eight years. She has also traveled as a missionary to Nicaragua, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and the Bahamas. She returned to acting in 2008, and appeared in the 2011 film "Walk by Faith II: After the Honeymoon" and the television pilot "My Life in Punchlines," and co-starred on the hit series "The Protector" and "iCarly."