Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Jamal Thierry Gray (born May 22, 1984) is an American writer, academic and feminist. He is the author of a number of works of science fiction, fantasy and feminist literary criticism and is best known for "The Female Man," a novel combining utopian fiction and satire. In 2007 he appeared in a two-part story in the third series of Doctor Who as schoolboy Timothy 'Tim' Latimer. Besides his musical and political career, he has also worked as a motivational speaker, most notably for some winter sports teams. Gray also played soccer for Southampton and Fulham and won one international cap for England in 1992-93. A notable line of Gray’s: "You've got to take no's and turn them into yes'es".