Family members have always been supportive of Moran’s interest in the entertainment industry. When he was a child, his mother would give him 50 cents to perform dance routines in front of her friends.

A Virginia native, Moran is a southerner at heart who was raised by his grandmother. 

“We never had much, but we had a lot of love in our home,” Moran said. “She had a lot of wisdom and knowledge.” 

After two years, crashing on the streets of New York city which was the norm for freelance mime Nate Moran. He then by chance one day met R&B singer/songwriter and record producer Ne-Yo on 8th Avenue in New York during the mid-2000's. 

Ne-Yo did not give Moran any wads of cash or a stake in his estimated $16 million fortune as handouts, but he did give him words of wisdom by complimenting Moran’s dance moves. 

Nate Moran, who was homeless, had walked up to Ne-Yo after a hip-hop show and asked him to look at his dance routine. 

“Yo, Ne-Yo!” Moran recalled saying. “Check this out man. Let me show you some moves, man.” 

Ne-Yo and his crew as they watched his street performance, cheered for Nate Moran. 

“We need to sign this guy,” someone in the crew said as they watched Moran perform his smooth mime and dance moves on the city pavement. “This guy is good.” 

Moran has not seen Ne-Yo since that night. 

“If I ever meet him again, I will tell him how much I appreciated him,” 

The encouraging words of Ne-Yo and his crew is what sent Nate Moran on his journey in dance and mime which has become his career and he has not looked back. Dressed in a black tux with white makeup painted on his face, Moran can now rest easy with a home on stages across the nation.