Natalie Morales Wiki Bio
Natalie Leticia Morales was born in Kendall, Florida USA, on 15 February 1985 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, she holds American nationality and is of Cuban descent. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Lucy in the comedy series “Parks and Recreation”, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, and which starred Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Jim O’Heir. The series aired from 2009 to 2020, and follows a group of people working on projects that should make their town a better place – it won 25 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 147 other awards.
Early life, family and education
Natalie was raised in Kendall by her parents, who prefer to stay away from the media’s attention, thus nothing about them is known.
As she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, Natalie’s believed to be an only child.
She became interested in acting while attending St. Agatha Catholic School, then moved on to Southwest Miami Senior High School, at which she appeared in many plays, while she could also have been seen portraying supporting characters in plays performed at a local theatre. Upon matriculating in 2003, she enrolled at the University of Miami, but dropped out to pursue a career as an actress.
Roles in TV series
Natalie has been credited with appearing in around 50 movies and TV series, and we’re going to be mentioning more of her most notable performances.
She made her debut TV series appearance in 2006, with her portrayal of Anya Boa Vista in the episode “Darkroom” of the mystery crime drama “CSI: Miami”, and in 2008, Natalie starred as Wendy Watson in the science fiction comedy drama “The Middleman”, which also starred Matt Keeslar and Brit Morgan, and follows an artist who has been hired by a mysterious agency to battle evil monsters. In 2009, Natalie played the supporting character Lauren Cruz in the crime comedy drama “White Collar”, and in 2012 she was Ashley Howard in five episodes of the popular romantic comedy “90210”.
The following year saw her star as Meg in the comedy “Trophy Wife”, created by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern, and which also starred Malin Akerman and Bradley Whitford.
It follows a woman who has fallen in love with a man who has two ex-wives and three children; the series was nominated for five awards. Some of Natalie’s following roles were in all 21 episodes of the comedy “The Grinder” in 2016, the 2017 episode “The Musical” of the comedy “Grace and Frankie”, and four episodes of the animated comedy drama “BoJack Horseman” (voice role) in 2018.
Between 2017 and 2019, she played Anne Garcia in 10 episodes of the horror comedy “Santa Clarita Diet”, and in 2019, Natalie portrayed the title character in the comedy “Abby’s”, created by Josh Malmuth, and which also stared Nelson Franklin and Jessica Chaffin. It follows the lives of people who are regulars at the bar Abby’s.
Some of Natalie’s most recent roles in TV series have been in six episodes of the comedy “Dead to Me” and the episode “Chapter Ten: To The Pain!” of the short fantasy comedy mini-series “Home Movie: The Princess Bride” both in 2020, and the 2021 episode “Respect in Workplace” of the comedy “Mr. Mayor”. She’s currently recording for the upcoming animated adventure comedy “Rugrats”.
Roles in movies
Natalie made her debut movie appearance in the 2008 comedy “Quitters”, which failed to attract any attention; some of her following roles were in the 2009 comedy “Boldly Going Nowhere”, and in 2010 the drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and the romantic comedy “Going the Distance”.
In 2011, she was cast to play Sophie in the comedy “6 Month Rule”, written and directed by Blayne Weaver who also starred in it alongside Natalie and Martin Starr. The movie follows a womanizer who’s teaching his best friend about how to remain single and avoid emotional attachment – it won three awards. Natalie then starred in the 2013 short drama “Donna Bachler’s A Homecoming”, and the 2014 short comedy “James Joyce’s Love Letters with Natalie Morales”. In 2017 she played the lead character Aorta in the comedy “Budding Prospects”. The same year saw her play Rosie Casals in the biographical comedy drama “Battle of the Sexes”, which starred Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Andrea Riseborough, and follows the true story of a tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King played in 1973.
The movie won three of the 26 awards for which it was nominated, including two Golden Globe nominations. The year 2018 heard Natalie voice Miss Calleros in the critically acclaimed animated action adventure “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, which today ranks amongst the top 100 movies of all time, and won 81 awards including an Oscar, while it was nominated for 57 other awards.
Three of Natalie’s most recent roles in movies have been in early 2021 – the crime thriller “The Little Things”, the drama “Language Lessons”, and the romantic crime comedy “Happily”. She’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the science fiction comedy “I’m Totally Fine” and the comedy drama “Today’s Special”.
Natalie has 10 directing, four producing and two writing credits.
In 2013, she wrote, produced and directed the two-minute movie “Lost It”, and most recently in 2021, she wrote, produced and directed the drama movie “Language Lessons”.
She has been featured in a couple of documentary movies, including “The Women of Doctor Who”, “The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who”, and “The Destinations of Doctor Who”.
Some of the talk-shows in which Natalie has made a guest appearance include “Home & Family”, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly”.
Awards and nominations
Natalie has been nominated for six awards, winning one: a 2021 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight for “Language Sessions”.
Some of the other awards for which she has been nominated include two Imagen Foundation Awards, a 2021 Screen Actors Guild Award, and a 2021 Berlin International Film Festival Award.
Love life and husband
Natalie’s quite secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women she has perhaps been with, however, on 30 June 2017, she used her Twitter account to announce that she’s queer. In her own words: ‘What queer means to me is just simply that I’m not straight. That’s all. It’s not scary, even though that word used to be really, really scary to me.’
It was revealed in the interview that Natalie was in a secret relationship with an openly bisexual girl while attending high school, and since their break-up, she has attended therapy, believed she was sick, started loving people again, and has become a big supporter of the LGBT community.
A fan has stated to have recently seen Natalie being rather too close to an unknown girl, claiming that she has a girlfriend as of April 2021, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims nor has Natalie commented on this. She today seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Natalie has just recently become interested in politics, mostly because she was dissatisfied with how the former President of the United States of America Donald Trump was leading the country. She used her Instagram account to urge people to vote for change, saying that every vote could make a difference.
She’s an animal lover with dogs being her favorites, while she’d volunteered at various animal shelters.
Natalie’s passionate about travelling, and has been to many US states as well as various European and Asian countries, with her dream travel destination being Tokyo in Japan.
In her spare time which is usually late at night, Natalie enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actor and actress Johnny Depp and Amanda Seyfried, such as the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Letters to Juliette” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and salary
Natalie’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 134lbs (61kgs).
As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $16 million by various sources.