Natalie Jackson Mendoza was born in Hong Kong of a Filipino/Spanish Jazz musician father and German/English mother. She had a bohemian upbringing with her six artist siblings living all over the world in Asia, Australia, England and NYC. She was raised as a child in Hong Kong and Australia. She studied Classical Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School UK and Playhouse West LA. Natalie has enjoyed playing many lead roles in theater and had the honor to open the National Theatre's brand new Dorfman Theatre in London with the show Here Lies Love written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, directed by Alex Timbers, Natalie was cast as the lead role of Imelda Marcos and has received 5-star reviews for her interpretation of the role. Other theater credits include, Arms of Fire by Duncan Sheik and Steven Adler. She was selected from over 3000 women by Bono and Edge to play the original Arachne in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway. Cameron Macintosh originally discovered Natalie and had her star in Les Miserables and Miss Saigon Australia. Other credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee MTC, Ghost, Lord of the Rings, Cats, and many more. After studying classical acting she moved onto do many plays including Romeo and Juliet, Coup D'Etat, 5 Kinds of Silence, Macbeth and many more. She has always worked in film and television from a young age and landed a 3-picture deal with Miramax at 19. She most recently appeared as one of the leads in Americana directed by Philip Noyce by ABC America and the British classic Midsomer Murders as Sasha Fleetwood. She is still best known for Descent 1 & 2 and her lead role of Jackie Clunes in BBC's drama Hotel Babylon. Natalie has moved on to writing and developing for her own film production company as well as recording an album she will be releasing later next year. She had a record deal with Virgin Records as a teenager in a Punk pop band. She won Best Film, Best Writer and Best Director for the 72 hr Film Festival held in LA in 2011. Natalie is also directing her first feature slated for release next year.
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