The beautiful and elegant American actress Natalia Dyer with a twinkle in her eyes and a passion for acting is one of the rising stars of the American entertainment industry best known for playing Nancy Wheeler in the American science fiction-horror web TV series ‘Stranger Things’. She started her journey in acting with the 2009 American teen musical comedy-drama film ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ as a child artist and over the years featured in several films while transitioning into an adult star. She landed up with her first substantial role in the adventure film ‘The Greening of Whitney Brown’. Her real breakthrough came with the Netflix sci-fi television series ‘Stranger Things’ that gained her name and fame. She along with the cast of ‘Stranger Things’ won the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ award at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards event in 2017. Her fans will be delighted to see her in starring roles in upcoming films ‘Mountain Rest’ and ‘Tuscaloosa’.
Showbiz Journey So Far
Natalia forayed into acting as a child artist playing the role of Clarissa Granger in the 2009 American teen musical comedy-drama film ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’, which went on to become a huge box-office hit grossing revenue of $155 million worldwide. She got her first major role of Lily in the 2011 adventure film ‘The Greening of Whitney Brown’. Her first starring role in a feature film came with the role of Davina in the Leah Meyerhoff directed American drama ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ that also starred Amy Seimetz, Julia Garner, Toni Meyerhoff and Peter Vack. This independent film had its premiere on March 9, 2014, at SXSW and was released by ‘Gravitas Ventures’ the following year on May 29. Other feature film appearances of this ravishing diva includes the 2012 American comedy-drama ‘Blue Like Jazz’, and the 2016 drama romance ‘Long Nights Short Mornings’. Her upcoming films that will feature her in starring roles are ‘After Darkness’ (2017), ‘Tuscaloosa’ (2018) and ‘Mountain Rest’ (2018)
She essayed the starring role of Janie in the short comedy drama film ‘Too Sunny for Santa’ that released on April 15, 2010. Starting with this, Natalia went on to play starring roles in several other short films including the June 10, 2014 released ‘The City at Night’, the 2015 released ‘Till Dark’, and the July 7, 2017 released ‘Yes, God, Yes’.
While progressing step-by-step in the world of cinema, Natalia endeavoured into the small-screen. The science fiction-horror web television series ‘Stranger Things’ proved a real breakthrough for her. The first season of the series was released on Netflix on July 15, 2016. It was created, written, directed and co-produced by American film and TV writer, director, and producer duo of Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer professionally known as ‘The Duffer Brothers’
The first season encompassing eight episodes not only garnered popularity but also achieved huge critical acclaim. It also won several awards including 5 Primetime Emmy Awards and fetched Natalia, along with the main cast of the series, ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ award at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards event in 2017. Such success led to the release of its second season encompassing nine episodes on October 27, 2017. Netflix has already announced a third season of the series in December 2017.
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Behind The Curtains
Natalia was born on January 13, 1997, in Nashville, Tennessee, US. It seems that this gorgeous damsel is a private person and does not like to divulge much about her personal life. There is hardly any information available on her family, childhood and early education except that she has a neurodevelopment type mental disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for which she has been medically treated since childhood. She attended New York University (NYU) in 2016-17 and is at present studying at Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Rumours of her dating English actor and ‘Stranger Things’ co-star Charlie Heaton in September 2016 did the rounds garnering much media attention when the two posted snaps from a trip to Spain in their respective Instagram accounts. An insider also spilled the beans about Natalia and Charlie telling ‘Life & Style’ that “They’re definitely dating. They’ve been together since before season two began filming in October,” and also mentioned that “The two spend every waking minute together, on set and off.” It is also speculated that the damsel introduced her beau to her family in Nashville.