A bicoastal actress from sunny California, Natalie is often stopped on the street by people who ask her why she’s smiling.
She has performed on stages in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, and across the U.S., as well as on numerous television shows and commercials.
Her TV credits include recurring roles on HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NBC’s DECEPTION, The CW’s 90210, and BET’s HELL DATE, as well as recent roles on ABC Family’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH and CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES opposite LL Cool J.
But she is most recognized on the street for playing “Sondra” on THE COSBY SHOW, which she definitely, definitely did not do.
Her NYC theater credits include the Off-Broadway productions of RENT (Mimi), MURDER BALLAD (Standby Sara / Standby Narrator), and The Public Theater’s production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE, which is now the Tony and Pulitzer Award winning Broadway musical HAMILTON. She has also performed alongside the original Broadway casts of A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS.
In her travels Nata has been known to dance on tables, get acupuncture at open markets, and talk to exotic food. She has allegedly been overheard whispering to said food, phrases like, “Ooh, you’re so good,” and “Get in my mouth.” There is absolutely no evidence of this.
Natalie’s pet peeves include the rampant misuse of the word “I,” and of the term “catch 22.” Her career goals include an appearance on SESAME STREET, where she dreams no one misuses the word “I,” or the term “catch 22,” without gettin’ called on it.
When time allows, Natalie can be seen performing her original cabaret and comedy at various New York and Los Angeles venues, and leading The Natalie Wachen Quartet. Social Media: @happiestactress • NatalieWachen.com
Hallelujah, Baby! – Ensemble
Finian’s Rainbow – Necessity Trio