Natalie Morales (born February 15, 1985) is a filmmaker and actor from the United States. She was a prominent character in the first season of the USA Network series White Collar and appeared in the ABC Family comedy The Middleman.
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She starred in the feature films Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance in 2010. Morales also starred in the Fox comedy series The Grinder, the NBC sitcom Abby’s, and had recurring appearances in Parks and Recreation, HBO’s The Newsroom, and the Netflix series Dead to Me.
Her directorial debut, the adolescent comedy Plan B, was published on Hulu on May 28, 2021. She also directed Language Lessons, a film she co-wrote and acts in with Mark Duplass. It made its world debut at the Berlin International Film Festival and will be distributed in September 2021.
|Full Name||Natalie Morales|
|Date of Birth||February 15, 1985|
|Age||38 years old|
|Birthplace||Kendall, Florida, United States|
Height, Weight & Physical Stats of Natalie Morales
|Height||5 Feet 4 1/2 inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
The career of Natalie Morales
Morales is of Cuban heritage and was born in Miami, Florida. She went to St. Agatha Catholic Elementary School and Southwest Miami Senior High School. She took part in the Dow Jones Minority High School Journalism Workshop at the University of Miami.
Career as Acting
Morales appeared as a guest on CSI: Miami in 2006 and as a character in Pimp My Ride, a computer game based on the MTV television series. Her first notable appearance was in The Middleman, a sci-fi dramedy that aired for one season on the ABC Family network.
She played Wendy Watson in the series, which was based on the comic book The Middleman. Morales also appeared in and executive produced the Web series, Quitters. In August 2008, the series was an official selection of the third annual ITVFest (Independent Television Festival) in Los Angeles.
In 2009, Morales joined the cast of the USA Network television series White Collar for the first season. She left the series when the cast was replaced for creative reasons. Morales appeared in Oliver Stone’s 2010 film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. She was cast as Chelsea Handler’s best friend in Are You There, Chelsea?
In 2013, Morales joined the cast of Trophy Wife as Meg, Kate’s best friend. She left the series when the cast was replaced for creative reasons. Morales also appeared on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama, The Newsroom.
Her most recent television series is the NBC multi-camera sitcom Abby’s, created by Josh Malmuth and executive produced by Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur.
Career as Directing
In 2021, Morales directed the teen comedy Plan B starring Victoria Moroles and Kuhoo Verma. The film earned critical acclaim with critics praising Morales’ direction. That same year she also directed the drama film Language Lessons (2021) which she co-wrote with writer-director Mark Duplass.
They both star in the feature, which they filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is set over Zoom as a Spanish teacher (Morales) communicates with her student (Duplass).
The film had its debut at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival in March of 2021. It was released in September 2021 and received positive reviews. A critic of IndieWire called it “one of the best uses of the format yet”.