Natalie Morales Biography
Natalie Morales is an American Actress and Director known for appearing in many films and TV shows. Some of them include “Abby’s”, “No Hard Feelings” (2023), “The Middleman” (2008), “CSI: Miami (2002): Darkroom (2006)”, “White Collar”, ” The Grinder”, “The Newsroom”, “Parks and Recreation”, “Dead to Me”, and many others.
Natalie Morales Age
Morales was born on February 15, 1985, in Kendall, Florida, United States. She is therefore 38 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 15th of February every year.
Natalie Morales Height
Morales stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 3 inches.
Natalie Morales Family
Morales grew up in Miami, Florida, and is of Cuban descent. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Morales has any siblings.
Natalie Morales Husband / Partner
Morales is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. However, rumors have it that she has been in 2 unsuccessful relationships.
Natalie Morales Net Worth
Morales has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Actress and Director.
Natalie Morales Salary
Morales earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Natalie Morales Education
Morales is a proud alumnus of Southwest Miami Senior High School and St. Agatha Catholic School. She has also been a participant in the Dow Jones Minority High School Journalism Workshop at the University of Miami.
Natalie Morales Career
In the year 2006, she made a guest appearance on “CSI: Miami” and was also a character in the video game adaptation of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride”. She also starred in and executive produced a web series titled “Quitters”, which was selected for the 3rd annual ITVFest in LA, CA in August 2008.
In the year 2009, she became part of the cast of the series “White Collar” for season 1. She portrayed Lauren Cruz, a junior FBI agent. However, she was dismissed from the show after the first season. In May 2010, she started appearing regularly in the sitcom “Parks and Recreation”. She portrayed Lucy and worked as a bartender in the movie “The Snakehole Lounge”.
She also had a role in the 2010 film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. Morales was cast as Chelsea Handler’s best friend in the series “Are You There, Chelsea?” but left the show when the cast was replaced for creative reasons. She made a guest appearance on the HBO drama, “The Newsroom”, as Kaylee.
In the year 2013, Morales joined the cast of “Trophy Wife” as Meg. Two years later, she became part of the cast of Fox’s “The Grinder”. In the year 2017, Morales appeared in several episodes of NBC’s Powerless. She also portrayed Detective Anne Garcia in “Santa Clarita Diet”, the Netflix horror comedy series.
In the year 2021, she made her directorial debut with the teen comedy film “Plan B”. The movie features Victoria Moroles and Kuhoo Verma in the lead roles. The story follows two teenagers who embark on a quest to find the Plan B pill after an unfortunate and regrettable first sexual encounter.
“Plan B” received critical acclaim, particularly for Morales’ direction. Critics, such as Linda Holmes of NPR, praised the film for its skillful balance between broad comedy and genuine emotions, as well as its unexpected and surprising moments. The creators and cast were recognized for their achievements in crafting a film that combines familiarity with unique storytelling elements.
Also, in the year 2021, she directed and co-wrote the drama film “Language Lessons”, in which she also stars alongside Mark Duplass. The film was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place over Zoom. Morales portrays a Spanish teacher who communicates with Duplass’s character, her student.
“Language Lessons” received positive reviews, with critics praising Morales’ direction and the film’s intimate and expressive storytelling within the constraints of the Zoom format. Katie Erbland of IndieWire particularly commended Morales’ work, stating that the film offered one of the best uses of the format. Language Lessons premiered at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival in March 2021 and was released in September 2021.
Natalie Morales The Middleman
Morales’s first significant role came in the ABC Family Network’s sci-fi dramedy series called “The Middleman”, where she portrayed the character Wendy Watson. The show, based on a comic book of the same name, aired for one season. She not only starred in the series but also served as an executive producer.
Natalie Morales Abby’s | Natalie Morales Dead to Me
She has also appeared in a multi-camera sitcom on NBC, Abby’s. The show was created by Josh Malmuth and executive produced by Michael Schur, the creator of Parks and Recreation. Abby’s premiered on March 28, 2019. In the same year, Morales joined the cast of the second season of the Netflix black comedy series Dead to Me, portraying the character Michelle.
Natalie Morales Pronouns
In Morales’s Instagram bio page, she has stated her pronouns as “she/they”. However, she has not said anything about the pronouns. As soon as she comments anything about it, there will be an update.
She once stated in an interview that;
“I hate putting labels on myself or others, but to help you understand me better, I would say that I identify as queer. For me, being queer means that I’m not straight. It’s as simple as that,” she explained. “It’s not something to be afraid of, even though that word used to hold a lot of fear for me in the past.”
Natalie Morales Movies and TV Shows
Morales has appeared in and directed many films and television shows such as;
- Self Reliance
- I’m Totally Fine
- Language Lessons
- The Little Things
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- History of the World, Part II
- The Young and the Restless
- Mr. Mayor
- Solar Opposites
- Home Movie: The Princess Bride
Natalie Morales Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 106K followers on Instagram.