"Is Natalie a real person? I've never spoken to her or met her, literally only seen her on social media, but if you told me she was a mythical creature that had inadvertently walked into like... a fishing trap or rhinoceros snare or something and then been captured and raised as a human I would be like 'yeah ok I buy that'" - TEXT MESSAGE SENT BY FRIEND OF FRIEND
Natalie Walker is a New York City-based performer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, she attended St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, a primarily athletics-focused high school, and it was within those hallowed halls that she gained the most valuable experience for her chosen career: hours of practice sitting in enclosed spaces near beautiful blonde girls with very symmetrical facial features. Audition holding areas are grown-up versions of Natalie's senior year AP Government classroom.
Natalie spent the summers of her formative years at performing arts camp Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills, where her specialties included "egregiously age-inappropriate Sondheim roles" and "being a nightmare." Both are well-documented in Mickey Rapkin's 2010 book Theater Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor. If a film adaptation is ever made of Theater Geek (a la Rapkin's first book Pitch Perfect), Natalie would like to be played by Marcia Gay Harden or [ed. note: NO ONE ELSE please just give Marcia Gay Harden whatever she asks for, she deserves it].
She went on to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and graduated with a BFA in Drama, an Outstanding Achievement in Studio award from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and a much darker outlook on humanity!!!!
A voracious pop culture consumer, Natalie watches a great many TV shows and movies. If you are a creator of TV shows and/or movies and you would like more people to watch them, you should put Natalie in your TV show and/or movie because there is a pretty good chance that she will watch it.
When not acting or writing, she can be found on the sidewalk conspicuously taking photos of your dog.
MORE DUMB BIOS
These are real bios I have written for the programs of various productions I have done (and a bonus screen shot of my profoundly misleading 'about me" on Backstage). A human being had to read these, sign off on them, and print them on a piece of paper. Occasionally, critics (my ex-boyfriend) scold me and say things like, "come on Natalie, would you write this if you were on Broadway?" If you are a Broadway casting director, I implore you to put me in your show so we can all find out together