With several captivating on- and off-screen performances, British actress Nathalie Emmanuel is a star who has won many hearts. Born in England, she is best known for her starring roles in two of the largest franchises in the world. Since her TV debut in 2006, Nathalie is one of the talented actresses of color who has risen rapidly. From small roles on mediocre shows to becoming one of the UK’s most in-demand actresses, we take a look at the hot rising star whose fledgling career is still flourishing.
A native of England, she was born Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel on March 2, 1989 in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England. She first attended St. Hilda’s School and later Westcliff High School for girls. As a child, Nathalie always dreamed of becoming an actress and showed her passion for art and theater from an early age. No wonder, then, that she began her acting career at the age of 10, performing on stage.
The beautiful and talented actress has been in the entertainment industry since 2006. She made her stage debut playing the lead role of young Nala in the West End’s musical production of The Lion King . She appeared on the small screen at age 17, portraying the character Sasha Valentine on the series Hollyoaks (2006-2010). Her journey to stardom was not easy as after leaving the show in 2010 she struggled to find work but to no avail and then decided to get a job in a clothing store. However, Nathalie never gave up on her dreams and continued to audition throughout the job.
She made her big screen debut in the 2012 film Twenty Eight . But she got her relaunch back into the acting world when she auditioned for Game Of Thrones (GOT) . Nathalie couldn’t believe her luck when she joined the HBO fantasy hit Game of Thrones in 2012, portraying the character Missandei, a slave turned consigliere to Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons (Emilia Clarke).
The tough and incredibly inner character Missandei, who brought Nathalie into the limelight, was first introduced in HAVE, the series is set in the fictional world of Westeros as an enslaved interpreter, but the dragon mother freed her. She now serves Targaryen as a trusted handmaid, advisor, and friend. Her role as Targaryen’s lady-in-law is increasingly important and the stakes are higher.
Given the show’s incredible success and the fact that her role as Missandei continued to grow, a lot of doors opened for her after that. The Game of Thrones show is such a success that it has attracted an audience of top-level celebrities such as Madonna and Barack Obama.
Notably, the talented star has several other big-budget movie sequels and famous roles to her credit, such as her character as computer hacker Ramsey in the Fast and Furious franchise (2015) and as Harriet in the sci-fi series The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) among others.
Nathalie Emmanuel Family – Parents
Nathalie Emmanuel is the second child of a Dominican mother and is half Saint-Lucian and half English. It was her mother, a social worker, who discovered her passion for acting and honed her talent. Nathalie has a sister named Louise.
The stunning actress has never been married and has no husband. However, Nathalie, who tries to keep details of her personal life private, is known to have previously dated her Hollyoaks co-star and on-screen brother Sonny Valentine,portrayed by Devon Anderson. Although Nathalie and Devon were an item, they haven’t revealed much information about their relationship and the reason for their breakup is unknown.
Nathalie Emmanuel may be single at the moment as she has so far refused to reveal any information as to whether there is a special man in her life. The beautiful actress admits that dating in the entertainment industry is difficult. She believes there is real difficulty in finding the right game in the industry, as it’s difficult to find people who have above-average confidence, encourage achievers like her to achieve higher levels, and aren’t intimidated by their own achievements.
height, body measurements
This British actress has an average height of 170 cm and weighs 61 kg. Her body measurements are Chest – 36, Waist – 26, Hips – 38, all in inches.