Nathalie Emmanuel

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Nathalie Emmanuel
Born Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel
(1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel[1] (born 2 March 1989) is an English actress best known for her role in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks as Sasha Valentine, which she played from 2006 to 2010. Emmanuel's mother is Dominican and her father is half St Lucian, half English.


In 2007, Emmanuel presented the award for 'Best R & B Act' at the MOBO Awards alongside Martin Offiah. She also presented an award at the 2008 Urban Music Awards. Her first major television break came as the star of a summer Vodafone advertisement while she worked at a bank. She also played Nala in the West End production of The Lion King alongside Pippa Bennett-Warner and Dominique Moore. She then later played 'Charlie' in the E4 show, Misfits in the first episode of the third season.

In January 2012 Emmanuel presented BBC Three's Websex: What's the Harm?, investigating the online sexual habits of 16–24 year olds in the UK.

Emmanuel currently plays the role of Missandei in HBO's Game of Thrones.[2]

Emmanuel will be appearing in Fast and Furious 7.[3]


Emmanuel attended St Hilda's School, Westcliff from the age of 3 to 11. She then moved schools, attending Westcliff High School for Girls from the age of 12. She has a sister, Louise, who was in the 2002 final of Stars in Their Eyes Kids.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Twenty8k Carla
2015 Fast & Furious 7 Megan


Year Title Role Notes
2006–10 Hollyoaks Sasha Valentine Main cast (July 17, 2006 – August 13, 2010)
2008 Hollyoaks Later Sasha Valentine Main cast (Series 1)
2009 Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Before Sasha Valentine Main cast
2011 Casualty Cheryl Hallows Episode: "Only Human"
2011 Misfits Charlie Episode: "3.1"
2013–present Game of Thrones Missandei Recurring (Series 3–4), Main cast (Series 5–present)[4]
15 episodes


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