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Natalia Dyer
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Dyer at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Natalia Danielle Dyer

(1995-01-13) January 13, 1995 (age 25)[Note 1]
Years active2008–present

Natalia Danielle Dyer (born January 13, 1995)[1][2][Note 1] is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things (2016–present).

Early life and education[edit]

Dyer was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating from the performing arts high school Nashville School of the Arts.[3]


Dyer's first screen role was as Clarissa Granger in Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009. In 2011, she appeared in The Greening of Whitney Brown. Dyer then starred in the indie film I Believe in Unicorns, which premiered in 2014 at SXSW.[4][5]

In 2016, Dyer was cast as Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things.[6] In 2019, Dyer starred as Coco in the Netflix horror film Velvet Buzzsaw.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Dyer moved to New York City and enrolled at NYU in 2013, studying at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.[9] Since 2016, she has been in a relationship with her Stranger Things co-star Charlie Heaton, who plays Nancy's boyfriend Jonathan Byers.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Clarissa Granger
2010 Too Sunny for Santa Janie Short film[11]
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Lily
2012 Blue Like Jazz Grace
2014 I Believe in Unicorns[12] Davina
The City at Night Adeline Short film
2015 Till Dark Lucy Short film
2016 Long Nights Short Mornings Marie
Don't Let Me Go Banshee
2017 Yes, God, Yes Alice Short film
After Darkness Clara Beaty
2018 Mountain Rest Clara
After Her Hailey Short film
2019 Velvet Buzzsaw Coco
Yes, God, Yes Alice
Tuscaloosa Virginia

TBA Things Heard and Seen Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Stranger Things Nancy Wheeler Main role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref
2018 "Wild Love" James Bay [13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Stranger Things Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won [14]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film — Teen Actress Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Nominated [15]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [16]


  1. ^ a b Some sources give her birth year as 1997, but this is contradicted by the balance of evidence.


  1. ^ "Births". The Tennessean. February 4, 1995. p. 4D. Retrieved 16 July 2019 – via Allen Miles and Karen Lea have named their daughter, born Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt Hospital, Natalia Danielle Dyer.
  2. ^ Donnell, Evans (March 9, 2004). "Review: Circle Players 'Mockingbird' revival promising, but suffers from pacing". The Tennessean – via
  3. ^ Paulson, Dave (September 6, 2016). "Before 'Stranger Things,' actress Natalia Dyer got her start at Nashville's TPAC". Tennessean.
  4. ^ Flynn, Caitlin (July 20, 2016). "Who's Nancy On 'Stranger Things'? Natalia Dyer's Performance Is One Of The Show's Best".
  5. ^ Bobic, Chrissy. "Who Plays Nancy Wheeler On 'Stranger Things'? Natalia Dyer Got Her Start In Disney".
  6. ^ Hoffman, Ashley. "Stranger Things Actor Kills All Hope for Jonathan and Nancy". Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 12, 2018). "New Dan Gilroy-Jake Gyllenhaal Movie Finalizes Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Southern, Kieran (January 29, 2019). "Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer on her 'exciting' role in Velvet Buzzsaw". Irish Independent. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Ceron, Ella (October 3, 2016). "Stranger Things's Natalia Dyer Explains Why Nancy Wheeler Isn't Your Average Big Sister". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Natalia Dyer And Charlie Heaton From Stranger Things Dating: Their Relationship Timeline Revealed". Capital. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  11. ^ Lee, Tena (April 16, 2010). "Tachoir's film premieres in Nashville". Hendersonville Star News.
  12. ^ Paulson, Dave (April 16, 2014). "Nashville Film Festival Looks Near and Far". The Tennessean.
  13. ^ "'Stranger Things' Star Natalia Dyer Only Has Eyes for James Bay in 'Wild Love' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  14. ^ Nolfi, Joely (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  15. ^ Dixon, Marcus James; Montgomery, Daniel (September 6, 2017). "2017 Gold Derby TV Awards winners: 'Big Little Lies' and 'SNL' sweep, while 'Stranger Things' takes Best Drama". Gold Derby. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  16. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 21, 2018). "SAG Awards' Stunt Ensemble Nominees Include Fallen 'Walking Dead' Stuntman". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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