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Natalia Dyer
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Dyer at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 22)
Years active2009–present

Natalia Dyer (born January 13, 1997)[1][2] is an American actress. She is best known for playing Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Early life and education[edit]

Dyer grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from the performing arts high school Nashville School of the Arts.[3]


Dyer's first 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 2014–2015, studying at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Clarissa Granger
2010 Too Sunny for Santa Janie
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Lily
2012 Blue Like Jazz Grace
2014 I Believe in Unicorns Davina
The City at Night Adeline
2015 Till Dark Lucy
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 Completed
Tuscaloosa Virginia Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Stranger Things Nancy Wheeler Main role; 16 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref
2018 Wild Love James Bay [10]

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 [11]
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film—Teen Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Firth, Emma (2016-11-02). "Who Is Natalia Dyer? Everything You Need To Know About The 'Stranger Things' Star". Grazia. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Wiest, Brianna. "Natalia Dyer Opens Up About What It's Like to Work With Boyfriend Charlie Heaton". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  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. ^ "'Stranger Things' Star Natalia Dyer Only Has Eyes for James Bay in 'Wild Love' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  11. ^ Nolfi, Joely (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.

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