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Natalia Dyer

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Natalia Dyer
Natalia Dyer by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Dyer in 2017
Born (1995-01-13) January 13, 1995 (age 26)[a]
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)Charlie Heaton (2016–present)

Natalia Danielle Dyer[1] (born January 13, 1995)[2][3][a] is an American actress. She is 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.[4]

Career[edit]

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.[5][6]

In 2016, Dyer was cast as Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things.[7] In 2019, Dyer starred as Coco in the Netflix horror film Velvet Buzzsaw.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Dyer moved to New York City and enrolled at NYU in 2013, studying at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.[10] Since 2016, Dyer has been in a relationship with her Stranger Things co-star, Charlie Heaton.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Clarissa Granger
2010 Too Sunny for Santa Janie Short film[12]
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Lily
2012 Blue Like Jazz Grace
2013 Don't Let Me Go Banshee
2014 I Believe in Unicorns[13] Davina
The City at Night Adeline Short film
2015 Till Dark Lucy Short film
2016 Long Nights Short Mornings Marie
2017 Yes, God, Yes Alice Short film
2018 Mountain Rest Clara
After Her Hailey Short film
2019 After Darkness Clara
Velvet Buzzsaw Coco
Yes, God, Yes Alice
The Nearest Human Being[14] Monique
Tuscaloosa Virginia
2021 United States vs. Reality Winner Reality Winner (voice)
Things Heard & Seen Willis Howell

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Stranger Things Nancy Wheeler Main role
2020 Acting for a Cause Jane Eyre Episode: "Jane Eyre"[15]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref
2018 "Wild Love" James Bay [16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film — Teen Actress Stranger Things Nominated [17]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won [18]
2018 Nominated [19]
2020 Nominated [20]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donnell, Evans (March 9, 2004). "Review: Circle Players 'Mockingbird' revival promising, but suffers from pacing". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee – via Newspapers.com. ...her younger self (Natalia Danielle Dyer)...
  2. ^ "Births". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. February 4, 1995. p. 4D. Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. Allen Miles and Karen Lea have named their daughter, born Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt Hospital, Natalia Danielle Dyer.
  3. ^ "UPI Almanac for Wedneday, Jan. 13, 2021". United Press International. January 13, 2021. Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021. …actor Natalia Dyer in 1995 (age 26)…
  4. ^ Paulson, Dave (September 6, 2016). "Before 'Stranger Things,' actress Natalia Dyer got her start at Nashville's TPAC". The Tennessean.
  5. ^ Flynn, Caitlin (July 20, 2016). "Who's Nancy On 'Stranger Things'? Natalia Dyer's Performance Is One Of The Show's Best". www.bustle.com.
  6. ^ Bobic, Chrissy. "Who Plays Nancy Wheeler On 'Stranger Things'? Natalia Dyer Got Her Start In Disney".
  7. ^ Hoffman, Ashley. "Stranger Things Actor Kills All Hope for Jonathan and Nancy". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 12, 2018). "New Dan Gilroy-Jake Gyllenhaal Movie Finalizes Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Southern, Kieran (January 29, 2019). "Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer on her 'exciting' role in Velvet Buzzsaw". Irish Independent. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Stranger Things stars Natalia Dyer & Charlie Heaton's relationship". Capital.
  12. ^ Lee, Tena (April 16, 2010). "Tachoir's film premieres in Nashville". Hendersonville Star News.
  13. ^ Paulson, Dave (April 16, 2014). "Nashville Film Festival Looks Near and Far". The Tennessean.
  14. ^ Wynne, Kelly (March 7, 2019). "Here's Everything the 'Stranger Things' Cast Is Doing After Season 3". Newsweek. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jane Eyre" Feat. Natalia Dyer, Sophia Lillis Dir. by Brando Crawford (YouTube). Acting for a Cause. n.d. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  16. ^ "'Stranger Things' Star Natalia Dyer Only Has Eyes for James Bay in 'Wild Love' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  17. ^ "Nominees – Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  18. ^ Nolfi, Joely (December 14, 2016). "SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly.
  19. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" (PDF). Screen Actors Guild. December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  20. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 11, 2019). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Bombshell', 'The Irishman', 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Top Film List, 'Maisel,' 'Fleabag' Score In TV – Complete List Of Noms". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 11, 2019.

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