Natalie Garonzi is an Australian actress, writer, comedian and TV presenter. She worked both nationally and internationally as a model for many years appearing in campaigns and on catwalks around the globe for the likes of Chanel, Armani and Vera Wang. She then began her television career on Nickelodeon Australia, where she appeared on Saturday Nick Television and Sarvo. She has also presented numerous other television shows, including Wedding Switch as well as the Australian version of the US series of Playing It Straight and X Factor Australia on the Seven Network.
Television and film career
Garonzi began her Australian TV career on Nickelodeon, hosting many TV shows on the network and was a co-host the night of the first ever Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards.
She starred as Brie in the Australian feature film You and Your Stupid Mate.
Garonzi hosted The Mint on GTV Channel 9 until its cancellation. She hosted numerous reality shows on Australian Network TV and repeats of Playing It Straight are being aired on Foxtel on the TV network Arena. She starred in The Comedy Channel's improvised comedy series Comedy Slapdown, starring comedians Julia Zemiro, Greig Pickhaver (as H. G. Nelson) and Julia Morris, and was the captain of the winning team for the overall series. She had appearances on many panel shows from Good Morning Australia (1992–2005), Rove (TV series), Today (Australian TV program), The Project (TV program) and captained the team on Japanese spoof TV show Hole in the Wall (Australian game show)
Garonzi was a backstage host for The X Factor Australia and the host of The Xtra Factor, a live 'after the main show' on 7Two, however the show was a contractual obligation to the network for only one year and therefore not brought back for the subsequent series of main show.
Natalie was the only Australian comedian asked to perform live on stage with Martin Short for his 2012 Australian tour. Natalie was also a credited writer and co-host of Uplate! on channel GO! with James Kerley and Shura Taft.
She is now working as a comedy writer and recently wrote a one man show for Rob Mills that was nominated for 2 awards.
- Natalie Garonzi at the Internet Movie Database
- http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/millsie-still-a-wanna-bee/story-e6frfmqr-1111116706321 picture
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