Negovanlis in 2016
|Born||April 3, 1990|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Website||Official website of Natasha Negovanlis|
Natasha Negovanlis (born April 3, 1990) is a Canadian actress and writer. She is best known for playing Carmilla Karnstein in the web series Carmilla (2014–2016) and in the 2017 feature film based on the series.
Before acting professionally, Negovanlis studied at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Toronto, and majored in voice performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal where she also studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at the Montreal Improv Theatre. She was cast in her first professional musical in 2011.
In 2014, Negovanlis was cast as the title role in the Canadian web series Carmilla. In the series, which is based on the 1871 gothic novella of the same name, Negovanlis portrays the vampire Carmilla Karnstein, who appears after her roommate's previous roommate vanishes. The series premiered on Vervegirl (rebranded as KindaTV as of February 2016) channel on August 19, 2014 and has achieved worldwide recognition and praise for its near all-female cast and positive representation of various LGBT characters.
In 2015, she also starred with her Carmilla co-star Elise Bauman in the feature film Almost Adults, which screened at several film festivals in 2016 before premiering on Netflix. Also that year, she appeared as herself in an episode of the Canadian anthology horror television series Slasher, and ranked 5th on AfterEllen's annual Hot 100 List.
At the 5th Canadian Screen Awards, Negovanlis won the Fan Choice Award, voted on by fans, for her work on Carmilla. Her acceptance speech, in which she discussed the importance of queer representation, attracted media attention from various publications, including BuzzFeed and the Toronto Star.
Later that year, alongside her Carmilla co-star Annie M. Briggs, Negovanlis successfully funded a digital series called CLAIREvoyant through an Independent Production Fund grant as well as an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $25,000. The show was co-created, co-written, and co-produced by Negovanlis and Briggs, and it premiered on the KindaTV YouTube channel on May 16, 2018.
Negovanlis identifies as both Macedonian and Greek on her paternal side and her mother is of mixed European and Indigenous heritage. She identifies as queer or pansexual and has had relationships with both men and women.
Negovanlis has fostered several dogs and adopted a rescue named Charlie.
|2014||The Way We Are||Sophie||Short film; lead role|
|Carmilla||Mircalla "Carmilla" Karnstein||Web series; title role|
|2015||March Family Letters||Sallie||Web series; 2 episodes|
|2016||Almost Adults||Cassie||Feature film; lead role|
|Haunted or Hoax||Ellia Henderson||Web series; 27 episodes|
|2017||The Carmilla Movie||Mircalla "Carmilla" Karnstein||Feature film based on the series; title role|
|Murdoch Mysteries||Mildred Preston||1 episode|
|Darken||Victoria||Feature film; supporting role|
|Haunters: The Musical||Penny||Web series; supporting role|
|Barbelle||Ghost of girlfriends' past||Web series; 1 episode|
|2018||Freelancers Anonymous||Gayle||Lead role; feature film|
|CLAIREvoyant||Claire Ganski||Web series; lead role; co-creator, writer, producer|
|2012||Broadway World Awards||Best Performance by a Female in a Feature Role/Ensemble (Musical)||Off-Broadway on stage||Nominated|
|2015||Shorty Awards||Favorite Actress||Carmilla||Nominated|
|Streamy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2016||Canadian Screen Awards||Fan's Choice, Top 3||Carmilla||Nominated|
|NYC Web Fest||Best Ensemble Cast, along with Isabel Kanaan and Sydney Kondruss||Haunted or Hoax||Nominated|
|2017||Canadian Screen Awards||Fan's Choice||Carmilla||Won|
|Streamy Awards||Best Acting in a Drama||Carmilla||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Web Series Festival||Best Ensemble Cast, along with Isabel Kanaan and Sydney Kondruss||Haunted or Hoax||Nominated|
|2018||British LGBT Awards||Online Influencer||Self||Nominated|
|Diva Awards||Social Media Influencer||Self||Nominated|
|Toronto Web Fest Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Haunters: The Musical||Won|
|NYC Web Fest||Best Dynamic Duo, along with Annie M. Briggs||CLAIREvoyant||Won|
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- "'The Carmilla Movie' Set To Debut in Theaters October 26, Then on Fullscreen". Tubefilter. October 6, 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
- "CLAIREvoyant Season 1".
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- url=https://www.theroxyproject.com/charlie/%7Ctitle=Charlie%7Caccess-date=14 July 2018
- Rawles, Timothy (June 7, 2018). "Your San Diego FilmOut LGBT Film Festival guide 2018". San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
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