Natasha is an American actress, singer, comedienne and writer who made her American cinematic debut in 2006 in M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Lady in the Water. She is known for playing the role of Matilda on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm opposing Larry David and now for playing the iconic role of Yolanda Saldivar on the Netflix show Selena, the Series.
Perez played a villain for the first time on 2019 on the Prime released teen comedy movie Baja along Mark Margolis, Kurt Fuller and Jake Thomas. Perez has appeared in funny sketches alongside Channing Tatum and Guillermo Diaz on Jimmy Kimmel Live and as a teenager in primetime shows like The District and ER. Although comedy has been Natasha’s focus in the past few years, she is also versed in Drama as an alumni of The Lee Strasberg Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Pre-covid, Perez was part of TheGroundling founder’s troop Dog Bread and you could also often see her performing at UCB, The Pack and Second City in Los Angeles where she is based, even sharing the stage with starts like Jason Alexander or Helen Hunt as part of the Turbine Collective.
Natasha – of Italian descent – was born Venezuela and her acting career started very early under the guidance of her family of entertainers and advertising legends, with whom she began acting, playing music, and composing. She was nine months old when she shot her first commercial. Her performance in Paloma, a musical short film produced and starred in by Steven Bauer, earned her a Best Supporting Actress award at the Washington World Music & Independent Film Festival.
La Opinion referred to her as “The number one female voice in Spanish in the U.S.” because Perez has been the voice of almost every advertiser one can think of. One of the stars of the PBS documentary Now en Español for her role as a lead dubbing-actress on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Lost and Grey’s Anatomy for Spanish speaking audiences in the United States among many other dubbing roles in film and television. Natasha has been dubbing since she was a teenager but has done voice work since she was a toddler.
Currently, her voice can be heard on shows like Nickelodeon’s Hobby Kids Adventures, Bojack Horseman, Tuca and Bertie, and Casa de Papel. La Opinion referred to her as “The number one female voice in Spanish in the U.S..” because Perez has been the voice of almost every advertiser you can think of and has been the dubbing star on the ABC’s shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives and dozen of films.
Perez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Science from Catholic University with a specialization in audiovisual studies and a minor in Performance Arts. Natasha’s exposure to Los Angeles Latino audiences began when her voice awakened Angelinos as the host and producer of the second largest Pop & Rock Latino radio station in L.A. at the time: VIVA 107.1 FM.
As a singer-songwriter, Natasha has placed her songs in different media from TV shows like Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and HBO’s Entourage, to movies like the Argentinian film Cuestión de Principios, and the Venezuelan film La Hora Cero. She has scored plays like Damien Calderon’s Huellas for the Frida Kahlo Theatre and co-created over dozens of jingles for commercials. For the past couple of years, Perez has been exploring a new sound – a mix of comedic indie, jazz- autochthonous textures and pop. She is currently working with producer Rudy La Scala to release a tribute cover track of one Selena’s songs.
Natasha Pérez is also a published writer. She has participated in several comedy festivals with her solo piece Summer Camp, a 10 minute musical show written and performed by her and directed by Rick Najera (CBS Diversity) and Arianne Price (Bridemaids).
The book “Hembravecidas” was launched in Mexico and released in Los Angeles under the title Antología Bi-Nacional (Bi-national Anthology) where she collaborated with several female identity stories. As a journalist, Natasha has written countless of articles in publications like El Metropolitano in Caracas, Hoy Newspaper and La Banda Elástica in LA.