Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer

Date Of BirthJanuary 13, 1995
Age25 years 6 months 22 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthNashville, Tennessee, United States
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Profession Actress
Full Name Natalia Danielle Dyer

Personal Information
Residence New York, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignCapricorn
Nationality American
EthnicitiesBritish , Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Famous For Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things
Trademark Blue Eyes
Body Features & Measurements
Height163 (as of 2019) CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye color Blue
Weight48 KG
106 lbs
Shoe Size6 (US)
Dress Size2 (US)
Figure Measurements 30-22-31
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 30A
Family Information
Father Allen Miles Dyer
Mother Karen Dyer Young
Stepfather John Young
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterNew York University (Class of 2013-2015)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriend Charlie Heaton
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Hannah Montana: The Movie(2009) (she played Clarissa Granger)
Years Active 2009–
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesCooking
Reading
Baking
Favorite Actor Leonardo Dicaprio
Favorite Actress Kate Winslet
Favorite Foods Chocolate
Tacos
Ice Cream
Avocado toast (Breakfast; from Bluestone Lane)
Cake
Doughnut
Sushi (Lunch & Dinner)
Spicy tuna roll
Sashimi
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite MovieMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
Favorite Destinations Paris (city)
Spain (country)
Favorite Car Lamborghini
Favorite TV show Orange Is The New Black (Netflix Series)
LikesFriends
Favorite Character Maggie Fitzgerald (from Million Dollar Baby (2004))
Favorite Animal Dog
Favorite Beverage Coffee (cold brew)
Favorite Brands Sandro Paris
Apple (Mobile)
Urban Decay (Lipstick)
Favorite Restaurants Argosy (Atlanta)
Fido (Nashville)
Nom Wah Tea Parlor (New York)
Victory Sandwich Bar (Atlanta)
Otafuku (New York)
Sunflower Cafe (Nashville)
Rubirosa (New York)
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileNatalia Dyer Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileNatalia Dyer Instagram Profile
Contact
Talent Agents WME ([4])
One Entertainment ([4])
More Information
Net worth$200,000 (in 2017)

Biography

Natalia Dyer is an American TV & Movie actress. She is popular for playing the roles- Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things, Davina in I Believe in Unicorns (2014), Clarissa Granger in Hannah Montana: The Movie(2009), Grace in Blue Like Jazz(2012).

Family- Childhood

Natalia Danielle Dyer [3] was born on 13th January 1995 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States [3] to Allen Miles Dyer(father) & Karen Dyer Young(mother). She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. She has two sisters [14]

Natalia Dyer childhood

Image: Natalia Dyer childhood

Father

Allen Miles Dyer- a clinical engineering specialist, is her father. Allen is a graduate from Vanderbilt university with degree in Law & Medicine. Allen and his wife Karen met while studying together in the University. Allen & Karen have two daughters- Natalia & Virginia. Allen & Karen are divorced. [17] [18]

Natalia Dyer with Father & Sister

Image: Natalia Dyer (on the shoulders) with Father & Sister

Mother

Karen Dyer Young is Natalia's mother- an exercise physiologist & fitness instructor, she studied at the Arizona state university and worked at Vanderbilt University, where she met her future husband Allen dyer. She is separated from her first husband Allen Dyer now and is married to John Young. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. She has worked at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and wellness, where she cared for the patients recovering from cancer & stem cell transplant [15] [16].

Natalia Dyer childhood with her father & sister

Image: Natalia Dyer with Mother

Sisters

Natalia has two sisters, one a full biological sister named Virginia Dyer & another a maternal half-sister.

Natalia Dyer with Sisters

Image: Natalia Dyer with Sisters

Education

  • Nashville School of the Arts: She attended the performing Arts High school NSA located in Nashville, Tennessee for her grades 9-12. She learned Dance, music, theater, liberal arts and visual arts at the institute [1] [2]
  • New York University: She studied at "The Gallatin School of Individualized Study", a interdisciplinary college in NYU from 2013-2015.

Dating & Relationship

Natalia Dyer & Charlie Heaton

Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer have been dating since 2016. Tabloids had been speculating about it since September 2016, it became official when the two made red carpet debut as a couple holding hands in December 2017. Charlie has a son named Archie from his previous relationship.

Charlie Heaton played Jonathan Byers in the Netflix Thriller Series "Stranger Things". It is on the sets of "Stranger Things" that the two met. coincidentally, Charlie's character on the series- Jonathan Byers- is the boyfriend of the character Nancy Wheeler played by Natalia.

Natalia Dyer with Boyfriend Charlie Heaton

Image: Natalia Dyer with Boyfriend Charlie Heaton

Facts & Trivia

  • Beginning of acting: When she was in elementary school sports camp she staged a sprained ankle, her parents moved her to a drama camp which had a spot available, that is when her interest in acting took off.
  • Her Mantra in Life- Everything happens for a reason.
  • Her biggest fear: Flying in the airplane.
  • She auditioned for "I Believe in Unicorns" through a tape and sent it to them
  • Variety magazine praised her performance in their column as "Sensitively observed & arrestingly impressionistic"
  • She was a floater in high school, she moved between lot of different groups.
  • She has a younger sister, who is younger to her by approximately 7 years.
  • She drinks lot of water in the morning and likes to walk.
  • The best advice she has ever received: Question everything (from her dad).
  • Perfect smoothie according to her: Lots of berries & greens, almond milk and little cardamom.
  • For her hair she uses- Oribe Dry Texture Spray
  • Her go to lipstick- Urban Decay's lipstick in Carnal.
  • She doesn't like horror movies.
  • Anorexia: She is believed to have a eating disorder.
  • As a kid she had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD).
  • She has a pet dog named- Ozzy.
  • Natalia is represented by- WME & One Entertainment [4]
  • Likes: pitaya+coconut [11]
  • Biggest celebrity Crush: Orlando Bloom [13]

Ads/ Commercials/ Promotions

She has modeled for products such as:

  • essie
  • Into The Gloss
  • Longchamp
  • Maybelline
  • Milk Bar
  • Noon by Noor
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Sandro Paris
  • Shopbop
  • TAO Asian Bistro

Natalia Dyer was in Hannah Montana

Natalia made her on screen debut through Hannah Monatana as Clarissa Granger, she had a very small role to play. Here is a screen grab of her for your viewing pleasure.

Natalia Dyer from Hannah Montana

 

Natalia Dyer Look alike- Emmy Rossum

Natalia has a stunning resemblance to Emmy Rossum, she can pass off as her younger sister. Both of them have chestnut hair, big round eyes and adorable smiles. Can you guess who is who?

Natalia Dyer look alike

Image: Emmy Rossum & Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer Look alike- Mia Sara

Some fans have compared Natalia with the young version of Mia Sara (of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fame). Do they look alike? what do you think?

Natalia Dyer- Mia Sara

Image: Mia Sara & Natalia Dyer

Stranger Things

  • Career breakthrough: Natalia's role as Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things gave her a breakthrough on TV, she has become a familiar face after the first season. Stranger Things was mostly filmed in Georgia.
  • Preparation for Stranger Things: As preparation for her role in the TV Series she watched all the 1980 classic movies and shows like- Close encounters of the 3rd kind(1977), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Clash, Poltergeist and others. 
  • Hardest scene from Stranger things: according to her is the scene where she is covered in the nether goo and had to crawl into a tree (season 1). Pool scene was her favorite.
  • She feels she has to believe in monsters (For her role in Stranger Things)

She met her future boyfriend Charlie Heaton on the sets of "Stranger Things".

Stranger Things stands out as one of the notable roles she has ever played on TV. The popularity of the Stranger Things has only increased over time. 

Salary: Imdb lists her salary per episode in the 3rd season as $150,000. A handsome sum indeed.

Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery & Charlie Heaton

Image: Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery & Charlie Heaton

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2020 Tuscaloosa Virginia  
2019 The Nearest Human Being Monique  
2019 Yes, God, Yes Alice Lead role; extended version of the short movie
2019 Velvet Buzzsaw Coco Netflix
2018 After Darkness
Clara Beaty
 
2018 Mountain Rest Clara  
2016 Long Nights Short Mornings Marie  
2014 I Believe in Unicorns Davina Lead role
2013 Don't Let Me Go Banshee  
2012 Blue Like Jazz Grace  
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Lily  
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Clarissa Granger  

Netflix/ TV Series List

Year Series Character Comments
2020 Things Heard & Seen Virginia Netflix
2016-2021 Stranger Things Nancy Wheeler Main role; Netflix

Short movies

Year Movie Character
2018 After Her Hailey
2017 Yes, God, Yes Alice
2015 Till Dark Lucy
2014 The City at Night Adeline
2010 Too Sunny for Santa Janie Ferguson 

Music Videos

Year video Artist
2018 Wild Love James Bay

Career

2020

Things Heard & Seen: Natalia will appear in the NetFlix Series- "Things Heard and Seen". The cast of the series includes- Rhea Seehorn, Alex Neustaedter, Amanda Seyfried.

In Tuscaloosa a psychological drama (based on novel by Glasgow Phillips ), Natalia plays Virginia- a mental patient with multiple personality disorder undergoing treatment at the insitution helmed by D. Mitchell (Tate Donovan). Doctor Mitchell's son Billy Mitchell starts gettign attracted to Virginia. His life takes turn from that of a boy from high society college kid's. Ella Rae Peck, Nathan Phillips, Birgundi Baker are also in the cast.

2019

She played Monique in the Romantic Comedy movie The Nearest Human Being (2019), It was written and directed by Marco Coppola; with Charlie Hofheimer, Leticia Peres, Josephine Huang, Aaron Scott Koen in the cast.

In Yes, God, Yes, she plays Alice, a devout Catholic teen from the Midwest. After exploring her sexuality through racy AOL chats she is guilt ridden. She goes to a religious retreat to control her sexual thoughts and suppress her desires. Seeing the apparently devout hiding behind masks she leaves the retreat, on her way she unexpectedly meets a co-traveller who gvies her a better idea of what "good" is. She finals finds her freedom from guilt. The movie was based on the short movie by the same name where Natalia had played Alice. The movie was written and directed by Karen Maine, while Timothy Simons, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell played the other important roles.

In the horror thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" created by Dan Gilroy, she plays coco- a former assistant of Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo), who has now started working for Jon Dondon(Tom Sturridge). Jake Gyllenhaal plays the lead role of Morf Vandewalt- an art critic in Miami beach. The story revolves around the mysterious death of Vetril Dease. Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Daveed Diggs play main roles.

2018

In the science fiction After Darkness directed by Batan Silva, she plays Clara Beaty. As the Sun is dying out and the earth is turning dark, the Beaty Family must find reconciliation. They must mend their bonds and let go off grudges. Kyra Sedgwick, Tim Daly, Valorie Curry, John Patrick Amedori, Sam Daly play the important roles.

In the family drama Mountain Rest, she plays Clara, the daughter of Frankie(Kate Lyn Sheil) and granddaughter of an aging popular actress Ethel (Frances Conroy). Clara who has never met anyone from her extended family starts a liking for her grandmother, her conflicts with her mother Frankie grow, while Frankie has her own troubles in love life. Shawn Hatosy, Joshua Brady are seen in the main cast.

In the short movie After Her Natalia plays Hailey- a teenage girl living in a small two, who disappears. Christopher Dylan White plays Callum a past friend of Hailey who comes back to the town and visits places he and Natalia past visited. Aly Migliori directed the short film, Kasey Buckley played Connie.

She appears in the musical video "Wild Love" by James Bay

Music Video: Natalia in "Wild Love" by James Bay

2017

In the short movie Yes, God, Yes Natalia plays Alice, a teen catholic who has found her exploration of human sexuality a pleasant experience, but is overcome with guilt. The story is about her finding the release from guilt. John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz, Suzanne Lenz also play supporting roles.

2016

In the Netflix Fantasy thriller "Stranger Things" created by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer, she plays Nancy Wheeler- a disciplined and law-abiding teenager, sister of Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard). She plays the love interest of Jonathan Byers(Charlie Heaton). She plays one of the pivotal roles in Series.  Millie Bobby Brown, Joe Keery, Winona Ryder, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo are also in the main cast.

She plays Marie in the Romantic Drama film Long Nights Short Mornings, Shiloh Fernandez played the lead role of James. Ella Rae Peck (as Katie), Paten Hughes (as Monica), Christine Evangelista (as Natalie), Cassandra Freeman (as Anna), Helen Rogers (as Lorraine) also appear in the movie. The story is about the romantic life of a young man in New York.

2015

In the short Drama thriller Till Dark, Natalai plays Lucy, one of the 3 childhood best friends, other two roles were played by Ian Colletti & Will Denton. The story is about the obsession of teen boy when he finds out that his two best friends are spending time together privately.

2014

She plays Adeline in the short movie The City at Night. The story is about the changes in behavior of people when something out of the ordinary happens. Doua Moua (Tsheej), Jack Burk Goldman (Barber), Alexander Rotella are also in the cast.

She played Davina- a high school freshman from San Francisco in the Drama movie I Believe in Unicorns by Leah Meyerhoff. The story revolves about the troubles of young lovers, the struggles in their relationship, her escaping to a fantasy world as the relationship turns abusive. Julia Garner plays her best friend Cassidy. Peter Vack, Amy Seimetz, Toni Meyerhoff play other important characters.

2013

She is seen portraying Banshee in the fantasy horror film Don't Let Me Go, The story is about an ailing father taking his family into the woods in an attempt to feel the closeness the family once had. Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney, James Le Gros, Peter Bogdanovich are in the cast while Giorgio Serafini wrote and directed the movie.

2012

In Blue Like Jazz, she appears in a small role as Grace. The cast included- Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Jason Marsden, Tania Raymonde, Eric Lange, Justin Welborn.

2011

Natalia plays Lily in the family adventure- The Greening of Whitney Brown, Sammi Hanratty played the lead role of Whitney Brown- a spoiled city girl facing difficulties in the country side after her parents were forced to move to the country side because of financial difficulties. Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, Keith David are in the cast.

2010

In the short comedy drama Too Sunny for Santa, she plays Janie, the daughter of Jim Ferguson. Her mother is dying and would not be living long. Jim and Janie try to create Christmas for their dying loved one.

2009

In Hannah Montana: The Movie, Natalia has appeared in minor part as Clarissa Granger. The movie was the beginning of the movie career of Miley Cyrus. Apart from them- Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Mitchel Musso, Moises Arias were also in the movie.

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category
2018 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Stranger Things Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
2017 Nomination Gold Derby Awards Stranger Things Best Ensemble of the Year
2017 Nomination Young Artist Awards Stranger Things Best Performance in a Digital TV Series- Teen actress
2017 WON Screen Actors Guild Awards Stranger Things Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble- TV Drama

News & Updates

  • Attended The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020
  • Attended Vanity Fair event in September 2019
  • Posed for the "Hunger Magazine" in June 2019
  • Was in Paris for the premiere of Stranger Things Season 3 with the whole team.
  • Posed for refinery29 in July 2019
  • Has appeared on the cover page of ELLE in June 2019 [6]
  • Has appeared in "The Last Magazine" June 2019 edition
  • Appeared on the cover page of FLAUNT in March 2019 [7]
  • Wore Dolce Gabbana to the 2018 Emmy's [8]
  • Appeared on the cover of "Clash Magazine" in January 2018 [9]
  • Natalia attended San Diego Comic-Con in 2017.
  • She watched La La Land in 2016 and really liked it. [5]

Quotes

  • [About co-star Winona Ryder] Winona is amazing. she is great at what she does, she can really get down to business. But between the takes she is fun and she is grounded, smiling and laughing, she is a pleasure to be with.
  • I genuinely believe that everything works out in the end, good vibes attract good vibes. Just trust the universe to do what the universe is supposed to be doing.
  • [About Flying in airplane] Every time I fly I think I'm going to die or lose a good minute.
  • [About success of Stranger Things] It is absolutely exciting, it is just like mental, to see the fan base, to hear them is really cool.
  • [Her advice to kids at 13] At 13 kids are mean, your face is breaking out and it's a lot of stress & a lot of things are out of your control. It's going to get better.
  • In this day and age.. An ultimate definition of who you are and how popular you are and how much people like you [is apparently decided by] friends and likes. It's not real.
  • Social media is not real life. It can be good and it can be fun, but you can't let it get toxic. Your friends are real, You are real and what you think of yourself is real, not others' opinions.
  • I'm not much one for horror stuff.. I'm really drawn to relationship stories and human emotions.
  • I'm really interested in playing cool characters and telling cool stories, just being a part of that in any capacity.
  • I know there's a lot of hate out there so I just wanted to voice my love and support for candy corn [10]
  • I think the most beautiful thing is being happy- it really shows when someone is genuinely happy.
  • (about millennials) I guess I think generalizations are a misunderstanding from the get go. 
  • As a woman, you have to speak up, You feel like in order to be heard you have to be a little more aggressive. It’s a fine balance.
  • We are all kids playing pretend in a way
  • Part of the life of an actor is just waiting on the precipice of what the universe is going to deal out for you

Sources

  1. Natalia Dyer wiki
  2. Nashville School of Arts
  3. Natalia Dyer Birth Notice
  4. Things heard & seen
  5. Natalia on La La Land
  6. ELLE Magazine cover
  7. FLAUNT magazine cover
  8. 2018 Emmys
  9. Clash magazine cover
  10. Supporting Candy Corn
  11. Pitaya+coconut
  12. Charlie Heaton & Natalia Dyer take Vanity fair Lie Detector Test
  13. [12] video Time: 7:40 onwards
  14. [12] Video Time: 9:50 seconds
  15. Karen Dyer Young at work
  16. Who is Karen Dyer?
  17. Allen Dyer Facebook
  18. Allen Dyer Linkedin
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