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Born and raised in Washington Heights NYC – Dominican, first generation US – fluent Spanish. Award-winning actor whose short film “Program” premiered at the 55th New York Film Festival and played HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival. Producer and actor in “Tomorrow Ever After” which screened theatrically in 5 cities, earning critical acclaim in publications like the LA Times, Hollywood Reporter and more. TV roles include Mussolini in emmy-nominated miniseries “The World Wars” (History). First screenplay was the short film “Come Back Hailey”, which played NYC festivals including Big Apple Film Festival, Bronx International Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival and the new Inwood Film Festival. Am currently developing my first freature film as screenwriter, tentative title "Los Malos (The Bad Ones)". Outside of Film/TV, I do work with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, bringing social and emotional learning and restorative practices to schools in NYC. And am currently working with TÉA Creative, Inc to develop an immersive theater piece on the dynamics of race in the United States.
Natalie Cook is a filmmaker, poet, and playwright. Natalie obtained her master’s degree at NYU where she designed an interdisciplinary program that combines Film, Africana Studies, and Art Education. Natalie is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained degrees in both English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Afro-American Studies. She is an alumna of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble, a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a member of the BARS Workshop at The Public Theater. Natalie’s poetry film, Backwards God, received Official Selection in the 2019 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series and was reviewed in The Bushwick Daily.
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