In the glitzy realm of Hollywood, where stars are born every minute, few shine as brightly and intriguingly as Natasha Marc.
From her roots in New Orleans to her meteoric rise in Tinseltown, Marc has consistently defied expectations, leaving audiences both captivated and curious.
But beyond the camera’s glare and the red carpet’s shimmer, who really is Natasha Marc? As we pull back the curtain on this enigmatic actress, prepare to be dazzled by ten revelations that even the most ardent fans might not know. Dive in, and let’s embark on a journey of discovery with Hollywood’s latest sensation!
1. Natasha was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was born on April 22, 1994. Directly affected by the devastating Hurricane Katrina, Natasha was presented with a pivotal choice. Her decision to move to California, under the guise of having family there, set her on a path to Hollywood stardom. It was her first-ever plane ride.
2. Natasha started acting in grade school
Natasha’s first brush with acting was in grade school when she played roles in “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Good Witch.” She also participated in local fashion shows and beauty pageants in New Orleans.
3. Her most notable role came alongside Ethan Hawke in Showtime’s limited series “The Good Lord Bird”
In the series she portrayed Pie, a cunning hooker. Natasha speaks highly of Hawke, praising his brilliance and dedication to the craft. She recalls a memorable moment when Hawke took the cast to a local museum to immerse themselves in Antebellum America’s history. Natasha believes the show’s humor and portrayal of historical figures can resonate deeply with viewers, emphasizing the importance of equality and unity.
4. Before her rise in Hollywood, Natasha was a professional poker player.
Her journey into the world of poker began in California, where she was introduced to the game during a personal assistant job. Poker allowed her to pursue her career in acting without the stress of wondering how she would pay the bills. Over time, she honed her skills and even played in high-stakes tournaments. Natasha recalls a memorable poker game where she went heads up against a renowned retired NBA player and won.
5. Apart from her acting prowess, Natasha is a fitness guru
Natasha began her fitness journey in 2018. She was inspired to embrace fitness as a therapeutic outlet after the tragic loss of her close friend, Leah Labelle, in a fatal car accident. This tragedy led her to a period of severe depression, during which she grappled with body image issues, exacerbated by the unrealistic standards set by photoshopped images and social media influencers. Natasha’s fitness journey is deeply intertwined with her personal growth. She emphasizes the importance of self-love, body positivity, and drawing healthy inspiration from others. As an actress and fitness guru, she feels a responsibility to inspire and uplift others, especially women, to embrace their unique beauty and strength.
6. “Beauty Marc Fitness” is her fitness apparel line.
During the COVID-19 quarantine, with acting opportunities on pause and her recovery from a scheduled surgery, Natasha seized the opportunity to work on her fitness apparel line, “Beauty Marc Fitness.” The brand embodies her philosophy of finding beauty in one’s unique fitness journey. With a range of products, from leggings to resistance bands, Natasha aims to make fitness accessible and stylish.
7. Over the years, Natasha has taken on a variety of jobs.
As she progressed in her acting career, Natasha had several jobs like make-up artist, personal assistant, professional poker player and even running her own menswear clothing line, which she’d like to restart at some point. She also appeared in the music video “Make you mine” by Lonny Bereal.
8. Despite her youthful appearance, Natasha portrayed the mother of four boys in “The Amazing Vitas.”
Natasha is passionate about bringing lesser-known historical stories to the forefront. She was particularly drawn to “The Amazing Vitas” because it highlighted the first African-American family in the circus. Her character, Ayanna, was the glue that held the family together during their circus journey. For this project she delved into the history of the family, watching their performances on YouTube and learning about their legacy.
9. Her character in “Dutch” was inspired by Clarice in “Silence of the Lambs”
Natasha’s portrayal of Michelle, a tenacious defense attorney in the movie “Dutch,” showcases her depth as an actress. Drawing inspiration from iconic characters like Clarice from “Silence of the Lambs,” Natasha brought a unique blend of strength and vulnerability to the role.
10. Natasha is passionate about supporting communities affected by natural disasters
Following Hurricane Delta’s impact on Louisiana, she collaborated with retired Navy SEAL Sean Matson to donate essential supplies to the affected communities.