Who is Nathalie Boltt?
Natalie Boltt is an American writer, director, and actor famously known for her role as Joey Ortlepp, in the South African soap opera Isidingo, from 2001-2004, and also for her portrayal of the evil villain Penelope Blossom in the hit teen drama Riverdale.
Her early life and career beginnings
She’s married to Phil Boltt, a post-production specialist, and they have a son, Jack Jupiter Boltt, a high school student. They live in Vancouver, Canada, and Los Angeles.
Natalie Boltt attended Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg. She graduated from Rhodes University South Africa and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Drama.
She also graduated from Warner Brothers Directors’ Workshop in 2019.
Her professional career life
Natalie Boltt’s acting career took off in her birth country South Africa when she featured in the soap opera Isidingo. The series created by Gray Hofmeyr premiered in July 1998 on SABC3 and was broadcast from Monday to Friday at 19:00.
She proceeded to act in movies like 2005 The Poseidon Adventure as Shoshanna, Route 30 as Mandy (2008), District 9 as Sarah Livingstone (2009), Bloodlines as Annette Bouwer (2010), 25 Hours to Live as Dr. Helen (2017), Happy Together as Amelia in 2018, Demonic as Angela (2021), Inspector George Gently and others.
Natalie Boltt is the co-founder of Rodrigo Films Ltd, an entertainment production company that has produced quality screen projects like Vajazzle, The Silk, Wind, Holy Days, and Dropped Pie. Dropped Pie is a comedy Tv mini-series about a competition between a traitor restaurateur and a burlesque madam that the actress wrote and directed. The award-winning movie, The Silk was her directional debut, followed by Vajazzle, the second film she wrote, directed, and produced.
Natalie is a television and feature film director who directed season 5 of Riverdale and will direct her debut, Holy Days. It’s no surprise when she directs season five of the tv series Riverdale with Emma Slade as producer from April 2021 to May 2021.
She is multifaceted and was the voice-over character of DottyWot in the children’s series the WotWots, a New Zealand Tv series. She was also involved in a music video with cinematographer Brendan Uegama from January 2018 to April 2018.
She did another music video, the Female empowerment anthem of 2019 with Victoria Anthony, and garnered over a million views.
Natalie Boltt is not only an actress but a Director and Editor of NZ’s Incubator program
Her Awards and Philanthropy
The actress received the Seed Grant Award to develop the film screenplay Holy Days.
A Golden Globe winner.
The Silk movie that she co-directed won 8 awards for the best short narrative, including Macon Film Festival, Rockport Film Festival, and Oregon Film Festival.
Natalie was nominated for the best-supporting actress at the NZ Film Awards for her part on Bloodlines.
The actress also uses her social media platform to campaign for humanitarian, animal, and environmental causes.
Natalie is involved in the Orangutan Project. She helps in raising funds for catering and rescuing these primates back to their natural habit. Her activism is admirable.
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