Natasia Demetriou Wiki
A writer, comedian and actress, Natasia Demetriou caught the eye of the playing Nadja in the series “What We Do in the Shadows”, opposite Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, and Harvey Guillen. Her character, a more than 500-year-old vampire of Romani and Greek heritage, is one of the main characters in this comedy fantasy horror which chronicles the nightlives of four vampires from Staten Island.
Natasia has nearly 35 acting credits to her name, and besides the aforementioned role, she’s known for her portrayal of Sophie in the series “Stath Lets Flats”, which earned her the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.
Early life, family, and education
Born Natasia Charlotte Demetriou under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 15 January 1984, she’s today aged 39. A native of London, England, she holds British nationality and comes from a family of Greek-Cypriot and English descent, raised by her parents, father Sotiris, and mother whose name she hasn’t shared, alongside her brother, Jamie, also an actor and writer.
In one of her live show interviews, Natasia spoke about her childhood, saying that she and her brother grew up obsessed with being funny. Watching “Sesame Street” and “The Muppets”, they developed a unique sense of humor, and nowadays the two still often collaborate and work together. The show “Stath Lets Flats” which earned Natasia a BAFTA Award nomination, was written by and starred her brother Jamie.
When it comes to Natasia’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2002, enrolled at the University of Leeds, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Art (Acting), in 2006. Prior to launching her acting career, Natasia worked as a make-up artist. Subsequently, she joined the comedy sketch troupe called Oyster Eyes.
Roles in series
Natasia made her professional acting debut as Linda in the 2014 series “Live at the Electric”, then later that year, she followed with her guest role as Eskimo in “Badults”. Natasia was next seen guest starring as Gail in two episodes of the show “Top Coppers” in 2015, while her first notable TV series role came in the following year.
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Natasia was cast to play Tash in the comedy “Year Friends”, which followed the story of friendships, marriages, break-ups, births, and deaths of five people living under the same roof. Although the show had no nominations, the audience rated it 8.5/10.
In the following years, Natasia continued to appear as a guest star in several series before she was seen as Sophie in “Stath Lets Flats”. The show aired from 2018 through 2021, and was the story of a Greek-Cypriot real estate agent, Stath, who is let’s just say-incompetent. The show had eight award nominations and four wins, including three BAFTA Awards.
Concurrently, between 2019 and 2022, Natasia was seen as Tash in the comedy series “Ellie & Natasia”, written by herself, and which earned her another BAFTA Award nomination for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.
Also between 2019 and 2022, Natasia was seen playing the seductress vampire Nadja, in “What We Do in the Shadows”, which earned her numerous accolades and awards. Among others, she won the Critics’ Choice Super Award for Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, and was nominated for the Hollywood Critics Association Television Award for Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy. The show had 115 award nominations, and 16 wins, including one Primetime Emmy Award.
Currently, the show’s fifth season is airing on Hulu.
Roles in movies
Natasia’s first movie role came in 2014, when she was cast to play Nicole in the short drama “Intervention”. She followed with roles in the 2015 short comedy “Mr. Bean: Funeral”, and in the following year, Natasia was seen as Jaq Wheat in the TV movie “Revived”, before making her big-screen debut two years later.
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She was cast to play Bride Smurf in the musical comedy “The Festival”, which followed the story of Nick whose best friend Shane has a perfect solution for Nick’s broken heart- three days at a music festival. The movie was nominated for three National Film Awards, United Kingdom.
Natasia was next seen as Jemima in the 2019 TV movie “The Road to Brexit”, followed by her role as Nina in the 2020 comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, starring Will Ferrell, Dan Stevens and Rachel McAdams, which was nominated for the Oscar- Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.
Most recently, Natasia was heard as a Narrator in the 2023 animated movie “The Magician’s Elephant”.
Love life and relationships
Natasia is quite secretive when it comes to her romantic life, which doesn’t mean that she hasn’t been the subject of various speculations concerning her love life. She was linked to one of her co-stars from “What We Do in the Shadows”, Kayvan Novak, however, when it was revealed that he’s married to Talitha Stone, the rumors stopped.
Even her sexual orientation has been questioned, as many assumed that she might be lesbian, since she hasn’t spoken about any man whom she has been with. However, Natasia said that she’s straight, but still supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
Natasia has no social media accounts, but we searched Instagram account run by her fans, however, no post or photo could tell us more about Natasia’s dating history.
As of June 2023, it seems that Natasia is single, and hasn’t been married or engaged.
How rich is Natasia Demetriou? Net worth
Thanks to her acting talent but also her writing ability, Natasia’s established herself as one of today’s favorite comedians. She seems to make a good living starring in hit series, such as “Stath Lets Flats” and “What We Do in the Shadows”. Many critics believe she has much more to show in the future.
According to sources, as of June 2023, Natasia’s net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.