Natasha is a Canadian Screen Award winning actress, best known for having played the titular role in the digital phenomenon Carmilla. Since gaining notoriety for her portrayal of the “broody lesbian vampire” in 2014, she has amassed a loyal fan base of over 285K collective followers on social media, where she is globally admired for her sense of humour and support of LGBTQ visibility and mental health awareness.
With a background as a trained classical singer, Natasha studied voice performance at McGill University in Montréal where she was also an active member of the Montréal Improv Theatre community. Before pursuing a career in film and television, Natasha performed in over 15 musicals and, since then, has had numerous roles in features and series including guest starring spots on shows such as Slasher and Murdoch Mysteries. In 2018, she made her American big screen debut with a lead role in the female-driven comedy Freelancers Anonymous, which was one of the first 12 movies to receive the "ReFrame Stamp" by IMDb Pro and the Sundance Institute for gender equality both in front of, and behind, the camera.
In addition to acting, Natasha co-created, co-wrote, and co-produced the NYC Web Fest award-winning digital dramedy series CLAIREvoyant with Canadian production company Shaftesbury, and her creative partner Annie Briggs. All 14 episodes are available to watch on Shaftesbury's flagship YouTube channel KindaTV, where Natasha also worked as a host and content creator from 2016-2018, increasing the channel's subscribers to over 200K.
But when Natasha isn't wearing many hats (sometimes literally) she loves travelling to meet her fans at conventions, and hanging out with her adopted rescue dog.
" negovanlis stole the show "
- INSIDE TORONTO
" there is an instant likeability to negovanlis "
- TV, EH?
Global phenomenon and Carmilla began as a Canadian Screen Award winning digital series that put a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It was turned into a feature film in 2017 and follows the adventures of university student-turned-journalist Laura and her vampire girlfriend Carmilla.
Best friends and roommates Claire and Ruby pretend to be fortune tellers to make fast rent money and avoid eviction, but things get weird when Claire turns out to have real psychic abilities and attracts the attention of a jealous psychic who is hell bent on harassing Claire's powers for evil gains. CLAIREvoyant, created by Annie Briggs and Natasha Negovanlis, is a mystical, comedy-of-errors told through both a feminist and absurdist lens.
Billie #hatesherjob and quits mere months before getting married to her partner Gayle. She meets a ragtag group of women also looking for employment, and finds herself juggling her upcoming wedding with launching a new tech start-up. Freelancers Anonymous is a screwball American comedy. Think Bridesmaids meets The Office.
2018: WON "Best Dynamic Duo" for CLAIREvoyant - NYC Web Fest
2018: NOMINATED "Best Web Series" for CLAIREvoyant - NYC Web Fest
2018: WON "Best Ensemble Performance" for Haunters - Toronto Web Fest Awards
2018: NOMINATED "Social Media Influencer" - Diva Awards
2018: NOMINATED "Online Influencer" - British LGBT Awards
2017: WON "Audience Choice" - Canadian Screen Awards
2017: NOMINATED "Best Acting in a Drama" for Carmilla - Streamy Awards (Hollywood)
2017: NOMINATED "Best Ensemble Cast" for Haunted or Hoax - Los Angeles Web Series Festival
2016: NOMINATED "Audience Choice" - Canadian Screen Awards
2016: NOMINATED "Best Ensemble Cast" - NYC Web Fest
2016: WON "Audience Choice" for Haunted or Hoax - NYC Web Fest
2015: NOMINATED "Best Actress, Drama" for Carmilla - Streamy Awards (Hollywood)
2015: NOMINATED "Favourite Actress" - Shorty Awards (NYC)
" excellent as always "
" a charming performance by negovanlis "
- THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN
personal appearances and live shows
A collaboration with diverse and inclusive LGBTQ+ accessories brand "Butch & Sissy" focusing on enamel pins, patches, and apparel inspired by Natasha.