Natalie Knepp

Rachel Kennedy

A woman with an arresting onscreen presence, Natalie Knepp has appeared in a wide range of film and television productions, portraying an eclectic array of characters. Knepp was most recently seen in a recurring role on the Amazon Studio series “Z: The Beginning of Everything” that premiered in January.

Knepp recently starred in Nicholas Brooks’s honest-to-goodness, made in America romantic comedy Sam—a story that follows a New York City alpha male, portrayed by Brock Harris—who is suddenly transformed into a beautiful woman Samantha, played by Knepp. Sam is executive produced by Mel Brooks and features Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild and Bryan Batt. Knepp also appeared in the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.” Other television credits include “Unforgettable,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “CSI: Miami,” “Damages,” “Gossip Girl,” A&E’s mini-series “Coma,” the hit web-series “Old Friends” and the digital series “Think Tank” produced by American Pie’s Chris Moore. Her film credits include the film adaptation of the hit musical The Last Five Years where she starred in the pivotal role of Alise Michaels, starring opposite Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and adapted for the screen by Richard LaGravenese and the film festival hits Bridge and Tunnel, Imagine I’m Beautiful and Alto opposite Diana DeGarmo, Annabella Sciorra and Billy Wirth.

With a career rooted deep in theatre, Knepp was part of the Sundance Theatre Lab where she acted opposite Cherry Jones in “When I Was Young and Unafraid,” which written by Sarah Treem and “Appropriate” written by Brandon Jacob Jenkins.

In addition to her onscreen work, Knepp’s captivating voice has been on numerous national television and radio campaigns.

Originally from Ohio, Knepp grew up playing the harp; through her love of music she found a love for theatre. During her junior year in high school, she landed the role of Juliet in “Romeo & Juliet” at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio and began her journey as an actress. She went on to attend the prestigious performing arts high school, Interlochen Arts Academy, where she graduated with a major in Theatre and minor in Harp. After two years at Interlochen, she went on to receive a BFA in acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where she spent a year in London studying at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Knepp actively continues to play the harp while writing and producing her own materials both musically and for television. She currently resides in New York City.

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