Natalie Paul


Opening Act's 12th Annual HEAR ME HERE Gala!

 Director Kenny Leon and Cast of "Rome & Ja'Net" featuring Anthony Ramos, writer &  Deuce  co-star Dominique Fishback and Natalie Paul with Opening Act Alums

Director Kenny Leon and Cast of "Rome & Ja'Net" featuring Anthony Ramos, writer & Deuce co-star Dominique Fishback and Natalie Paul with Opening Act Alums

Natalie performed in the 12th Annual Play Reading Gala to support Opening Act's mission to bring theater to provide free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools. Learn more at

Production Wrapped on short film, Evelyn x Evelyn


Natalie plays the title role in this intimate yet surreal short film. Set in 1950's Houston Texas,  Evelyn x Evelyn tells the story of an African American couple dealing with the loss of their child. Directed by Eric Pumphrey and Produced by Not Equals.

Kicking off 2018 at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Nominated for Outstanding Actress in A Motion Picture (along Hally Berry, Octavia Spencer, Danai Gurira, and Amandla Sternberg) Natalie attends the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. She also attended the pre-show Awards Dinner.


The New York Times, Best TV Shows of 2017


The Deuce makes the New York Times Best TV Shows of 2017 list. The article reads: "A drama about the 1970s sex business, on a channel with a penchant for salacious sex, could have gone wrong in many ways. It went right, very right..." For the full write up, click here

Paste Magazine, "6 Black Actresses Who Are Leading Woman Material"


Including Natalie in a cadre of great fellow actresses, Shannon M Houston writes that in Crown Heights  "one of the standout characters is Natalie Paul’s Antoinette. ... Paul is authentic and sincere in her portrayal of a woman falling in love and fighting inexhaustibly for justice. Paul also played a small role on the Starz hit Power and is responsible for one of the most important and progressive TV sex scenes of all time. Having landed a role on HBO’s The Deuce, I suspect that Paul is already well on her way to a leading role, but I’m really hoping to see her career move in some exciting and unexpected directions." To read the full article, click here.

Huffington Post, Best Films of 2017 


 "Everyday heroes are on view in this simple yet courageous story about two friends whose bond is stronger than a crooked Brooklyn District Attorney. In the wake of misguided films like DetroitCrown Heights is a godsend. Director/writer Matt Ruskin’s understated style makes the film seem real. Lakeith Stanfield shines in the lead as a wrongfully convicted suspect. Nnamdi Asomugha plays the friend who never gives up on him. Pure inspiration." To read the full article, click here.

In a previous HuffPo review, Crown Heights is praised for the "best ensemble acting of the year, " and singles out Natalie as "magical... who finds a way to make Antoinette a pillar of strength."


IndieWire, "The Best TV Ensembles of 2017"


IndieWire mentions the Deuce in "The Best TV Ensembles of 2017 Demand Recognition Beyond the SAG Awards" :

" The Deuce has a sprawling cast of famous faces, like James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and young talent — like Dominique Fishback and Margarita Levieva. You’ve got curveball charmers (Method Man!) and veteran standouts (Michaael Rispoli), plus so many more in between. Gary Carr, Lawrence Gilliand Jr., Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Pernell Walker could all be legitimate picks for the best performance, but they collectively leave a powerful impression."


ANNOUNCEMENT: Natalie Paul Nominated for NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture 


The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.  NAACP members vote to select NAACP Image Awards winners from nominees in television, music literature, and film.


Netflix and OWN lead the television selections, while Universal Pictures, Annapurna and Open Road Films are the leading motion picture contenders in the nominations the 49th NAACP Image Awards, set for January 15, 2018.

The Two-Hour LIVE TV special will air on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a One-Hour Live Red Carpet Pre-Show.

To read the full official statement, click here.

INTV: Natalie Paul Knows What Sandra Washington Is Really After (


HBO: How has it been getting to work with David Simon again?

NATALIE PAUL: It’s been great. Especially because the writing is so impeccable. I worked with him on Show Me a Hero, in a role [Doreen Henderson], that really leant itself to creativity and expressing true emotions. For the full interview, click here.

The Guardian, "The Thinking Person's Icon"


For full article, click here.

WATCH: "Natalie Paul as Sandra Washington" Featurette 

BTS: Episode 3 of the Deuce

 My first time having an official "chair" - maybe a little overexcited! Ha. Enjoy this episode! xoNatalie

My first time having an official "chair" - maybe a little overexcited! Ha. Enjoy this episode! xoNatalie

WATCH: 'Inside the Episode' for Ep 2. "Show & Prove" of the Deuce

Natalie Paul Attends NY Premiere of The Deuce

Crown Heights Now Playing in Theaters Nationwide


Production Wrapped on short film, Watch Room

For more information:

Crown Heights Now Playing Select Theaters in LA and NY

For tickets:

Official Poster for The Deuce Released


Crown Heights NY Premiere at the Metrograph 

Official Trailer Released for Crown Heights