Natasha Negovanlis (born April 3, 1990) is a Canadian actress, singer, writer, and the host of KindaTV (formerly known as VervegirlTV) of Macedonian, Greek, Métis, and Irish heritage. She is best known for playing the title role in the web series Carmilla (2014–2016), as well as the feature film based on the series.
Before acting professionally, Negovanlis studied at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Toronto, and majored in voice performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. She was cast in her first professional musical in 2011.
In 2014, Negovanlis was cast as the title role in the Canadian web series Carmilla. In the series, which is based on the 1871 gothic novella of the same name, Negovanlis portrays the vampire Carmilla, who appears after her roommate's previous roommate vanishes. The series premiered on Vervegirl (rebranded as 'KindaTV' as of February 2016) channel on August 19, 2014 and has achieved worldwide recognition and praise for its near all-female cast and representation of various LGBT characters.
Since Carmilla, Negovanlis has accumulated more than 250,000 combined followers on her Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram. In 2015, she ranked 5th on AfterEllen's Hot 100 List. In 2015, she alao co-starred with Elise Bauman in the feature film Almost Adults, which screened at several festivals in 2016 before streaming on Netflix.
In 2017, Negovanlis won a Canadian Screen Award, voted on by fans, for her work on Carmilla. Her acceptance speech, in which she discussed the importance of queer representation, attracted media attention from various publications, including Buzzfeed and the Toronto Star.
Also in 2017, along with her Carmilla co-star Annie M. Briggs, Negovanlis launched her own web series called Clairevoyant; the series was successfully funded through the Independent Production Fund and an Indiegogo campaign. It is slated for a 2018 release on KindaTV.
|2014||The Way We Are||Sophie||Lead role; short film|
|Carmilla||Carmilla||Main role; web series|
|2015||March Family Letters||Sallie||Guest role; web series, 2 episodes|
|Almost Adults||Cassie||Main role; feature film|
|2016||Slasher||Carmilla||Guest role; 1 episode|
|Haunted or Hoax||Ellia||Main role; web series|
|2017||Carmilla The Movie||Carmilla||Main role; feature film based on the series|
|2017||Murdoch Mysteries||Mildred Preston||Guest role; 1 episode|
|2017||Darken||Victoria||Supporting role; feature film|
|2018||Freelancers Anonymous||Gayle||Main role; feature film|
|2012||Broadway World Awards ||Best Performance by a Female in a Feature Role/Ensemble (Musical)||Off-Broadway on stage||Nominated|
|2015||Shorty Awards||Favorite Actress||Carmilla||Nominated|
|2015||Streamy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2016||Canadian Screen Awards||Top 3, Fan's Choice||Nominated|
|2016||NYC Web Fest||Best Ensemble Cast, along with Isabel Kanaan and Sydney Kondruss||Haunted or Hoax||Nominated|
|2017||Canadian Screen Awards||Fan's Choice||Carmilla||Won|
|2017||Los Angeles Web Series Festival||Best Ensemble Cast, along with Isabel Kanaan and Sydney Kondruss||Haunted or Hoax||Nominated|