Natasha Negovanlis (born April 3, 1990) is a Canadian actress, singer, writer, and YouTube presenter. She is best known for playing the title role in the popular, Canadian Screen Award-winning LGBT web series Carmilla.
Negovanlis studied voice performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. However, she decided to leave school during her third year to pursue an acting career, and four days after dropping out, she was cast in a professional musical. For this role, she was nominated in 2012 on BROADWAYWORLD.com for Best Female Performance in a Featured Role. In 2015, she co-starred in the feature film Almost Adults.
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 the Vervegirl (rebranded as 'KindaTV' as of January 2016) YouTube channel on August 19, 2014.
As a result of the web series' popularity, Negovanlis garnered much attention on social media for her role as Carmilla, primarily on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram, where she has since amassed more than 200,000 combined followers.
The first and second seasons each consist of 36 three to seven-minute episodes. A twelve-episode prequel mini-season, "season zero," was announced just after the release of the final episode of Season 2. On February 13, 2016, it was announced that Carmilla will air its third and final season in the summer of 2016.
In 2015, AfterEllen.com placed Negovanlis at #5 on their Hot 100 list of "the sexiest women chosen by women."
Negovanlis has dated both men and women, but chooses not to label her sexuality.
|2012||BROADWAYWORLD.COM||Best Female Performance in a Featured Role||Nominated|
|2015||Shorty Awards||Favorite Actress||Nominated|
|2015||Streamy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2016||Canadian Screen Awards||Top 3, Fan's Choice||Nominated|
|2014||The Way We Are||Sophie||Lead role; short|
|2015||March Family Letters||Sallie||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2015||Cassie||Main role; feature film|
|2016||Slasher||Natasha||Guest role; 1 episode|
|2016||Haunted or Hoax||Ellia||Main Role|