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NATALIJA NOGULICH just completed guest starring on popular series CHICAGO MED which aired this fall. She’s also recently starred in a dynamic “horror” short THE SPRINGFIELD THREE. Independent film, CARETAKERS, to be released later this year, garnered Natalija the Pinnacle International Best Actress Award for her lead role. Natalija has guest starred on Netflix Series, FULLER HOUSE, and on NBC Pilot, DUMB PRINCE directed by Amy Poehler, as well as SHAMELESS, PROVEN INNOCENT, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, KC UNDERCOVER, GLEE, 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE WEST WING, BONES, THE UNIT, THE CLOSER, CROSSING JORDAN, CHARMED, 24, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE REUNION with Selena Gomez and many others. She is perhaps most known for her recurring role as Admiral Nechayev in STAR TREK-THE NEXT GENERATION, where she happily played Sir Patrick Stewart’s superior officer.

Natalija was series regular on ABC series, RED WIDOW, where she played Russian mob wife, Elena Petrova. Her role as Italian reporter, Giovanetta Ricci in HBO biopic PHIL SPECTOR with Al Pacino, reunited her with director David Mamet, with whom she has done six films: (SPECTOR, HOMICIDE, SPARTAN, THINGS CHANGE, THE WATER ENGINE, and HOFFA opposite Jack Nicholson.) Other films include: COMMENTARY, INCARNATE, SHARKSKIN, THE HOLLOW, STEAL BIG-STEAL LITTLE, ABOVE SUSPICION, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, THE GLASS SHIELD, THE CHASE, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, BLOOD IN-BLOOD OUT, THE GUARDIAN, FOUR FRIENDS, STONY ISLAND and the ever popular, widely-viewed NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION.

Natalija started her theatrical career in her home town of Chicago, where she worked in a theatre company with W.H. Macy, David Mamet and John Malkovich. Graduating with her BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Lake Forest College in Illinois, she expanded her studies to Spain and Italy and gained command of five languages. Later she attended the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, which led to her starring on Broadway in HURLYBURLY, THE ICEMAN COMETH and ACCOMPLICE, in addition to many off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions including: SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION, TAMARA, THE THREE SISTERS, HEDDA GABLER, THE WHITE ROSE and ONCE IN A LIFETIME. The last four garnering her DRAMA-LOGUE CRITCS AWARD for Outstanding Performance. Her work in Ken Lonergan’s WAVERLY GALLERY at the Pasadena Playhouse resulted in ENTERTAINMENT TODAY’s BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD.

Ms. Nogulich was Founder and Artistic Director of THE GRACE PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY in Hollywood, where for fifteen years, she produced and directed classical and contemporary plays, including the West Coast Premiere of David Mamet’s adaptation of Chekhov’s THE THREE SISTERS, which won four DRAMA-LOGUE AWARDS, including Best Direction.

She authored historical novel, ONE WOMAN’S WAR, published in 2012, which is now being developed into a screenplay. She also wrote and directed a documentary short called CORPORAL JAKE, about World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Jake Allex.

Natalija has been Adjunct Professor at ArtCenter College of Design, AFI, Principia, Notre Dame and Cal Poly Tech. She lives in her native Chicago.

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