It may have been Natalie Eva Marie's bright crimson locks that first drew the WWE Universe toher attention, but this American actress, entrepreneur, influencer, and athlete has even more fire to her than meets the eye. Growing up in Northern California, the Latina former model traded in the runway for the wrestling ring— and was drafted by WWE's Smackdown LIVE in 2013, whose roster also features renowned cross-over wrestler and actor John Cena. Her journey through the ranks of the WWE Divas division's main roster as a Superstar was first chronicled on the hit E! reality series, "Total Divas." There, she navigated personal and professional obstacles to become the premiere "heel" of the women's division in the WWE, stealing the spotlight and becoming a fan favorite to millions of people.
While known for her fiery personality and all red everything, Natalie's transition to all black everything is telling of her recent break from WWE and focus on her work on the big screen. In 2017, audiences saw Natalie in Randall Emmett's produced Inconceivable, opposite academy award winners, Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway. She recently wrapped Awesomeness Films, Action #1 for Peter Principato and YouTube Red. Natalie has also appeared in cameo roles for television shows such as Entourage, CSI: New York, and 90210.
When Natalie Eva Marie is not filming, she is working on her business ventures as a beauty and fitness expert, along with her philanthropic endeavors. She launched NEM Fashion, a brand created and inspired by empowered women, for empowered women, in 2016. In alignment with Natalie's passion for female empowerment and anti-bullying, the brand gives back to women in need through Natalie's NEM Foundation. Most recently, Natalie launched Never End Denim, a luxury and size inclusive denim brand, in November of 2017. In 2015, she partnered with Bellami and created her own hair extension line, "TestaRossa."
Having a father that was in the military, supporting Troops is also one of Natalie's biggest priorities. She has traveled to Afghanistan, Dubai, and Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. military and their families. In November 2015, she accepted the "Corporate Leadership Award" at the Soldier Strong Annual Awards on behalf of WWE.