Nathalie Emmanuel is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after English actresses. Her most notable role of ‘Missandei’ in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones,” recently concluded its highly anticipated eighth and final season.
The actress can currently be seen in Hulu’s romantic comedy series “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Emmanuel stars as Maya, one of the four American friends in the series who are reunited for a wedding in London. The show is also being produced by Mindy Kaling and premiered on July 31st, 2019.
Emmanuel is featured in the voice cast for Netflix’s “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” alongside Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alicia Vikander, Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg. The series based on Jim Henson’s 1982 classic THE DARK CRYSTAL. Additionally, Emmanuel is also set to star in Josh Friedlander’s directorial debut HOLLY SLEPT OVER. The movie, which also stars Ron Livingston, Josh Lawson and Britt Lower, is an ensemble comedy from LD Entertainment.
In 2017, Emmanuel was seen in THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth installment of the FAST & FURIOUS franchise. The movie went on to make over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Emmanuel made her US feature film debut in the seventh installment of the massively popular FAST & FURIOUS franchise, FURIOUS 7, opposite Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Paul Walker. The film has since grossed over $1 billion at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of the franchise and one of the highest grossing films of all time. Emmanuel is currently in production on the ninth installment of the franchise, FAST & FURIOUS 9, which is slated to be in theatres on May 20th, 2020.
Emmanuel also starred in 20th Century Fox’s MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, which is the second installment in the popular young-adult franchise based on the book series of the same name by James Dashner. In 2018, she went on to reprise the role of Harriet in the movie’s sequel, MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE.
Born and raised in the UK, Emmanuel landed her first role on the professional stage at the age of 10 when she starred in the original London cast of the The Lion King, playing ‘Young Nala’. She then went on to play the role of ‘Sasha Valentine’ in Channel 4's popular soap, “Hollyoaks”. Since then Emmanuel has continued working on several British TV shows including the BAFTA winning series “Misfits”.