Natasha's aspirations to become an actress began very early in childhood. Being an only child, she entertained herself and others by imitating neighbors, friends, and relatives. She also created scenarios for her barbie dolls and acted out their various personalities. It was inevitable that she had to be enrolled in classes. From age eight to twelve, Natasha became a member of the "The Jack and Jill Players," a children's improvisational group under the direction of the famous Chicago Comedy Showcase performers. Eager to act in film and television, Natasha and her mother moved to Los Angeles, California. Immediately, Natasha was accepted at the private Hollywood Professional School where she continued studying drama and accelerated her studies by attending two summer sessions and by making honor roll and graduating right after her sweet sixteenth birthday. Immediately after high school Natasha studied drama at various schools, but most of her training came from Hollywood's late and legendary private acting classes with the Sal Dano Workshop. Natasha has been a professional actress on primetime, international, network television shows and movies. (IMDB resume) She is a powerhouse of an actress who has a chameleon like ability to transform and to portray a wide range of characters, speaking in a variety of languages, and performing in both comedies and dramas.
Natasha was cast on hit shows such as Nip/Tuck, Judging Amy, Monk, and Wings and is often recognized for playing Marina Oswald, the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, on Quantum Leap, and a Roma on JAG episode "Gypsy Eyes" in which she acted speaking in English, Russian, and Romani. Even though networks frown on recasting an actor in a second leading role on the same show, Executive producer Donald Bellisario recast Natasha on J.A.G episode "Scimitar" to play an Iraqi Lieutenant speaking English and Arabic. One of the highlights of Natasha's career came when legendary Blake Edwards personally cast her in The Son of the Pink Panther movie co-starring Roberto Begnini (Life is Beautiful). It was filmed at Pinewood Studios in England.
A breakthrough TV opportunity was presented after Natasha guest starred as Anya Volkova on the popular show Wings. Recognizing her talents, NBC Studios, in conjunction with Disney Studios, contracted Natasha as a series regular on the comedy Pride & Joy. Later, her Wings co-star, Tony Shaloub, happily cast Natasha in his show Monk. Natasha's co-stars have included: Tom Selleck, Scott Bakula, Cybill Shepard, Christine Baranski. Matt Damon, Adam Sandler, Tyne Daly, Jennifer Gardner, John Stamos, Stacy Keach, Jenny McCarthy, George Hamilton, Gary Busey, Jon Cryer, Delta Burke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alan Thicke, Bonnie Hunt, Joel Murray, Yakov Smirnoff, Dabney Coleman, and others. Natasha has worked alongside many Academy and Emmy Award winning producers, writers, and directors.