ABOUT natasha

For Natasha Ofili's breakout role as Principal Karen Vaughn in Ryan Murphy's critically acclaimed Netflix series The Politician, Oprah Daily singled Natasha out as "a host of newcomers that manage to steal the screen" from the show's seasoned actors.  Her other credits include Amazon Originals' animated series Undone.  As Hailey Cooper in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, she was the first Black Deaf woman to play a character in a video game.

 

Natasha's milestone for 2021 was acting, producing, and writing The Multi, a short film largely inspired by her life.  Natasha directed the entire creative direction (editing, music, sound, and wardrobe) of the film during the entire production.  

 

The Multi is an official selection to screen at the LA Short International Film Festival in July 2022, an Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festival.  The film premiered at the following film festivals in 2022: Slamdance, Toronto Black Film Festival (Canadian Screen Qualifying), and Reelabilties New York & Toronto

 

The film is about a story of an isolated Black Deaf woman who has constructed a world of order to keep a childhood trauma buried deep in her psyche while an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront demons from her past.

 

Having lost her hearing when she was 18 months old due to a high fever.  She created The Multi  to spotlight an authentic perspective on the topics of trauma and mental health, especially from the point of view of the disabled and Black female communities, characters who are rarely portrayed on screen.

Natasha debuted as the Associate ASL Choreographer for the L.A. Phil/Deaf West Theatre production, Fidelio Opera, which was shown in April 2022.  Her love for artistic expression through music allows her to break the mold of ASL in performance art.

 

Acting and Storytelling help her cope with her depression by interweaving her feelings and experiences to inspire action, change, and emotions.  With her dedication serving as a positive driving force in her craft, Natasha is passionate about inclusivity and representation of deaf entertainers in TV, film, and theater.  She works tirelessly to help break barriers for the underrepresented communities with her newly growing platform. 

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