Natalie Smyka is a half-Cuban girl from the Midwest.  She received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in journalism.  She also studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York with several of Lee's protégées.  Natalie has appeared in numerous plays and independent films; most notably as the supporting role of Anna in the feature length version of Across the Hall, which also stars Mike Vogel, Brittany Murphy and Danny Pino.  She also played the leading role of June opposite Adrian Grenier in the award winning short film version of Across the Hall, produced by Academy Award nominee/Golden Globe winner Jon Kilik (Babel).   In addition, she has written, produced and starred in two short films.  Natalie can be next seen in the Lifetime Movie The Drew Peterson Story.