Natalie Paul

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Natalie Paul
Born Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater Yale University, New York University
Occupation Actress

Natalie Paul is an actress who is best known for playing Doreen Henderson on Show Me a Hero[1] and Sandra Washington on The Deuce.[2]

Early life

Paul graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and a MFA from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.[3]

Paul is of Haitian descent.[4]


Paul's first series regular was in the Yonkers housing drama Show Me a Hero as the budding community organizer Doreen Henderson.[5][6]

Paul's first film role was in Crown Heights as Antoinette.[7][8]

Paul's next series regular role is in the 1970s Times Square drama The Deuce as newspaper reporter Sandra Washington.[9][10][11]

Paul has written and directed two short films, Everything Absolutely and Sweet Tea.[12]

Awards and nominations

Paul was nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and won the 2018 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress for her role in Crown Heights.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Crown Heights Antoinette


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Smash Actor #5 Episodes: "Musical Chairs", "The Fringe", and "The Read-Through"
2014 Boardwalk Empire Beatrice Carson Episodes: "Friendless Child" and "The Good Listener"
2015 Show Me a Hero Doreen Henderson Main role
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Zahara Letts Episode: "Intersecting Lives"
2016 Power Candie Episodes: "Don't Worry Baby" and "I Got This on Lock"
2016 Luke Cage Dana Stryker Episode: "Take It Personal"
2017 The Deuce Sandra Washington Main role
2018 The Sinner Heather Novack Main role (season 2)

Other work

Year Title Role Director Writer Producer Notes
2012 Everything Absolutely Lady Yes Yes Short film; co-director
2015 Sweet Tea Nicki Yes Yes Short film


  1. ^ The Deadline Team (2014-09-02). "HBO Miniseries 'Show Me A Hero' Adds Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  2. ^ Hanh Nguyen (2017-07-26). "'The Deuce' Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn't 'Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. ^ Jessica Tong (2015-04-23). "A talk with up and coming actress Natalie Paul by Jessica Tong, Programs & Outreach Coordinator". Haiti Cultural Exchange. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ Press, ed. (26 January 2014). "Pryce in Brooklyn two-hander". Guardian Media. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ Mike Hale (2015-08-13). "Review: 'Show Me a Hero' Focuses on a Mayor in the Maelstrom of Desegregation". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  6. ^ Richard Lawson (2015-08-13). "Show Me a Hero Is a Stirring Companion Piece to The Wire". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  7. ^ Kenneth Turan (2017-08-24). "Review 'Crown Heights' tells a timely, fact-based tale of wrongful incarceration". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  8. ^ "Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul Discuss 'Crown Heights'". MSN. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  9. ^ Alyssa Rosenberg (2017-10-09). "'The Deuce' Season 1, Episode 5 review: 'What Kind of Bad?'". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  10. ^ Cochrane, Lauren; Marriott, Hannah; Ferrier, Morwenna (2017-09-01). "Offred, Prince, or a Walnut Whip? The thinking person's style icons for autumn". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  11. ^ Olivia Armstrong. "Natalie Paul Knows What Sandra Washington Is Really After". HBO. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  12. ^ "Natalie Paul". Brooklyn Arts Council. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  13. ^ "NAACP Image Awards Nominees: Netflix, OWN Lead In TV; Universal, Annapurna, Open Road Top Film". Deadline. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2017-11-20.

External links

  • Official website
  • Natalie Paul on IMDb
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