Natasha Henstridge is an award-winning Hollywood film and TV actress born in Newfoundland, Canada. Known for movies like Species and The Whole Nine Yards, she started her career as a model in Paris at the tender age of 15. After leaving home to begin her modelling career in the highly-competitive Paris fashion world, she landed her first cover of French Cosmopolitan, and graced the covers of many international fashion magazines, appearing in commercials for Oil of Olay, Lady Stetson and Old Spice.
Seeking a greater challenge, Natasha pursued her love of acting and at only 19, landing the starring role of the science-fiction thriller Species, opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Forest Whitaker. The film became a worldwide hit critically and commercially, and Natasha received praise for her performance as the genetically-modified Sil, including an MTV Movie Award. Not since the Hitchcock era had someone redefined the "femme fatale" for a new generation.
This began a recognized film career that has spanned over 35 movies to date. From conquering comedy with Bruce Willis in The Whole Nine Yards to taking the action-heroine lead in John Carpenter's sci-fi hit Ghost of Mars, Natasha has proved herself to be a versatile and fearless actress. She won the Best Actress Gemini Award (Canada's equivalent of an Emmy) for her hard-hitting portrayal of a cop's wife in Would Be Kings and starred with Geena Davis in the Golden Globe-winning TV show Commander in Chief. Her TV credits include leading roles in hit shows Eli Stone, She Spies, The Secret Circle, CSI: Miami, Hawaii Five-0, and voicing Miss Ellen on South Park. In features, she recently starred with Paul Sorvino and Joe Montegna in the forthcoming period drama The Bronx Bull, playing the wife of legendary boxer Jake LaMotta.
Natasha is the youngest actress to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Temecula Film Festival and recently was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Award from her homeland of Canada.