Natasha Gregson Wagner

Actor
In therapy since her mother Natalie Wood's tragic death when she was 11, seemingly cute-as-a-button Natasha Gregson Wagner has opted for complicated female characters in dark, offbeat films because they are "more like ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

How Did It Feel? 2014 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The Gray In Between 2014 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

A Kiss and a Promise 2011 (Movie)

Samantha Beck (Actor)

The Closer 2010 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

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House 2008 (Tv Show)

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State of Mind 2007 (Tv Show)

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The 4400 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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ER 2006 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

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Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Medicine Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Wonderland 2003 (Movie)

Barbara Richardson (Actor)

Pasadena 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Nico (Actor)

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Herself--Ringside Fan (Actor)

Robert Wagner: Hollywood's Prince Charming 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Dogtown 1998 (Movie)

Sara Ruth (Actor)

First Love, Last Rites 1998 (Movie)

Sissel (Actor)

Glam 1998 (Movie)

Vanessa Mason (Actor)

Two Girls and A Guy 1998 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

Michelle Mancini (Actor)

Inside the Goldmine 1997 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents Mind Ripper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Dead Beat 1995 (Movie)

Kirsten (Actor)

Quiet Days in Hollywood 1995 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

S.F.W. 1995 (Movie)

Kristen (Actor)

The Method 1995 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

The Shaggy Dog 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Birdland 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Molly and Gina 1993 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

Dark Horse 1992 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Fathers and Sons 1992 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Angel in the Family (TV Show)

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Dragstrip Girl (TV Show)

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Hefner: Unauthorized (TV Show)

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Stranger Than Fiction (TV Show)

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Tainted Blood (TV Show)

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The Accidental Witness (TV Show)

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The Substitute (TV Show)

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Biography

In therapy since her mother Natalie Wood's tragic death when she was 11, seemingly cute-as-a-button Natasha Gregson Wagner has opted for complicated female characters in dark, offbeat films because they are "more like myself. " The daughter of producer-writer Richard Gregson and adopted daughter of actor Robert Wagner, the lovely dark-haired actress brings to mind her mother at a similar age. She made her feature debut in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992) and has also appeared in "Fathers and Sons" (1994), her then-boyfriend Josh Evans' directorial debut "Inside the Goldmine" (1994))--she would later appear in Evan's grim noir "Glam" (2001)--and "High School High" (1996). In David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (1997), she breathed life into Sheila, the two-timed girlfriend of Balthazar Getty, and in a more central role in James Toback's "Two Girls and Guys" (1998) played the scrappy, streetwise Lou, giving a performance that was magnetic and interesting in a picture that didn't quite deliver on its potential as a great sex farce. She followed an even more advernturously sexual role, frequently minus any clothing, in the unusual "First Love, Last Rites" (1997) opposite Giovanni Ribisi as a couple who spends much of the film either talking endlessly about their relationship or engaging in sex.

After well-received roles in indie features such as writer-director George Hickenlooper's "Dogtown" and "Another Day in Paradise" (1998)--where she played the distaff half of a young couple of drug addicts/theives taken under the wings of more experienced operators (James Woods and Melanie Griffith), Wagner went mainstream with supporting turns in such films as a college student-slasher victim in the "Scream"-inspired horror flick "Urban Legends" (1998), as Hugh Hefner's ill-fated assistant Bobbie Arnstein in the TV biopic "Hefner Unauthorized" (1999), in the little-seen thriller "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999), as one of John Cusack's many bedeviling women in "High Fidelity" (2000), and the John Carpenter-produced horror sequel "Vampires: Los Muertos" (2002), as well as Tv spots as a regular on the Mike White-penned, short-lived soap opera "Pasadena" (Fox, 2001) and the equally brief small screen version of Jake Kasdan's "The Zero Effect" (2002) .

Wagner would continue to land leading roles in avant garde indies such as "Wishing Time" (2003) as well as appearing in the ensembles of films such as "Wonderland" (2003), the dazzling but unsatisfying depiction of Los Angeles' real life Wonderland Avenue murders of 1981 which involved porn legend John Holmes; Wagner played a small but winning part as Barbara Richardson, arguably the most innocent of the four murder victims.

Relationships

D.V. DeVincentis Actor

Husband
Engaged as of December 2002 Married Oct. 11, 2003 Divorced Jan. 5, 2008

Josh Evans Actor

Companion
Son of Ali MacGraw and Robert Evans; Josh directed Natasha in "Inside the Goldmine" (1994) and "Glam" (1997) Together from 1990-97

Richard Gregson Actor

Father
Born in 1930

Jill St John Actor

Step-Mother
Born Aug. 19, 1940; married Robert Wagner May 26, 1990

Adam Storke Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1998

Courtney Wagner

Half-Sister
Born in 1974

Robert Wagner Actor

Step-Father
Adopted Natasha after marrying Natalie Wood for a second time on July 16, 1972

Katie Wagner Actor

Step-Sister
Born May 11, 1964 to Robert Wagner and Marion Marshall

Barry Watson Actor

Companion
Couple had first child Clover Clementyne Watson on May 30, 2012

Clover Watson

Daughter
Born May 30, 2102; father, Barry Watson

Natalie Wood Actor

Mother
Born on July 20, 1938 Robert Wagner adopted Natasha after their second marriage Died on Nov. 29, 1981 off Catalina Island under mysterious circumstances

Lana Wood Actor

Aunt

EDUCATION

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts
transferred to University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

studied acting with Harold Gufkin

Crossroads Academy

Santa Monica , California
graduated

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

Los Angeles , California
studied with Roy London and Larry Moss

Milestones

2002

Appeared in "John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos"

2001

Had co-starring role in the Fox fall primetime serial "Pasadena"; Balthazar Getty played her brother on the series

2000

Appeared in "High Fidelity"

1998

Played scrappy, streetwise Lou in "Two Girls and a Guy" with Heather Graham and Robert Downey Jr

1998

Gave a strong performance as a junkie in "Another Day in Paradise"

1998

Starred opposite Giovanni Ribisi in the turgid "First Love, Last Rites"

1997

Acted in former offscreen companion Josh Evans' film "Glam"

1997

Made strong impression as Sheila, the two-timed girlfriend of Balthazar Getty, in David Lynch's "Lost Highway"

1994

Appeared in then-boyfriend Josh Evans' directorial debut, "Inside the Goldmine"

1992

Feature debut in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

1981

Mother Natalie Wood died tragically off Cantalina Island when Natasha was 11 years old

Bonus Trivia

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"She shouldn't have died--it was wrong. But I feel like she brought amazing people into my life to help me heal--like Josh [Evans, son of Ali MacGraw and Robert Evans], his mom, and three or four other people who have sustained my broken heart and put it back together. I feel her all the time. It's the only way to deal with loss so devestating. She and both 'daddy Gregson' and 'daddy Wagner' taught me how to grow up around fame, not to let it fuck me up." --Natasha Gregson Wagner on the death of her mother Natalie Wood in Movieline, September 1997.

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"I don't even go in to meet on 'normal' movies anymore because they just waste my time and I know I do theirs, too. I'm attracted to dark, weird movies." --Natasha Gregson Wagner in Movieline, September 1997.

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