Natascha McElhone (born Natasha Abigail Taylor; 23 March 1970) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her roles in American films such as Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.
You don't know who anyone really is in LA. The bullshit out there is so thick. You wouldn't believe the things that people will look you in the eye and say. Being successful in that industry is about more than just swallowing it and deciding to make some money. You'd also have to say, 'I like this' and 'This is great' when you didn't mean it. You'd have to play those kind of games. And I can't do it.
When you've taken time off to have a baby and you've become all nesty, you're desperate to get back out there - as long as it's not too far from home.
I have wanted to act since I was three and that is what I hunger for. I want to play roles that are as diverse and contradictory as possible. As for the rest, I can take it or leave it. I know we are living in this world that is celebrity-obsessed and that comes hand in hand with making movies. In an adult way I try to accept and understand that, and so I do the requisite publicity.
|Full Name at Birth||Natasha Abigail Taylor|
|Date of Birth||December 14, 1969|
|Birthplace||Hampstead, London, England, UK|
|Height||5' 8" (173 cm)|
|Weight||115 lbs (52.2 kg)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||St. Mary`s Hall School for Girls in Brighton, East Sussex, from 1982-1986|
|Claim to Fame||Surviving Picasso|