Natasha Rothwell

Natasha Rothwell

Highest Rated: 88% Wyrm (2019)

Lowest Rated: 22% Like a Boss (2020)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1980

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

Writing served as the launching pad for two distinct phases of Natasha Rothwell's career in comedy: first, as her initial college major, which she left to study theater and in turn, establish a name for herself in improv comedy, and later, as a writer for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975), which provided her with the clout to co-produce the Netflix comedy series "Characters" (2016- ) and write for and star in the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series "Insecure" (2016- ). Rothwell performed from an early age but decided to study journalism at the University of Maryland. In her freshman year, she saw a student production of "House of Blue Leaves" which reprinted Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred" in its program; the poem inspired Rothwell to return to acting, where she gravitated towards comedic roles. After receiving her bachelor's degree in theatre performance from the university, Rothwell dove deeply into the national improvisational scene, performing with Washington Improv Theater, Peoples Improv Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade, among many other troupes. She also began appearing in their filmed sketches, as well as short film projects for Funny or Die and CollegeHumor, in 2011. Her first network comedy appearance came soon after in an episode of "Royal Pains" (USA Network, 2009-2016). In 2013, she was hired to write for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where she penned the opening monologue for host Taraji P. Henson in 2015 and earned a Writers Guild Award nomination for Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series in 2016. Rothwell left "SNL" that same year to co-create "Characters," a comedy showcase for up-and-coming comedians, including herself, to write and play numerous characters in each episode. The exposure afforded by the series led to meetings with HBO, which connected her to comedian Issa Rae's new series, "Insecure." Rothwell initially served as a writer for the show's first season before also joining its cast as Kelli, a friend to Rae's protagonist.

Highest rated movies

Wyrm
Yearly Departed
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog
Wonder Woman 1984
Like a Boss

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 96% Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Rachel (Character) $190.7M 2022
No Score Yet 100% Insecure: The End Self - 2021
80% 57% Yearly Departed Unknown (Character) - 2020
58% 73% Wonder Woman 1984 Carol (Co-Worker) (Character) $46.5M 2020
63% 93% Sonic the Hedgehog Rachel (Character) $146.7M 2020
22% 65% Like a Boss Jill (Character) $22.1M 2020
88% 69% Wyrm Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 50% A Year and Change Angie (Character) - 2015

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Shark's Big Show! Mommy (Voice) 2020-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
97% 82% Insecure Kelli (Character),
Writer
2018 2020-2021
100% 40% 12 Dates of Christmas Narrator 2020-2021
89% 72% The White Lotus Belinda (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 90% Bob's Burgers Firefighter (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Della Alvarado (Guest Star) 2018
100% 60% Netflix Presents: The Characters Unknown (Character) 2016
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2015
94% 75% Royal Pains Tamara (Guest Star) 2014