Natalie Morales is an American actress born in Kendall, Florida, USA. She starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman and had a main role on the first season of the USA Network series White Collar. In 2010, she appeared in the feature films Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance. Morales also had a starring role in the Fox comedy series The Grinder and a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Morales appeared in Oliver Stone’s 2010 film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to his 1987 film Wall Street. She was cast as Chelsea Handler’s best friend in Are You There, Chelsea? However, she left the series when the cast was replaced for creative reasons. Morales also appeared on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama, The Newsroom, guest-starring as Kaylee, the girlfriend of Dev Patel’s character, Neal. In 2013, Morales joined the cast of Trophy Wife as Meg, Kate’s best friend. In 2015, she joined the cast of the Fox series The Grinder. In 2017, she appeared in some episodes of the NBC series Powerless. Morales appeared as Detective Ann Garcia in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet.
On June 30, 2017, Morales revealed to social media that she identified herself as queer.