Natalia Livingston

Actress, Producer & Founder

1998 Alumni

Biography

Sociology, 1998
Professional Actress, Producer, Founder (Actor Boutique)

Since Emory

  • I am Emmy Award Winning Actress, Television Producer, and Founder/Owner of Actor Boutique. A contract player on ABC’s General Hospital, I starred in over 900 episodes. I also starred in over 50 episodes of NBC’s Days of Our Lives, several motion pictures, and national commercials. I, along with a great team, was recently nominated for my second Emmy in a new category – Outstanding New Approach in a Drama Series.
  • I reside in Atlanta and Los Angeles, where I have expanded my professional portfolio to include producing for major television networks. I pitched and produced my own television concept/show at National Geographic Channel and recently worked as Co-Executive Producer of the Gasoline Films and PBS documentary “The Man Who Ate New Orleans.”
  • In Los Angeles, I studied with master acting teachers Ivanna Chubbuck (Halle Berry, Charlize Theron), Steve Helgoth, Margie Haber (Heather Locklear, Colin Egglesfield), Warner Loughlin (Amy Adams), Bobby Lyons, and Candy Kanieki. I am Guest Lecturer at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in the field of Entrepreneurship in Entertainment and Arts Management. My charity involvement has included Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying and Children’s Orphanage in Calcutta, India. I am represented by The Gersh Agency and Sweeney Management.
  • Owner and Founder of Actor Boutique in Atlanta www.actorboutique.com

Current activities

Owner and Founder of Actor Boutique. Acting Classes, Producing Classes, Head Shot Photography, Audition Coaching and Taping. Through Actor Boutique, I produce a yearly AB Industry Night Showcase where AB actors perform in front of top Atlanta agents, casting directors, writers, directors, and producers. This past year we also featured original work from up and coming writers and hired up and coming directors to direct and shoot our scenes. Past guest have included Rhavyn Drummer from Tyler Perry Studios, Jen Kelley of Big Picture Casting, Mark Fincannon of Fincannon and Associates, People Store and many others. 

Highlights at Emory

My best memories of Theater Emory were Tim McDonough’s Scene Study and Speeches and Monologue classes. That’s where I really fell in love with the craft of acting. I had always wanted to act growing up but didn’t get the nerve to actually try until I was at Emory. I felt very behind all the other students who had years of theater experience under their belt. One or two very special times in Tim’s class, however, I thought, “That was magical. I got it!” Those were beautiful moments for me and ones I drew on for inspiration when deciding to pursue acting as a career. 

In retrospect

Nothing in life is given to you. Acting is a craft that must be learned and worked. Rejection is a part of this art and business. There is always something beautiful to learn from rejection. It can be used to challenge and inspire yourself to be better.