Natalie Morales (born 1985) is an American actress best known for her starring role as Wendy Watson in the sci-fi comedy-drama television series The Middleman, in 2008.
She also stared as FBI agent Lauren Cruz in the television drama series White Collar, from 2009-2010.
She also has a starring role as Meg Gomez, a constant reminder of Kate's old life who is a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has, in the television sitcom Trophy Wife.
She is not to be confused with Today correspondent Natalie Morales.
Morales stumbled into acting by accident. She moved to a new school and was taking summer classes to meet new people. But the photography class she wanted was full, so she settled for drama instead. In her words, "That was that. Never looked back. My teacher and my friends that year changed my life forever."
Morales began her career in theatre, but it was parts in Miami Vice and CSI: Miami that paved the way to her first starring role, Wendy Watson in The Middleman.
Following her turn as Wendy Watson, TV Guide named Natalie to their It List at the 2008 Comic-Con convention in San Diego.
Morales appeared in several projects in 2010, including a featured role in The Bounty starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler and as Drew Barrymore's best friend in Going the Distance.
She was also handpicked by Oliver Stone for a role in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps with Shia LaBeouf.