Natalie grew up in Milton, Massachusetts. Natalie, 30, has had a lot of acting experience before Beyond the Break. More recently, she can be seen in Cruel Intentions 3 and Local Boys.
Natalie Ramsey currently plays Lacey on Beyond the Break. Natalie is a surfer, so her skills come in handy when performing on Beyond the Break. Other characters such as Tiffany Hines (Birdie) and Suzie Pollard (Dawn) did not know how to surf and had to learn before going on Beyond the Break.
Lacey grew up in an abusive home. The only thing that saved her is her dream to be a pro surfer. She follows her dream leaving her mom and abusive boyfriend at home. Her mom's ex-boyfriend, Justin (David Chokachi), ends up being her coach. Justin acts as a father figure to her. Beyond the Break had its season finale last Friday. Season 2, guaranteed to be more intense, premieres early 2007.
This interview was conducted by Maddy Pumilia in the month of July 2006. All photos belong to the-N. Cast photo belongs to Mario Perez.
You were interested in acting at a very young age. How long did it take before you got a job?
I got my first job a few months after I moved out to L.A. and into the Oakwood apartments which is where a lot of kids come and stay to temporarily give acting a shot. I went on an audition for Sweet Valley High. I got the part! It was one episode, and like only 5 lines. I was terrified!
Was there ever a time where you considered quitting acting?
No. It definitely has its ups and downs though. It’s a tough, competitive business. One day you’re employed, the next you may not be. Trust me, I’ve done my fair share of waiting tables between acting jobs.
You've been in a lot of shows and movies before Beyond the Break. Do you still get nervous when going on new sets?
It depends. Sometimes. It depends on the scene and how comfortable you feel with the other actors.