Nathalie Emmanuel

Nathalie Emmanuel
Nathalie Emmanuel
Born Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel
2 March 1989 (1989-03-02) (age 22)
Southend-on-Sea, England
Years active 2006–present

Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel[1] (born 2 March 1989 in Southend-on-Sea) is a British actress best known for her role in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks as Sasha Valentine, which she played from 2006 to 2010.

Her first major television break came as the star of a summer Vodafone advertisement while she worked at a bank. She also played Nala in the West End production of The Lion King alongside Pippa Bennett-Warner and Dominique Moore. She then later played 'Charlie' in the E4 show, Misfits in the first episode of the third season.


Emmanuel attended Westcliff High School for Girls from the age of 12. She has a sister, Louise, who was in the 2002 final of Stars in Their Eyes Kids and is currently a member of UK girlgroup Fuzion.

In 2007, Emmanuel presented the award for 'Best R & B Act' at the MOBO Awards alongside Martin Offiah. She also presented an award at the 2008 Urban Music Awards.


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984-2004.