Natalie Morales (actress)
Natalie Morales is an American
United States
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 actress of Cuban
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Growing up, she attended St. Agatha Catholic School before going to Southwest High School, and participated in the University of Miami Dow Jones Minority High School Journalism Workshop. Morales is best known for having played Wendy Watson on The Middleman
The Middleman (TV series)
The Middleman is an American television series. The series, which was developed for television by Javier Grillo-Marxuach for ABC Family, is based on the Viper Comics series, The Middleman, created by Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine...

, a sci-fi
Science fiction
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 dramedy adaptation of the comic of the same name
The Middle Man
The Middleman is a comic book series written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach with art by Les McClaine and published by Viper Comics. The series was initially intended to be a television pilot. Grillo-Marxuach decided he wanted to write a series that represented all of the things he grew up loving...

, which aired on the ABC Family
ABC Family
ABC Family, stylized as abc family, is an American television network, owned by ABC Family Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company...

 cable network
Cable network
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 for one season. It was her first major role, after a guest appearance on CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series, which premiered on September 23, 2002 on CBS. The series is a spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation....

in 2005, and a character in the video game version
Pimp My Ride (video game)
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 of MTV's Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
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Morales is also the star and Executive Producer of a sitcom pilot, Quitters, which was an official selection of the 3rd Annual Los Angeles ITVFest (Independent Television Festival) in August 2008.

Morales portrayed Special Agent Lauren Cruz in the first season of USA Network
USA Network
USA Network is an American cable television channel launched in 1971. Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily gained popularity because of breakout hits like Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs, White Collar, Monday Night RAW, Suits, and reruns of the various...

 TV series White Collar
White Collar (TV series)
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Matt Bomer as con-man Neal Caffrey and Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke. It premiered on October 23, 2009. In December 2009, White Collar was renewed for a second season that began on July 13, 2010...

. In May 2010, Morales began appearing in the NBC
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 sitcom Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
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, portraying Lucy, girlfriend of Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He currently stars as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation....

's character Tom Haverford
Tom Haverford
Thomas Montgomery "Tom" Haverford , born Darwish Sabir Ismael Gani, is a fictional character in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. He is a sarcastic, underachieving government official for the city of Pawnee who is revered for his high levels of swagger and unmatched entrepreneurial skills...

 and bartender at The Snakehole Lounge.

Morales appeared in Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
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's 2010 film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to his 1987 film Wall Street.

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