Natalia Lesz (born 27 July 1981 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish actress and a pop singer, songwriter.
Natalia is a graduate of the renowned acting department at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (NYU). While in New York, she has performed in plays both on and off Broadway. While living in New York, Natalia also immersed herself in studies at CAP21 (voice, music theory), The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and The Lee Strasberg Institute (acting, diction, voice). Natalia regularly stars in numerous Polish television shows and TV series. When teenager, she went to the National Warsaw Ballet School and performed as a soloist at the Polish National Opera. After graduating from New York University, she recorded her debut album, Natalia Lesz, produced by hit makers Greg Wells (Celine Dion, Mika, One Republic, Katy Perry) and Glen Ballard (Celine Dion, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Annie Lennox, Shakira, Michael Jackson). Natalia has already performed on major stages in the US and Europe, including an opening spot for British pop star Mika; Patricia Kass ( French jazz and pop star, with Over 16 million records sold worldwide ) as well as for Celine Dion as a part of her current "Taking Chances" world tour. Her single "Power Of Attraction" remix reached #24 in the Billboard music charts. Her latest record "That Girl" was released in Poland and just after 2 months reached a gold status. Natalia has featured on Polish "Dancing With The Stars" and placed 2nd with the highest score in history of the show. Natalia has also became a face of a campaign, promoting Georgia in Poland and has received an honorary citizenship by the President of the country- Mikheil Saakashvili for her efforts to raise awareness and tourism of Georgia in Poland.
In January, 2009, Natalia was nominated by the POPCORN magazine, as "The Best Polish Singer of The Year". In February, she was nominated by the BRAVO magazine in a "Fresh Blood" category. In the same month, she was also nominated by the members of the recording industry for the prestigious "Fryderyki", the Polish music awards.
In March, Natalia had been nominated by the polish-edition Glamour magazine, in "The Most Glamorous Debut of The Year" category. Natalia has featured on Polish Dancing With The Stars and placed 2nd with the highest score in history of the show. In the new TV series on TVP, Tancerze (Eng. The Dancers), which first aired on the 3 April 2009, she plays one of the leading roles as "Inga".
In May 2010, Natalia won a "Press and Media Award" at Top Trendy Festival in Sopot.
In 2011 she released her second studio album That Girl, which was promoted by the single with the same title. It smashed Polish radio stations and became one of the biggest hit of 2011 in Poland and gained some airplay in USA. The album, itself, received mostly favorable reviews from critics. Natalia has been praised for good vocals, lyrics and the whole production. The album was certified gold (over 15,000 copies sold).
In 2012 Natalia released the second single from her second album, "Beat of My Heart". The song received good reviews from critics and Natalia has been compared to Kylie Minogue. The clip aired on HBO Plus and Logo TV in the US.