Biography

The daughter of screenwriter Richard Gregson and legendary actress Natalie Wood, Natasha Wagner (also known as Natasha Gregson Wagner) has become recognized as an actress in her own right. Born on September 29, 1970, in Los Angeles, Wagner was six months old when her parents divorced. Her mother next married actor Robert Wagner, who later adopted Natasha. Wagner began appearing onscreen in the early '90s, taking supporting roles in such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and S.F.W. (1994). In 1997, she earned recognition for her portrayal of one of Robert Downey Jr.'s girlfriends in James Toback's Two Girls and a Guy. That same year, she starred in David Lynch's Lost Highway and First Love, Last Rites, which cast her opposite Giovanni Ribisi. Wagner closed out the century with appearances in a number of obscure films that tended to cast her as troubled young women; she changed gears in 2000 with a supporting role in High Fidelity, Stephen Frears' adaptation of Nick Hornby's comedic novel about a record store owner (John Cusack) trying to confront his own adulthood. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi