Natascha McElhone is a well known British actress popular for her roles in movies like Ronin and The Truman Show, which features actor Jim Carrey. She is also known for her characters in TV sitcoms like Designated Survivor and Californication.
Natascha McElhone was born as Natasha Abigail Taylor on 14 December 1969, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey located in England. Her parents Michael Taylor and Noreen McElhone were both journalists and Natascha took her mother's maiden name after her parents divorced when she was just two years of age. After the divorce, her mother relocated to Brighton, where she met and married columnist cum journalist Roy Greenslade. Her family also comprises of a brother who is a scriptwriter named Damon and two other half-brothers Alexander and Nicholas.
Natascha McElhone received her schooling from St. Mary's Hall School for Girls, in Brighton, Sussex. She also attended Irish dancing classes when she was six. McElhone later graduated in 1993 from the drama school London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, located in West London, England.
Natascha started her career as a theater artist at the Open Air Theatre, London with starring roles in plays like A Midsummer Night's Dream and Richard III. She also appeared in The Cherry Orchard and The Count of Monte Cristo at the Haymarket Theatre. Her other theatrical works include her roles in Honour at Wyndham's Theatre, in Fatal Attraction and in Royal Shakespeare Company's Queen Anne.
She made her first television debut in the year 1991, appearing in the single episode Absolutely Fabulous of the television sitcom Bergerac, aired in the BBC channel. Natascha made her entry into the big screens with a role in Surviving Picasso, acting opposite to Anthony Hopkins. McElhone's most notable roles in films include her starring roles besides actors Brad Pitt in the film The Devil's Own, George Clooney in the drama film Solaris, Grace Hightower's husband Robert De Niro in Ronin and with the deceased Cathriona White's ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey in the satirical movie The Truman Show.
Likewise, Natascha McElhone has also acted in a couple of television series like Revelations, an NBC mini-series where she worked with actor Bill Pullman. She also had a starring role of Karen, besides David Duchovny in Californication, a television sitcom aired in Showtime cable channel. Natascha also worked with Kiefer Sutherland in the TV series Designated Survivor. Her other notable works in television can be found in series like The First.
Apart from acting, she is also the author of the book titled After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father, which is available in Kindle under the name After You.
Moving on to her personal life, the British Actress was married to Dr. Martin Hirigoyen Kelly, a plastic surgeon on the 19th of May in 1998. Together they had three sons named Theodore, Otis, and Rex. Kelly later died on May 20, 2008, due to dilated cardiomyopathy, one day after the couple's tenth wedding anniversary.
Moving on, the actress has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and her body measurements are about 2-24-33 inches. She weighs around 53kgs approx. She has also not engraved any tattoos in her body, but her character in Californication had a few of them which is visible in her left hand and her back.
Natascha McElhone has earned an estimated net worth of $5 million, which is also due to her works within the entertainment industry. As per reports, she was also paid a good salary for her works with The Company, Minder and 10 Minute Tales.