Natascha McElhone

From managing a professional career to personal life as a single mother of three, English actress Natascha McElhone showcases perfection. Professional since 1990, it was a sheer dedication of 6 years in theaters for the LADA graduate before she came to fame through the film Surviving Picasso (1996).

Moving to the 2000s, McElhone achieved further prominence with TV series; worked in Californication (2007-14) and Designated Survivor (2016-17). Born to Journalist parents, Natascha shares three sons with her late husband Martin Hirigoyen Kelly; they were married for a decade.

Natascha McElhone Early Life- Parents, Birthday, and Family

McElhone was born on December 14, 1969, in Surrey, England. Her birth name is Natasha Abigail Taylor but uses her Irish mother’s maiden name ‘McElhone.’ She is the daughter of journalist parents, Noreen McElhone and Michael Taylor.

When Natascha was 2 years old, her parents divorced as a result, she moved with her mother and brother Damon (a Los Angeles-based writer) to Brighton. From her mother’s second marriage, with journalist and columnist Roy Greenslade, the Ronin actress has two half-brothers: Alexander and Nicholas.

What Is Age and Height Of McElhone?

As of 2021, the brunette with expressive grey eyes is 51 years as of 2021. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches, and attractive high cheekbones.

Natascha McElhone Has Three Children With Late Husband

The Walton-on-Thames, Surrey-born lived with her husband Dr. Martin Hirigoyen Kelly, a plastic surgeon; they were married for a decade until his death. As per IMDB, the duo exchanged vows on May 19, 1988, and welcomed three children together, all sons.

Halo actress Natascha McElhone with her three sons
Halo actress Natascha McElhone with her three sons; Image Source: Telegraph

The couple welcomed their first child, son Theodore in 2000 and their second son Otis was born in May 2003.

While Natascha McElhone was pregnant with their third son and was filming in the USA in 2008, she got the news about her husband Martin Kelly’s death and flew home. After five months of her husband’s death, McElhone welcomed her third son Rex in October 2008.

Cause Of Husband’s Death

Reportedly, the husband of Surviving Picasso actress died just a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. A fellow doctor found Martin collapsed on a family house doorway on May 20, 2008, and rushed him to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Natascha McElhone with her late husband Martin
Natascha McElhone with her late husband Martin; Image Source: Independent

The cause of death was possibly a heart attack; termed ‘dilated cardiomyopathy’, the condition where the heart enlarges and can not pump blood effectively.

Relationship Status Of McElhone In 2021

As of 2021, it’s been more than 12 years since Natascha lost her husband, but she has not been engaged in any relationship. McElhone is a single mother of three and raises her kids while maintaining a hectic acting schedule.

Even after her husband’s demise, she continued to write letters to her husband, documenting her daily life. It later became the basis of her book After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father, published in July 2010.

Graduate Of LADA- Worked In Theaters In Early Days

Growing up, Natascha attended several schools, St. Mark’s CofE Primary School, St Mary’s Hall, Fortismere School, London, Camden School for Girls, and William Ellis School, throughout England.

To pursue her passion for acting, she enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated in 1993.

Natascha McElhone’s Breakthrough From “Californication”

After years of struggle, Natascha McElhone got her TV breakthrough after portraying Karen in Californication (2007-14), starring David Duchovny, Madeleine Martin, Pamela Adlon, and Evan Handler.

Then, she was a series regular, First Lady Alex Kirkman, in Season 1 and Season 2 of Designated Survivor (2016-17) co-starring Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, and Italia Ricci. But after creative differences with the writers and production, she left and joined another series The First (2018).

McElhone as First Lady Alex Kirkman in Designated Survivor
McElhone as First Lady Alex Kirkman in Designated Survivor; Image Source: IMDB

As per IMDB, the English actress is set to appear in the 2022 TV series Halo, where she will portray Dr. Catherine Halsey. The other main casts of the series are Pablo Schreiber, Charlie Murphy, Bokeem Woodbine, Yerin Ha, and Shabana Azmi.

Moreover, she is working on her upcoming TV series Hotel Portofino, currently filming.

How She Started Acting?

The English actress went to work in theaters in England during the early days of her career. She worked in the theater productions: Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Cherry Orchard.

McElhone made her TV debut as a guest in series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries in 1990. After that, she worked in Bergerac, Minder, Screen One, and Cold Lazarus.

In 1996, the English actress was cast as Françoise Gilot in the film Surviving Picasso starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, and Joss Ackland. Other film works throughout the 90s and 2000s include The Truman Show (1998), Ronin (1998), Killing Me Softly (2002), Ladies in Lavender (2004), and The Kid (2010).

Net Worth of Natascha McElhone In 2021

According to Celebrity Net Worth, McElhone has a net worth of $5 million in 2021. With a progressive acting career spanning over 3 decades, Natascha accumulated such a hefty fortune. Thought, she never opens up about her payroll; undoubtedly she makes hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

As her upcoming projects (Halo and Hotel Portofino) are on standby, it will surely give a lift in her fortune. Currently, she resides in England but does back-and-forth in the United States for filming.

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