Natalie Jackson Mendoza

Natalie Mendoza

Natalie Jackson Mendoza (born 12 August 1978) is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress and musician. She is best known for her role as one of the main characters, Jackie Clunes in the British TV comedy Hotel Babylon.

In 2008, Mendoza will be starring in the following:

Early life

She was born in Hong Kong to a Filipino father and Australian mother, and was raised in Sydney and Melbourne, and attended Presentation Star of the Sea Secondary College until half way through year 11 when she was accepted into Cats the Musical after auditioning alongside her sister, New South Wales, Australia. In 1998, Mendoza formed the band Jackson Mendoza with her sister Rebecca. They had minor success, releasing two singles that reached the Top 30 in Australia before disbanding in 2000, while Mendoza was achieving great success in her television roles.

Mendoza appeared in Moulin Rouge!, in which she sang "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and "Material Girl". After Moulin Rouge!, she began working on a solo album in Melbourne. Mendoza was, until early 2001, engaged to Australian singer, David Campbell. When filming The Great Raid, she became involved with her co−star Joseph Fiennes, and moved to London to live with him. In 2006, she appeared in the role of Australian immigrant and head of housekeeping Jackie Clunes in the British drama series Hotel Babylon. In April 2006, she married Eliot Kennedy.

Mendoza has appeared on stage in such musicals as Miss Saigon, Cats, Sweet Charity and Les Miserables.

She recently starred in BBC's TV series Hotel Babylon. In 2007, she guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama Absolution. She was the "face" for Voodoo Dolls surf/ski apparel clothing line In London and Australia in 2003.

Television and films

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