Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel was born on March 2, 1989, in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom. Her earliest TV appearance has been in Hollyoaks Later as Sasha Valentine. She was also in Casualty and Misfits. Her most notable TV appearance has been in the HBO series Game of Thrones where she plays the role of Missandei.
She appeared in Furious 7 as Ramsey. She also portrayed Harriet in Maze Runner: Scorch Trials and in Maze Runner: The Death Cure. She also appeared in the shorts Sorceress, Run, and Late. She will also be in Holly Slept Over.
Her appearance in Furious Seven in 2015 earned her the Screen Nation Awards for Female Performance in Film. She received five a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama from Screen Actors Guild Awards for Game of Thrones.