Natalie J. Robb is a Scottish actress born
in Bellshill, Glasgow on December 3, 1974.
Born Natalie Joy Robb, she is the youngest of three children.
child, Natalie attended weekend drama groups in Glasgow, where she
was discovered by director Alan Macmillan, later going to the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama on Saturdays.
her screen debut as a nine-year-old starring in an STV
document drama with veteran
Scots star Tom Conti
. At 13, she was
awarded the BBC
Young Entertainer of the Year
award on kids' TV show, Going Live!
age fourteen, she got the role of Trish McDonald in Scottish Soap,
Take the High Road
launched her TV career, with Taggart
, Dream Team
following respectively. Natalie’s parents split up when she was
fifteen and she rarely talks to her father but remains close to her
mother, who lives in Spain.
Natalie plans to set up her own website and work on a long-term
goal of making a film telling the story of her mother's life.
Natalie was once in a band called The Kinky People and also sang 'I
Will Be There' by a group called Absolutely. In 1997, she released
a single with dance group Partizan called Keep Your Love. Both
videos can be found on YouTube
Robb is best known for her roles in continuing dramas
, initially playing Trish
McDonald in Take the High Road
before spending one season in the Sky One
series Dream Team
. She then spent three
years in the BBC One
daytime soap Doctors
before leaving for her most
high profile role of an undercover journalist
posing as a police officer PC Andrea
in The Bill
. Her character was
based on the BBC's Secret Policeman, Mark
Daly, who infiltrated Greater Manchester Police and exposed shocking
racism among officers.
Robb named Daly
as a huge influence on her, and says she was thrilled to meet him
, where he picked up a gong for his
work. Robb appeared EastEnders
2006 as Gemma Clewes
, the mistress
. Later that year she appeared in New Tricks
. In March 2007, she
appeared in a TV show called 'Kitchen' with Eddie Izzard
and in April played the part of
Carla in Sea of Souls
. In July 2008, she appeared in
The Shepherd: Border
with Jean Claude Van
, where she played Ramona Garcia, a no nonsense Captain of
Border Patrol. In 2009, she played the part of a counselor in
. Later in 2009, it was announced that Robb had
joined the cast of Emmerdale as part of a new farming family, the
She plays mother-of-three Moira Barton
, alongside James Thornton
, Adam Thomas
and Grace Cassidy
her Emmerdale debut on July 17, 2009.