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Natalie Desselle-Reid (born July 12, 1967) is an American actress who has performed in several films including B*A*P*S, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, and Cinderella, and the television series Built to Last and For Your Love. For three seasons, she played Janie Egins on the UPN series, Eve.

Natalie Desselle-Reid
Natalie Desselle

(1967-07-12) July 12, 1967 (age 52)
EducationPeabody Magnet High School
Grambling State University
Years active1996—present
Leonard Reid (m. 2003)



Desselle-Reid was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of Thelma and Paul Desselle.[1]

She graduated from Peabody Magnet High School and attended Grambling State University. At Grambling she developed a deep interest in the theatre and appeared in several productions during her time there. Desselle-Reid has starred in many films, most recently in Madea's Big Happy Family, and guest starred in Family Matters. She is best known for her role as Mickey in B*A*P*S.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Set It Off Tanika
1997 B*A*P*S Mickey
1997 Def Jam's How to Be a Player Jenny Jackson
2003 Sweet Hideaway Tiffany
2004 Gas Elizabeth
2009 Divas Tamika
2010 Queen Victoria's Wedding Queen Victoria Brooks Short film
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Tammy Video
2011 Let Lorenzo Tommy's Mom Short film
2014 Zoe Gone Delores Lafontaine


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Family Matters Baby Girl Episode: "My Big Brother"
1997 Built to Last Tammy Watkins Main role
1997 Cinderella Minerva TV film
1998 Getting Personal Vanessa Episode: "The Wedding Zinger"
1998-2000 For Your Love Eunetta Recurring role
2002 Yes, Dear Cathy Episode: "Kim's New Nanny"
2003 ER Episode: "A Boy Falling Out of the Sky"
2003-06 Eve Janie Egins Main role
2010 Freaknik: The Musical Doela Man's Mom (voice) TV film
2013 A Mother's Rage Principal Davenport TV film


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed August 11, 2015.

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