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Natalie West (born Natalie Neal West; January 23, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her role as Crystal Anderson Conner on the 1988-1997 TV series Roseanne.

Natalie West
Born Natalie Neal West
(1956-01-23) January 23, 1956 (age 61)
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present

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CareerEdit

Natalie's career began in the early 1980s when she starred in several plays in Chicago area theaters. Her major break came when she won the role of Crystal Anderson Conner, Roseanne's friend and, later, Dan's stepmother, on Roseanne. She was a regular cast member for seasons three and four and a recurring guest star before and afterward. Her final appearance was in the season eight premiere in 1995. Soon after she took a hiatus from film and television to focus on her stage career. She will appear in the 2018 revival of the show.

In 2004, she starred in the independent film Life Sentence. She later starred in a few more independent films over the years. In 2012, she starred in her first leading film role in the independent comedy-drama film Nate and Margaret, playing Margaret. She has continued to perform in several Chicago theatre productions.

Her films include Bushwhacked (1995), Life Sentence (2004) The Poker House (2007) and Nate and Margaret (2012).

AwardsEdit

  • 1984 – Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for Life and Limb at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago
  • 2010 – Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for Abigail's Party at the Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago
  • 2012 – Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Butcher of Baraboo at the Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988-1995 Roseanne Crystal Anderson-Conner 84 episodes
1989 Do You Know the Muffin Man (TV Film)
1993 Darkness Before Dawn Mrs. Guard (TV Film)
1995 Bushwhacked Mrs. Fishman
2004 Life Sentence Louise
2008 The Poker House Dolly
2010 Bad Sides Herself 1 Episode
2012 Nate and Margaret Margaret
2015 Under Covers Camille

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