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Natalie “Nattie” Katherine Neidhart was born May 27, 1982. She is a Canadian professional wrestler working for WWE on its SmackDown brand under the ring name Natalya. Natalya is a third-generation wrestler and member of the Hart wrestling family. She trained in the Hart family Dungeon under the tutelage of her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart.

In January 2007, she signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to the Deep South Wrestling developmental territory, before wrestling in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). While in FCW, she managed her cousin, DH Smith, and her boyfriend, TJ Wilson. She debuted on the main roster in April 2008 as Natalya, allying herself with Victoria.
The following year, she moved to the ECW brand to manage the debuting Tyson Kidd. They were later joined by David Hart Smith to form The Hart Dynasty and moved to the SmackDown brand. In April 2010, The Hart Dynasty won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship and were moved to the Raw brand. In September, Natalya began focusing on singles competition, which culminated in her winning the WWE Divas Championship in November.

Natalya is the daughter of wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Ellie Hart, who is the daughter of Stu Hart, which makes Natalya a third generation wrestler. She has two sisters; her older sister, Jennifer, is a gourmet chef and caterer, and she also has a younger sister, Kristen (nicknamed “Muffy”). Natalya cites her grandfather, Stu Hart, as her inspiration, both in and out of the ring.

As a member of the Hart wrestling family she is a cousin to Harry Smith and Teddy Hart, who are both professional wrestlers too. She is close friends with Smith, and the two lived together for a short time as children while their fathers were wrestling as a team. She has been dating Tyson Kidd since November 2001.

Natalya graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 2000. She owns a home in Calgary, but currently resides in Tampa, Florida. As well as being trained in wrestling, she is also trained in Jiu-Jitsu. Before signing with WWE, Natalya worked at a restaurant to supplement her income.

Random Facts
-Natalya’s signiture move in WWE is ‘Nattie by Nature’, a spinning powerbomb
-Natalya has two cats. Gismo and Charlette
-Natalya was the first ever woman to train at the Hart family Dungeon