Natalie Desselle-Reid Wiki, Natalie Desselle-Reid Biography
Natalie Desselle-Reid was known for various projects including Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family and her most well-known role, the 1997 film B.A.P.S has dead at 53 as fellow actress Holly Robinson Peete seemed to confirm the news on Twitter.
She was an American actress who 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.
Earlier Life, Age
Natalie Desselle-Reid was born on July 12, 1967, in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. She was the daughter of Thelma and Paul Desselle.
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.
Her acting credits go well beyond that though — NDR also played a prominent character on the TV shows “For Your Love,” and “Built to Last.”
Her other big-screen credits include “How to Be a Player,” “Set It Off,” “Divas,” “Gas” and quite notably … the made-for-TV movie “Cinderella,” featuring Brandy … in which Natalie played the evil step-sister, Minerva.
“She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife. Her diverse career touched so many and she will be loved forever.”
It concluded: “Naturally, we are grieving and processing this profound loss and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy at this extremely difficult time.”
People were quick to respond as one person said: “So very sorry to hear this. Praying for her family.”
Natalie Desselle-Reid BAPS
While Natalie Desselle-Reid may be widely known as Halle Berry’s comedic partner in the 1997 New Line Cinema comedy BAPS, that wasn’t the end of her reach in the worlds of cinema and television. Her credits also included movies like director F. Gary Gray’s Set It Off, which also marked Desselle-Reid’s entry into film acting; as well as Def Jam’s How To Be A Player and Tyler Perry’s film, Madea’s Big Happy Family.
In television, main roles in series such as Built To Last and Eve, as well as a recurring role on the series For Your Love also made her comedic talents known to audiences all over. Though it’s easy to see why Natalie Desselle-Reid’s film career made such a lasting impression. You can see for yourself in the clip from BAPS included below, where Desselle-Reid and Halle Berry make for an impressive double act:
Death and Cause
The veteran comedic actor passed away Monday morning. A family member tells TMZ she died of colon cancer after having been diagnosed earlier this year. We’re told she was in hospice care in her final days and was surrounded by family when she went.
Just absolutely decimated by this news…
Actress Natalie Desselle, a bright shining star passed away this morning. I got to know her when my mom was managing her.
She will be so missed…sending out prayers to her children and husband.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Girl🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/BsyltHxKRG
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) December 7, 2020