BFF will present its inaugural See It, Be It Award to actor, writer, filmmaker and activist Natalie Morales at its Awards Ceremony. The award recognizes a rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media, a voice that is proud to represent their own and future generations, with an unwavering commitment to supporting typically underrepresented groups and championing media that accurately reflects the world we live in. The See It, Be It award draws its inspiration from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and its advocacy for representation of women in media. Morales will also take part in the festival panel, “The Time Is Now: How Leading Brands Deliver Social Impact.”
When not behind the camera shooting music videos for the likes of indie wunderkinds like Holly Miranda and Andrew Bird, Natalie’s work can be found on several popular television shows and films. Most recently she starred in BATTLE OF THE SEXES, playing tennis pro Rosie Casals opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Natalie starred on the Fox comedy The Grinder, Trophy Wife on ABC, as well as the USA series White Collar and the ABC Family series, The Middleman.
She also created, directed and stars alongside Michaela Watkins, Martin Starr and Paget Brewster in the Funny or Die series James Joyce’s Love Letters. She recurred on the award-winning Aaron Sorkin HBO series The Newsroom, as well as HBO’s Girls and NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Her recent roles include HBO’s Crashing, FOX’s Making History, and NBC’s action comedy Powerless. She also voices “Yolanda Buenaventura” on Netflix’s popular animated series, BoJack Horseman. She’s currently starring in Netflix’s series Santa Clarita Diet, and recently directed an episode of HBO’s Room 104 as well as a few episodes of Go90′s hit series, Mr. Student Body President. Natalie is a proud member of Everytown for Gun Safety’s Creative Council.