Born and raised in Los Angeles, Natalie Chaidez is the Executive Producer of 12 MONKEYS and HUNTERS, a series for Gale Anne Hurd/SyFy. Best known for TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and HEROES, Ms. Chaidez is currently the only Latina working as a creator/showrunner in US television.
Ms. Chaidez is known for her edgy female characters, hard-hitting action and genre-pushing story-telling. Her parents’ jail time and heroin addiction shaped a voice that is dark, infused with compassion and fascinated with exploring a world just beyond our own. After graduating from UCLA film school, she was a participant in the prestigious Disney Writers’ Fellowship.
She is a proud parent to Julian, a Math PhD student, and Chloe, lead singer of the band “Kitten”. In her spare time she takes to the track as a member of California’s premiere roller derby league, L.A. Derby Dolls.