Natalie Eva Marie was born to parents Barry and Josie Nelson on September 19, 1984 in Concord, California, USA. She played soccer for California State University, Fullerton until she started modeling, acting, and doing promotional work. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Human Resource. Marie received her associate's degree in Art from Diablo Valley College. She is best known for starring in the American reality television series Total Divas (2013) since it premiered on July 28, 2013.