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Natalie Jackson Mendoza (born 12 August 1978) is a Hong Kong-born Australian-British-Filipina classical theatre-trained actress and musician. She is best known for her role as one of the main characters, Jackie Clunes in the British drama series Hotel Babylon and as tough girl Juno in the acclaimed horror thriller The Descent, as well as its sequel, The Descent Part 2. She was playing Arachne in the Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark but was forced to leave the show due to a work-related injury. Mendoza was born in Hong Kong 1978, the daughter of an English/German Australian mother who was a dancer and television personality, and a Filipino jazz pianist and arranger. She is one of six artist siblings. She was raised in Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong/South East Asia. She also lived and went to school and trained in London and New York. She performed in many musicals such as Cats the Musical, Miss Saigon, The Music of Lloyd Webber Concert Tour (understudying Sarah Brightman), Oh What A Night, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as the lead Frugue girl in Sweet Charity, and took the role of Eponine in the 10th Anniversary Australasian Tour of Les Miserables.