Mar. 17th, 1975
Harris County, Texas, USA
Natalie Zea's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Other Guys
1999 - Boys Don't Cry
Guest TV Roles
Natalie Zea (born March 17, 1975) is an American actress known for her roles as Gwen Hotchkiss on the NBC daytime soap Passions, socialite Karen Darling on Dirty Sexy Money on ABC and Winona Hawkins on Justified on FX.
Life and career Career Zea had a few small film roles before joining the cast of Passions in 2000 as Gwen Hotchkiss, replacing exiting actress Liza Huber. Zea left the show in 2002, and was replaced by Huber.
She has made several different guest appearances in primetime, guest starring on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2001. In 2004, she recurred on the FX cop drama The Shield playing a love interest to Michael Chiklis' Vic Mackey, leaving the show for the short-lived ABC drama Eyes. Her next major role was on the ABC soap Dirty Sexy Money, playing spoiled socialite Karen Darling. Following the series' cancellation after two seasons, Zea recurred on the HBO series Hung. She has appeared as a series regular on the FX drama Justified.
Most recently, Zea portrayed high-powered defense lawyer Sarah Goodwin on Law and Order: Los Angeles. Zea's character defended a female oil rig worker (portrayed by Sprague Grayden) accused of murdering a co-worker.
In 2010, she played Will Ferrell's character's ex-girlfriend, Christinith, in the action comedy The Other Guys.
Life Zea was born in Harris County, Texas, and attended Monahans High School, graduating in 1993. She then graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
Zea resides with her husband, actor Travis Schuldt (her former co-star in "Passions"), although they are not technically married. They celebrate their anniversary for when they bought property together.
TriviaA graduate of The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York.
Born in Houston, Texas, raised in Monahans, Texas.
Ranked #80 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
- A graduate of The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York.
- Born in Houston, Texas, raised in Monahans, Texas.
- Ranked #80 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.