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Nathalie Kelley
Born
Lima, Peru
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Jordy Burrows (m. 2018)

Nathalie Kelley is a Peruvian-born Australian actress known for her role as Neela in the 2006 action film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and for her roles in various television series including Body of Proof (2011–2012), Unreal (2015), The Vampire Diaries (2016–2017) and Dynasty (2017–2018).

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Filmography
    • 4.1 Film
    • 4.2 Television
    • 4.3 Music videos
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early life[edit]

Nathalie Kelley was born in Lima, Peru, to a Peruvian mother and an Argentine father.[1] She moved to Sydney when she was 2 years old. From a young age, she dreamed about being an actress. She attended North Sydney Girls High School.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Charmed executive producers Brad Kern, Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent developed a one-hour pilot for The WB titled Mermaid.[1][2] Kelley was cast as the series protagonist Nikki, a mermaid who is rescued by a young man when she washes ashore in Miami. The pilot was not picked up as a result of The WB and UPN merging into The CW; the resulting network passed on the show.[1][3] Kelley has since appeared on both Lone Star and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In June 2006, Kelley received her breakout role as Neela in the film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.[1] In March 2008, Kelley appeared in the low-budget drama crime film Loaded alongside Jesse Metcalfe. In March 2011, Kelley had a small role in the retro comedy film Take Me Home Tonight, which starred Topher Grace, Anna Faris and fellow Australian Teresa Palmer. The film was shot in Los Angeles in 2007 but its release was delayed by Universal Pictures for unknown reasons. The following month, Kelley appeared as the protagonist in the low-budget horror film Urban Explorer, which follows a group of four urban explorers who explore an underground world beneath metropolitan Berlin.

In 2010, Kelley played the love interest in the music video for the Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are". In August 2011, Kelley signed on in a major recurring role in the second season of the ABC crime drama television series Body of Proof. Kelley appeared as Dani Alvarez in ten episodes and made her final appearance in the episode "Going Viral Part One".[4] In 2012, Kelley played a vampire princess in the video clip "Luna Llena" from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Baby Rasta & Gringo. In 2014, she won a regular role in the Lifetime series Unreal.[5] From 2016 to 2017, Kelly appeared as Sybil in the final season of The CW television series The Vampire Diaries.

Kelley starred as Cristal in the first season of The CW's Dynasty reboot, from 2017 to 2018.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

By 2018, Kelley was dating Jordan "Jordy" Burrows.[8][9] In April 2018, Kelley confirmed in an Instagram post that she and Burrows are engaged.[10] They married on 29 April 2018.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Neela
2008 Loaded April
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Beth
2011 Urban Explorer Lucia
2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Pretty Annie
2014 Infiltrators Gin Cross
2014 With You Aurelia Short film
2015 Furious 7 Neela Archive footage; cameo only
2018 In Like Flynn Zaca

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mermaid Nikki Television pilot
2010 Lone Star Sofia Episode: "Reverse"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Monica Gimble / DJ Drang Episode: "Hitting for the Cycle"
2011–2012 Body of Proof Dani Alvarez Recurring role (season 2); (10) episodes
2015 Unreal Grace Series regular; (10) episodes
2015 Urban Cowboy Gaby Fox pilot[12]
2016 Mistresses Kristen Sorbonne Episode: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"[13]
2016 Cruel Intentions Carmen Unaired NBC pilot[14]
2016–2017 The Vampire Diaries Sybil Recurring role;[15] (11) episodes
2017–2018 Dynasty Cristal Carrington Main role (season 1); (22) episodes[6][7]

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song title Role
2010 Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" Love interest
2012 Baby Rasta & Gringo "Luna Llena" Love Interest
2018 Rhye "Song for you"