Nathalie Kelley Biography
Nathalie Kelley is a Peruvian born Australian actress born on 3rd March 1985 in Lima, Peru. She is known for her debut role as Neela in the 2006 action film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
At the age of 2 she immigrated to Sydney, Australia where she attended the academically prestigious North Sydney Girls High School, whose alumni includes Nicole Kidman and Catherine Martin.
During her studies Nathalie Kelley volunteered with and became very close to Aboriginal community in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was during this time that Nathalie’s big break came when she booked the lead role in the Brad Kern/ Aaron Spelling pilot ‘Mermaid’, for which she deferred her degree and moved to Los Angeles.
Nathalie Kelley Age
- Nathalie Kelley was born on 3rd March 1985 ( 33 years as at 2018)
Nathalie Kelley Career
In 2005 Nathalie Kelley was cast as the protagonist of Charmed as 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. Kelley has since appeared on both Lone Star and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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 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”. In 2012, Kelley played a vampire princess in the video clip “Luna Llena” from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Baby Rasta & Gringo.
Nathalie Kelley Tokyo Drift
In June 2006, Kelley received her breakout role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third installment of the Fast and the Furious. Kelley played the role of an Australian schoolgirl, Neela, attending a Japanese high school. The film was released to largely mixed reviews and made over $158 million worldwide.
Nathalie Kelley Vampire Diaries
In 2016 Kelley appeared in the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries as Sybil. Sybil was once just a regular human who was later turned into a siren alongside her sister. And even before gaining these supernatural abilities and murderous agenda, Sybil and her sister’s lives were filled with tragedy and strife.
Nathalie Kelley Movies/ Films
- 2006: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as Neela
- 2008: Loaded as April
- 2011: Take Me Home Tonight as Beth
- 2011: Urban Explorer as Lucia
- 2012: The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez as Pretty Annie
- 2014: Infiltrators as Gin Cross
- 2014: With You as Aurelia
- 2005: Mermaid as Nikki
- 2010: Lone Star as Sofia
- 2011: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Monica Gimble / DJ Drang
- 2011–2012: Body of Proof as Dani Alvarez
- 2015: Unreal as Grace
- 2015: Urban Cowboy as Gaby
- 2016: Mistresses as Kristen Sorbonne
- 2016: Cruel Intentions as Carmen
- 2016–2017: The Vampire Diaries as Sybil
- 2017–present: Dynasty as Cristal Carrington
Nathalie Kelley Boyfriend/ Husband
Nathalie Kelley met Zach Roerig on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2016 and they began dating in November 2016 until late 2017. In 2018 she began dating Jordan “Jordy” Burrows and in April 2018 she confirmed in an Instagram post that she and Burrows are engaged. They married on 29 April 2018.
Nathalie Kelley Net worth
- Nathalie Kelley has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Nathalie Kelley parents
- Nathalie Kelley was born in Peru to a Peruvian mother and Argentine father.
Nathalie Kelley Instagram
Nathalie Kelly Bruno Mars
In 2010, Nathalie Kelley played the love interest in the music video for the Bruno Mars song “Just the Way You Are”.
Nathalie Kelley Interview
Nathalie Kelly plays Sybil in Vampire Diaries.
Interviewer: It’s been so fun to watch you be the Queen of evil this season!
Nathalie Kelley: I’m surprised at how much fun I’m having, playing this supremely evil person. I’ve never done a character like this. I’m really enjoying it! I’m finding it comes quite naturally, which is frightening.
Interviewer: How did you come to The Vampire Diaries? Did you just go through an audition process for the role?
Nathalie Kelley: I’ve actually been auditioning for the show for awhile. None of the other roles before this were the right fit and nothing really worked. Julie [Plec] had known me for a couple of years, and this was just the perfect fit. There’s a reason the others didn’t work. This is the role for me. I went through the regular audition process, but Julie knew what she wanted. It had to be the evil to end all evils, and I guess I pulled it off. But what we both agreed on was just how much fun this character, Sybil, has with being evil. She relishes in the manipulation. She’s sadistic. She likes controlling people and watching them suffer. She takes a lot of pleasure in it. She’s very old, so she has to come up with increasingly sicker games to interest her.
Interviewer: Because she really is the Queen mean girl of all mean girls, how intimidating is it to play the embodiment of evil?
Nathalie Kelley: When you work on a character for the first time, you’re like, “Is this going to be evil enough? Is this what they want?” And then, I started to really settle into it. Now, I’m in the flow. It’s really easy for me to turn that on now. I don’t know where I’m getting all this evil from, but it comes through.
Interviewer: How do you approach playing a character like this? Is it about finding the balance between how much humanity and how much depravity you should inject her with?
Nathalie Kelley: Yes, that’s a really good way of putting it. I take cues from the director, and usually they want to go more depraved. I’m like, “Does she feel bad for this person, at all, in this scene?” They go, “No!” And I’m like, “Okay, just checking!” This is a cool episode coming up because, of all the episodes, it’s the one where you really see her humanity the most, literally. She talks about what she was like, before becoming a Siren, and her tragic childhood and the things that happened that led her to being the evil being that she is today. Hopefully, people will get to see another side of her and cut her some slack. Behind every evil person is some really awful, dark wound in their past, and she definitely has more than a few.
Interviewer: Will we start to feel some sympathy for Sybil, or are we still just going to mostly hate her?
Nathalie Kelley: I hope so! I don’t know how people are going to react. There have been some pretty strong emotions about my character flying around. I hope this gives people more of an insight into why she is the way she is, and I hope they have some compassion for her. But just because she reveals all this stuff about her past, it does not mean she is trying to stop being evil. There’s definitely a lot more evil to come from her, as the season continues. There’s not repentance, in any way.
Interviewer: Especially knowing that this is the final season of the show, when you started to think about this character, who she is and what she would mean not just to the characters but to the fans of the show, what were you most worried about and what were you most excited about?
Nathalie Kelley: I knew that by going into Damon’s memories and replacing Elena, that would really mess with the fans. I guess worried was one thing that I felt, but I was also excited about that. I was just like, “Wow!” When Ian and I were filming the scene and I put on Nina Dobrev’s clothes, it was a trippy thing. Ian was like, “Oh, wow, this is really going to mess with the fans!” But it was not until I saw it all together and the episode came out that it really hit me, the gravity of what Sybil had done.
Interviewer: What’s it like to join a show like this, where it’s the eighth and final season and you’re coming in to really shake things up? What was your first day on set like?
Nathalie Kelley: I was nervous, at first. Like on any show, people are a family. I knew they were all really tight knit and they definitely have a lot of history. You never know, when you join a show like that. I’ve never joined a show in its eighth season. It’s a new and interesting experience. It’s been amazing! Everyone was really warm in welcoming me. I’ve actually made some really wonderful friends on this show, which was surprising. I thought, going into it, that there were probably all of these mixed feelings about it being over and that they’d be so tight knit, but I’m coming out of this show with a lot of life-long friends, which is awesome.
Interviewer: Without giving anything away, what can you say about what Sybil’s true motivations and goals are, and are we going to learn about them anytime soon? Do we have any idea what she’s really up to?
Nathalie Kelley: I can’t really speak to her master plan. At this point in the season, it’s still evolving. You’ll learn more about that, down the line. At this point, she’s really just enjoying being out and not being a creature in a pool of blood. She’s enjoying going out and wearing nice clothes and making people do her evil bidding. She’s really having a good time in Mystic Falls. That’s her motivation right now. She just wants to satisfy her sick urges and cravings, sadistically, with this small town.
Interviewer: Do you think there’s any situation where she would willingly let go of Damon or Enzo, or both of them, or is it too much about control for her?
Nathalie Kelley: No. For what reason? She would never! It would never even occur to her. They’re her toys, and nobody is going to take them from her without her giving them a fight.
Interviewer: We’ve seen that Sybil is not as infallible as she likes to make people think she is. Will we start to learn more about what her weaknesses are, or where her downfall might come from?
Nathalie Kelley: You’re already seeing elements of it with the tuning fork, and yes, that does become a big part of the storyline. You’ll learn about what that tuning fork really is and what it does, and you’ll start seeing chinks in her army, in terms of her infallibility.
Interviewer: It seems like a lot of her anger stems from jealousy, whether it’s directed at Bonnie for Enzo or Elena for Damon. She also seems to not want to be having to work as hard as she’s had to work with them. Is that a fair assessment?
Nathalie Kelley: For an immortal, she’s really petty and she holds grudges. She’s not an evolved person, despite being alive centuries. If she does not get everything really quickly, she takes it really personally. She’ll go to extreme lengths to punish the people who don’t do what she wants. She has nothing else to do with her time. She’s never gonna die, so she’s just gonna work through these vendettas and take a sadistic pleasure in that. You’ve gotta do something, if you’re immortal. You’ve gotta have a passion, and hers is making people suffer.
Interviewer: Aside from the writers, the actor playing the character knows them the best. How do you feel about Sybil?
Nathalie Kelley: I like how unrelentingly bad she is. I love that! She’s really committed to this evil thing. She’s focused. I like her show really goes after what she wants. I also like how much fun she has. You’ll learn that a lot of these circumstances were forced on her, but she makes the best of them. She’s gonna enjoy this evil thing.
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