Kiele Sanchez

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Kiele Sanchez
Born Kiele Michelle Sanchez
(1977-10-13) October 13, 1977 (age 37)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s)

Kiele Michelle Sanchez (/ˈkli/ KEE-lee; born October 13, 1977)[1] is an American actress who starred in the A&E Network drama The Glades. Previously she had starred as Anne Sorelli in the The WB comedy-drama Related and as Nikki Fernandez on the main cast in the third season of the ABC television action-adventure series Lost. She currently stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom on the Audience Network.

Early life and education[edit]

Sanchez was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Oscar Sanchez, is a racetrack jockey agent.[2] She is one of four children, and is of Puerto Rican and French descent.[3] Sanchez began her acting career at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Ill., when she performed in a school production of The Grapes of Wrath. Her performance helped her overcome her stage fright, with which she struggled at the time.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2000, Sanchez auditioned for MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest in New York. Kiele was selected as one of the five finalists, but did not win the competition. However, an agent who had seen her on MTV expressed interest in representing her.

After her agent recommended a move to Los Angeles, Sanchez auditioned and landed roles in the short-lived drama series That Was Then and the sitcom Married to the Kellys. In 2003, Sanchez appeared in the film Stuck on You. She joined the cast of the hit ABC show Lost for the series' third season, as Nikki Fernandez, but due to fan responses to her character, she was killed off six episodes after her first appearance. She had a recurring role on the ABC show Samantha Who?. She played a leading role in the 2008 film Insanitarium alongside Jesse Metcalfe and co-starred in the 2009 thriller A Perfect Getaway.

Sanchez starred in the 2010 film 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, taking over the role of Stella Oleson from Melissa George, who played her in the first film. Sanchez currently stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom which premiered on the Audience Network in the fall of 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Sanchez's first husband was writer and film director Zach Helm,[4] from whom she is divorced.[5]

In 2010, Sanchez began dating actor Zach Gilford, with whom she co-starred in the ABC television pilot The Matadors.[6] The couple became engaged in November 2011,[7] and married on December 29, 2012.[8] The couple also co-starred in The Purge: Anarchy.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Live Girls Lynne TV movie
Migrating Forms Dream Woman
2001 The Kiss Girl Short film
Stealing Time Emily AKA, Rennie's Landing
Class Warfare Amber Whidden TV movie
2002 That Was Then Claudia Wills-Glass 3 episodes
2003 Young MacGyver Taylor TV movie
Stuck on You Pepper Spray Cutie
Married to the Kellys Susan Kelly 21 episodes
2006 Related Anne Sorelli 19 episodes
Four Kings Jen Episode: "Pilot"
Modern Men Lisa Episode: "Pilot"
Girls on the Bus Ronnie Sarazen Episode: "Pilot"
Lost Nikki Fernandez 6 episodes
2007 Football Wives Donna Reynolds TV movie
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Mrs. Goodman
Samantha Who? Chloe 4 episodes
2008 Insanitarium Lily Video
The End of Steve Emily Green TV movie
2009 A Perfect Getaway Gina
2010 The Matadors Natalie Munoz TV movie
Redemption Road Hannah
30 Days of Night: Dark Days Stella Olemaun Video
The Glades Callie Cargill 49 episodes (2010–2013)
2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Amanda Maples TV movie
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Liz
2014-Present Kingdom Lisa Prince Main role

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Associated Press (2009-10-13). "JournalGazette.net - Associated Press | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ Ross, Graham. "Father's Day Fruition Friday for Oscar, Kiele Sanchez". Arlington Park. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Kiele Sanchez". Retrieved 2007-03-10. 
  4. ^ "NU grad directs 'Wonder Emporium'". The Union. November 27, 2007. Retrieved April 19,l 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Actress Kiele Sanchez, ex-husband Zach Helm list Los Feliz-area home at $1.849 million". The Los Angeles Times. January 9, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (November 30, 2011). "Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford engaged to Kiele Sanchez". zap2it. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Friday Night Lights Star Zach Gilford Engaged". People Magazine. December 1, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez Tie the Knot!". E Online. December 29, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 

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