Nicola Peltz

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Nicola Peltz
Nicola Peltz (soft contrast).jpg
Peltz in 2012
Born Nicola Anne Peltz
(1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 19)[1][2][3]
Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Rye Country Day School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Parents Nelson Peltz
Claudia Heffner[4]

Nicola Anne Peltz (born January 9, 1995) is an American actress. Her breakthrough came when she played Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender. Since then, she has played Bradley Martin in the A&E series Bates Motel (2013–present) and starred as Tessa Yeager in the fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Early life[edit]

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York. Her mother, Claudia (née Heffner), is a former model and her father, Nelson Peltz, is a billionaire businessman and a philanthropist, particularly active in Jewish causes.[5][6] She has four older brothers, two younger brothers, and a sister.[4][7] Her father is of Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent, while her mother has German, Welsh, and English ancestry.[4][8][9]


Peltz made her film debut in the 2006 film Deck the Halls, playing Mackenzie. She later appeared in the film Harold in 2008, where she was cast as Becki. Peltz played Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender, a role in which she was nominated for the "Worst Supporting Actress" award at the 31st Golden Raspberries Awards. On March 27, 2010, Peltz made an appearance at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon and also appeared at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, along with her The Last Airbender co-star Jackson Rathbone, presenting a trailer for the film.[10][11]

On March 26, 2013, Peltz was cast as one of the lead characters, Tessa, in the fourth Transformers film Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was released in June 2014.[12][13]

She along with co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor will be the new lead human cast and are all contracted for three films beginning a new Transformers trilogy.[14]

In 2013, Peltz featured as Bradley Martin, a high school student, in eleven episodes of the A&E series Bates Motel.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Deck the Halls Mackenzie
2008 Harold Becki
2008 Righteous Kill Lynn
2010 The Last Airbender Katara
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Renee Kyte
2014 Affluenza Kate Miller
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Tessa Yeager
Year Title Role Notes
2013–present Bates Motel Bradley Martin Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actress The Last Airbender Nominated
2011 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Couple/Worst Screen Ensemble The Last Airbender Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Award[16] Breakthrough Actress Nominated
2014 CinemaCon Award[17] Rising Star Award (Shared with Jack Reynor) Won
2014 Teen Choice Award[18] Choice Movie: Breakout Star Transformers: Age of Extinction Nominated


  1. ^ Official Facebook of Nicola Peltz Retrieved September 19, 2013
  2. ^ Peltz, Nicola (December 6, 2011). "Twitter: Nicola Peltz (verified account)". Retrieved December 17, 2011. Hey guys! My birthday isn't today it's January 9th but thanks for the early birthday wishes ;) 
  3. ^ Barker, Lynn (2010-06-29). "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Nicola Peltz Kicks". Teen Hollywood. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "Paid Notice: Deaths PELTZ, CLAIRE". The New York Times. 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ Baker, Tom (2010-07-16). "'Airbender' ideal: Sweet but strong". Daily Yomiuri Online. Retrieved 2010-07-20. [dead link]
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  7. ^ Vancouver Sun[dead link]
  8. ^ Bloom, Nate (2010-07-30). "Jewish Stars 7/30". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved 2013-09-18.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ Nicola Peltz — EthniCelebs - Celebrity Ethnicity |What Nationality Background Ancestry Race
  10. ^ "Almost 8 Million Total Viewers Tune in to Nickelodeon's 23rd". Bloomberg. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  11. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (2010-06-06). "'Last Airbender' Clip Premieres On MTV Movie Awards". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  12. ^ 3 MOS (2012-11-14). "Michael Bay Testing Hot Young Actors for 'Transformers 4' Leads (Exclusive)". Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Michael Bay dot com". Twitter. March 26, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ Josh Wilding - 11/14/2012 (2012-11-14). "Isabelle Cornish, Luke Grimes And More Being Tested For TRANSFORMERS 4; First In A New Trilogy?". Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  15. ^ "Bates Motel". Internet Movie Database. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  16. ^ Douglas Cobb. "2014 Young Hollywood Awards Show Nominees". Guardian Liberty Voice. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Teen Choice Awards Nominees For 2014 Announced". The Huffington Post. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 

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