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.
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 TV series Bates Motel (2013–present) and will star as the new female lead, Tessa Yeager, in the upcoming fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Early life[edit]

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of Claudia (née Heffner), a former model, and Nelson Peltz, a billionaire businessman who once owned the Snapple brand.[5][6] She has four older brothers, two younger brothers, and a sister.[4][6] Peltz's ancestry is Jewish on her father's side.[4][7]


Peltz played Katara in the 2010 movie The Last Airbender, a role in which she was nominated for the "Worst Supporting Actress" award at the 31st Golden Raspberries Awards. She plays Renee Kyte in the upcoming independent movie, Eye of the Hurricane. The movie wrapped filming in late August 2010 with a release date yet to be determined. Peltz also appeared in the 2006 film Deck the Halls, playing Mackenzie, and Harold, in 2008, where she was cast as Becki. She also had a minor role in Miley Cyrus's "7 Things" music video.[3] On March 27, 2010, Peltz made an appearance at the Kids Choice Awards 2010 on Nickelodeon, and also appeared at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, along with The Last Airbender co-star Jackson Rathbone, presenting a trailer for the film.[8][9]

On March 26, 2013, Peltz was cast as one of the lead characters, Tessa in the upcoming fourth Transformers film Transformers: Age of Extinction .[10][11] 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.[12]

In 2013, Peltz featured as Bradley Martin, a high school student, in eight episodes of the A&E series Bates Motel.[13]


Peltz promoting The Last Airbender in Detroit during 52nd Target Fireworks, 2010.
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
2013 Affluenza Kate Miller
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Tessa Yeager [14] post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014 Bates Motel Bradley Martin 11 episodes


  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. ^ a b 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]
  6. ^ a b Vancouver Sun[dead link]
  7. ^ Bloom, Nate (2010-07-30). "Jewish Stars 7/30". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved 2013-09-18.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ "Almost 8 Million Total Viewers Tune in to Nickelodeon's 23rd". Bloomberg. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  9. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (2010-06-06). "'Last Airbender' Clip Premieres On MTV Movie Awards". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  10. ^ 3 MOS (2012-11-14). "Michael Bay Testing Hot Young Actors for 'Transformers 4' Leads (Exclusive)". Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Michael Bay dot com". Twitter. March 26, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ "Bates Motel". Internet Movie Database. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  14. ^ Transformers 4 Casting Sheet Reveals Crosshairs, Drift, Dinobots, Human Characters - Transformers News - TFW2005[dead link]

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