Nicola Peltz

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Nicola Peltz
Nicola Peltz (soft contrast).jpg
Peltz in 2012
Born (1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 25)
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Brooklyn Beckham (2019–present; engaged)[1]
Parent(s)Nelson Peltz

Nicola Peltz (born January 9, 1995)[2] is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came when she played Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender. From 2013 to 2015, she co-starred as Bradley Martin in the A&E drama series Bates Motel. In 2014, she starred as Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction.


Peltz made her film debut as Mackenzie in the Christmas comedy Deck the Halls (2006). She later co-starred as Becki in the comedy film Harold (2008), and in June 2008, she appeared in the music video for Miley Cyrus' single "7 Things".[3] Two years later, she portrayed Katara in the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender (2010), directed by M. Night Shyamalan.[4] The film was universally panned by critics, including negative reaction to Peltz (who is Caucasian) portraying an originally Inuit character. Peltz was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.

Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, and Nestor Carbonell at the premiere of Bates Motel in 2013

In 2013, Peltz began appearing as part of the main cast in A&E's drama-thriller series Bates Motel.[5] She portrays Bradley Martin, a love interest for the young Norman Bates, alongside co-stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. She left the main cast following the second episode of the second season, but returned as a guest star for the final three episodes of the third season. Peltz appeared in 14 episodes total.[6] On March 26, 2013, Peltz was cast as one of the lead characters, Tessa Yeager, in the fourth Transformers film Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).[7]

In 2014, Peltz also starred as Kate Miller, opposite Ben Rosenfield and Grant Gustin, in the teen drama film Affluenza.[8] In October 2015, she walked the runway for Alexander Wang's last fashion show for Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week.[9] She then joined the cast of the dark comedy film Youth in Oregon (2016), playing Annie Gleason, the daughter of Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate's characters.[10] Peltz appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's single "It's You" in February 2016.[11]

Peltz was cast as Chrissy Monroe in the Hulu drama series When the Street Lights Go On, based on a Black List script of the same name.[12] She appeared in Alex Pettyfer's directorial debut film Back Roads[13] and starred alongside Thomas Mann in the sci-fi film Our House, directed by Anthony Scott Burns.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz and model Claudia Heffner.[15] She has one sister and six brothers, including Ottawa Senators professional hockey player Brad Peltz[15] and actor Will Peltz. She was raised in a Jewish household.[16][17] She and her brother Will have matching Yiddish tattoos on their ribs, that read; "family first".Who is Brooklyn Beckham’s Jewish fiancée Nicola Peltz?

Peltz began acting as a child and at 13 was starring in a Manhattan Theatre Club production of Blackbird, alongside Jeff Daniels.[15]

On July 11, 2020 Peltz and model Brooklyn Beckham announced their engagement.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Deck the Halls Mackenzie
2008 Harold Becki
2010 The Last Airbender Katara
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Renee Kyte
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Tessa Yeager
2014 Affluenza Kate Miller
2016 Youth in Oregon Annie Gleason
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Tessa Yeager Uncredited voice cameo
2018 Back Roads Amber Altmyer
2018 Our House Hannah
2019 The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Marley Meyers


Year Title Role Notes
2013–2015 Bates Motel Bradley Martin Main role (season 1); recurring role (seasons 2–3)
2017 Inhumans Jane Episode: "Behold... The Inhumans"
2020 When the Street Lights Go On Chrissy Monroe Episode: Pilot

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2008 "7 Things" Miley Cyrus
2016 "It's You" Zayn Malik

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
2011 The Last Airbender Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Young Hollywood Awards Breakthrough Actress Nominated [19]
CinemaCon Awards Rising Star (with Jack Reynor) Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star Nominated [20]
2015 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nominated


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  11. ^ Ruby, Jennifer (February 26, 2016). "Zayn Malik debuts brand new video for It's You starring Nicola Peltz exclusively on Apple Music". The Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
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  13. ^ Mitchell, Robert (April 14, 2017). "Alex Pettyfer to Make Directorial Debut With 'Back Roads' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  14. ^ Ford, Rebecca (May 11, 2016). "Cannes: Nicola Peltz Joins Thomas Mann in 'Our House' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
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