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)
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Parent(s)Nelson Peltz
Relatives

Nicola Peltz (born January 9, 1995)[1] 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 the fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Early life[edit]

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz and model Claudia Heffner.[2] She has one sister and six brothers, including Ottawa Senators professional hockey player Brad Peltz,[2] and include actor Will Peltz. Peltz began acting as a child, and at 13 was starring in a Manhattan Theatre Club production of Blackbird, alongside Jeff Daniels.[2]

Career[edit]

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.

Peltz at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–2015 Bates Motel Bradley Martin 14 episodes
2017 Inhumans New Inhuman Episode: "Behold... The Inhumans"
2017 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 [15]
CinemaCon Awards Rising Star (with Jack Reynor) Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star Nominated [16]
2015 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020". United Press International. January 9, 2020. Archived from the original on January 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020. … actor Nicola Peltz in 1995 (age 25)
  2. ^ a b c Sacks, Ethan (June 22, 2014). "'Transformers: Age of Extinction' star Nicola Peltz had a blast on set". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  3. ^ Moorhouse, Victoria (July 14, 2014). "5 Things You Didn't Know About Transformers' Nicola Peltz". OK!. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  4. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (June 6, 2010). "'Last Airbender' Clip Premieres On MTV Movie Awards". MTV. Archived from the original on 2010-06-11. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 19, 2012). "'Bates Motel' Adds 'Last Airbender' Actress as Love Interest for Norman (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 25, 2014). "Comic-Con: Kenny Johnson Upped to Series Regular & Nicola Peltz Returns To 'Bates Motel'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (November 14, 2012). "Michael Bay Testing Hot Young Actors for 'Transformers 4' Leads (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2012). "Pair contract for 'Affluenza': Nicola Peltz, Ben Rosenfield join indie cast". Variety. Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  9. ^ Pieri, Kerri (October 2, 2015). "Alexander Wang's Love Note to Cali at Balenciaga". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (July 6, 2015). "'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Star Nicola Peltz Joins 'Youth in Oregon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  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.
  12. ^ Bonner, Mehera (April 12, 2016). "The Next Big Thing: Nicola Peltz". Marie Claire. Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  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.
  15. ^ Cobb, Douglas. "2014 Young Hollywood Awards Show Nominees". Guardian Liberty Voice. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Teen Choice Awards Nominees For 2014 Announced". The Huffington Post. June 18, 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved June 20, 2014.

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