Nicola Peltz

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Nicola Peltz
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Nicola Anne Peltz

(1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 28)
Years active2003–present
(m. 2022)

Nicola Anne Peltz Beckham[1] (born January 9, 1995)[2] is an American actress.

Peltz has appeared in roles as Katara in The Last Airbender (2010), Bradley Martin in the A&E drama series Bates Motel (2013–2015) and Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), a role for which she received a Young Hollywood Award's nomination.

She is married to Brooklyn Beckham, the son of soccer star David Beckham and fashion designer and former pop singer Victoria Beckham.

Early life[edit]

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz and model Claudia Heffner.[3] She has one sister and six brothers, including former professional hockey player Brad Peltz[3] and actor Will Peltz. She also has two half-siblings from her father's previous marriages. Although her mother never converted to Judaism,[4] her father was a devout Jew and had his sons barmitzvahed.[5][6]


Peltz made her film debut as Mackenzie in the Christmas comedy Deck the Halls (2006). The following year, she appeared in a Manhattan Theatre Club production of Blackbird.[3] 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's single "7 Things."[7] Two years later, she portrayed Katara in the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender (2010), directed by M. Night Shyamalan.[8]

Max Thieriot, 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.[9] She portrayed Bradley Martin, a love interest for the young Norman Bates. 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.[10] The following year, Peltz starred as Tessa Yeager, in the fourth Transformers film Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).[11] Later that year she appeared as Kate Miller in the teen drama film Affluenza.[12] In October 2015, she walked the runway for Alexander Wang's last fashion show for Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week.[13] She then joined the cast of the dark comedy film Youth in Oregon (2016), playing Annie Gleason.[14] Peltz appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's single "It's You" in February 2016.[15]

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.[16] She appeared in Alex Pettyfer's directorial debut film Back Roads[17] and starred alongside Thomas Mann in the sci-fi film Our House, directed by Anthony Scott Burns.[18] In 2019, she co-starred in the drama The Obituary of Tunde Johnson as Marley Meyers. In 2020, she portrayed Felicity in romantic comedy Holidate.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On July 11, 2020, Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham announced their engagement.[19][20] On April 9, 2022, Peltz and Beckham were married in Palm Beach, Florida, in a Jewish ceremony (Beckham’s great grandfather was Jewish).[21][22][23] Peltz announced on Instagram that they adopted a dog in October, and they encouraged fans to adopt or foster animals. That earned them a PETA 2022 award as a Pawsome Adoption Advocate.[24]

She and her brother Will Peltz have similar Hebrew and Yiddish tattoos on their ribs. His says "family", which is written the same way in both Hebrew and Yiddish, while hers says "family first" in Yiddish.[25]



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
2018 Back Roads Amber Altmyer
2018 Our House Hannah
2019 The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Marley Meyers
2020 Holidate Felicity
TBA Lola James Lola James Directorial debut


Year Title Role Notes
2013–2015 Bates Motel Bradley Martin Main role (season 1); recurring role (seasons 2–3)
2016 When the Streetlights Go On Chrissy Monroe Original Hulu Pilot
2017 Inhumans Jane Episode: "Behold... The Inhumans"
2022 Welcome to Chippendales Dorothy Stratten As Guest Star

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 [26]
CinemaCon Awards Rising Star (with Jack Reynor) Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star Nominated [27]
2015 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress Nominated


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  2. ^ "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)
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  4. ^ "Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz marry in Jewish wedding". Times of Israel. 10 April 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2022. Both Beckham and Peltz have Jewish heritage through their fathers....although Nelson's wife, former model Claudia Heffner, never converted to Judaism, he is a "devout Jew."
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  9. ^ 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.
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  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
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  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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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  20. ^ Beckham, Brooklyn (July 11, 2020). "Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes". Brooklyn Beckham verified Instagram account. Archived from the original on 2021-12-23.
  21. ^ Britten, Fleur (9 April 2022). "Celebrity blue-bloods: everything we know about Brooklyn and Nicola's wedding". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2022. the couple revealed that it will be a Jewish wedding – Brooklyn's great-grandfather and Nicola's father are both Jewish
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