Natalie Zea
American actress
Natalie Zea
Natalie Zea is an American actress known for her roles as Gwen Hotchkiss on the NBC daytime soap Passions, socialite Karen Darling on Dirty Sexy Money on ABC and Winona Hawkins on Justified on FX.
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Which New Amazon Original Pilots Should You Stream This Weekend?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Amazon's pilot season has begun and, just like last year, the future of the next Amazon Original series is in your hands. Ten new original pilots are now available to stream for free on Amazon and you get to vote on which ones will get picked up for series. While five of the pilots are for kids, the other five are comedies and dramas starring and written by some pretty reputable names. Since we know you only want to spend your weekend streaming the best of the best, we broke down each of the five "grown-up" pilots with our recommendations. You can watch all the pilots on Amazon. “The After” (Chris says ...) What’s it about? A group of mysteriously-linked strangers who are thrown together while trying to figure out why the world has suddenly gone all post-apocalyptic. Who’s in it? Some unfamiliar faces, Jamie Kennedy (for all you “Scream” fans), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”) and a cameo from Smith from “Sex and the City” (who hopefully will return if the series is picked up). Shou ...
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Rider Strong of Boy Meets World Marries Alexandra Barreto: See the Bride's Dress in Wedding Portrait!
US Magazine - over 3 years
Rider Strong's riding high on the wings of love, and so is his brand-new wife Alexandra Barreto! As Us Weekly revealed, the Boy Meets World actor, 33, wed longtime actress love Barreto, 31, in a "camp-themed" wedding at a summer camp in Oregon on Sunday, Oct. 20 -- and now, Us has the exclusive first look at the happy couple's wedding portrait! PHOTOS: Boy Meets World stars then and now Standing in the autumnal wilderness, Barreto looks serene and stunning in a Nicole Miller wedding gown, with happy groom Strong beaming in a Rag & Bone suit. Befitting the camp theme, Barreto's bridesmaids wore handmade skirts by Anjou Clothing on Etsy with chambray shirts, brown belts and boots. PHOTOS: Celeb weddings 2013 Looking on as the couple exchanged vows were fellow actors like The Following's Natalie Zea and Scrubs' Travis Schuldt. (Strong's Boy Meets World costar Danielle Fishel was a no-show -- because she got married one day earlier herself!) In case fans wondered whether ...
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Natalie Zea Takes Break From Gloomy Dramas Amazon Pilot The Outlaws
Boom Tron - over 3 years
The beautiful and feisty Natalie Zea, known for her roles in Justified and The Following, is changing gears a tad and steering away from the dramas she’s been a large part of these last few years. Instead, the actress has attached herself to a new comedy pilot for Amazon called Outlaws. Seeing as it’s just a pilot, this doesn’t mean Zea won’t still be a part of The Following’s second season; she’s just covering all her bases to make sure she still has a job. And you know, I think a comedy would go well for her after how bleak The Following was for her character. Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach wrote The Outlaws and Jay Chandrasekhar is directing. It tells the tale of the ins and outs of a professional football team, taking on the perspectives of both the players and the back office. The pilot centers on Julie Levin (Zea), reports Deadline. She’s the wife of a pro-football team owner who ends up needing to run the flailing organization after her husband dies. It’s not the greatest ...
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WATCH: Big Jim Lays Down The Law
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris) probably isn't going to win any father of the year awards on "Under the Dome," but watching his dysfunctional relationship with troubled son Junior (Alexander Koch) has been one of the most compelling aspects of the CBS series so far. In the August 5 episode, "Imperfect Circles," Big Jim says and does what we've all been wanting to do and puts Junior in his place after the teenager's disturbing treatment of Angie (Britt Robertson) -- but will it teach Junior a lesson, or just worsen his behavior? Outside the Rennie family, huge developments occur in other areas of the "Dome," according to executive producer Neal Baer, who told HuffPost TV that the episode has key moments that will leave fans buzzing. "Not only does it grab your heart, but it sets up the path for the future of the show, in a way," Baer said in an interview. "It's a huge turning point for the show, because our kids, who've had the 'pink stars are falling' seizures -- some ...
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The Following’s Natalie Zea Will Make a Sudden Appearance Under the Dome
Boom Tron - over 3 years
It seems Natalie Zea was feeling a little restless what with The Following, where she plays Claire Matthews, on hiatus in between its first and second seasons. Instead of enjoying a vacation from this years more bizarre hits, she decided she wanted to go out and snag a second job. Oh, I’m sorry, make that a third job. She still managed to recur on Justified while working full time on The Following. She must really love working. Now she’s going to be recurring on CBS’s upcoming summer series, Under the Dome, in a role that is quite different compared to those she’s played the last couple of years. While Zea has always been great at playing tough and sexy characters, she’s always managed to be the strong woman behind a stronger man. The Following had paired her up with Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy and with Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens on Justified. But TV Guide is reporting Zea will play what sounds like a serious antagonist on Under the Dome. Taking place in a town that’s been myste ...
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Keck's Exclusives: The Following's Natalie Zea Going Under the Dome
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Keck's Exclusives: The Following's Natalie Zea Going Under the Dome Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:09 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 Zea, who plays The Following's Claire Matthews, has been cast in a continuing role in the CBS summer series, which premieres June 24. "Once you're stuck under the dome, casting is fairly limited because people can't get in, but that doesn't mean there might not be somebody hiding out," says executive producer Neal Baer. Baer first became aware of Zea in the 2010 Will Ferrell comedy The Other Guys and caught some of her diverse television work on Justified, Californication and Dirty Sexy Money.
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Will Jacob Betray Joe?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
With only one episode left before "The Following" airs its Season 1 finale, things are starting to unravel at Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) psycho mansion. In the last episode, Roderick (Warren Kole) rebelled, kidnapping Joe's son and allowing Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to rescue the boy, then Joe's ex-wife, Claire (Natalie Zea), stabbed him in the gut. Being a criminal mastermind is a tough job. In The Huffington Post's exclusive preview of the April 22 episode, titled "The End is Near," the cracks in Joe's plans are starting to widen as Jacob (Nico Tortorella) questions whether or not he and Emma (Valorie Curry) can even trust their fearless leader. Emma remains loyal despite Joe's hot and cold treatment, but Jacob is starting to sense that Joe might not have their best interests at heart. Tune in to the penultimate episode of "The Following" Season 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Monday April 22 on Fox to see whether Jacob and Emma can truly trust Joe. Do you think Emma and ...
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'Justified' Showrunner Previews Season 5 Plans
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The "Justified" Season 4 finale was quieter than most of of the FX show's bloody denouements, but there was still plenty of upheaval in Harlan County on Tuesday night. The biggest development of the hour saw Ava (Joelle Carter) dragged off to jail (admittedly for a crime that she did commit) as collateral damage in boyfriend Boyd's (Walton Goggins) rivalry with Lee Paxton (Sam Anderson) and his dirty deputy Nick Moonie (William Gregory Lee). According to showrunner Graham Yost, we will see Ava in prison in Season 5. "What is life going to be like for Ava behind bars? What are the conflicts going to be? What is she going to do to survive? She strikes me as someone who’d just try and keep her head down and do her time and get out, but chances are she won’t be allowed to do that," Yost told TVLine about her impending sentence. Naturally, Boyd will want revenge on both Paxton and Mooney, but "if he just went out and killed him, that's not very interesting or surprising, ...
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'We're Never Going To Stop'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The Season 4 "Justified" finale airs April 2 at 10 p.m. ET on FX, and tensions have reached their boiling point between Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and the Detroit mob, with Raylan's pregnant ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea) caught in the crossfire. The Huffington Post caught up with Olyphant back in January to discuss the trajectory of the season and his experience filming the critically acclaimed series, which was recently renewed for a fifth season. There are no spoilers below, but Olyphant, who is also an executive producer on "Justified," shared some fascinating insight into both the production of the show, Raylan's dynamic with his longtime rival, the inimitable Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), and what about the show keeps challenging him, even after four years. You're an executive producer on "Justified," and I feel like it varies from show to show in terms of how much input actors who are also executive producers actually have. Can you talk a ...
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Timothy Olyphant's Fake 'Justified' Spoiler
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Timothy Olyphant jokingly got ahead of himself during his appearance on "Conan." The star of "Justified" was previewing Tuesday night's episode when he seemed to drop a major fake spoiler ... in jest. The moment came around the 3:45 mark in the video above, when Olyphant was teasing the next episode. "I don't want to spoil anything," he said. "The scene where my ex-wife is shot and killed, watch in the background, there's a hot dog truck, now I don't want to say ... but that is gonna pay off," he continued. At that point, Conan O'Brien cut him off, reminding him that scene hadn't happened yet. Olyphant pretended to be confused and cursed that he'd let that secret drop. Still, he insisted "Justified" was worth watching anyway. "Ya know that 'Zero Dark Thirty?’ People know how that ends, and it’s a good movie," he quipped. "You know what, it's still a good show. You're gonna enjoy it." While Olyphant seemed to be joking, the scenario he was describing is certainly poss ...
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Denette Wilford: 'The Following' Like A Movie Of The Week -- Every Week
Huffington Post - about 4 years
If you've had your TV set to CTV or Fox, or been to a movie theater in the last month or so, "The Following" has been shoved down your throat. Hard. And despite the desire to not give in, all it takes is the first few minutes of the pilot and -- bam! We're sucked in. Kevin Williamson may be synonymous with teenage horror stories -- the "Scream" movies, "The Vampire Diaries," "Dawson's Creek" -- but his latest creation, "The Following," is as grown-up as it gets. Aside from appearances as himself ("Will & Grace," "Bored to Death"), Kevin Bacon hasn't been on the small screen since his pre-"Footloose" days as Tim Werner on "Guiding Light" (back when it was called "The Guiding Light"). But Bacon saw first-hand how great a TV gig is, thanks to his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, so he decided to follow (sorry) her to television. And, boy, oh boy, it's quite the return, one reminiscent of Kiefer Sutherland's run as Jack Bauer on "24" (and Fox is hoping lightning strikes twice). ...
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'The Following' review: Gratuitous gore
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
'The Following' review: Gratuitous gore [...] for a long time, I have felt that the pervasive portrayals of violence in all areas of our culture, even including how violence is covered in television news, has had a cumulative effect of distorting our understanding of mortality. "The Following" is a very violent series about an alcoholic former FBI agent named Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), called back to duty after the escape of a notorious serial killer named Joe Carroll (James Purefoy, "Rome"). Since Hardy was the one guy who could bring Carroll down before, the FBI hopes he can do it again, despite the fact that Hardy has a pacemaker, regularly fills his water bottle with vodka and had an affair with Carroll's ex-wife, Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea, "Justified"). The former literature professor who wrote one badly received novel is masterminding further killings from his jail cell that are carried out by a group of followers who share his sick belief in the suppos ...
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Californication Season 6 – Maggie Grace Gets Lost Comfort
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Last month we told you that a former LOST star jumped from the island to  Californication, a role that may have spin-off potential for Maggie Grace, but now we know she won’t be going through the doors to Showtime alone. Maggie Grace, herself, broke the news that Jorge Garcia, LOST’s Hurley and late off of a run on FOX’s Alcatraz, will guest star in an episode with Grace in Californication’s upcoming sixth season. She even added a picture (above) of the reunion. related | WYNTER COMES TO SHOWTIME’S CALIFORNICATION SEASON 6 Tvline reported details of Garcia’s role, revealing only that he will be tied to Grace’s Faith character’s past. Grace herself is locked in as a major addition to Californication, set to appear in a 9-episode arc on the show (with the aforementioned spin-off possibly in the works) with a sultry sounding roll of,  ”a former Catholic schoolgirl who upon being exposed to the “evils” of rock and roll turned into a groupie-slash-muse to elite recording artists”. C ...
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FOX’S THE FOLLOWING – Kevin Bacon, Jame Purefoy, Natalie Zea Promo Images
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Via FOX we have what are actually two sets of promo images for The Following, a midseason show starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. You may have heard about the show called The Mastermind being developed, well, this is it with a fresh new title. It’s still the same concept we told you about earlier though, brought to us by (most recently) the showrunner of CW’s The Vampire Diaries (not to mention writing Scream, and writing and creating/co-creating Dawson’s Creek, Secret Circle). related: FOX REVEALS TRAILERS FOR NEW SHOWS THE FOLLOWING AND THE MOB DOCTOR The Following is a serial killer hunt show that also features Justified’s Natalea Zea, LOST’S Maggie Grace, and Shawn Ashmore (from the X-Men films). The two batches of images featured include a character gallery of the cast as well as another group showing images of Bacon, Purefoy, and Ashmore from the show itself. Interestingly, Maggie Grace has also recently locked up an extended role on Californication, one which that had ...
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Vampire Diaries Boss has a The Following for FOX
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Kevin William’s television influence, which has been focused on the CW for some time now, is now officially taking root over at Fox now that the network has picked up his series, The Following. I was really, really hoping this one would get beyond a pilot. It was one of the many pilots this year that reeked of potential simply because it wasn’t a boring cop procedural or about teen angst. It’s a real drama about something worth talking to your friends about the second an episode is over, or at least that’s how the concept makes me feel. According to EW.com, The Following, once called Mastermind, received an order of 15 episodes instead of the usual 13, though this has not been confirmed. It is described as an edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between a diabolical serial killer (James Purefoy) and the damaged FBI agent (Kevin Bacon) who took him down. After the killer escapes, the agent is brought back in to find the killer, but realizes he’s no longer huntin ...
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Fox Picks Up 3 New Sitcoms & A Serial Killer Drama
Popeater - almost 5 years
Fox has ordered its first new pilots to series for the 2012-13 TV season, and it's a talent-packed crop so far. Their first big pickup features a psychological thriller and three new sitcoms, including the much-anticipated project from "The Office" star/writer/producer Mindy Kaling, a single-camera comedy now titled "It's Messy" (formerly "Mindy"). Kaling will write, executive produce and star as a young doctor with "Bridget Jones"-like tendencies who's trying to get her life in order, personally and professionally. Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Ed Weeks, Zoe Jarmon and Dana DeLorenzo are set to co-star; Bill Hader, Ed Helms and Richard Schiff will guest star in the pilot. The show's pickup means that Kaling's Kelly Kapoor will be saying goodbye to Scranton this season. Upon receiving the news, Kaling tweeted her thanks to Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly: "Ben & Kate," formerly "Ned Fox Is My Manny," is another single-camera comedy about an uptight single m ...
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Casting Call: Tommy Lee Jones Pioneers THE HOMESMAN, John Hawkes is TOO LATE in Indie Thriller and John C. McGinley Joins Jackie Robinson Pic 42
Collider - almost 5 years
Some casting news for you today, including a project in which Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) is taking on four roles! Here they are at a glance: Jones is set to write, direct, produce and star in the pioneer period piece, The Homesman. Oscar-nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) boards the indie thriller, Too Late. John C. McGinley (Scrubs) is the latest addition to the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up, Variety reports that, after Men in Black 3 comes out later this month, star Tommy Lee Jones will have his sites set on another project: The Homesman.  Not satisfied with merely starring in the picture, Jones will also write, direct and produce.  The Homesman is a pioneer period piece which follows a claim-jumping rascal (Jones) and a frontierwoman as they escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa and battle the harsh elemental conditions of the prairie.  Jones can next be seen alongside Meryl Streep in the romant ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Natalie Zea
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    Zea also starred as Mickey Holmes-Harris, the lead character, in the canceled before airing ABC comedy-drama series, Members Only, and in 2016 starred in the TBS comedy The Detour.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    In October, 2015, Zea gave birth to a daughter.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    On December 2, 2014, Zea was cast as lead opposite Jason Jones in the TBS vacation comedy The Detour.
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    On August 4, 2014, it was announced that Zea was cast as lead character in the straight-to-series ordered ABC primetime soap opera, Members Only.
    More Details Hide Details She plays the role of Mickey Holmes-Harris the "most well-educated and put-together member of the family that founded the country club around which the show is centered." Members Only was cancelled by ABC before premiere.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    In June 2013, Zea announced her engagement to her former co-star in Passions, Travis Schuldt, after 10 years of dating. The couple married on July 16, 2014 and live in Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2015, they announced they were expecting their first child together.
    Also in 2013, she had a recurring role as Maxine Seagrave, a drug and gambling kingpin, on the first season of CBS summer series, Under the Dome.
    More Details Hide Details Later in that year, Zea was cast in her first series leading role of the Amazon comedy pilot The Rebels. The pilot premiered in February 2014, but not was picked up to series. Later in that year, Zea was cast in two independent films: Too Late in the female lead role opposite John Hawkes, and The Grey Lady as lead character.
    In 2013, Zea starred in the major role of Dr. Claire Matthews, the estranged wife of a serial killer in the Fox drama series, The Following.
    More Details Hide Details She returned to show in second season on a recurring basis.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    As lead actress, she co-starred alongside Sean Patrick Flanery in the 2011 independent thriller InSight, and in the Lifetime movie Burden of Evil (2012).
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    In film, Zea had supporting role in the 2010 comedy The Other Guys.
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    In 2010, Zea began starring as series regular during the first three seasons of the FX drama Justified, changing to a recurring role from Season 4.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Winona Hawkins, the ex-wife of Raylan Givens. Zea originally was a guest star in the pilot for Justified, but was upped to regular right after the pilot with a two-year deal. Alongside her regular role on Justified, from 2012 to 2013, Zea had the recurring role on Showtime comedy-drama, Californication as a new love interest for David Duchovny' character.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    In 2009, she had a recurring role during the first season of the HBO comedy series Hung.
    More Details Hide Details She also had many guest-starring roles, on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace, Medium, Franklin & Bash, and Person of Interest.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 28
    In 2004, Zea was cast in a recurring role in the FX police drama series, The Shield.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Lauren Riley, a love interest of Michael Chiklis' character Vic Mackey. In the following year, Zea has won her first series regular role on primetime television, on the ABC drama series, Eyes opposite Tim Daly. The series was canceled after a single season. Her next major role was on the ABC primetime soap opera/comedy-drama Dirty Sexy Money opposite Jill Clayburgh, Donald Sutherland and Peter Krause. Zea played spoiled socialite Karen Darling. The soap aired from 2007 to 2009, and was canceled after two seasons.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    Susan Lucci's daughter Liza Huber played the role from July 5, 1999 to November 8, 2000, and again, after Zea left from show.
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    Zea began her career in an Off-Broadway theatre, appearing in productions of The Three Sisters and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She made her feature debut in the Shakespeare-themed independent drama Macbeth in Manhattan in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details In the following year, Zea made her television debut in an episode of short-lived The WB drama series, D.C.. Later in that year she was cast as Gwen Hotchkiss Winthrop, a businesswoman and socialite, and the member of the wealthy Hotchkiss family, in the NBC daytime soap opera Passions. She appeared in soap on the regular basic from November 15, 2000 to October 3, 2002. On her leaving, Zea said "I have decided not to renew my contract with Passions. Although I enjoyed my experience, and learned quite a bit, especially initially, I know that the best thing for my career, and my craft, is to pursue new challenges. So after some deliberation, an amicable parting of ways seemed to be the best decision". Zea is the second actress who played the role of Gwen.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Also in 1995, Zea co-starred as Lana Tisdel in the short film Boys Don't Cry.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1999 feature film version of Boys Don't Cry the role was played by Chloë Sevigny. She also appeared in many national commercials for companies such as Dove, Snickers and Hellman's Salad Dressing.
    She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    Zea was born in Harris County, Texas, attending high school in Monahans, graduating in 1993.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on March 17, 1975.
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