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Nathalie Kelley is a Peruvian-born Australian actress known for her debut role as Neela in the 2006 action film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Kelley later had supporting roles on television, include Dani Alvarez in ABC police procedural Body of Proof (2011–2012), and Grace in the first season of the Lifetime drama series Unreal (2015). Kelley recently featured in the final season of The CW television series The Vampire Diaries in the role of Sybil. She currently stars in The CW television series Dynasty as Cristal Flores.

Nathalie Kelley
Born Lima, Peru
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Partner(s) Zach Roerig (2016–2017)


Early lifeEdit

Nathalie Kelley was born in Lima, Peru, to a Peruvian mother and an Argentine father.[1] She moved to Sydney when she was 2 years old. From a young age, she dreamed about being an actress. She attended North Sydney Girls High School.[1]


In 2005, Charmed executive producers Brad Kern, Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent developed a one-hour pilot for The WB titled Mermaid.[1][2] Kelley was cast as the series protagonist Nikki, a mermaid who is rescued by a young man when she washes ashore in Miami. The pilot was not picked up as a result of The WB and UPN merging into The CW; the resulting network passed on the show.[1][3] Kelley has since appeared on both Lone Star and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In June 2006, Kelley received her breakout role as Neela in the film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.[1] In March 2008, Kelley appeared in the low-budget drama crime film Loaded alongside Jesse Metcalfe. In March 2011, Kelley had a small role in the retro comedy film Take Me Home Tonight, which starred Topher Grace, Anna Faris and fellow Australian Teresa Palmer. The film was shot in Los Angeles in 2007 but its release was delayed by Universal Pictures for unknown reasons. The following month, Kelley appeared as the protagonist in the low-budget horror film Urban Explorer, which follows a group of four urban explorers who explore an underground world beneath metropolitan Berlin.

In 2010, Kelley played the love interest in the music video for the Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are". In August 2011, Kelley signed on in a major recurring role in the second season of the ABC crime drama television series Body of Proof. Kelley appeared as Dani Alvarez in ten episodes and made her final appearance in the episode "Going Viral Part One".[4] In 2012, Kelley played a vampire princess in the video clip "Luna Llena" from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Baby Rasta & Gringo. In 2014, she won a regular role in the Lifetime series Unreal.[5] In January 2017, Kelley was cast as Cristal in The CW's Dynasty reboot.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Nathalie Kelley met actor Zach Roerig on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2016.[7] They were in a relationship from November 2016 until late 2017.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Neela
2008 Loaded April
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Beth
2011 Urban Explorer Lucia
2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Pretty Annie
2014 Infiltrators Gin Cross
2014 With You Aurelia Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mermaid Nikki Television pilot
2010 Lone Star Sofia Episode: "Reverse"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Monica Gimble / DJ Drang Episode: "Hitting for the Cycle"
2011–12 Body of Proof Dani Alvarez Season 2, 10 episodes
2015 Unreal Grace Series regular, 10 episodes
2015 Urban Cowboy Gaby Fox pilot[8]
2016 Mistresses Kristen Sorbonne Guest; Episode: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"[9]
2016 Cruel Intentions Carmen Unaired NBC pilot[10]
2016–17 The Vampire Diaries Sybil Recurring role[11] (11 episodes)
2017 Dynasty Cristal Flores Main role[6]

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Song title Role
2010 Bruno Mars "Just the Way You Are" Love interest
2012 Baby Rasta & Gringo "Luna Llena" Love Interest
2018 Rhye "Song for you"


  1. ^ a b c d e Bodey, Michael (14 June 2006). "Kelley in hot seat". Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Scifi 411 - Upcoming TV Shows". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Moore, Anne (21 March 2006). "Exclusive TV Profile: CHARMED CREATOR BRAD KERN BIDS FAREWELL TO HIS WITCHY, WITCHY WAYS". Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Body of Proof Review: Outbreak!, TV Fanatic, 28 March 2012
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (4 November 2013). "'Rules of Engagement,' 'Mad Men' Alums Among 4 Cast in Lifetime's 'Unreal' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (30 January 2017). "The CW's Dynasty Reboot Casts Its Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Zach Roerig & Nathalie Kelley Dating: 'Vampire Diaries' Stars Confirm Romance — Pics". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Urban Cowboy Fox Pilot: Nathalie Kelley Set As Female Lead, Lindsey Gort Cast". Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Season 4, Episode 8 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'". TV Guide. 
  10. ^ Denise Petski. "Cruel Intentions Casts Nathalie Kelley". Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Ausiello, Michael (27 June 2016). "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Grey's, Walking Dead, Supernatural, Legends, Suits, TVD, Blindspot and More". TV Line. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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