Peruvian Australian actress Natalie Kelly is best known for her role as Neela in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The performer starred in the TV series "Body Investigation" and "Unreal".
After starring as confident and determined Neilla, Natalie Kelly has won an army of fans. The charming brunette did not have to portray the heroine: the character of that turned out to be the same as that of the performer.
Choosing the future
The biography of the future actress began in 1985. The baby was born in Lima on March 3. The girl's mother was a native of Peru, her father was Argentine. The family broke up shortly after the birth of the baby. The mother remarried and moved with her new husband and daughter to Australia.
At the new place, the girl went to school. Before Natalie, the famous actress Nicole Kidman graduated from this educational institution. This coincidence made a huge impression on Natalie. The schoolgirl firmly decided that after completing her studies at North Sydney Girls High School on Sydney's north shore, she would choose an artistic career.
From the age of thirteen, Kelly confidently began to realize her plans. When the girl was sixteen, she perfectly learned to dance salsa. She performed successfully with Latin American dance, earning funds for further education. Natalie was well aware that for a successful takeoff, she needed to study. Then there was a participation in the beauty contest "The Miss Latin America competition".
Kelly defeated all contenders for the title in it. The main prize helped make a very serious step towards success. Natalie went to Brazil. She studied acting for three years. After training, the girl returned to Sydney.
Kelly was educated at the University of New South Wales. The student studied international relations and politics, worked in Randfern. At this time, the owner of a non-standard bright appearance was offered to play the main character in the experimental television film "The Little Mermaid".
A lot of the girl was filmed for advertising. In 2000, Kelly appeared in the rating television project C. S. I. Crime Scene Investigation as Monica Gamble. Professional artistic creation was opened by the role in the popular TV series "Charmed". Telenovela lasted six seasons, and the audience perfectly remembered the charming heroine Kelly. Started as a horror movie project about the life of sisters-magicians, it gradually transformed into a dramatic serial film with fantasy elements.
After completing the project, Natalie went to Los Angeles. The girl's goal was a role in a new high-quality film. Thanks to the agents, the aspiring actress was cast for the movie "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." The girl chose the role for herself immediately. However, during the filming, the first difficulties began.
It turned out that according to the script, Neill spent a lot of time behind the wheel. The actress, on the other hand, could change gears with considerable difficulty, since only a car with an automatic transmission could drive. The performer did not become upset. She improved her skills. The purposeful girl was also helped by the director of the film, Justin Lin. As a result, Natalie has mastered the art of drifting quite well.
After a starring role on the screen, Natalie reappeared in 2008 in the movie "High" in the form of April. According to the plot of the main character, a successful guy, he is tormented by the feeling of incompleteness of his life. After meeting a drug dealer, being is filled with risk and speed. However, it turns out to be much more difficult to get rid of the new "acquisition".
In 2009, fans saw Kelly as Bat in Young Americans. In 2010, work began on the TV series "Lonely Star". In the TV drama, the actress appeared in the episode, playing Sophia. A notable work was the telenovela "Investigation of the Body" in 2011.
As conceived by the creators of the project, the brilliant neurosurgeon Megan Hunt lost her skills in performing delicate hand manipulations after the accident. Because of this, her patient died during the operation. Megan lost her job, and her family collapsed.
Hunt began working at a forensic science center, deciding to use her knowledge to help solve crimes. Kelly played the role of Dani Alvarez in the telenovela. The heroine, the new medical examiner, is not only good-looking. She is self-confident and smart.
In 2010 Natalie starred in Bruno Mars's video "Just the way you are". In 2011, she was Beth in the retro comedy Take Me Home, Lucia in Urban Explorer. In 2012, the star appeared on the screen in the form of Pretty Annie from The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez.
Work and family
Natalie starred mainly in thrillers, dramas and detective stories. However, according to her, Kelly is ready for any experiment. Under the power of celebrities and amazing transformations. Thanks to the non-standard appearance, the possibilities of the actress are almost endless.
In 2015, the celebrity starred in the TV serial "Unreal". She got the role of a participant in the reality show to find a relationship, Grace. According to the creators of the series, the action represents the behind-the-scenes life of the contestants. They, at the request of the producer of the show, are manipulated by a staff psychologist.
The last works of the star were Cybil in The Vampire Diaries, Crystal Flores Carrington in Dynasty. In the remake of the famous 1980s series, the plot develops as a confrontation between the wealthy heiress Fallan Carrington and her Spanish stepmother, Crystal.
The popular actress managed to arrange her personal life. Until 2017, the star dated a colleague, Zach Rochrig, who played Matt Donovan in The Vampire Diaries. After breaking up with him on April 29, 2018, Natalie Kelly and Jordan Burrows became husband and wife.