Natalie Zea most recently stars opposite Timothy Olyphant on the hit
FX show, Justified. Zea has also recurred on CBS' The Defenders,
playing "Meredith Kramer" an unfeeling but sexy prosecutor, and NBC's Law & Order: Los Angeles playing "Sally Goodman," a self-serving defense attorney and TV pundit.
Zea has also been seen in HBO's critically acclaimed Hung as 'Jemma,' the favorite client of Thomas Jane's character. Prior to that she co-starred on ABC's Dirty Sexy Money as the provocative and fun 'Karen Darling,' part of New York's wealthiest and most dysfunctional family. Zea was previously seen on the small screen opposite Emmy® winner Michael Chiklis on FX's The Shield, where she recurred as 'Lauren Riley,' and as 'Trish Agermeyer' on the ABC drama Eyes with Timothy Daly, Eric Mabius and Garcelle Beauvois-Nilon.
Zea has never lost her love of theater and helped develop LA's reputable Lone Star Ensemble, a theatre company in which she serves on the Board of Directors. Her production of The Illusion, Tony Kushner's adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th century French social satire, L'Illusion Comique, received raved reviews from the Los Angeles Times, earning the company a Ones to Watch nod.
Zea earned a prestigious scholarship to the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York City. After completing the program in two years, Zea immediately began her acting career when she won the role of 'Lana Tisdel' as part of the original cast of Kimberly Pierce's 1995 short Boys Don't Cry which later evolved into the Academy Award® winning film by the same name. Other film roles included 'Samantha' in MacBeth in Manhattan with John Glover. Zea resides in Los Angeles and is presently writing and developing a feature film and television pilot. In her free time Zea enjoys surfing, cooking, and is currently studying French.