Natalie Zea Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies, TV Shows

Natalie Zea net worth

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Natalie Zea is an American actress. She is best known for her performances on television. Zea began her acting career in theatre. Her first major role was on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions (2000–2002), where she played the role of Gwen Hotchkiss. Her breakout role was on the ABC primetime soap opera Dirty Sexy Money as socialite Karen Darling, where she starred from 2007 to 2009.

Zea also has made many guest appearances on television, starred in a number of independent and made-for-television movies, and had recurring roles in The Shield, Hung, Californication, and The Unicorn. In 2010, Zea began starring as Winona Hawkins in the FX critically acclaimed crime drama series Justified as a regular cast member during the first three seasons and recurring guest star later.

In 2013, she also began starring as Claire Matthews in the Fox drama series The Following. Zea played lead character Mickey Holmes-Harris on the canceled-before-airing ABC dramedy series, Members Only, and starred in the 2016–2019 TBS sitcom The Detour. In 2020, Zea had a recurring role as Shannon in the CBS sitcom The Unicorn.

Early life

NameNatalie Zea
Net Worth$10 million
Age47 years
Natalie Zea net worth 2022

Natalie Zea was born on March 17, 1975 (age 47 years) in Harris County, Texas, United States. She is the daughter of Jennifer Zea. Zea attended high school in Monahans and graduated in 1993. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 1995. Also in 1995, Zea co-starred as Lana Tisdel in the short film Boys Don’t Cry. 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.


Natalie 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. 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 a member of the wealthy Hotchkiss family, in the NBC daytime soap opera Passions.

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Zea appeared in the show on a regular basis 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. Susan Lucci’s daughter Liza Huber played the role from July 5, 1999, to November 8, 2000, and again, after Zea left the show. In 2004, Zea was cast in a recurring role in the FX police drama series The Shield. She played the role of Lauren Riley, a love interest of Michael Chiklis’ character Vic Mackey.

She won her first series regular role on primetime television in 2015, 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.

Natalie Zea played spoiled socialite Karen Darling. The soap aired from 2007 to 2009 and was canceled after two seasons. In 2009, she had a recurring role during the first season of the HBO comedy series Hung. 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.

In 2010, Zea began starring as a series regular during the first three seasons of the FX drama Justified, changing to a recurring role from Season 4. She played the role of Winona Hawkins, the ex-wife of Raylan Givens. Zea was originally a guest star in the pilot for Justified but was made a regular right after the pilot with a two-year deal.

Alongside her regular role on Justified, from 2012 to 2013, Natalie Zea had the recurring role on Showtime comedy-drama, Californication as a new love interest for David Duchovny’s character. In the film, Zea had a supporting role in the 2010 comedy The Other Guys. 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).

Natalie Zea starred in the major role of Dr. Claire Matthews in 2013, the estranged wife of a serial killer in the Fox drama series, The Following. She returned to the show in the second season on a recurring basis. Also in 2013, she had a recurring role as Maxine Seagrave, a drug and gambling kingpin, on the first season of the CBS summer series, Under the Dome.

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 the lead character.

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On August 4, 2014, it was announced that Zea was cast as the lead character in the straight-to-series ordered ABC primetime soap opera, Members Only. 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 were canceled by ABC before the premiere. On December 2, 2014, Zea was cast as the lead opposite Jason Jones in the TBS vacation comedy The Detour.

On February 26, 2020, Natalie Zea will play the lead role of Claire Harris in the NBC apocalyptic drama series La Brea which was written by David Appelbaum. In 2020, Zea had recurring roles in 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Unicorn.


Natalie Zea is married to Travis Schuldt, they had their wedding in 2014. Her husband Schuldt is an actor and former Passions co-star. In June 2013, Zea announced her engagement to her husband Travis Schuldt after 10 years of dating. The couple married on July 16, 2014, in Hawaii. In June 2015, they announced they were expecting their first child together. In October 2015, Zea gave birth to a daughter named Reygan Zea Schuldt.

Natalie Zea net worth

How much is Natalie Zea worth? Natalie Zea net worth is estimated at around $10 million. Her main source of income is from her career as an actress. Zea successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential actresses in the United States. Zea has a good body weight and has an appealing height that suits her personality.