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Harris County, TX
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Karen Darling on Dirty Sexy Money
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Zea was born in Harris County, Texas, and attended Monahans High School, graduating in 1993. She then graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
Zea had a few small film roles before joining the cast of Passions in 2000 as Gwen Hotchkiss, replacing exiting actress Liza Huber. Zea left the show in 2002, and was replaced by Huber.
She has made several different guest appearances in primetime, guest starring on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2001. In 2004 she made several guest stints on FX`s tough cop drama The Shield playing a love interest to Michael Chiklis`s Det. Vic Mackey.
In 2005, Zea debuted as Trish Agermeyer, the sexy surveillance technician on the short-lived ABC show Eyes. More recently, she made a guest appearance on the 2005-06 season finale of Without a Trace.
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Natalie Zea (born March 17, 1975) is an American actress, 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 the number of independent and made for television movies, and had the recurring roles in The Shield, Hung and Californication.
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Monahans High School, Monahans, TX (1993)
The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York (1995)
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United Talent Agency