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Born in Lima, Peru, to a Peruvian mother and an Argentine father, Nathalie Kelley is an actress, best known for The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), The Vampire Diaries (2016-17), Dynasty (2017-18), and The Baker and the Beauty (2020).
Kelley moved to Sydney, Australia with her family when she was just two years old. The actress went to North Sydney Girls High School and carried a dream about becoming an actress from a young age.
Stars as Noa Hamilton on ‘The Baker and the Beauty’ (2020)
Developed by Dean Georgaris, The Baker and the Beauty is a romantic musical dramedy that premiered on ABC on 13th April 2020. The show is adapted from the Israeli romantic-comedy series Beauty and the Baker by Assi Azar that ranks as one of the highest-rated series in Israel’s television history.
During the new show’s panel at the winter TCA press tour, Showrunner Dean Georgaris shed some light on the differences between the American show and the Israeli version.
The Israeli show stayed focused primarily on the baker and the beauty, and it was a half-hour show. We were able to expand it for the hour and really make it about the entire family, which sets us apart and lets us do family stories which we can all relate to.
As per IMDb, the premise reads:
A blue-collar baker strikes up a relationship with an international superstar. US version of the Israeli romantic comedy series ‘The Baker and the Beauty’.
The ABC show is set in Miami, Florida, and features a predominantly Latino cast. Nathalie Kelley plays the role of Noa Hamilton on ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty. Noa is a famous Australian model and entrepreneur who gets romantically involved with a baker named Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk) after breaking up with a movie star Colin Davis (Noah Mills).
Nathalie Kelley and Victor Rasuk star as Noa Hamilton and Daniel Garcia on ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty.
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The rest of the main cast includes Dan Bucatinsky as Lewis, David Del Rio as Mateo Garcia, Michelle Veintimilla as Vanessa, Belissa Escobedo as Natalie, Lisa Vidal as Mari Garcia, and Carlos Gomez as Rafael Garcia. In addition, Georgina Reilly plays a recurring character of Piper while Madelyn Sher portrays Amy.
The Baker and the Beauty premiered on ABC on 13th April 2020.
Married to Husband Jordan “Jordy” Burrows – Do they Share Any Kids?
Nathalie Kelley is married to her husband Jordan Burrows for 2 years.
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Nathalie Kelley married her fiance turned husband Jordan Burrows in an intimate wedding ceremony in Sydney, Australia, on 29th April 2018, merely a month after announcing their engagement on Instagram.
The story of their Romantic Proposal
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After a decade of living in the US and 2 years of filming in Atlanta far away from most of my tribe – I can’t tell you how sweet it is to be at home surrounded by friends and family. Having left Sydney at 20 I feel varying levels of connection to the country that raised me – but especially now that I’m about to marry my boy from Berowra… life in OZ is tasting particularly sweet 🇦🇺💓
Speaking in the October 2018 edition of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, the actress opened up about her special day and shared the story of how she proposed to her boyfriend. The 34-year-old star said:
He was everything I’d ever wanted in a partner.
After visiting Tulum, Mexico, and Atlanta, USA, Nathalie decided to pop the question upon realizing she had found ‘the one.’ Kelley disclosed:
I was filming in Atlanta, and I ended up proposing to him one night in our hotel. It wasn’t planned and there was no ring.
The actress couldn’t help gush over her man, “He’s extremely fun and funny, he’s relaxed and easygoing, he’s not possessive or jealous, he’s insanely kind and generous – just an amazing human being.”
The Intimate Wedding in Australia
In the following two months, the couple planned their wedding and agreed to do something relaxing and nothing too over the top. Nathalie had her mother do the flower arrangements for the special day, while her family from Peru sent 200 maracas as a wedding gift.
The duo exchanged their vows during an intimate outdoor wedding at Potts Point in Sydney in the presence of friends and family. The newly married pair celebrated their honeymoon in New South Wales.
This wonderful couple is yet to welcome kids!
Nathalie Kelley’s Past Affairs
Nathalie Kelley was previously in a relationship with two high profile stars.
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Nathalie Kelley has had two public relationships in the past.
Dallas Austin (2005-2013)
Nathalie Kelley with her former boyfriend Dallas Austin.
The actress dated musician and producer Dallas Austin for eight years from 2005 to 2013.
Zach Roerig (2017)
Nathalie Kelley was in a relationship with her Vampire Diaries co-star Zach Roerig.
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Back in 2017, Kelley dated The Vampire Diaries co-star Zach Roerig. They were in a relationship for around a year before splitting towards the end of 2017.
In January 2018, Nathalie confirmed she ended things with Roerig after announcing she’s dating her new boyfriend (now husband), Jordan Burrows.
Known for ‘Tokyo Drift,’ ‘Dynasty,’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’ – What’s Her Net Worth?
Nathalie Kelley’s net worth is estimated to be $600,000.
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Nathalie Kelley made her acting debut with the role of Nikki in an American fantasy drama Mermaid (2005). The following year, she made her big-screen debut with the role of Neela on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
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In the following years, the actress featured on Loaded (2008), Lone Star (2010), Take Me Home Tonight (2011), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011), and The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012).
In 2011-12, Kelly enjoyed a recurring role of Dani Alvarez for 10 episodes in season 2 of the medical drama Body of Proof. This was followed by appearances on Infiltrators (2014) as Gin Cross and With You (2014) as Aurelia.
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The year 2015 was quite an eventful one for Nathalie, who reprised her role as Neela through a cameo appearance in the action film Furious 7. In the small screens, she enjoyed the central part of Grace for ten episodes in an American drama Unreal (2015). In the subsequent years, she featured on Mistresses (2016) and Cruel Intentions (2016).
In 2016-17, Kelley enjoyed a recurring role of Sybil for 11 episodes in the supernatural teen drama The Vampire Diaries. The following year, she landed the leading role of Cristal Carrington for 22 episodes in a prime time series Dynasty (2017-18). However, she did not return for season 2, raising speculations over her controversial departure.
The actress most recently featured as Zaca in a biographical film In Like Flynn (2018).
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Besides acting, the 34-year-old is quite recognizable as Bruno Mars‘s love interest in his debut solo single Just the Way You Are, back in 2010.
Nathalie Kelley’s net worth is estimated at $600,000.