Nicola Peltz

Nicola Peltz Biography

Nicola Anne Peltz (born January 9, 1995) is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came when she played Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender. Since then, she has played Bradley Martin in the A&E series Bates Motel (2013-2015) and starred as Tessa Yeager in the fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Early life

Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York. Her mother, Claudia (ne Heffner), is a former model, and her father, Nelson Peltz, is a billionaire businessman. She has four older brothers, two younger brothers, and an older sister; two of her brothers are actor Will Peltz and ice hockey defenceman Brad Peltz. She also has two half-siblings from her father's previous marriages. Her father is of Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent, while her mother has German, Welsh, and English ancestry. The New York Times has described Nicola's parents as "compassionate leaders of the New York Jewish community".

When Peltz was 12, she acquired an agent, and by the age of 13, she was starring in a Manhattan Theatre Club production of Blackbird, alongside Jeff Daniels.


Peltz made her film debut as Mackenzie in the Christmas comedy Deck the Halls, released on November 22, 2006. She later appeared as Becki in the comedy film Harold (2008), released on July 11, 2008, and as Lynn in the crime thriller film Righteous Kill, released on September 13, 2008. In June 2008, Peltz starred in the music video for Miley Cyrus' single "7 Things". Two years later, she portrayed Katara in the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender, which was directed by M. Night Shyamalan and was released on July 2, 2010.

On March 18, 2013, Peltz began appearing as part of the main cast in A&E's drama-thriller series Bates Motel. She portrays Bradley Martin, a love interest for the young Norman Bates, alongside co-stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. She left the main cast following the second episode of the second season, but returned as a guest star for the final three episodes of the third season. Peltz appeared in 14 episodes total. On March 26, 2013, Peltz was cast as one of the lead characters, Tessa Yeager, in the fourth Transformers film Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was released on June 27, 2014.

In 2014, Peltz starred as Kate Miller, opposite Ben Rosenfield and Grant Gustin, in the teen drama film Affluenza, which was released on July 11, 2014. In October 2015, she walked the runway for Alexander Wang's last fashion show for Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week. She then joined the cast of the dark comedy film Youth in Oregon, playing Annie Gleason, the daughter of Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate's characters. The film is scheduled for release on February 3, 2017.

Peltz appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's single "It's You", from his debut solo album, in February 2016. In April 2016, she joined the Hulu drama pilot When the Street Lights Go On, based on a Black List script of the same name. Peltz is set to star alongside Thomas Mann in the sci-fi film Our House, directed by Anthony Scott Burns.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Deck the Halls Mackenzie
2008 Harold Becki
2008 Righteous Kill Lynn
2010 The Last Airbender Katara
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Renee Kyte
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Tessa Yeager
2014 Affluenza Kate Miller
2016 Youth in Oregon Annie Gleason
2017 Our House Hannah


Year Title Role Notes
2013-2015 Bates Motel Bradley Martin 14 episodes
2016 When the Street Lights Go On Television pilot

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s)
2008 "7 Things" Miley Cyrus
2016 "It's You" Zayn Malik

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress The Last Airbender
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Breakthrough Actress Transformers: Age of Extinction
CinemaCon Awards Rising Star (shared with Jack Reynor)
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star
2015 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actress

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