(written from a Production point of view)
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1977|
|Role on LOST||Nikki Fernandez|
|IMDB||Kiele Sanchez at IMDB|
Kiele Sanchez played the part of Nikki Fernandez on LOST.
Kiele Sanchez (born October 13, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress who starred as the second-eldest Sorelli sister, Anne, a therapist in her mid-twenties, in The WB's comedic ensemble drama, Related. She is currently a co-star in the third season of the ABC television series Lost, and has being cast as the lead on ABC pilot Football Wives. Kiele, of Puerto Rican and French descent, has three siblings. Half Puerto Rican and half French, Kiele Sanchez has appeared in quite a few American television series prior to her involvement in LOST
Kiele began her acting career at the age of 13 when she performed in a school production of The Grapes of Wrath. Her performance helped her overcome her stage fright, which she suffered at the time. In 2000, she auditioned for MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest in New York. Kiele was selected as one of the five finalists, but did not win the competition. However, an agent who had seen her on MTV expressed interested in representing her. After her agent recommended her to move to Los Angeles, Kiele auditioned and landed roles in the short-lived drama series That Was Then and the sitcom Married to the Kellys. In 2003, Kiele appeared in the film Stuck on You. She has joined the cast of the hit ABC show Lost for the series' third season, as Nikki. Kiele is engaged to writer and film director Zach Helm and owns a Teacup Maltese named Pooh Bear. She practices pilates and yoga.