Fast Facts

  • Is half French, half Puerto Rican.
  • Pursued a career in acting after performing in a high-school production of The Grapes of Wrath. (She overcame stage fright during her work on the production; she also battles claustrophobia.)
  • Was signed by an agent in 2000 after being a finalist in MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest.
  • Joined the third season of Lost for a full-time role, but her character was killed off due to viewer backlash.
  • Shot scenes in a real Florida swamp for A&E's The Glades. Explained to the (New York) Daily News that when she tells people where she's working, their reactions are either that the state is "fantastic" or "horrible."


  • Zach Gilford — Husband

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  • Birth Name: Kiele Michelle Sanchez
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Actor

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