- Appeared in TV commercials early in her career for a variety of companies, including Snickers, Dove and Hellmann's.
- Performed in off-Broadway productions of Chekhov's The Three Sisters and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Costarred in the 1995 short film Boys Don't Cry; Zea's role was played by Chloë Sevigny when it was expanded into a feature in 1999.
- Made her feature debut in the Shakespeare-themed drama Macbeth in Manhattan (1999).
- Cofounded and serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles theatre company Lone Star Ensemble.
- Reygan Zea Schuldt — Daughter
- Travis Schuldt — Husband
- American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, New York, United States (1995)
- Birth Name: Natalie Zea
- Birth Place: Pasadena, Texas, United States
- Birthday: March 17, 1975, Pisces
- Profession: Actor