In The CW’s new drama Dynasty, Nathalie Kelley plays Cristal Flores, the hard- working new boss at Carrington Atlantic, who is also Blake Carrington’s fiancée, much to the dismay of his daughter, Fallon.
Born in Peru to a Peruvian mother and Argentine father, Kelley immigrated to Sydney, Australia at two years old; she later attended the academically prestigious North Sydney Girls High School, whose alumni include Nicole Kidman and Catherine Martin.
As a teenager, Kelley spent her summers in Brazil where she immersed herself in Brazilian dance and learned to speak Portuguese fluently. She split her time between modeling for the agency L’Equipe, and working with street children. The latter eventually convinced her to return to Australia and begin a degree in Political Science at the University Of New South Wales, majoring in Third World Development.
While studying, Kelley booked the lead role in the Brad Kern/Aaron Spelling pilot Mermaid, for which she deferred her degree and moved to Los Angeles. This role was quickly followed by the lead in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, for which she learned Japanese.
Kelley was recently seen as Grace in the television series UnReal, and also as Sybil in The Vampire Diaries. Other television credits include Take Me Home Tonight, and an eight episode arc on Body of Proof. Kelley also starred in the video for Bruno Mars’ hit song Just the Way You Are.
Kelley loves to explore her passion for art, fashion and travel, and she currently resides in Atlanta.