Kiele Sanchez got her first acting break when a Los Angeles-based talent agent happened to be watching MTV and saw her final audition. He tracked her down through MTV and asked to represent her, on condition that she move to Los Angeles. Although a little wary, Sanchez confirmed that the fellow was indeed an agent from one of the top five talent agencies. The next thing she knew, she was headed for Los Angeles.
While growing up in Chicago, Kiele performed in her first play in high school and was hooked. She continued performing in Chicago's renowned theater productions until a few years later when, while watching television, she saw a commercial asking for people to audition for MTV's Video Jockey (VJ) contest. Excited about the possibility of expanding her career beyond Chicago, Sanchez flew herself to New York and ended up being the first runner-up (out of 4000 people) in the contest.
Soon after arriving on the West Coast, Kiele appeared in three pilots and in the film Class Warfare.
Last season she starred in the ABC series That Was Then,
which was her first regular series role.
Now a resident of Los Angeles, Kiele is single and enjoys spending time with her friends and her dog.
In 2003 Kiele appeared in the TV series pilot that didn’t go on air of Young MacGyver
, also she got a role on the movie Stuck on You
as Pepper Spray Cutie among well known actors Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. That same year Kiele landed a chance of a lifetime in the role of Susan Wagner on the ABC comedy Married to the Kellys
, the series lasted until 2004.
In 2005 Kiele replaced Laura SanGiacomo in the WB’s new drama Related
in the role of Anna Sorelli. The series lasted a full season but when WB merged with UPN the new network decided to cancel the series in 2006. In the mid-season break of Related
Kiele got guest roles on the series pilots of Four Kings
as the character Jen and Modern Men
as Lisa. Then she got the main role of Ronnie Sarazen on the ABC new series Girls on the Bus
but the series not lasted much.
Currently Kiele got the role of Nicky in the acclaimed series Lost
as one of the island survivors. Her role began after the third season of the series and we hope that her role gets deeper as the season unfolds. We are also waiting for the released of her highly anticipated big screen feature Mr. Magorium's Magic Emporium