Kiele is claustrophobic and experienced a slight problem during filming of one of her scenes on Lost where she had to be buried.
Kiele was cast in the new ABC drama Football Wives while she was still signed to play the role of Nikki on Lost. The show Football Wives is a British remake that tells the story of different women and their marriages to NFL superstars.
Kiele appeared in the following Lost episodes: Further Instructions (18 October 2006) The Cost of Living (1 November 2006) I Do (8 November 2006)
Tricia Tanaka is Dead (28 Febuary 2007)
Enter 77 (7 March 2007)
Expose (28 March 2007)
Once she hurt herself when she jumped from the railing from a balcony after she got locked there by accident with two kids she was babysitting inside.
The role of Ann (Kiele Sanchez) on the show Related is a therapist that has excessively clinical demeanor and over time, driven a wedge between her and longtime boyfriend Danny (Dan Futterman), who is only exacerbated when the engagement party is switched to his new, untested restaurant.
Kiele has already wrapped the production on the highly anticipated big screen feature Mr. Magorium's Magic Emporium.
Kiele has worked with the following actors:
Christine Ebersole, Tom Irwin, Bess Armstrong, Callum Blue, Jeffrey Tambor, Lizzy Caplan, Dan Futterman, Sam Anderson, Jennifer Esposito,Nancy Lenehan, Breckin Meyer, Richard Riehle and many more.
Kiele appeared in the Spotlight section of Maxim magazine issue in November 2006.
Before her big break, Kiele was in the play Tony and Tina's Wedding.
Aisha Tyler was the other actress who was considered for Kiele Sanchez's Lost role.
Kiele in 2004 appeared as herself in The Sharon Osbourne Show in the episode dated 22 January 2004.
Kiele has joined the cast of the series Related in substitution of the actress Laura SanGiacomo who had appeared in the original pilot but abandoned the series because of "creative differences" said the WB.
Kiele in 2006 appeared in the TV series Modern Men as Lisa.
Kiele in 2004 appeared in the TV series Four Kings as Jen.
Kiele in 2003-2004 starred in the TV series Married to the Kellys as Susan Kelly.
Kiele in 2003, starred in the WB's produced pilot Young MacGyver, but due to the lack of atmosphere, The WB didn't pick it up and the show never went into production.
Kiele in 2002 appeared in the TV series That Was Then as Claudia Wills-Glass.
Kiele in 2001 appeared in the TV movie Class Warfare as Amber Whidden.
Kiele posed for Stuff Magazine on October 2002. The article was made by Davis Factor and it was titled Sultry Sanchez.
She thinks that mullets are hot.
Kiele is married to writer and film director Zach Helm.
When she's not working, she enjoys pilates and yoga, plus spending times with her friends and dog.
When Kiele was in high school, she acted in a play called The Grapes of Wrath.
After coming in the top 5 finalists for a competition on MTV in 2000, Kiele was discovered by an agent.
In 2000, Kiele auditioned for MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest. She was chosen as one of the five finalists out of thousands of people but did not win.
Kiele started having an interest in acting at the age 13 but she had a terrible case of stage fright.
Kiele has three siblings.
Some of Kiele's film credits include:
Migrating Forms (2000) as Dream Woman
The Kiss (2001) as a girl
Rennie's Landing (2001) as Emily the Bank Teller
Stuck on You (2003) as a Pepper Spray Cutie
Kiele starred in the ABC pilot Girls on the Bus. However, the show was not picked up by the network.
Kiele has been cast on the ABC hit series Lost for the series' third season.
Kiele is 5' 2" or 1.57m tall. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Kiele performed her first play in High School and was hooked.
Kiele has a maltese female dog named Pooh Bear.
She played Ann Sorelli in Related, someone who was just getting out of a 6 year relationship.
Kiele is in the movie "Stuck on You," playing a pepper spray cutie.
She attended Glenbard North High School, the same High School as Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Kiele is half-Puerto Rican and half-French. Even with her Latina heritage, she has never played a Latina onscreen.
Kiele: (At the Lost Season 3 Premiere Gala) They did warn me that today was going to be crazy. At premieres in Hollywood, there aren't that many fans.... The local people here love the show and come out and support it. It's kind of amazing.
Kiele(About why she can't get cast as a Latina): The image everybody still has in this business is that Latinas have to have dark hair, dark eyes and dark skin... It's a very stereotypical vision of what a Latina looks like. It's like: "Have you turned on Telemundo lately?" I hope that sort of opens up... That some people playing Hispanics can look different.
Kiele: I think if you're too passive, you just fall into that friend role. And that's hard to break out of. I also don't want a guy to come on too strong. Just don't try too hard. And if it's hard, then it's probably not meant to be.
Sanchez: (When asked if she had ever been stalked) Well, it was in high school. It was shortly A.B.—after boob. I was getting letters in my locker. After a while, there's a certain fix that you get from those letters. Now it's a very scary thing, but in high school it's sort of endearing. And it was harmless. Actually, once I found out that I could beat him up, he became my friend.
Sanchez: (After being asked if the guy that resisted her charms was gay) Well, I hope so. That's what I tell myself so I can sleep at night. (Laughs) He could be gay now. In high school, I was very skinny and I didn't develop boobs until about junior year.
Sanchez: (When asked about her favorite guy-part) That part right between the stomach and the groin. I don't know what that's called. That muscle right below the belly button but right above the pubic hair. How that bone juts out and there's that muscle that goes down. I like the way it looks aesthetically, but it's also—it's on the way down, you know? Something about that anticipation— it's that moment before anything serious happens.
Sanchez: There is something to be said about a guy who is attractive and doesn't know it. I hate men who are overconfident. You know, like Fabio.
Sanchez: People think my boobs are fake, but they're not. I never got that question until I moved to L.A. And I don't like the connotation that they would think that they are. I'm not that kind of girl.
Sanchez: I know with me, you really have to, like, pound me over the head to say, "I like you". I really like you to get me to see it. I think if you're too passive, you just fall into that friend role. And that's hard to break out of.
Sanchez: (When asked about things she'd rather not have done) There's probably one or two guys that I wish I hadn't slept with. But if it's just one, I'm doing pretty good.
Kiele: I think the confidence that it takes to pull off a mullet nowadays is just sexy.