Natalie Zea was born to chiropractor parents in Harris County, Texas, USA and was raised in Monahans, Texas, USA. In high school, her drama teacher took her under her wing. Even then she already had goals of pursuing acting but was victim to an accident when she was 17. Determined to live out her dream, she moved to New York to become a stage actress. She graduated from The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York, where she received her BFA in Theater.
As of 2007, she has been living in Los Angeles, California and well on her way of achieving the goals she had when she was still a child.