Kiele Sanchez is one actress who has appeared in a wide range of roles on television and film. Her acting portfolio is very versatile and full of accomplishments. The American actress is beloved by fans for her role as Callie Cargill in the hit television drama, The Glades. She has also made notable appearances on several other popular TV series including the ABC drama Lost, the WB comedy Related, and DirecTV’s Kingdom. Her ability to take over any role and do something magical with it has endeared her to millions of fans all over the world, as well as directors and colleagues. Kiele has established herself as one of the best performers in the business.
Since making her film and television debut in 2000, Kiele has gone on to land more roles, each one more impressive and challenging than the last. The accomplished actress’ fame is made better by her choice of a life partner. She is married to the Friday Night Lights actor Zach Gilford, whom she starred alongside in the pilot episode of the ABC show The Matadors. They are one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, and the media and fans can’t seem to get enough of them.
Kiele Sanchez Bio
Chicago native, Kiele Sanchez was born on October 13, 1977, to Oscar Sanchez and his wife. She was one of four kids born to her parents, and they enjoyed a middle-class upbringing. Her father was employed as a racetrack jockey agent. She completed her early education at Glenbard North High School, but it is yet to be determined whether she went on to college or what she studied while there.
Kiele discovered her passion for acting by accident. As a young girl, she suffered from terrible stage fright and just couldn’t work up the confidence to speak in public or draw attention to herself when there was a crowd around. As a result, she joined the drama club to help her work through her fears and even starred in her school’s production of The Grapes of Wrath. Kiele Sanchez soon discovered that her stage fright was gone, and the experience inspired her to seek out a career in acting. She continued featuring in school plays until she graduated, after which she relocated to New York in the hopes of finding work on television. Kiele caught the eye of an agent, who took her on and encouraged her to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting full time.
Moving on to her personal life, the actress has been married twice. Her first marriage was to the writer Zach Helm in 2001, but the union only lasted seven years before imploding.
She developed a relationship with the actor Zach Gilford in 2010, and they began dating seriously. The newly minted lovebirds announced their engagement in November 2011, and on December 29, 2012, they tied the knot. The couple welcomed their first child on November 29, 2017, and they named the girl Zeppelin Adele Gilford.
Kiele Sanchez landed her first role on television in 2000, in Live Girls. Her film debut followed in the same year with a supporting role in the movie Migrating Forms. She went on to star in other movies through the years such as Class Warfare, The Kiss, and the critically acclaimed Stealing Time. In 2002, Kiele was chosen to play Claudia Willis-Glass in the television drama That Was Then. The following year, she was featured in Stuck on You, a comedy movie where she had a minor role. She also appeared in the sitcom Married to the Kellys.
The fast-rising actress was cast in the lead role as Anne Sorelli on the comedy-drama series Related. Kielle then went on to star in the television pilots of Modern Men, Girls on the Bus, and Four Kings. One of her biggest roles to date came in 2006 when she was cast to play Nikki Fernandez in Lost. Her other notable appearances include roles in the films 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, The Purge: Anarchy, Benji, and A Perfect Getaway. You might also recognize her from shows like The End of Steve, The Glades, Samantha Who?, Kingdom, and The Matadors.
Facts About Zach Gilford’s Wife
1. Kiele Sanchez is of mixed race descent: Puerto Rican, French, and Polish.
2. She was a finalist in the 2000 MTV Wanna be a VJ contest, and it was there that she was discovered by an agent.
3. Kiele suffered a late-term miscarriage in August 2015 that led her into a depression spiral and affected her work life.
4. Her daughter, Zeppelin Adele was born via surrogacy.