Who is Nicola Peltz?

American Actress Nicola Peltz is widely known for her roles in movies like “The Last Airbender” as Katara and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” as Tessa Yeager. She started her career as a model at a young age and transitioned into acting afterwards. She was also listed in “One of the 55 faces of the future” by Nylon Magazine.

Quick Facts
Full NameNicola Peltz
Date of Birth9th January 1995
Birth PlaceWestchester County, NY
Parent(s)Nelson Peltz (Father)
Claudia Heffner (Mother)
Partner(s)Brooklyn Beckham (2019–present; engaged)
Net WorthUS $50 Million

Early life

Born on 9th January 1995 in Westchester County, Nicola Peltz is the daughter of Claudia Heffner, a model and Nelson Peltz, a businessman. She is the second youngest child of the family; six older brothers and one younger sister. When she was young, she uses to play Ice Hockey and had hopes of making it her career. Her father had even hoped her placement in women’s ice hockey league. She was a tomboy during her youth years. She had her first manager at the age of 12 against the will of her mother. Her mother started supporting her after seeing her passion for acting when Nicola was working in the Manhattan Theatre.


Nicola Peltz started her acting career after debuting in the 2006 comedy “Deck the Halls,” after which she was featured in the “Blackbird” of Manhattan Theatre Club with Jeff Daniels. She then made an appearance in the 2008 comedy “Harold” as Becki. She has also been featured in the music video of “7 things” by Miley Cyrus in 2008.

Her fame rose after she portrayed Katara’s role in the 2010 adventure film “The Last Airbender” by M. Night Shyamalan. The film was a commercial success grossing over $300 million but received mixed reviews from critics. She was criticized for her role as Katara because of a mismatch in the descent of the character and Peltz. She was also nominated for a parody award show for Worst Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie.

Nicola Peltz

After “The Last Airbender,” she started playing the role of Bradley Martin in the 2013 A&E drama series “Bates Motel” with co-stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. After she left the series, she was again featured in the series as a guest star for the final few episodes of the third season.

She was announced as one of the lead cast in the Transformers film series “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in 2014. She portrayed Tessa Yeager, daughter of Cade, who is represented by Mark Wahlberg. The film was a commercial blockbuster grossing over $1 billion worldwide against a $210 million budget. However, the reviews received from critics were mixed.

She was then featured in 2014 teen drama “Affluenza” opposite Ben Rosenfield and Grant Gustin as Kate Miller. She was then invited to walk on the runway for Alexander Wang’s fashion show at Paris Fashion Week in 2015. She then appeared in dark comedy “Youth in Oregon” in 2016 as Annie Gleason. She was also featured in the music video of “It’s You” by Zayn Malik in 2016.

She was then a part of the Hulu drama “When the Street Lights Go On,” after which she featured in the debut directorial film of Alex Pettyfer, “Black Roads.” She was then a cast of Anthony Scott Burns’ Sci-fi film “Our House” alongside Thomas Mann in 2018.

Nicola Peltz has been a part of 11 films, three television series, and two music videos in her career span of 17 years ranging from 2003 to the present day.

Nicola Peltz


In her acting career of 17 years, she was nominated in five award functions, including a parody Award Function, Golden Raspberry Awards, where she was nominated for “Worst Supporting Actress.” She has won the CinemaCon Awards in the “Rising Star” category for “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

Personal Life

Nicola Peltz had been in a relationship with model Anwar Hadid from 2016 to 2018 before their break-up. She is currently engaged to British model/photographer/author Brooklyn Beckham since 11th July 2020.

Her brother Will Peltz is also an actor, and her other brother Brad Peltz is a former professional hockey player. She has the same tattoo as her brother in her ribs in Yiddish, which translated to ‘Family First”. In portraying Katara’s role in the movie “The Last Airbender, ” she studied Tai Chi. She is of Jewish descent and is five feet five inches in height.

Nicola Peltz

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Peltz has an estimated net worth of $50 million, and her father Nelson has a net worth of $1.8 billion.