Natalie Zea
Natalie Zea
Portrays Maxine Seagrave
Occupation Actress
Born March 17, 1975
Harris County, Texas, USA
Years Active 1995–present
Gender Female
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
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Natalie Zea is an American actress who portrays Maxine Seagrave in Season 1 of CBS' Under the Dome.


Natalie Zea was born in Harris County, Texas, attending high school in Monahans, graduating in 1993. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 1995. Her career began in an Off-Broadway theatre, appearing in productions of The Three Sisters and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She made her feature debut in the Shakespeare-themed independent drama Macbeth in Manhattan in 1999. In the following year, Zea made her television debut in an episode of short-lived The WB drama series, D.C.

In 2004, Zea was cast in a recurring role in the FX police drama series, The Shield. She played the role of Lauren Riley, a love interest of Michael Chiklis' character Vic Mackey. In the following year, Zea has won her first series regular role on primetime television, on the ABC drama series, Eyes opposite Tim Daly. The series was canceled after a single season. Her next major role was on the ABC primetime soap opera/comedy-drama Dirty Sexy Money opposite Jill Clayburgh, Donald Sutherland and Peter Krause. Zea played spoiled socialite Karen Darling. The soap aired from 2007 to 2009, and was canceled after two seasons. In 2009, she had a recurring role during the first season of the HBO comedy series Hung. She also had many guest-starring roles, on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace, Medium, Franklin & Bash, and Person of Interest.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Justified as Winona Hawkins
  • The Following as Claire Matthews
  • The Other Guys as Christinith
  • Dirty Sexy Money as Karen Darling
  • Hung as Jemma
  • Californication as Carrie
  • The Shield as Lauren Riley
  • From a Place of Darkness as Brenda


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "The Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water" "The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin"
"Speak of the Devil" "Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"

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