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Kiele Sanchez: Career, Struggles & Net Worth

The Chicago-born actress Kiele Michelle Sanchez is known for her role in “Lost” and “The Glades.”

Kiele had stage fright and didn’t ever think she would be an actor.

Likewise, Sanchez became confident as she took part in high-school stage productions and grew her interest in acting.

Furthermore, the superstar in her aroused when Kiele became one of the finalists of a VJ hunt contest organized by MTV in 2000.

Despite losing the contest, Kiele got lucky as she got associated with a Hollywood agent.

Moreover, the fame came to Kiele at a young age as she moved to Los Angeles, the city of celebrities.

Kiele Sanchez striking a pose

Kiele first debuted in 2000 in a movie called Migrating Forms.

Furthermore, Kiele also acted in films such as “Live Girls” and “Class Warfare.”

Although her acting career was short, Kiele did wonderful acting in Lost, The Glades, and Kingdom.

Additionally, some of the films she played are 30 Days of Night: Dark Days and Insanitarium.

Continue reading this article if you want to know more about the life of Kiele Sanchez.

Quick Facts

Check out some quick facts about Kiele Sanchez thoroughly.

Full Name Kiele Michelle Sanchez
Date of Birth October 13, 1977
Age  [calculate_years datestring=”10/13/1977″] Years Old
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Profession Actress
Active years 2000-present
Nationality American 
Father Oscar Sanchez
Mother N/A
Siblings Three
Marital Status Married
Spouse Zach Gilford (m. 2012), Zach Helm (m. 2001-2008)
Children Zeppelin Adele Gilford
School Glenbard North High School
Languages  Puerto Rican, Polish, French, and English
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Libra
Height In feet: 5 ft 2 inches
In centimeters: 157 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 50 kg
In Pounds: 110 lbs
Waist 25 inches
Hips 34 inches
Body Type Slim
Shoe Size 7 US
Dress Size 6 US
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Green
Net Worth $500 Thousand
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Kiele Sanchez: Early Life and Family

Sanchez was born in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, on October 13, 1977.

Likewise, Kiele was born raised in the area’s suburbs, and her parents had three other children.

Furthermore, Oscar Sanchez was her father, whereas; there is no information about her mother.

Kiele is of Polish, French, and Puerto Rican descent and is a proud multi-racial woman.

Moreover, Kiele grew up in a middle-class family full of struggles as his father worked as a racetrack jockey agent.

Likewise, Sanchez was a shy child who didn’t like to go up on stage and had an insane stage-fright. Kiele acted in high school to overcome her fears.

Sanchez attended Glenbard North High School, where she took part in the production play of The Grapes of Wrath.

Kiele moved to New York and performed many plays after her high school graduation.

Most importantly, Sanchez participated in the “Wanna Be a VJ” contest by MTV and became the finalists to gain the exposure needed.

Although Kiele didn’t win the contest, she caught the attention of a highly admired Hollywood agent who then represented her to the film industry.

Furthermore, Sanchez moved to Los Angeles to audition for films and TV roles.

Kiele had shown great potential from the beginning, and the directors and producers knew right away that she was a star in the making.

An ordinary girl fearing the crowd had now become a teenage sensation.

Kiele Sanchez: Age, Height, and Weight 

Kiele Sanchez is [calculate_years datestring=”10/13/1977″] Years Old.

The beautiful actress stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 50 kilograms.

Furthermore, Kiele has light brown hair and has gorgeous green-colored eyes.

Likewise, her waist size is 25 inches, and she has a hips size of 34 inches.

Kiele Sanchez: Career


Kiele started acting in the early 2000s and made her acting debut in the film Migrated Forms, where she played the supporting role of Dream Woman.

Likewise, Sanchez also played a role in Live Girls, where she played the role of Lynne the same year.

The dynamic actress played the role of Amber Whidden in a TV film called Class Warfare in 2001.

Additionally, in 2001, she also featured in The Kiss, a short film.

Furthermore, the multi-racial beauty played a vital role in Stealing Time, her first major acting project.

Likewise, Kiele played Emily in that film, whereas the movie was world premiered at the International Film Festival held in Seattle.

Despite the movie being highly praised, it didn’t find the limelight at the box office.

In 2002, Kiele played the role of Claudia Willis; she was the main character of the series That Was Then.

Moreover, the viewers did not admire this drama series, and the production house canceled it out only after two episodes due to the poor critical response.

Likewise, in 2003, Sanchez did a cameo in a Stuck on You, a comedy film.

Furthermore, Kiele played comedic roles more often that year; she played in Married to the Kellys.

Moreover, Sanchez was cast as Susan Wagner in the sitcom, which the production company eventually canceled after the first episode; it had 22 episodes.

Kiele played a leading role in the comedy-drama series Related, where she acted as Anne Sorelli, a therapist.

Furthermore, luck never favored Kiele as the series also got canceled despite the positive response from the critics.

Gaining Popularity

Sanchez did a cameo in pilot episodes of Four Kings, Modern Men, and Girls on the Bus in 2006.

As non of the series was successful, it had to be canceled after running for a season or a few episodes.

Kiele got a lot of attention as she appeared in a highly successful drama series titled Lost, where she was cast as Nikki Fernandez.

Furthermore, Sanchez only got to play six episodes in the series as fans criticized that her character was not good enough, and the series killed her character.

Kiele looking cute with a smile
Kiele looking cute with a smile

Most importantly, Kiele was featured in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, a fantasy-drama film in which she played the role of Mrs. Goodman.

The movie was a success, and Kiele got to play Lily in the horror-thriller film Insanitarium in 2007.

Moreover, in 2008, Kiele appeared in two movies, titled A Perfect Getaway and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days.

Likewise, she was cast in the series Samantha Who? Moreover, she played a recurring role.

Furthermore, Kiele also acted at The End of Steve and Matadors, both successful.

Additionally, in 2010, Sanchez played in the series The Glades, which ran for an impressive four successful seasons, where she played the role of Callie Cargill.

Latest works

Kiele Sanchez was one of the main characters in the series Kingdom, where she played Lisa Prince.

Moreover, Kingdom was released in 2014, and the series ran for a successful three seasons, which has 40 episodes.

Furthermore, in 2014, she acted in The Purge: Anarchy, a hit movie.

Additionally, her incredible contribution to Hollywood is her crucial role in Benji’s Netflix drama film in 2018.

Moreover, in 2019, she joined the cast of Drunk History and The Lost Boys; both the series is still running.

Finally, Kiele’s latest work was in 2020, where she played Lorna in The Lincoln Lawyer.

Kiele Sanchez: Love Life

The hotty Kiele has a history of dating only two men. Kiele was previously married to Zach Helm, who is an American Writer.

Likewise, Sanchez and Helm were married in 2001 after dating for a year since 2000.

Furthermore, their marriage lasted for seven years, but they broke up in 2008 in mutual consent.

Additionally, little did Kiele know she would find the love of her life while she starred at the ABC television pilot The Matadors in 2010.

Kiele met Zach Gilford, with whom she co-starred, and they instantly fell for each other.

Kiele with her husband Zach Gilford
Kiele with her husband, Zach Gilford

Likewise, the remarkable couple got engaged in 2011 and married on December 29, 2012.

Furthermore, in 2015, Kiele announced that she was about to be a mother for the first time, but tragedy struck as she suffered a miscarriage.

Kiele and Zach finally became parents in 2017 as they welcomed their daughter Zeppelin Adele Gilford.

Furthermore, Zeppelin was born via surrogacy and is loved by her parents.

Kiele Sanchez: Net Worth

The multi-racial, multi-talented Kiele Sanchez has an estimated net worth of $500 Thousand.

Likewise, most of Kiele’s earnings have come from movies, sponsorships, and endorsements.

Kiele Sanchez: Charity

Sanchez is a fantastic person who loves giving back to the community, and she claims that she never forgets her roots.

Likewise, Kiele and Zach played a game of Poker for Charity in 2014.

Furthermore, the celebrity Poker tournament was held in Los Angeles, which helped raise the money to provide quality education to the children in need.

Kiele Sanchez: Awards and Nominations

Kiele hasn’t won many awards in her career compared to her exceptional acting.

In 2007, Kiele was nominated for the Gold Derby TV Award for her notable role in Lost.

Furthermore, Sanchez was also nominated for the Imagen Award in 2012.

Likewise, Kiele has not been nominated for any awards ever since.

Kiele Sanchez: Social Media Presence 

Kiele is active on Twitter, where she has 13.6K followers.

Likewise, the Kingdomactress has 5.5K Followers on her Facebook page.

Furthermore, Sanchez has an Instagram account but isn’t so active with only 6k followers.

Kiele Sanchez: FAQs

How did miscarriage affect Kiele Sanchez?

Kiele had lost his unborn son due to miscarriage, affecting both her and Gilford.

The Matadors couple suffered a severe loss in 2015, and it caused depression and immense tension within them.

Likewise, Kiele had been so sad that she lost her desire to work and had stopped going on sets and started isolating herself for an extended period.

What inspired Kiele Sanchez and Zach to name their daughter Zeppelin Adele?

The couple named their daughter after the band Led Zeppelin, as they were fans of the English band.

Furthermore, Zach’s grandmother’s name was Adele, so they added Adele to her name.

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