Playing complicated and self-assured women was Natalie Zea's ticket to stardom. Since launching her career as a spoiled socialite on the soap opera "Passions" (NBC, 1999-2008), Zea continued to impress on the small screen. After "Passions" ended, she guest starred on many hit dramas such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and appeared as a regular on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08), as the love interest of the program's antihero, Vic Mackey. She once again played the part of a manipulative socialite on "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007-09), a move that boosted her career and made her a favorite to play sexy sirens on hit shows like "Californication" (Showtime, 2007- ). Zea finally hit her stride when she joined the cast of "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), in a role that stripped the actress of her "eye candy" image, and showcased her dramatic talent and endless drive.