Nicola Peltz was only 11 when she appeared on TV, here's all the movies she has done since

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Nicola Peltz has made headlines in recent years with her marriage to Brooklyn Beckham, but the celebrity actually has a successful career and an impressive film portfolio.

Known for her high-profile marriage to Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz has captured the public's attention with her headline-making life. From rumored wedding dress disputes with Victoria Beckham to the legal complexities of their extravagant 3 million wedding, the couple has been no stranger to the media spotlight. With the success of David Beckham's Netflix documentary, fans have speculated about a possible reality show featuring the duo. While that may be a thing of the future, Peltz has to herself a noteworthy film career at the moment.

Promising start and booming career

Peltz's debut film role was in the 2006 Christmas comedy Deck the Halls, where she portrayed a young girl named Mackenzie. Starring alongside Hollywood A-listers such as Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, her early performance marked the beginning of a promising career. The film follows the comical rivalry between Steve, a suburban dad, and his new neighbor Danny, who both strive to outdo each other with extravagant Christmas decorations. In 2008, Peltz took on the role of Becki in the comedy film Harold. The movie explores the fictional story of Harold Clemens, a 16-year-old boy dealing with early baldness.

A surprising connection emerged when a 13-year-old Peltz appeared in Miley Cyrus's music video for the teenage-angst single 7 Things in 2008. The emotional video featured Peltz alongside the renowned singer, demonstrating her versatility in the entertainment industry.

Nicola Peltz 11 years old first TV appeared Stephane Cardinale-Corbis

The pivotal moment in Peltz's career arrived with her role as Katara in M. Night Shyamalan's 2010 fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender. As per IDMB, Shyamalan himself stated that Peltz's casting was essential to the project, emphasizing her undeniable talent.

From 2013 to 2017, Peltz became a notable part of the main cast in the drama-thriller series Bates Motel. Her portrayal of Bradley Martin, a love interest to the young Norman Bates, solidified her standing in the industry. The series served as a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed film Psycho.

Breakout role in Transformers

Peltz's most prominent role to date came in the 2014 blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, where she played Tessa Yeager, the on-screen daughter of Mark Walhberg's character. Her performance not only showcased her acting prowess but also offered a personal connection, as she shared similarities between her relationship with her own father and the father-daughter dynamic in the film.

Nicola Peltz 11 years old first TV appeared Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

The actress continued to diversify her career by appearing in Zayn Malik's music video for iT's YoU in 2016. In 2016, Peltz appeared in the dark-comedy film Youth in Oregon as Annie Gleason.

Peltz ventured into the horror genre with the 2018 film Our House, where she played the role of Hannah. The movie explores the paranormal occurrences in the lives of three orphaned children.

Her appearance in the festive rom-com Holidate (2020) as Felicity highlighted Peltz's versatile acting range. In the critically acclaimed drama The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2021), Peltz delivered a compelling performance as Marley Meyers, a beautiful and popular high schooler. The film touches on sensitive themes of racism and homophobia while exploring the life of Tunde Johnson, a gay African-American teenager stuck in a time loop.

Last year, Peltz joined the cast of Welcome To Chippendales, a drama series depicting the origin story of Somen 'Steve' Banerjee, an Indian-American entrepreneur who started the stripper troupe Chippendales.

Directorial debut and new venture

In recent years, Nicola is stepping into a new dimension of the film industry. Peltz is co-directing and starring in the independent feature drama, Lola James, alongside Virginia Madsen. This exciting project is also Peltz's debut as a writer, producer, and director, marking a significant milestone in her career.

As per Screenrant, Lola James revolves around the life of 19-year-old Lola James, who strives to rescue her younger brother, Arlo, from their toxic and unstable home. Her sole aspiration is to provide Arlo with the opportunity for a better life than she ever had.

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