Actress Kiele Sanchez was born Kiele Michelle Sanchez on October 13, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her father, Oscar Sanchez, is a racetrack jockey agent. She is one of four children, and is of Puerto Rican and French descent. Sanchez began her acting career at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Illinois, when she performed in a school production of The Grapes of Wrath. She starred in the A&E Network drama The Glades. Previously she had starred as Anne Sorelli in the The WB comedy-drama Related and as Nikki Fernandez on the main cast in the third season of the ABC television action-adventure series Lost. She currently stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom on the Audience Network.