Natalie Zea as Karen Darling
Elegant, sexy and stunning, she's the eldest daughter in the Darling family, a thrice-married socialite who runs the family foundation.
She lost her virginity to Nick and isn't shy about sharing that fact with her current fiancé, Freddy.
A self-described loser-in-love, she looks to Nick for help in her personal life, and it seems their unresolved feelings for each other may cause a wrinkle in Nick's marriage to Lisa.
The ideal career was never a question for Natalie Zea (pronounced "Z") - the acting bug bit her as early as she can remember.
Born to chiropractor parents, Zea grew up an only child in the sleepy town of Monahans, Texas.
After graduation, she wasted no time in fleeing to the Big Apple on a prestigious scholarship to the American Music and Dramatic Academy.
She completed the program in two years and immediately earned the role of Lana Tisdel in the original cast of Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, the basis of the Academy Award winning film.
A steady stream of commercial and voiceover work followed, along with the role of Samantha in Macbeth in Manhattan, with John Glover.
With TV roles in Passions, CSI, Two and a Half Men, Without a Trace, and The Shield, Zea returned to her theatre roots and helped develop LA's Lone Star Ensemble, in which she serves on the Board of Directors.
Zea currently resides in Los Angeles and spends her free time
dancing, surfing, and sewing, well on the way to the career she
dreamed of as a child in Texas.