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Kiele Sanchez (pronounced kee-lee; born October 13, 1977) is an American actress who starred as the second-eldest Sorelli sister, Anne, a therapist in her mid-twenties, in The WB's comedic ensemble drama, Related.

American actress Kiele Sanchez was born on October 13, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. She is of Puerto Rican and French descent, and has three siblings. She developed her passion for acting during her teenage years, when she starred in a Glenbard North High School production of The Grapes of Wrath. This helped her overcome her stage fright, and soon led her to embark on a career in the entertainment industry.

In 2000, Kiele Sanchez decided to audition for MTV’s Wanna Be a VJ contest in New York and was selected as one of the five finalists. Though she did not win the competition, she caught the eye of an agent who recommended she move to Los Angeles. There, Sanchez underwent many auditions and later landed a number of roles. She was cast in the short-lived drama That Was Then, and soon in the sitcom Married to the Kellys. She was also seen on Migrating Forms, The Kiss, Rennie’s Landing, and Class Warfare. In 2003, Sanchez got a small part in the movie Stuck on You. After working on Married to the Kellys, she obtained roles in series like Girls on the Bus, Four Kings, and Modern Men. In 2005, she rose to fame playing the second-eldest Sorelli sister, Anne, in The WB’s Related. Afterwards, Sanchez joined the acclaimed ABC series Lost in its third season, portraying the character Nikki Fernandez. Because fans didn’t respond too highly to her character, she was written out of the show after eleven episodes. Shortly after, she filmed a pilot called Football Wives, but the series was not picked up.

Sanchez was next seen as a recurring star on the series Samantha Who?, as well as appearing on the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium in 2007. She then signed up for several projects, including Insanitarium, A Perfect Getaway, and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days.

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