Nicola Peltz (born January 9, 1995) is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came when she played Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender. From 2013 to 2015, she co-starred as Bradley Martin in the A&E drama series Bates Motel. In 2014, she starred as Tessa Yeager in the fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Peltz was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz and model Claudia Heffner. She has one sister and six brothers, including Ottawa Senators professional hockey player Brad Peltz, and actor Will Peltz. Peltz began acting as a child, and at 13 was starring in a Manhattan Theatre Club production of Blackbird, alongside Jeff Daniels.
Peltz made her film debut as Mackenzie in the Christmas comedy Deck the Halls (2006). She later co-starred as Becki in the comedy film Harold (2008), and in June 2008, she appeared in the music video for Miley Cyrus' single "7 Things". Two years later, she portrayed Katara in the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender (2010), directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film was universally panned by critics, including negative reaction to Peltz (who is Caucasian) portraying an originally Inuit character. Peltz was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.