Robin is the mom we’ve all been waiting to see on TV — real, complex, fearless and funny. Not without her own set of flaws, she carries around a dark past. As a couple, even though they disagree strenuously with one another, they never waiver from the fact that Robin and Nate are an unbreakable team.
Natalie Zea gets to show off her comedic side as she takes on a lead role in the critically acclaimed TBS hit comedy The Detour. Created by former Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones & Samantha Bee. During its first season, the honest and hilariously dark show chronicled the road trip antics of the Parker family – including Zea's Robin, a sexy, outspoken, offbeat mom for the new millennium.
Best known to television audiences for her memorable role as Winona Hawkins on FX's original series Justified, which she continued to appear on as a guest for two additional seasons while starring opposite Kevin Bacon on The Following, Zea has also been seen in CBS's Under The Dome, Showtime's Californication and HBO's Hung. Additional television credits include The Shield and her popular role as Karen Darling in Dirty Sexy Money, among others.
Zea recently starred in the independent films Too Late, Supreme Ruler, Grey Lady and Sweet Talk. In 2010, she was Will Ferrell's hilarious psychotic ex-girlfriend in The Other Guys. Zea also hones her creative juices by writing and is currently developing a comedy pilot for a major cable network. She hopes to shoot Imaginary Place of East, a feature film she wrote and will star in, later this year.
Originally from Texas, Zea made her way to New York, where she earned a scholarship to the prestigious American Music and Dramatic Academy. After completing the program in only two years, Zea landed a role as part of the original cast of Kimberly Peirce's 1995 short "Boys Don't Cry," which later evolved into the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name.
Having never lost her love of theater, Zea helped develop Los Angeles' reputable Lone Star Ensemble, a theater company for which she serves on the Board of Directors. Zea lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Travis Schuldt, and their 1-year-old daughter.