Q What can you tell me about Natalie Zea, who was on Passions?
—Yuki James, Acton, Calif.
The former daytime soap star now is a regular in ABC's new primetime series Dirty Sexy Money, playing poor-little-rich-girl Karen Darling, a role that critics are calling her breakthrough. An only child, Zea, 32, grew up in Monahans, Texas, where she was seriously injured by a drunk driver when she was 17. She spent her senior year of high school in a hospital bed, but never gave up her dream of becoming an actress. In addition to Passions, you also may have spotted her on TV's Two and a Half Men, The Shield, Without a Trace and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.