'Transformers 4' Star Nicola Peltz Reveals Her Favorite Places to Eat, Visit in L.A. (Video)

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The actress — and native New Yorker — tells THR where she shops, dines and stays while visiting the City of Angels.

Nicola Peltz is as deft at dodging killer bots onscreen as she is striding across a beach in sky-high gold Gucci platform heels and a glittery gold-and-white Proenza Schouler dress.

Her starring role this summer as Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is likely to be a big break for 19-year-old Peltz, whose past work includes The Last Airbender and A&E series Bates Motel.

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The daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz and former model Claudia Heffner, the actress says growing up with one sister and six brothers made her an automatic fan of the $2.7 billion franchise — and brought out her tomboy tendencies. “I was either wearing my brothers’ clothes, or I was wearing a princess outfit and playing with dolls. I guess I’m that way now.” When in Los Angeles, this New Yorker says she loves to stay at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach, and never misses a chance to grab some food at one of L.A.’s Urth Caffes, to peruse the shops on Melrose Avenue and to watch her brothers catch waves in Venice.