Parker, Nicole Ari 1970– (Nicole Parker)

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Parker, Nicole Ari 1970- (Nicole Parker)


Born October 7, 1970, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of Donald (a dentist) and Susan (a health care professional) Parker; married Joseph Falasca, March, 2001 (divorced 2001); married Boris Kodjoe (an actor), May 21, 2005; children: (second marriage) Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee, Nicolas Neruda. Education: New York University, graduated, 1993; trained at Circle in the Square Theatre School and with Tony Greco. Avocational Interests: History.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Bluestone Entertainment, 1655 North Cherokee Ave., Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Publicist—Jessica Cohen Public Relations, 12429 Ventura Court, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actress. Former member of Baltimore Actors Theatre and the Washington Ballet Company; also performed with Naked Angels and Circle Repertory Laboratory. Worked as a model, as a hotel switchboard operator in New York City, and in the garment and food service industries.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Florida Film Critics Circle Award, best ensemble cast, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a cast, both with others, 1998, for Boogie Nights; Special Award, Urban-world Film Festival, 1999, for body of work; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2001, for Remember the Titans; Image Award nominations, outstanding actress in a drama series, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, all for Soul Food; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, 2003, for Brown Sugar; won an award for her performance in The Madwoman of Chaillot.


Film Appearances:

(As Nicole Parker) Evie Roy, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Fine Line Features, 1995.

(As Nicole Parker) Female draft officer, Stonewall, Strand Releasing, 1995.

(As Nicole Parker) Ade, The End of Violence (also known as Am Ende der Gewalt and Am.Ende.der.Gew@lt.), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Becky Barnett, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Denise Scott, Mirar Mirror, 1997.

(As Nicole Parker) Mavis, Mute Love, Third World Newsreel, 1998.

Nina, Spark, 1998.

Nurse Jenny, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Paramount, 1998.

(As Nicole Parker) Bridget, 200 Cigarettes (also known as The Islander, Eine Nacht in New York, 200 cigarillos, and 200 tsigara), Paramount, 1999.

Clarisse, Harlem Aria (also known as New York Aria and Destiny—Einmal ganz oben stehen), Myriad Pictures, 1999.

Frances, Loving Jezebel (also known as Chasing Beauties), Shooting Gallery Pictures, 1999.

Melissa Green, Blue Streak (also known as Der Diamanten-Cop), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Sherry, A Map of the World (also known as Unschuldig verfolgt), First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

Carol Boone, Remember the Titans, Buena Vista, 2000.

Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis, Brown Sugar (also known as Seven Days), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

(As Nicole Parker) Angela Drake, King's Ransom, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Lucinda, The Better Man, Universal, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Teri Joseph, Soul Food, Showtime, 2000-2004.

(As Nicole Parker) Ryan Muse, Second Time Around, UPN, 2004-2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, Retrosexual: The 80s, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Nicole Parker) Wanda, Rebound: The Legend of Earl "the Goat" Manigault (also known as Rebound and L'etoile de Harlem), HBO, 1996.

Sharon, "Honey-Getter," SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (also known as Subway, Historier fraan tunnelbanan, Maanalaisia tarinoita, Maanalaista elaemaeae, and Metro da Nova York), HBO, 1997.

Georgeanne Taylor, Exiled (also known as Exiled: A Law & Order Movie), NBC, 1998.

Weather Karkinnon, Mind Prey (also known as John Sandford's "Mind Prey"), ABC, 1999.

Christine Claiborne, "The Loretta Claiborne Story," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Tomasina "Tommy" Crawford, Dancing in September, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Soul Train Christmas Starfest, syndicated, 2000.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001.

Fourth Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2004.

BET Comedy Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rebecca, "Lucas Apocalypse," Cosby, CBS, 1999.

Rebecca, "The Hilton Hilton," Cosby, CBS, 2000.

Rebecca, "The Perfect Valentine," Cosby, CBS, 2000.

Lille Ivers, "Primum non Nocere," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2002.

(As Nicole Parker) Traci Garrison, "Playdate," All of Us, UPN, 2004.

Herself, Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2004 (multiple episodes).

Herself, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004.

Herself, "Tyler Perry: Madea's Family Reunion," The Tyra Banks Show, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Stephanie, Divas, Fox, 1995.

(As Nicole Parker) Ryan Muse, Second Time Around, UPN, 2004.

Television Work; Series:

(As Nicole Parker) Consultant, Second Time Around, UPN, 2004-2005.

Stage Appearances:

Aunt Ella, June and Jean in Concert, Signature Theatre Company, Public Theater, Susan Stein Shiva Theater, New York City, 1995.

Chicago (musical), Signature Theatre Company, New York City, c. 1996.

Ninya, The Flatted Fifth, INTAR Theatre, New York City, 1997.

House Arrest: First Edition, Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, Washington, DC, c. 1997.

Appeared in House of Lear, Public Theater, New York City; The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shubert Theatre, New York City; and Romeo and Juliet, Metropolitan Playhouse, New York City. Also appeared in other productions, including Fairfight and Lady in Blue.



Parker's poetry appeared in the anthology New Breezes.



Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 52, Gale, 2006.

Who's Who among African Americans, 19th edition, Gale, 2006.


Back Stage West, February 1, 2001, p. 13.

Black Men, October, 2001, pp. 30-34.

Cineaste, fall, 1995, p. 46.

Ebony, October, 2004, pp. 168-72.

Entertainment Weekly, September 24, 2004, p. 99.

Essence, January, 2001, p. 53.

Jet, September 27, 2004, pp. 60-63; September 19, 2005, pp. 60-65.

Newsweek, July 8, 2002, p. 56.

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