An adopted Asian-American Non-Binary Transfeminine Queer actor, comic, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator with keen comedic timing and a love for auditorily-naturalistic (but visually-nightmarish) compound sentences, they have long challenged cultural categories to forge their own way.
An English/Theatre double-major, Nicky spent most of their liberal arts university education reading, writing, and performing – and after agonizing over which of the three was the sexiest way to be a starving artist, went all-in on Hollywood because it snows in New York.
Nicky is a convergence of contraries: East and West, masculine and feminine, pathos and levity. With a specialty for gender transformation, they are cast as much for their elegant, androgynous edge as for their versatility across the gender spectrum, providing authenticity to intersectional Queer identities. Although the pitch and texture of Nicky’s signature sultry sonacy can range from baritone to alto, lending itself to characters of all genders, their natural Non-Binary Trans voice isn’t so much a Sound as it is a Perspective.
Known for perceptive characters with heart, smarts, and a little sass, Nicky has enjoyed a wide variety of roles both on-camera and behind the mic – notably, guest starring opposite Amanda Seyfried in the award-winning and critically acclaimed limited series, The Dropout (Hulu); and recurring on NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), and on One Day at a Time (Netflix; PopTV). Nicky lends their voice to The Emissary in the sci-fi RPG video game Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios), several characters in Strange Planet (Apple TV+), and they also provide the English-language voice for the starring roles of “small” Park Hyeong-seok in Netflix’s anime adaptation of popular Korean webtoon Lookism, and of Spanish Trans icon Christina Ortiz Rodriguez in Veneno, the limited series about her life (HBO Max).
Hailing from a small town in Wisconsin, Nicky discovered a passion for dialects – a passion rooted in overcoming their own wholesome Midwestern brogue. Also a DIY maven, graphic designer, and SharePoint architect, Nicky most appreciates the design elements of storytelling, and brings their winsome combination of heart and smart to every project. Nicky’s modern, unpretentious, naturally didactic way of speaking has earned them a reputation as an Edutainer; even their bluest stand-up sets have the unwitting effect of a sex-positive TED talk.
Nicky enjoys martial arts, dark existentialist themes, synthesizing the cognitively dissonant, and popcorn! They are passionate about building bridges with LGBTQIA+ Allies, advocating for sex-positivity & consent, and – most of all, and with deep sincerity – Nicky is devoted to Xena: Warrior Princess.