Nicole Ari Parker – Age, Career, Husband, All Facts

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Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker is a model and the actress in the lead role of The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. It was an independently made film but it was very well-received due to the incredibly manner Nicole interpreted her role. And here are the incredibly true adventures of the star.

Nicole Ari Parker – age

Nicole Ari Parker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 1970. Her mother is a health care professional while her father is a dentist.  Looking at Nicole, she could pass for a number of ethnicities but both of her parents are African Americans. While she was a child, they divorced and she grew up with her mother. The Thespian attended Montessori and Roland Park Country Schools. She has a degree in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Nicole Ari Parker is 49 years old.

Nicole Ari Parker – career

Nicole Ari Parker’s career began in 1993 in the film “Other Women’s Children”. It took her just two years to establish her prominence as an actress of note. She played Evie Roy the gay partner of the protagonist Randy Dean played by  Laurel Holloman in “The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love” in 1995. It was a bold film, made in a time when homosexuality was still seen as a taboo by a majority of the people although the producers passed the film as a love story between two first-time teenagers. The film made nearly two million dollars in the box office from an estimated budget of 250 thousand. It was the good reception of this movie that shot Nicole into the limelight and for which she is still remembered today.

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In 2000, Parker began to play the most extensive role of her career in the serial drama “Soul Food” on Showtime. She played the role of Teri Joseph in a drama which follows the triumphs, struggles, and rivalries of a tight-knit African-American family in Chicago. Parker was one of the few members of cast to feature in all the 74 episodes of the five seasons. In the same year Soul Food finished, Parker began acting in the drama “Second Time Around” on UPN. She acted her role of Muse into the next year (13 episodes in all).

From 2017, Ms. Parker began playing the role of Gissele Parker in the musical drama “Empire” on Fox. She started in season four as a recurring member of the cast then got promoted to a main cast member for the fifth season.

On the film aspect, she was in the films “Exiled: A Law & Order Movie” (1998), “The Adventures of Sabastian Cole”, “Blue Streak” the police comedy film in 1999,  “200 Cigarettes” (1999), and “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” the comedy from 2009.

Nicole Ari Parker’s husband

Nicole Ari Parker got married to Joseph Falasca the actor and still photographer. It was a short-lived marriage. They got married in January 2001 and divorced before the end of the year. According to Wikipedia, their “elopement” lasted eight months. The union produced no child.

Currently, Nicole Ari is married to the actor Boris Kodjoe. Kodjoe is the actor who played Kelby in the film “Brown Sugar” in 2002. Nicole, too, was in this film and this might have been where they first met. Kodjoe was born in Austria with German and Ghanaian (and from his great grandmother Jewish) heritage. The two got married in 2005.

The marriage which took place in a place called Gundelfingen, Germany, is blessed with two children. Their daughter was born in March 2005 two months before her parents tied the knot while their son was born in October 2006. Their first child was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, a birth defect in which the spine is incompletely closed.

Height and net worth

Nicole Ari is a relatively tall woman. She stands at 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters. This is three full inches above the height of an average Hollywood actress. We never give body measurements for stats aged fifty and above but as the time of writing this, the actress was a few days from 49 so you’re more than one year in luck. She wears the 34C bra size and her body measures a 34-28-35 inches (86-64-88 cm).

When you are not sure how much an actor of considerable fame is worth, say five million dollars. Nicole Ari Parker’s net worth is five million dollars. This is not guesswork.

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