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Nicole Ari Parker has been featured in Touchstone Picture's Remember the Titans, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Boogie Nights with Mark Wahlberg, the HBO original film Dancing in September and opposite Taye Diggs in Fox Searchlight's Brown Sugar. She is best known for her outstanding performance as Teri Joseph of Showtime's award-winning Soul Food and has displayed her acting range in several blockbuster and independent films. Parker starred opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures' Imagine That, and recently appeared with Rockmond Dunbar in Pastor Brown. She has also been featured in such independent films as 200 Cigarettes, Shooting Gallery's Loving Jezebel, Subway Stories and Sebastian Cole, a winner at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Her extensive background in theatre includes Off-Broadway productions Chicago, House of Lear and Romeo and Juliet. She also appeared in the television movies "The Loretta Claiborne Story," "Exiled" and "Mind Prey".


Parker began pursuing her dream at the Baltimore Actors Theatre and then it was on to Washington Ballet Company, before moving to New York to study further at New York University. She is a graduate of NYU's famed Tisch School of the Arts. She has been nominated for seven NAACP Image Awards and had the pleasure of presenting President Bill Clinton with a Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the NAACP. She also received a special award at the Urban World Film Festival, for Outstanding Body of Work as an Actress. Parker starred alongside former Soul Food co-star and real life spouse Boris Kodjoe in the Paramount/UPN sit-com, "Second Time Around." Some of Parker's upcoming projects include 35 and Ticking; TV movie, "Big Mike;" and she will be appearing in an episode of the new television series, "Let's Stay Together." In January 2009, Parker was featured in "People Magazine" to introduce Sophie's Voice Foundation (www.sophiesvoicefoundation.org), the charitable organization she started with husband Boris to raise awareness about children and adults living with spina bifida.

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Nicole Ari Parker STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Blanche Du Bois

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Ninya

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Aunt Ella


Nicole Ari Parker Movies

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
[ 1995 ] Evie Roy Nicole Parker
Stonewall
[ 1995 ] Female Draft Officer Nicole Parker
The End of Violence
[ 1997 ] Ade Kenya Nicole Parker
Boogie Nights
[ 1997 ] Becky Barnett
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
[ 1998 ] Nurse Jenny
Spark
[ 1998 ] Nina
200 Cigarettes
[ 1999 ] Bridget Nicole Parker
Harlem Aria
[ 1999 ] Clarisse
Loving Jezebel
[ 1999 ] Frances
A Map of the World
[ 1999 ] Sherry
Mute Love
[ 1999 ] Mavis Nicole Parker
Blue Streak
[ 1999 ] Melissa Green
Remember the Titans
[ 2000 ] Carol Boone
Dancing in September
[ 2000 ] TominaTommyCrawford
Brown Sugar
[ 2002 ] Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
King's Ransom
[ 2005 ] Angela Drake Nicole Parker
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
[ 2008 ] Lucinda
Black Dynamite
[ 2009 ] Mahogany Black
Pastor Brown
[ 2009 ] Tonya Copeland Brown
Imagine That
[ 2009 ] Trish
35 and Ticking
[ 2011 ] Zenobia
Repentance
[ 2013 ] Sophie Sanchez
Almost Christmas
[ 2016 ] Sonya
How It Ends
[ 2018 ] Paula Sutherland
We Are Gathered Here Today
[ 2022 ] Nancy Stone
Safe Space
[ 2022 ] Lila Jackson
A Snowy Day in Oakland
[ 2022 ] LaTrice

Nicole Ari Parker TV Shows

And Just Like That...
Lisa Todd Wexley
Chicago P.D.
Samantha Miller
Cosby
Rebecca
Empire
Giselle
Rosewood
Kat
Second Time Around
Ryan Muse
Soul Food
Teri Joseph

Nicole Ari Parker Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2024 - Distinguished Performance

Nicole Ari Parker, The Refuge Plays

The Lortels - 2024 - Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

Nicole Ari Parker, The Refuge Plays

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Nicole Ari Parker, A Streetcar Named Desire

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Nicole Ari Parker News


Sarah Paulson, HELL'S KITCHEN & More Win 2024 Drama League Awards - See the Full List

The best of Broadway gathers to celebrate the 90th Annual Drama League Awards. BroadwayWorld we be bringing you live updates from inside the ceremony. Check back to find out who takes home the top prizes!
Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards

The 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards were presented at the annual ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball. BroadwayWorld was there and we're bringing you on the red carpet at the big night. Check out photos here!
(PRAY), THE COMEUPPANCE, and More Take Home 2024 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!

The 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place tonight, Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm. See the winners as they come in here!
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, CABARET & More Lead in Nominations for 2024 Drama League Awards

Read the full list of 2024 Drama League Nominations! Nominations include Cabaret, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
WET BRAIN, STEREOPHONIC & More Nominated for 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!

Nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced by Amber Iman and George Abud. Check out the full list of nominees!
Cast Set For ANTONY & CLEOPATRA From Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced the complete cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra.
Photos: Go Inside NYTW's 2024 Gala Honoring Liesl Tommy

New York Theatre Workshop hosted its 2024 Gala, honoring theater and film visionary Liesl Tommy. The evening’s program was hosted by Nicole Ari Parker, directed by Kevin Cahoon, and feature musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores.
Video: Watch Boris Kodjoe & Celtic Irish Dance Academy on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

Catch the latest episode of THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW featuring Boris Kodjoe and a performance by the Celtic Irish Dance Academy. Tune in for a blend of celebrity talks and captivating dance performances. Watch videos from the episode now!
John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!
Liesl Tommy to be Honored at NYTW 2024 Gala; Shoshanna Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon & More to Appear

New York Theatre Workshop's 2024 Gala will honor theater and film visionary Liesl Tommy. Learn more about the gala and about Tommy!
People Of Culture Studios Names Former Senior White House Advisor Nick Rathod As President Of Impact

Former senior White House advisor Nick Rathod joins People of Culture Studios as President of the Impact division, bringing together culture and politics in a groundbreaking initiative. Learn more about how Rathod plans to spotlight diverse stories and make a real difference in the entertainment industry.
Billy Porter, Nicole Ari Parker, James Ijames, and More Set For PURLIE VICTORIOUS Talkback Series

The new Broadway production Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davis starring Leslie Odom, Jr. will host a post-show talkback series this fall at the Music Box Theatre.
Video: Get a First Look at THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company

Get a sneak peek of THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company in this exclusive video. Discover the latest production from Roundabout Theatre Company and get a glimpse of the play before it hits the stage. Don't miss your chance to experience THE REFUGE PLAYS - book your tickets now!
Review Roundup: THE REFUGE PLAYS

Roundabout Theatre Company just celebrated opening night for the world-premiere production of The Refuge Plays, by Nathan Alan Davis. Check out what the critics had to say!
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of THE REFUGE PLAYS

In this video watch as we take you inside opening night of Roundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Refuge Plays, by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Patricia McGregor.
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE REFUGE PLAYS

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world-premiere production of The Refuge Plays, by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Patricia McGregor, in association with New York Theatre Workshop. Check out photos of the stars arriving on the opening night red carpet here!
Photos: The Cast and Creatives Arrive at Opening Night of Roundabout's THE REFUGE PLAYS

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world-premiere production of The Refuge Plays, by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Patricia McGregor, in association with New York Theatre Workshop. The production officially opened last night, October 4. Check out photos of the cast on the red carpet here!
Photos: Get a First Look at THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company

Take a first look at THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company. This highly anticipated production features an incredible cast including Jessica Frances Dukes, Ngozi Anyanwu, Jon Michael Hill, Nicole Ari Parker, and more. Get an inside glimpse of the show before it opens and get ready to be captivated by this exciting new production.
Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world-premiere production of The Refuge Plays by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Patricia McGregor, in association with New York Theatre Workshop. See rehearsal photos!
RACHEL BLOOM: DEATH, LET ME DO MY SHOW, PAY THE WRITER & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for September

What's happening off-Broadway? BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month.

Nicole Ari Parker FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Nicole Ari Parker been in?

Nicole Ari Parker has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Nicole Ari Parker been in?

Nicole Ari Parker has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Nicole Ari Parker been nominated for?

Nicole Ari Parker has been nominated for the following awards: - Distinguished Performance (Drama League Awards) for The Refuge Plays - Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play (The Lortels) for The Refuge Plays - Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire.

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