BIO: Jasika Nicole

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By Jason Matthews

Jasika Nicole made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie “Take The Lead” opposite Antonio Banderas. She went on to appear alongside Natasha Richardson and Molly Shannon in the James Burrows-directed “Masters of Manhattan,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Return of Jezebel James” with Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose, and made a hilarious cameo in the feature film “She’s Out of My League.”


Originally from Birmingham, AL, Nicole attended Catawba College, a small private school in North Carolina, where she studied theater, voice and dance before moving to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She starred opposite Bronson Pinchot in the title role of the musical “Chasing Nicolette,” and has appeared in several stage productions, most notably in the Off-Broadway 1960s musical “Café a Go Go” and the world premiere of “Believe in Me…a Bigfoot Musical” at the 2004 NYC Fringe Festival.


While working on film sets and in various stage productions, Nicole began drawing and displaying her art work online. Her website,, has an enthusiastic fan base, and her illustrations have been commissioned and sold worldwide. She has a line of eco-friendly tote bags adorned with her drawings for sale online. In addition to freelance illustration, Nicole writes and draws an autobiographical comic entitled “High Yella Magic,” which she is developing into a graphic novel.


Nicole currently divides her time between Vancouver and Brooklyn, NY.

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