Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, commonly known as Nikki Kodjoe, is an American actress born on October 7, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland. Nicole has no siblings being that she is the only child of parents Susan Parker and Donald Parker. She is a graduate of New York Universityâs Tisch School of the Arts with an acting degree and went to Roland Pary Country School for her high school education.
Nicole Ari Parker Quick Facts
Birth name: Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of birth: October 7, 1970
Parents: Susan Parker and Donald Parker
Spouse: Boris Kodjoe
Children: Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe
Education: New York Universityâs Tisch School of the Arts
Let us look at 7 interesting facts regarding American actress Nicole Ari Parker
At 17 years Nicole won the Best Actress award in high school competition
When Nicole was 17, she took part in the state of Maryland’s high school competition where she won the Best Actress award in this particular competition. Thatâs where her talent in acting sprouted from thus pushing her to study acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Nicole has been in the film industry for more than a decade
Nicole has been in the film industry since 1993 where she started off with the role of Marcelle in the movie Other Women’s Children. In 1995, she appeared in two movies The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love and Stonewall and. The movie that made Nicole rise to fame was Boogie Nights playing the role of Becky Barnett. Nicole is also quite famous for her recurring role of Teri Joseph in the loved television show Soul Food.
Nicole married to Boris Kodjoe
Nicole got into a romantic relationship with fellow sexy actor Boris Kodjoe. The couple dated for several months before tying the knot in a colorful wedding on 21st May 2005. The wedding took place in Gundelfingen, Germany and they have since been blessed with two children named Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe. Nicole is said to be happily married to her now second husband Boris Kodjoe having divorced her first husband after being married for a short period.
Nicole Ari Parker daughterâs spina bifida diagnosis
Nicoleâs daughter Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe was diagnosed with Spina bifida, a birth defect that hinders the development of the spinal cord. It is a serious condition that leads to bladder complications, affects physical and development in children and also causes paralysis. Nicole and her husband were greatly shocked and devastated with the diagnosis and it took them a while before it all sank in. Â Their daughter is a real fighter something which has given the couple the strength to manage her condition.
Nicole has starred in a movie with her husband Boris Kodjoe
Nicole and Boris Kodjoe met on the set of the television seriesÂ Soul Food. As a couple, they have worked together in the UPN sitcom Second Time Around. Nicole took the role of Ryan, an artist, while Boris played as her architect-husband called Jackson. The couple is said to have a rare on-screen chemistry that couples in real-life cannot come close to. It is during the 1st season of Second Time Around that Nicole told her fans that she and Boris were going to be parents soon.
Nicole and husband Kodjoe founded Sophie’s Voice Foundation
Sophie, Nicole and Boris daughter was diagnosed with spina bifida, a disease that prompted Nicole and her husband to form Sophie’s Voice Foundation. This foundation is meant to provide information and support to families whose children have the same condition.
Nicole has an astounding net worth of $ 5 million
Nicole has accumulated a net worth of $ 5 million US dollars which is sufficient money that can make someone live comfortably enjoying all lifeâs luxuries.
Nicole and husband Boris