Parker in September 2006
|Born||Nicole Frances Parker
February 21, 1978
Irvine, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, comedienne, writer|
Nicole Frances Parker (born February 21, 1978) is an American Emmy Award-winning actress and singer best known for her work on Fox's sketch comedy show MADtv. In July 2009, she concluded her run as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, a role which she currently reprises on tour across North America.
In her hometown of Irvine, California, she performed at South Coast Repertory and Laguna Playhouse. She also studied Theatre and Voice at Indiana University and performed in an improv troupe called Full Frontal Comedy. After college, Parker performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Second City in Chicago, Bloemendaal, Unhinged Academy and Groningen. In addition, she and some college friends formed a theater company in New York called Waterwell Productions. Parker moved to Amsterdam for two years, where she performed in the comedy show Boom Chicago alongside MADtv alumni Ike Barinholtz and Jordan Peele.
In 2003, Parker joined the Season 9 cast of MADtv. She was a featured performer, until Season 10, when she was promoted to cast member. Parker left the show in November 2008, but appeared in sketches until the series finale in 2009.
Parker's most notable characters include Pat-Beth LaMontrose and the Disney Girl. She also had impersonated many notable celebrities, mostly singers such as Britney Spears, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, Julie Andrews, James Blunt, and Judy Garland.
- Amy Little
- Annetta Bussley
- Candy Matsumoto
- Disney Girl
- Pat-Beth LaMontrose
- Toni Horse
- Tori McLachlan
- Ashlee Simpson
- Jessica Simpson
- Britney Spears
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Paula Abdul
- Kathy Griffin
- Lauren Conrad
- James Blunt
- Joy Behar
- Kim Kardashian
- Nelly Furtado
- Rachael Ray
- Lucille Ball (as Lucy from I Love Lucy)
- Julie Andrews
- Judy Garland
- Amy Winehouse
- Teri Hatcher
- Gwen Stefani
In 2004, Parker was nominated for a Jeff Award for her performance in The People vs. Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet.
From July 2006 to January 2007, Parker performed in the comedy musical Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.
In 2009, Parker replaced Marcie Dodd in the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of the musical Wicked, from January 16. She starred opposite Alli Mauzey as Glinda. She exited on July 19 at the end of her six-month contract, and was replaced by Dee Roscioli.
Parker is again starring as Elphaba in Wicked, this time on the show's first North American tour. She reunited with Mauzey beginning performances in Denver, Colorado May 18, 2012. She replaced Mamie Parris.
|2003||Stuck||Director||Improv Play (Regional)|
|2004||The Magic Flute||Pamina||Musical (Regional)|
|2004||Romeo and Juliet Musical: The People vs. Friar Laurence,
The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet
|2006–2007||Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me||Various Characters||Comedy Musical (Broadway)|
|2008||Proposition 8: The Musical||California Gays and The People That Love Them||Comedy Musical|
|2007–2008||Suitcase Full of Lies||Jillane Jenkins||Comedy Musical (Regional)|
|2010||Suitcase Full of Lies||Jillane Jenkins||Comedy Musical (Regional)|
|2010||"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"||Rosemary||Musical (Limited Engagement)|
|2011||The People in the Picture||Red||Musical (Broadway)|
|2012||Wicked||Elphaba||Musical (1st North American tour)|
|2003–2009||MADtv||Various Characters||Sketch Comedy||113 Episodes|
|2005||Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||Herself||Comedy/Reality||1 Episode|
|2012||Trust Us With Your Life||Herself||Comedy/Improv||1 Episode|
|2013||Key & Peele||Singing Woman||Sketch Comedy||1 Episode|
|Year||Title||Role||Notes||Box Office Performance|
|1994||The Neverending Story III||as Nasty #1||Adventure - Fantasy|
|2007||Four Years||as Stacy||Short Film Comedy Movie|
|2008||Meet the Spartans||as Britney Spears, Paula Abdul, Paris Hilton and Ellen DeGeneres||Parody Movie||$84,021,565|
|Disaster Movie||as Enchanted Princess, Jessica Simpson, Amy Winehouse||Parody Movie||$31,683,375|
|2009||Weathered||as Weather Wellington||Short Film Drama Movie|
|Funny People||as Dawn||Comedy-Drama Movie||$50,200,497|
Award wins and nominations
|2004||Nominated||Jeff Award||Best Actress in a Principal Role||Musical, The People vs. Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet|
|2009||Won||GLAAD Media Awards||Special Recognition||Prop 8: The Musical|
|2009||Won||Damah Film Festival||Best Actress (Audience Award)||Short film, Weathered|
- "Madtv" Star Parker Will Be Broadway's New Elphaba; Tveit Returns, Too
- People in the Picture Come Into Focus With Christopher Innvar, Alexander Gemignani, Chip Zien, Nicole Parker
- Wicked Tour to Welcome Nicole Parker and PJ Benjamin
- Nicole Parker Returns To Birdland In SUITCASE FULL OF LIES 5/24
- Photo Flash: Reprise Theater Company's HOW TO SUCCEED
- Alexander Gemignani, Nicole Parker & More Join The People in the Picture on Broadway
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- GLAAD Media Awards
- Damah Film Festival Announces Winners