Arianne Zucker

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Arianne Zucker
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Arianne Zucker in 2008
Born
Arianne Bethene Zucker[1]

(1974-06-03) June 3, 1974 (age 45)
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
Kyle Lowder
(m. 2002; div. 2014)
Children1

Arianne Bethene Zucker[2][3] (born June 3, 1974[4]) is an American actress and model. She is known for playing as Nicole Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1998 to 2018.

Early life[edit]

Zucker was born in Northridge, California, and raised in Chatsworth.[2] Zucker is Jewish.[5] Her mother, Barbara, is a lab technologist and her father, Barry, is a plumber.[2] She has an older brother, Todd.

Career[edit]

Arianne Zucker at the 2014 Daytime Emmys

Zucker began modeling at the age of sixteen when she was discovered by a scout from It Models. Starting in Los Angeles, her career took her to locations around the world, including France, Japan, Australia and New York. She attended Chatsworth High School, graduating in 1992. While there, she was a cheerleader during her sophomore and junior years. She later described her cheerleading experience:[6]

I was on junior varsity in 10th and 11th grade, and then I decided it wasn't for me. I was so tall and I wasn't one of "those girls". I made the team, but I didn't feel quite comfortable.

She appeared in several TV commercials, including national spots for Mazda and McDonald's. Settling in Los Angeles, she began studies as an actress at Los Angeles Pierce College. She was involved in several workshops that included her performances in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart and Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

She continued her studies at the Howard Fine Studio, where she has been a student for many years. In February 1998, she auditioned for and won the role of Nicole Walker on Days of Our Lives.[7] In March 2017, Zucker announced she would be leaving Days of Our Lives.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Zucker married actor Kyle Lowder, who co-starred with her on Days of our Lives as Brady Black. After five years of marriage, they separated briefly in August 2007, then reconciled in March 2008.[9] They have one child.[10][11] In March 2014, Zucker and Lowder confirmed they were divorced.[12]

In October 2016 Zucker made headlines because she appeared in the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape. Zucker responded to the controversy by issuing a statement "It's not about me".[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Looking for Bobby D Shannon
2009 The Last Resort Jessica
2013 The Contractor Kate Direct-to-video film; also known as Unfinished Betrayal
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2006, 2008–present Days of Our Lives Nicole Walker / Kristen DiMera Main role
2006 CSI: Miami Brenda Collett Episode: "Dead Air"
2013 DeVanity Julia Regis Episode: "Baby Bumps"
2016 Killer Assistant Suzanne Television film
2017 Ex-Wife Killer Laura Television film
2017 Web Cam Girls Rachel Television film
2018 Mommy Be Mine Liane Television film
2018 Babysitter's Nightmare Audra Television film

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2001
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Villainess Days of Our Lives Won
[14]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Villainess Days of our Lives Nominated
[15]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives Nominated
[16]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives Nominated
[17]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of our Lives Nominated
[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arianne Zucker [@Ari_Zucker] (January 6, 2019). "I find it funny that Wikipedia still thinks my birth name is ZUCKERMAN! Hilarious! Really guys! Get it right! It's just ZUCKER" (Tweet). Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c "Arianne Zucker — Online Bio". Soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Arianne Zucker [@Ari_Zucker] (January 6, 2019). "I find it funny that Wikipedia still thinks my birth name is ZUCKERMAN! Hilarious! Really guys! Get it right! It's just ZUCKER" (Tweet). Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Arianne Zucker [@Ari_Zucker] (June 5, 2013). "Today is my 39th bday and I just got a #happymeal from #McDonald's. #winning" (Tweet). Retrieved September 9, 2016 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Jewish Soap Opera Star Arianne Zucker Was Target of Donald Trump's Infamous X-Rated Chat". The Forward. October 8, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Soap Opera Digest, September 8, 2009.
  7. ^ Radloff, Jessica. "Days of Our Lives Star Arianne Zucker Looks Back on Her Time in Salem, Crushing on Jensen Ackles, and More". Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Vick, Megan (March 1, 2017). "Arianne Zucker Is Leaving Days of Our Lives". TVGuide. United States: CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Soap Opera Digest, March 3, 2008
  10. ^ "Arianne Zucker Reveals Pregnancy Details". Soaps.com. October 19, 2009. Archived from the original on October 24, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  11. ^ Soap Opera Weekly, January 5, 2010.
  12. ^ Janet Di Lauro (March 26, 2014). "Days of Our Lives' Arianne Zucker & Kyle Lowder Divorce". daysofourlives.about.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  13. ^ Oliver Gettell (October 7, 2016). "Arianne Zucker on Donald Trump's graphic comments: 'It's not about me'".
  14. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 2001". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  15. ^ "Soap Opera Digest Awards (2001)". imdb.com. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  16. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  17. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  18. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.

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