Jasika Nicole

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Jasika Nicole
Jasika Nicole 2012.jpg
Jasika Nicole at the Calgary Expo in April 2012.
Born
Jasika Nicole Pruitt

(1980-04-10) April 10, 1980 (age 42)
Alma materCatawba College
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Claire Savage
(m. 2013)
Websitewww.jasikanicole.com

Jasika Nicole Pruitt (born April 10, 1980), is an American actress and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama. She is known for her role as Agent Astrid Farnsworth on the Fox series Fringe. She has guest-starred in Scandal as Kim Munoz. She starred as Carly Lever, the head of pathology, in the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor.

Career[edit]

Nicole studied theatre, dance, voice and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.[1]

In 2017, she voiced a femme "brown-skinned energetic creative" named Reina, for the Amazon Video animated series Danger & Eggs, who likes to build with her hands, is empowered by the world around her, and is the best friend of one of the protagonists.[2][3][4]

She is currently the voice of Dana Cardinal on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. She also plays Keisha, the protagonist and narrator on Alice Isn't Dead, a podcast by WTNV co-writer Joseph Fink.

Personal life[edit]

Nicole is biracial, and has said that while growing up, there were very few TV characters with whom she could identify.[5] Nicole is a lesbian.[6] She was featured in the 2010 OUT 100 list in Out, and was photographed alongside Bruno Tonioli, Armistead Maupin, and Bill Silva for the issue.[7] She married her long-time partner, Claire J. Savage, on October 5, 2013.[8]

Nicole also designs and makes all of her own clothes, including shoes, pants, jackets, and undergarments.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Take the Lead Egypt
2007 Get Faamous Alicia
2010 She's Out of My League Wendy
2015 Suicide Kale Billie Steinberg
2016 A New York Christmas Jasmine Taylor
2017 Secondhand Love Mia

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gisella Episode: "Scared Crazy"
2007 The Mastersons of Manhattan Penny Television film
2008 The Return of Jezebel James Dora 2 episodes
2008–2013 Fringe Astrid Farnsworth Main cast
2013–2016 Scandal Kim Muñoz 7 episodes
2015 Key & Peele Girlfriend Episode: "Hollywood Sequel Doctor"
2015 Major Crimes Dolly Bowen Episode: "Thick as Thieves"
2015–2016 Disengaged Jess 2 episodes; web series
2016 Send Me: An Original Web Series Woman / Lila 4 episodes; web series
2017 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "Fusion/Confusion"
2017 Adventure Time Frieda (voice) Episode: "Islands"
2017 Underground Georgia 7 episodes
2017 Justice League Action Vixen (voice) 2 episodes
2017 Danger & Eggs Reina 3 episodes
2017–2020 The Good Doctor Dr. Carly Lever Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 6 episodes
Main role (season 3), 15 episodes
2019 Station 19 Mila Episode: "The Dark Night"
2020 Trash Truck Usher Episode: "Movie Theatre"
2021 Punky Brewster Lauren

Other media[edit]

Year Title Role Medium Notes
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gisella (voice) Video game
2013–present Welcome to Night Vale Dana Cardinal (voice) Podcast Recurring, 9 episodes
2016–2018 Alice Isn't Dead Keisha (voice) Podcast Main role
2018 The Bright Sessions Myra (voice) Podcast Bonus episode
2019 Alt-Frequencies Kaya (voice) Video game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasika Nicole Bio". Fox Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ Rude, Mey (July 24, 2017). "The Cast and Crew of "Danger & Eggs" Chat About Their Super Weird, Super Queer Kids Show". Autostraddle. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Guerrero, Desirée (November 21, 2017). "Wait, You Never Heard of Danger and Eggs?". The Advocate. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Lodge, Daniel (July 27, 2017). "SDCC '17: Danger and Eggs represents LGBTQ community both on and off screen". comicsbeat. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Ryan, Maureen (March 28, 2017), "Jasika Nicole on 'Underground,' Representation and Rewriting History", Variety, retrieved August 22, 2017
  6. ^ Navarro, Mireya (26 September 2008), "Out in Hollywood: Starring Roles Are Rare", New York Times, retrieved 20 January 2009
  7. ^ "16th Annual OUT 100", OUT Magazine, 11 November 2010
  8. ^ "Instagram". Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Actress Jasika Nicole Talks Being Biracial and lesbian in Hollywood". www.advocate.com. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  10. ^ Network, Real Style. "Jasika Nicole Discusses The Good Doctor, Being An Artist, Designing Her Own Fashion And Facing Racism". Real Style Network. Retrieved 2020-10-04.

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