Jasika Nicole

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Jasika Nicole
Jasika Nicole 2012.jpg
Jasika Nicole at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012.
Born Jasika Nicole Pruitt
(1980-04-10) April 10, 1980 (age 37)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Claire Savage (m. 2013)
Website www.jasikanicole.com

Jasika Nicole Pruitt (born April 10, 1980), known professionally as Jasika Nicole, is an American actress and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama. She is known for her role as Agent Astrid Farnsworth on the Fox series Fringe.

Career[edit]

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

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 identifies as biracial, and has said that while growing up as biracial, there were very few TV characters with whom she could identify.[2] Nicole is a lesbian.[3] She was featured in the 2010 OUT 100 list in Out magazine, and was photographed alongside Bruno Tonioli, Armistead Maupin, and Bill Silva for the issue.[4] She married her long-time partner, Claire J. Savage, on October 5, 2013.[5]

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 New York Christmas, AA New York Christmas Jasmine Taylor Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gisella "Scared Crazy"
2007 Mastersons of Manhattan, TheThe Mastersons of Manhattan Penny TV film
2008 Return of Jezebel James, TheThe Return of Jezebel James Dora "Sarah Takes a Bullet", "Paragraph Two, Section Three"
2008-13 Fringe Astrid Farnsworth Main role
2013-16 Scandal Kim Muñoz Recurring role
2015 Key & Peele Girlfriend "Hollywood Sequel Doctor"
2015 Major Crimes Dolly Bowen "Thick as Thieves"
2017 Hell's Kitchen Herself "Fusion/Confusion"
2017 Adventure Time Frieda (voice) "Islands"
2017 Underground Georgia Recurring Role

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 9 episodes
2015–present Disengaged Jess Super Deluxe web series "Marriage for All", "Food and Wine", "Bachelorette"
2016-present Alice Isn't Dead Keisha (voice) Podcast Starring Role
2016 Send Me Woman / Lila Web series "Know Me", "Help Me", "Tell Me", "Trust Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasika Nicole Bio". Fox Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Maureen (March 28, 2017), ""Jasika Nicole on ‘Underground,’ Representation and Rewriting History"", Variety, retrieved August 22, 2017 
  3. ^ Navarro, Mireya (26 September 2008), "Out in Hollywood: Starring Roles Are Rare", New York Times, retrieved 20 January 2009 
  4. ^ "16th Annual OUT 100", OUT Magazine, 11 November 2010 
  5. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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