Sami Gayle

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Sami Gayle
At PaleyFest in October 2014
Samantha Gail Klitzman

(1996-01-22) January 22, 1996 (age 28)
Alma materColumbia University
Years active2009–present

Samantha Gail Klitzman (born January 22, 1996)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Nicky Reagan in the CBS series Blue Bloods.

Early life[edit]

Klitzman was born and raised in Weston, Florida into a Jewish family.[2][3] Her mother Robin previously owned her own business and currently works as her agent. Her father is Larry Klitzman, an attorney.[4] Gayle was home-schooled and followed Advanced Placement (AP) curricula in all subjects. She was nationally ranked in Public Forum Debate and has received two bids to compete at the Tournament of Champions, putting her among the top debaters nationwide.[5] She studied political science and art history at Columbia University and graduated in 2018.[6][7]


Gayle at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Gayle began her acting career as Baby June in the off-Broadway production of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. She reprised her role when the production transferred to Broadway a few months later.[8] She later co-starred in the off-Broadway plays Oohrah! at the Atlantic Theatre Company[9] and MCC Theatre's Family Week under the direction of Jonathan Demme.[10] Gayle was featured in the 2007 Broadway production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.[8]

In addition to her role on Blue Bloods, Gayle guest starred on USA's Royal Pains[11] and had a recurring role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.[12] She co-starred in Detachment, directed by Tony Kaye and released in 2012.[13] She also appeared in Stolen (2012) and The Congress (2013).[13][14] She co-starred in the 2014 film adaptation of Vampire Academy, as Mia Rinaldi.[15] In 2018, Gayle starred in the original Netflix romantic comedy Candy Jar.

After appearing as a regular character on Blue Bloods from seasons 2 through 10, Gayle made only one appearance in season 11. There have been no official announcements from Gayle or Blue Bloods producers about the status of her character, the absence being owed to Gayle graduating from Columbia University and being busy with other projects.[16]

In 2023, Gayle returned to theatre, originating the role of Adele the stepsister in the Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella.[17]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 As the World Turns Hayden Lawson 3 episodes
2010–present Blue Bloods Nicole "Nicky" Reagan-Boyle Main role (seasons 2–10); guest (seasons 1, 11 & 13)
2011 Royal Pains Natalie Episode: "A History of Violins"
Detachment Erica Film
2012 Stolen Alison Montgomery
2013 The Congress Sarah Wright
Hateship, Loveship Edith
2014 Vampire Academy Mia Rinaldi
Noah Refugee Daughter
2018 Candy Jar Lona Skinner Streaming film


  1. ^ Rose, Mike (January 22, 2023). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 22, 2023 includes celebrities Diane Lane, Guy Fieri". Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  2. ^ Chang, Kee (March 14, 2012). "Q & A with Sami Gayle". Anthem Magazine. Accessed January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sami Gayle". Fanhattan Sf. YouTube. Published October 11, 2013. Accessed January 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Aftab, Kaleem (August 16, 2013). "Sami Gayle". Interview Magazine.
  5. ^ Eichel, Molly (February 16, 2015). "Celebs flocking to Elkins Estate - Out and About". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 24, 2018. [Sami] Gayle is a big supporter of the group, and competed in the Liberty Bell Classic in 2012, making it all the way to the Tournament of Champions, where only the top debaters compete.
  6. ^ "Actress Sami Gayle Discusses Growing Up On 'Blue Bloods'". May 11, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Sami Gayle" (Press release). ViacomCBS Press Express. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Sami Gayle's Broadway Biography". Playbill. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "Oohrah! Opening September 10". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012.
  10. ^ Thielman, Sam (May 4, 2010). ""Family Week" Variety Review". Variety.
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 1, 2012). "CAA Signs Blue Bloods' Sami Gayle". Deadline. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Lambiet, Jose (May 1, 2018). "Sami Gayle: Weston-raised and now staring in new Netflix Film". Miami Herald.
  13. ^ a b "Sami Gayle, Star of Tony Kaye's New Film Detachment, Hosts Screening Tonight". Miami New Times. May 11, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  14. ^ Ruggiero, Nina (September 8, 2012). "Sami Gayle on acting with Nicolas Cage". Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  15. ^ ‘Vampire Academy’ Adds ‘Blue Bloods’ Sami Gayle, ‘Shameless’ Cameron Monaghan & More To Cast (May 10, 2013). Retrieved on 2013-05-11.
  16. ^ Carter, Jess (April 18, 2021). "Blue Bloods season 11 finale: Will Sami Gayle return as Nicky?". Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  17. ^ Evans, Greg (December 7, 2022). "Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Bad Cinderella' Rounds Out Broadway Cast With Carolee Carmello, Grace McLean, Jordan Dobson". Deadline. Retrieved March 1, 2023.

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