Nicole Ari Parker was born October 7, 1970. She is a well known American actress and a model. She made her screen debut as a leading role in the critically acclaimed independent film The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love in 1995 and went on to appear in Boogie Nights in 1997, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Parker has starred in a number of movies, including Blue Streak in 1999, Remember the Titans in 2000, Brown Sugar in 2002, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins in 2008, Black Dynamite in 2009, and Almost Christmas in 2016. On television, Parker played the leading role of attorney Teri Joseph in the Showtime drama series Soul Food during the year 2000-04, for which she received five NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Actress ina Drama Series nominations. She also starred in the short-lived UPN romantic comedy Second Time Around (2004-05) and the ABC drama Time After Time in 2017. In 2017, she joined the cast of Fox’s prime-time soap opera Empire playing Giselle Barker.
Nicole Ari Parker Career Details
During her early she appeared in many several critically acclaimed independent films, including The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Boogie Nights, 200 Cigarettes, and the 1999 Sundance Film Festival winner The Adventures of Sebastian Cole. She also starred with her husband, model and actor Boris Kodjoe, in UPN’s situation comedy Second Time Around.
After a string of odd jobs (including scooping ice cream), bit roles, and low-wage theater work, Parker was offered her breakthrough role on Soul Food. In several episodes of the series, she was able to show her singing abilities, which also served her well in roles as singers on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and in the movie Divas.
Parker also had a lead role in the year 1998 film Exiled A Law & Order Movie. She worked with Martin Lawrence in two of his films named Blue Streak and another named Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. On Broadway she played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Parker was lead actress in the 2013 NBC drama pilot Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, and later had a recurring role on Revolution. In 2014, she starred as a series regular in the first season of the TNT crime drama Murder in the First, opposite Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
In the year 2017, she also joined the popular and award-winning Fox series Empire, playing Giselle Barker in a recurring role during the 4th season. She has been promoted to a series regular for the fifth season.
Nicole Ari Parker Dating History, Married, Divorce
Ari Parker eloped with an actor named Joseph Falasca in March 2001. Their marriage lasted only eight months; they divorced later that year. She married her Soul Food co-star Boris Kodjoe on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany. She gave birth to their first child, a girl, on March 5, 2005. Sophie has spina bifida, which was diagnosed at birth. Parker gave birth to the couple’s second child, a son, in October 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. The family also attended the Cascade United Methodist Church when they are in Atlanta. Parker is an active member of the Democratic Party.
Nicole Ari Parker Age
Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 and her age is 45 years by now.
Nicole Ari Parker Family Details
Nicole Ari Parker husband is Boris Kodjoe. The couple met while on set in the show Soul Food. Coincidentally, Boris’ character in the show loved Nicole’s character. The couple got married in May 2005 in Germany. However, the actress had been previously married to Joseph Falasca for eight months before they parted ways in March 2001. Nicole Ari Parker kids were named as Sophie Lee Kodjoe and Nicolas Kodjoe. Nicole Ari Parker daughter, Sophie, was born with a medical condition known as spina bifida. However, after medical care, she went on to grown into a healthy young girl.
Nicole Ari Parker Net Worth
Nicole’s net worth is $5 million. Much of this has been from her huge roles in films and TV shows throughout her 25-year acting career. Her role as an attorney on the show Soul Food (2000-2004) is among the most significant contributors to her fortune.