|Date of Birth||23 March 1978, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA|
|Birth Name||Nicholle Marie Tom|
|Height||5' 7¼" (1.71 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
While best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny (1993), the now grown-up Nicholle Tom is redefining herself as an actress. Recently, audiences became familiar with her dramatic talents when she starred in the title role of the CBS movie, The Book of Ruth (2004). Co-starring with Emmy-winner Christine Lahti, Nicholle portrays an emotionally abused young woman desperately seeking independence from her over-bearing mother.
This year looks like it will be a banner year for Nicholle. This summer, Nicholle can be see in Windfall (2006) for NBC. Nicholle has a five episode arc on the new show in which she plays a speed addict, with a child, who desperately needs money to support her habit. It's a scripted drama that takes a look at the lives of lottery winners.
After that show premieres, viewers can catch Nicholle in the very first comedy series made for the Independent Film Channel (IFC) The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006). Starring Laura Kightlinger (The Black Dahlia (2006), Will & Grace (1998)), Nicholle plays her very ambitious best friend and partner in crime, "Tara Winsel", who will sell her soul to make it in Hollywood.
Nicholle Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 23, 1978. She has a twin brother, David Tom, and a sister, Heather Tom, who is two and a half years older. Nicholle started her career together with David in Chicago at the age of eight. She first appeared in print ads and commercials. Soon, the family moved to Seattle. There, she continued to work in commercials, with both David and Heather. Three years later, the Toms decided to move to Los Angeles because of Heather's TV pilot season. There, Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space as well as the renowned acting coach Margrit Polak at the Strasberg Institute. It was there that she discovered her passion for acting. Three years later, her dedication and hard work paid off when she was cast as Charles Grodin's oldest daughter in Ivan Reitman's Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle feels very privileged to be able to play such versatile characters in both comedy and drama. Several film and television appearances followed. Nicholle had a recurring role as "Sue Scanlon" on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She also starred in several made-for-television movies such as CBS's For My Daughter's Honor (1996) (aka Indecent Seduction), portraying a high school girl seduced by her teacher.
In 1992, Nicholle was cast as "Maggie Sheffield" in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993). The show, starring Fran Drescher, was a huge hit and ran for six successful years.
Since completing The Nanny (1993), Nicholle costarred with Neve Campbell and William H. Macy in the film Panic (2000), which received critical acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also had a supporting role in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001) with Julie Andrews. Nicholle also voices the character Kara/Supergirl in the animated series Justice League (2001).
Aside from acting, Nicholle is also an aspiring painter. She exhibited her oil paintings for the first time at an art show last February. In her free time, Nicholle enjoys taking impromptu road trips and playing Texas Hold'em with friends.
Nicholle is also very proud of her siblings' success. Her twin brother, David Tom, and older sister, Heather Tom have both won Emmys for their performances on CBS's The Young and the Restless (1973).
In the near future, Nicholle looks forward to working on more television, theater and film projects as well as completing her second art show, and spending time with her tiny toy poodle, Tipsy.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Thomas De Lorenzo