|Born||in Kremmling, Colorado, USA|
|Birth Name||Nicole Marie Tomlinson|
|Height||5' 4" (1.63 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Nikki Tomlinson is an American actress, stuntwoman and business owner. She hails from Colorado, where she majored in musical theater at the University of Northern Colorado. Currently (2017), she lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she stays busy acting and stunting in film and television.
She is best known for her role as Annie Nolan (2016), Boots' widow and mother-to-be, in NBC's drama series Game of Silence (opposite Larenz Tate, David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Derek Philips and Bre Blair). She also played pink-haired vampire, Ashlyn, on The Vampire Diaries, and exotic dancer, Candace, on Criminal Minds. Other acting appearances include Pitch Perfect 3 (on which she also worked as a stunt double!), A Bad Mom's Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Eagleheart, X-Play and Attack of the Show, where you may have caught her making out with Olivia Munn in Munn's "Lesbionic Woman" sketch.
Nikki's notable stunt credits include various walkers in AMC's The Walking Dead (SAG Award Nominations for Best Stunt Ensemble, 2015 & 2016), a stunt acting role in Megan Leavey (with Kate Mara), stunt doubling for Leslie Mann in The Pact (2018), Rachel McAdams in Game Night (2018) and Naomi Watts in Allegiant: Part 1. Other actresses she's stunt doubled for include Kate Hudson (in Mothers Day), Taryn Manning (from Orange is the New Black), Rachel Melvin (on Sleepy Hollow), Candice King (on The Vampire Diaries), Brooke Ann Smith (on Too Close To Home), Ashley Tisdale (from High School Musical), Kelley Jakle (in Pitch Perfect 3) and more.
In the theater Nikki has graced stages both internationally and all across the United States. She toured with Broadway musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for a year, and has performed at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium (where many Academy Awards, Grammys and Emmys have been held), the Mark Taper Forum, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Japan, aboard cruise ships, and many more.
During the Holiday season Nikki stays quite busy running her successful caroling company, the Tinseltone Carolers, with long-time friend and business partner, Joe Donohoe. With branches in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and soon Atlanta (2017), the Tinseltones is a fast-growing small company with a big heart that puts over 70 singers to work each Christmastime spreading Holiday cheer at venues such as Rodeo Drive, the San Diego Zoo, the Las Vegas strip, and many more. The Tinseltones also make television appearances and have been seen singing on VH1 with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, the Dr. Phil Show, commercials for the Game Show Network and more.
In her down time Nikki enjoys traveling, snow skiing and water sports; she's SCUBA certified, loves to stand-up jet ski, water ski, practice stand-up paddle board yoga, and partake in any other fun activity the water has to offer.
She's passionate about equal rights for all, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community, as her biological father, author Alexus Sheppard, is transgender. Nikki maintains a close relationship with her and even wrote a chapter in Alexus' newly released book, From Both Sides Now- a Memoir, available on Amazon.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nikki Tomlinson