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Julianne Nicholson Biography

Birth Place:
Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Fast Facts

  • Lived in a rustic home with an outhouse and no electricity while growing up
  • Started modeling in high school
  • Appeared on an episode of Law & Order in 2001, before joining Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2006
  • Won Best Actress at the 2004 U
  • S
  • Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, for her performance in Seeing Other People
  • Plays the recurring role of Assistant Attorney General Esther Randolph on Boardwalk Empire


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated


  • Phoebe Margaret Cake -- Daughter
  • James Nicholson Jr. -- Father
  • Sean -- Half Brother
  • Ananda -- Half Sister
  • Kate Gilday -- Mother
  • Sue Nicholson -- Sister
  • Ignatius Cake -- Son