Nikki Blonsky

  • Birth Name: Nicole Margaret Blonsky
  • Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Started singing at age 3 and began voice lessons when she was 8.
  • In high school she performed in Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and Kiss Me, Kate.
  • Best known for her debut film role starring as Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie remake of Hairspray.
  • She was informed that she had landed the role while working at her job at Cold Stone Creamery. Her reaction to the news was recorded and broadcast on Entertainment Tonight.
  • Received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Hair Spray.
  • She has also starred in Valemont on MTV, Queen Sized on Lifetime and guest-starred on Ugly Betty.
  • Authored and published a poem in honor of Jonathan Lee Ielpi, a New York City firefighter who died on 9/11.
  • Was arrested along with her father for assault over a conflict about airline seats with Bianca Golden, a former contestant on America's Next Top Model.

Awards

  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Song: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actress: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carl Blonsky — Father
  • Joey Blonsky — Brother
  • Karen Smeja Blonsky — Mother

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