Nicole Elyse Wilson, born in New York, New York, is an American film, television, and theater actress as well as an artist and photographer. Wilson is the daughter of Broadway actor Kevin Wilson and Dr. Mary Jo Wilson, a Psychologist. She was raised in New York City in the actor’s complex erected by theater philanthropist, Rodney Kirk, Manhattan Plaza. She grew up with notable residents such as Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard, Donald Faison, Timothee Chalamet among many others.
In her youth, she attended the independent, coeducational college preparatory school, The Calhoun School, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; which has well-known alums such Ben Stiller, Wendy Wasserstein, Jordan Peele, and Peggy Guggenheim. At the of twelve, she began studying at The Lee Strasberg Theatre where she wrote and starred in an original adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland”.
After attending the University of Binghamton, she launched her professional career as Cori in the Off-Broadway production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. She has appeared on such TV shows as All My Children, As The World Turns, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and The Good Wife.
In addition to acting, Nicole is also an accomplished painter, illustrator and photographer. She has shown her work in popular NYC galleries since 2003.