Nicole Ari Parker

Actor, Fit model, Phone operator
Often seen portraying level-headed professionals or the calming counterpart to energetic comedic leading men, Nicole Ari Parker made her show business breakthrough as one of the star's of the Showtime series "Soul Food" ... Read more »
Born: 10/07/1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Cosby 1999 - 2000, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Time After Time 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Christmas 2016 (Movie)

Sonya (Actor)

MasterChef Celebrity Showdown 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosewood 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Murder in the First 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Repentance 2014 (Movie)

Sophie Sanchez (Actor)

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

35 and Ticking 2011 (Movie)

Zenobia (Actor)

Let's Stay Together 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Harlem Aria 2010 (Movie)

Clarise (Actor)

Pastor Brown 2010 (Movie)

Tonya Copeland Brown (Actor)

The Deep End 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Dynamite 2009 (Movie)

Mahogany Black (Actor)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Lucinda (Actor)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

Angela Drake (Actor)

Second Time Around 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

Tomasina "Tommy" Crawford (Actor)

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Loving Jezebel 2000 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

Carol Boone (Actor)

The Loretta Claiborne Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Bridget (Actor)

A Map of the World 1999 (Movie)

Sherry (Actor)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

Melissa Green (Actor)

John Sandford's Mind Prey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mute Love 1999 (Movie)

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Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Becky Barnett (Actor)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Waitress at Knotty Pines (Actor)

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spark 1997 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Ade (Actor)

Butterbox Babies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Divas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirar Mirror 1996 (Movie)

Denide (Actor)

Rude 1996 (Movie)

Niki (Actor)

The Odyssey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wright Verdicts 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neverending Story III 1994 (Movie)

1st Nasty (Actor)

Ebbie (TV Show)

Actor

Maternal Instincts (TV Show)

Actor

Other Women's Children (TV Show)

Actor

Spark (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

The Halfback of Notre Dame (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Often seen portraying level-headed professionals or the calming counterpart to energetic comedic leading men, Nicole Ari Parker made her show business breakthrough as one of the star's of the Showtime series "Soul Food" (Showtime, 2000-04). Parker enjoyed five seasons portraying a lawyer on the show, which was one of the few and most successful African-American dramas on television, and made several big screen supporting appearances in such dramas as "Remember the Titans" (2000) and "Brown Sugar" (2002). While her foray into TV sitcoms with "Second Time Around" (UPN, 2004-05) was short-lived, it did launch a new era of the actress' career and she went on to co-star as the sincere counterpart of comic actors Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" (2008) and "Imagine That" (2009) - a shift that nonetheless continued to fulfill the actress' desire to make positive entertainment for the African-American community.

Relationships

Joseph Falasca Actor

Husband
Eloped March 2001; the marriage lasted only 8 months Divorced November 2001

Boris Kodjoe Actor

Husband
Met while starring together on Showtime's "Soul Food" Engaged June 20, 2004 Married May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany

Nicolas Kodjoe

Son
Born on October 31, 2006; father, Boris Kodjoe

Sophie Lee

Daughter
Born March 5, 2005; father, Boris Kodjoe

Donald Parker

Father
Divorced from Susan Parker in early 1970s

Susan Parker

Mother
Divorced from Donald Parker in early 1970s

EDUCATION

Roland Park Country School

Baltimore , Maryland 1988
Private all-girls school

New York University

New York , New York 1993
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2009

Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Imagine That"

2008

Re-teamed with Martin Lawrence for the comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins"

2004

Starred with her husband, Boris Kodjoe, in the short-lived UPN comedy "Second Time Around"

2002

Had supporting role in "Brown Sugar"

2000

Played Denzel Washington's wife in "Remember the Titans"

2000

Played a black television producer in the HBO film "Dancing in September"

2000

Landed role as oldest sister, attorney Teri Joseph on Showtime series "Soul Food"

1999

Appeared in the Martin Lawrence comedy "Blue Streak"

1999

Had role in "200 Cigarettes"

1999

Appeared with Sigourney Weaver in "A Map of the World"

1998

Moved to New York to study acting at NYU

1997

Had small featured role in "Boogie Nights"

1995

Film debut, "The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love"; screen at Sundance

1993

Graduated from NYU, moved to Harlem and appeared in several small theater productions

Appeared in shows with Naked Angels, Metropolitan Playhouse and Circle Rep Laboratory

Acted in Baltimore Actors Theatre and the Washington Ballet Company

Bonus Trivia

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Parker has had her poetry published in the anthology New Breezes

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