A singer, actress, and comedienne, Nicole Parker is best known for her work on the long-running sketch comedy show "MADtv. " A native of Irvine, California, she performed at South Coast Repertory before studying at Indiana University. After graduation, Parker appeared at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and joined the crew at Chicago's famed Second City. Parker joined the cast of "MADtv" in 2003, and quickly went from featured performer to regular cast member. She wrote for the show in addition to performing characters such as "Disney Girl" and downbeat singer/songwriter Tori McLachlan. Parker is well known for her celebrity impressions, including Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, and Judy Garland. She has also appeared in the feature-film parodies "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie," both from 2008. In the films, she played celebrity look-a-likes Amy Winehouse, Paula Abdul, and Jessica Simpson, among other characters. In 2009 she had a small role in Judd Apatow's "Funny People."