Nicole Ari Parker Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe was born on 7 October 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, . She is an American actress best known for starring in films like “Boogie Nights”, “Remember the Titans” and “Blue Streak”. She also played the role of Teri Joseph in the Showtime series “Soul Food” which ran from 2000 to 2004.
How rich is Nicole Ari Parker? Sources estimate that her net worth is at $5 million as of early 2016. Most of her net worth has been accumulated during to her acting career now spanning almost 25 years. She’s also a model and has also appeared in various theatre productions throughout her career.
Nicole Ari Parker Net Worth $5 Million
Nicole discovered her love for acting when she transferred from Montessori School to Roland Park Country School, where she became part of the drama club, and by age 17 had won a Best Actress award for a competition that included the entire state of Maryland. She then attended The Washington Ballet Company, and despite a bit of disapproval from her parents, she went on to study at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, where she took an acting degree and graduated in 1993.
Nicole started with some theatre and modelling work before getting her first break via independent films. She was part of acclaimed films like “Adventure of Two Girls in Love” as well as “Boogie Nights”, which was a big break for her acting career, however, she had a bit of trouble after doing independent films, as she had to wait for some time before finding more opportunities, mentioning how she worked odd jobs to make ends meet. Her first stable opportunity came when she found a role in the series “Soul Food”, in which she played Teri Joseph. The show helped her display her acting and singing prowess, with her popularity helping her land guest roles in numerous television series as well as roles in films, and she’s been in movies like “Remember the Titans” in which she played alongside Denzel Washington. She was also a part of “Brown Sugar” acting alongside Taye Diggs. At least her net worth was steady.
Nicole has won a few awards throughout her career: for her role in “Boogie Nights”, she was given a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. She has received seven Image Awards, five of which were for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “Soul Food”, and the rest for Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Motion Picture.
In her personal life, Nicole Ari Parker had a short-lived marriage with actor Joseph Falasca in 2001, divorcing after just eight months of marriage. Four years later, she would meet “Soul Food” co-star Boris Kodjoe who interestingly had a role of romance with her television character. The two married in 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany, have two children and currently reside in Los Angeles, California. Aside from these details, it is known that Nicole is a member of the Democratic Party.
Nicole studied at Stonestreet Studios, the independent film studio in NYC, the advanced conservatory for screen acting, directing, and production for NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama, where she got her degree.
Daughter, Sophie, was born with spina bifida.
Second child, son Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, was born 31 October 2006.
On her wedding license document in German her name is written Nicole Ari Ofuatye-Kodjoe born Parker.