American film and television actress Nicholle Tom was born on March 23, 1978 in Hinsdale, Illinois. She is the sister of Emmy Award-winning thespians David Tom (Nicholle’s twin brother) and Heather Tom. Nicholle started her career with her brother when they were eight years old, choosing to appear on several print and television ads. After staying in Chicago for that, their family moved to Seattle where they continued work on commercials. They later relocated to New York, where Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space and with acting coach Margrit Polak at the Strasberg Institute.
After appearing on the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Nicholle Tom rose to fame when she was cast as Ryce Newton on Ivan Reitman’s Beethoven. She reprised her role in Beethoven’s 2nd in 1993. She also had a recurring guest role on Beverly Hills, 90210, and starred on several TV movies like the CBS network’s For My Daughter’s Honor. She rose to fame playing the character Maggie Sheffield on the CBS sitcom The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy. It was a great success, and the show ran for six years. Upon its completion, Nicholle Tom landed roles on films like The Sterling Chase, Urban Chaos Theory and Panic, alongside Neve Campbell and William H. Macy. It received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000. Tom later voiced the character Supergirl in Justice League Unlimited and the animated Superman. In 2001, she was cast in a small role in The Princess Diaries as the teen reporter Cassie. She continued appearing as a guest on many TV shows, some of them being The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Burn Notice, Criminal Minds and Cold Case. She has also filmed an episode of the series Mental. Nicholle Tom is also known for being an aspiring painter, exhibiting her oil paintings at an art show. In 2008, she starred in the Lifetime network’s movie Her Only Child. In her spare time, she enjoys vintage clothes-shopping, swimming, horseback riding, and relaxing with her dog Portia.
Young Star Awards
-Nominated, 1995, for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series
-Nominated, 1997, for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Made For TV Movie
Young Artist Awards
-Nominated, 1993, for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture
-Nominated, 1994, for Youth Actress Leading Role in a Television Series
-Nominated, 1994, for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (shared with Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima)
-Nominated, 1995, for Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Television Series (shared with Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima)
-Nominated, 1995, for Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture (shared with Christopher Castile and Sarah Rose Karr)
-Nominated, 1996, for Best Performance by a Young Actress - TV Comedy Series
-Nominated, 1997, for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress