The acclaimed Gold Derby and Soap Opera Digest Award-winning American actress and model, Arianne Zucker, is famously known for playing Nicole Walker in the long-running soap opera “Days of Our Lives.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Arianne Bethene Zucker hails from Northridge, Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 4 June 1974, which makes her 48 years old as of 2022. Her parents were plumber Barry Zucker, and his wife Barbra Zucker who was a lab technician,. She spent part of her formative years in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, and was raised together with her elder brother, Todd Zucker; Zucker is Jewish.

Zucker enrolled at Chatsworth High School together with her brother, and where she was a cheerleader. She was also schoolmates with the future famed actresses, Lori Beth Denberg, who is probably best known for her role in the comedy sketch “All That” and Candace Cameron Bure, who is famously known for appearing in the sitcom “Full House.” Arianne matriculated in 1992, and later described how it was being a cheerleader, ‘I was on junior varsity in 10th and 11th grade, and then I decided it wasn’t for me. I was so tall and I wasn’t one of “those girls”. I made the team, but I didn’t feel quite comfortable.’ She developed a strong interest in acting as she progressed in life, and enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College to study drama, and later joined Howard Fine Studio to hone her acting skills.

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Hobbies and Facts

Arianne is a physically active fitness fanatic, and is well-versed in Tae Kwon Do.

She is a big animal lover and has kept several pets.

Arianne is an outdoorsy person, who is the co-founder of Arrow-Heart Adventure Camp; she founded the non-profit organization together with her brother Todd, and its mission is to mentor teens into adulthood through camps and other adventurous outdoor activities.

She’s a philanthropist who devotes her time to charities, and in 2004, she joined USO Tour and traveled to Guantanamo Bay to support troops during the previous war effort. She has also partnered with several organizations and individuals such as St. Bernard Project (now called SBP) co-founder Zack Rosenburg, to help people displaced due to Hurricane Catrina.

Career

Modeling Career

Zucker commenced her modeling journey when she was 16 years old, after she was discovered by IT Model Management scouts, and has starred in commercials for several world-renowned brands such as Mazda and McDonald’s. Her modeling career has seen her touring the world, notably Australia, Japan, France, as well as New York.

Acting Career

Zucker was involved in various workshops including her theatrical performances in “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by Neil Simon, and “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley during her college days. She later auditioned for the role of Nicole in the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in 1998, and was selected, subsequently sharing the screen with Shawn Christian, Drake Hogestyn, and Deidre Hall, among others – she announced that she would be leaving the show in 2017, however, her contract was extended in 2018 and she still plays the lead role to date.

Zucker is also famous for her performance in “CSI Miami” in 2006, and the 2009 film “The Last Resort.” She also appeared together with her ex-husband, Kyle, Marie Wilson and Lilly Melgar, in the 2016 miniseries “Ladies of the Lake.”

Social Media Presence

Zucker is highly active on Instagram, with almost 100,000 followers – her username is @ari8675. She has a verified Twitter account – @Ari­_Zucker, – which also has over 100,000 followers, plus she has over 7,000 fans on Facebook.

Awards and Nominations

Zucker has appeared in “Days of Our Lives” since 1998, which has seen her receiving numerous awards and nominations. She scooped a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess in 2001, and was nominated for similar award in the category of Favorite Villainess in 2005. She won two Gold Derby Awards in 2009 and 2013, and was also nominated for the award in 2010 and 2012. Moreover, she is a five-time nominee for Daytime Emmy Award, in 2010, ‘13, ‘14, 2020, and recently in 2022, for her praised role in the NBC soap opera. 2018 saw her winning an Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama, for her role in the 2016 miniseries “Ladies of the Lake.”

Personal Life

Arianne was previously married to her fellow “Days of Our Lives” cast member, Kyle Lowder, who played Brady Black. The duo met on the set of the show and seemed to have a strong chemistry both on- and off-screen. They dated for two years before walking the aisle on 3 August 2002. Things turned somewhat rocky for the couple, and they announced their separation in 2007 but they rekindled their romance in February 2008. After one year of their reunion, they announced that Zucker was expecting a child in mid-2009, and they welcomed a daughter, Isabella Resse Lowder before the year ended in December. Sadly, their 12-year marriage faced some turmoil again and they called it quits, finalizing their divorce in March 2014.

Arianne is currently seeing the American actor, Shawn Christian, whom she also met on the set of “Days of Our Lives”; the duo began dating shortly after her divorce. Shawn has a son from a previous affair. Recently in June 2022, Shawn popped the question during a wine-tasting excursion at Lake Tahoe. Following which Arianne told her Instagram fans ‘This man (Christian) has an unbelievably beautiful heart and he always seems to know how to make me feel so wonderful! I am blessed to join him on this next adventure.’

Previously, there were rumors that Arianne was dating the Pennsylvanian producer and actor, Michael Dietz, who is famous for his works in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “General Hospital.” It is reported that the duo began dating in 1997, became engaged in 1998, but broke up in 1999.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Arianne is of White ancestry, and has blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes. She stands 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics around 35B-24-36.

Net Worth

Arianne’s modeling and acting endeavors have made her a household name, and she’s amassed a good net worth. She has appeared in around 20 TV series and films and is reportedly worth approximately $6 million, as of 2022.

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