Who is Nicole Sullivan?

Nicole is an American television, film and voice actress, probably best known to the world for her stint in the comedy sketch series “MADtv” (1995-2016). She is also known as Holly Shumpert in the TV series “The King of Queens” (2001–2007), among numerous other popular roles that she’s secured throughout her career.

What is Nicole Sullivan Doing Now?

Nicole is in her early ’50s and still focused on her acting career. The prominent actress is currently working as a voice artist on the popular animated comedy series “House Broken”, which also stars Lisa Kudrow of “Friends” fame, Clea DuVall, and the Academy Award-winning actor Nat Faxon.

Moreover, most recently she voiced Supergirl in the animated television movie “Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse” (2022).

Nicole Sullivan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Nicole Julianne Sullivan was born on 21 April 1970 under the Taurus zodiac sign, in New York City, USA.

Of German and Irish ancestry, she is the daughter of Edward Sullivan, a New York assemblyman, and his wife Madonna Sullivan. Nicole has a sister, Jennifer Sullivan, but there are no further details about her.

Nicole became interested in entertaining early on, and at just seven years old, she started taking dance classes. She reached Broadway at an early stage of her life, performing in the First All-Children’s theatre.

The family moved to Middleburgh, New York, in 1982, and she went to Middleburgh High School. After matriculating, she enrolled at Northwestern University, from which she graduated with a theatre major.

During her college years, Nicole worked two jobs to pay her tuition, and also spent a year in London, where she studied acting at the British American Drama Academy. Her talents earned her membership in the Greenwich Shakespeare Company.

After completing her formal education, Nicole moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting roles.

On-Screen Career

Nicole launched her career in the early ’90s, by first appearing in commercials before moving on to appear in guest roles. She made her debut as a Young Woman in the TV comedy series “Herman’s Head” in 1991, and then, returned to TV in 1994 with the role of Terry in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated family drama series “Party of Five”.

Initial Success

After a few minor roles, Nicole was recruited to join the main cast of “MADtv”. The comedy show premiered in 1995, and Nicole created several characters, including X-News reporter Amy, Eracist leader Debbie, racist country singer Darlene McBride, dimwitted Antonia, and Latino bimbo Lida, but the mean-spirited Vancome Lady was her most popular character.

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She was one of the main stars of the comedy show until 2001, when she left to pursue other opportunities, though she returned to the show as a guest star in 2007 and 2016.

In 2000, she starred in the television comedy movie “Bar Hopping” alongside Tom Arnold and Linda Favila.

In 2001, Nicole joined the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy-drama series “The King of Queens”, which starred Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller, appearing in 83 episodes of the popular series, which immensely helped her career.

Concurrently, she appeared in several other projects, including the award-winning television movie drama “My Sister’s Keeper” (2002), which starred Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins and Clark Gregg; the comedy film “Guess Who” (2005), with Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana in the lead roles, and starred in the short-lived comedy series “Hot Properties”.

Continued Success

In 2007, Nicole had another starring role as Carolyn Crumley in the short-lived mystery crime-drama series “Raines”, and in 2008, she appeared in Craig Mazin’s sci-fi action-comedy film “Superhero Movie”, starring Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen and Sara Paxton.

The same year, Nicole was selected to star as Rita Clemens in the TV comedy series “Rita Rocks”, about a working mother who starts a garage rock band with her neighbor and a female postal worker. Unfortunately, the series was canceled after two seasons due to low ratings.

She continued her on-screen career as the female lead in the award-winning comedy series “$#*! My Dad Says” (2010-2011), starring next to William Shatner and Jonathan Sadowski.

Next, from 2012 through 2013, Nicole portrayed Lynn Mettler in the TV drama series “Cougar Town”, and was then Crazy Lucy in the comedy film “Jackhammer”, which starred Guy Christie, Michael Hanus and Silvana Azurdia.

Nicole starred as Wilma Bassett in the TV comedy-drama series “Wendell and Vinnie” (2013), created by Jay Kogen, and co-starring Jerry Trainor and Buddy Handleson. The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy-drama film “Eat with Me”, alongside Sharon Omi and Edward Chen, and appeared in the award-winning comedy film “All-Stars”, with Fred Willard, Miriam Flynn and Logan Kinsey as the main stars.

Three years later, Nicole portrayed the lead character, Ellen, in the comedy film “Surprise Me!”, co-starring Fiona Gubelman and Sean Faris, written and directed by Nancy Goodman, then the following year she featured in the family comedy film “I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas”.

Subsequently, she played Principal Dana in the TV comedy series “Team Kaylie” (2019-2020) and recently appeared in the romantic comedy film “It Takes Three” (2021).

Voice Actress

In addition to her successful on-screen career, Nicole has an outstanding career as a voice actress. The first character she voiced was Tuntra Woman in the animated comedy series “Pepper Ann” (1999), then in 2000, she joined the cast of the eponymous series “Family Guy”, and has voiced several characters up to the present day, including Joan the Maid, Sandy Duncan, Muriel Goldman, Mrs Goldman, and others.

Nicole also voiced Mira Nova in the popular animated series “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” (2000-2001), and the subsequent video games “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins”, and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command”, both in 2000.

From 2002 to 2007, Nicole voiced several characters in the Disney animated series “Kim Possible”, including the villainous Shego.

Nicole continued with her voice acting career as Franny in the animated film “Meet the Robinsons” and the accompanying video game, both in 2007 – she also voiced Louise in the animated series “Slacker Cats”.

In 2009, she was chosen as the voice of Marlene in the animated TV series “The Penguins of Madagascar” through 2015, and which earned her a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination in the category for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Comedy/Musical.

Parallel, Nicole has worked on other behind-the-voice projects, including “Super Best Friends Forever” (2012), a TV mini-series in which she voiced Supergirl, and has been voicing Supergirl in several DC-related animated series and films, including “DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice” (2019), “DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts” (2019-2020), “DC Super Hero Girls” (2019-2021), and “Teen Titans Go” (2020-2021).

Always in demand, Nicole also voiced several characters from 2014 to 2019 in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated animated comedy-drama series “BoJack Horseman, and to speak further of her accomplishments, she voiced Big Man / Debra in the TV series “Liversports and Astronots” in 2018. The same year, she joined the cast of the popular animated series “Big Hero 6: The Series” as Hangry Panda.

Net Worth

As of mid-2022, Nicole Sullivan’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million, earned through her incredibly versatile career in film, on TV, and as a voice-actress.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

In regards to her personal life, Nicole has been married to Jason Packman since 2006. Jason is an actor as well, and the couple met while working on “The King of Queens” series in the early 2000s.

The couple has since welcomed two children, Dashel Pierce born in 2007, and Beckett Edward in 2009.

The family resides in a $1.85 million house in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

Physical Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 4ins (1.64m), weighs approximately 145lbs (65kgs), with vital statistics of 34-25-34, bra size 38B.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Nicole participated in the first edition of “Celebrity Poker Showdown”, won the competition, and donated her winnings to Alley Cat Allies, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of cats.

She is an avid animal lover and has worked with a number of animal shelters. She has three cats, all rescued from the street, and four dogs.

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