Born in Philadelphia, Nicole was raised in the arts haven of Bucks County with a mom who always played piano in the house and made sure Nicole and her sister played at least one instrument. Along with taking ballet and singing in the school and church choirs, she studied cello for six years and sang the national anthem at every high school basketball and football game. She earned a full academic scholarship to University of Miami, where she studied architecture for two years before changing majors to advertising and theater. It wasn’t until she recorded for a dance music DJ/producer named Noel Sanger and went on the road performing at night clubs and heard her song on Billboard’s Dance Music Charts for eight weeks that she believed she could make a living as a performer. “I realized that singing and entertaining was my purpose, and that I wanted to have a positive effect on people’s every day enjoyment of life.”Committing to a full-time entertainment career in 2000, the singer/songwriter began producing original material and took the opportunity to tour the U.S. as a background vocalist with RCA band, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. By 2002 Miami New Times had named her “Best Local Solo Musician.” In addition to her singing gigs, Nicole began winning acting roles in national television commercial campaigns for Verizon Wireless, Amtrak, McDonald's (with Venus and Serena Williams), Air Jamaica, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Hershey's Swoops, Sears Optical and others. She was the lead actress in the feature-length, independent films, In Plain Sight and Chapter and Verse, and starred in a four-part pilot of a children's television series, The Lemonade Stand, aired on select US stations. She also starred in the independent short film Miami Chronicles sponsored by the Independent Film Channel. All three of these films feature original songs by Nicole.