Nicole Ari Parker
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 7, 1970
Nicole Ari Parker is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, The End of Violence, Boogie Nights, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, A Map of the World, Blue Streak, Dancing in September, Remember the Titans, Brown Sugar, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, Black Dynamite, Imagine That, and Almost Christmas, and on the series Soul Food, Second Time Around, Empire, and Chicago P.D..
Her parents, Susan and Donald Parker, are both African-American. She is married to actor Boris Kodjoe, who is of biracial background. The couple has two children.
Nicole has said:
I’m just light-skinned and from Baltimore… My mother’s from North Carolina and she has green eyes and freckles. So, I’m sure there’s a whole lot of white and Native-American mixed-in there. But I’m only claiming African-American, because that’s really what I know.