Who Is Nicole Sullivan?
Nicole Sullivan is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She also played Holly Shumpert in five seasons (2001–2005, 2007) of the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. Sullivan played the recurring character of Jill Tracy on Scrubs. She voiced heroic Mira Nova in Disney/Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and the villainous Shego in Disney’s Kim Possible.
She had recurring voice roles on Family Guy and voiced Franny Robinson in Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. From 2008 to 2009, she starred in and was the leader of her own Lifetime television series Rita Rocks. From 2008 to 2013, she voiced Marlene the Otter in The Penguins of Madagascar. She played Jules’ (Courteney Cox) therapist, Lynn Mettler, in the comedy Cougar Town.
She portrayed Lyla in the Disney Channel original movie Let It Shine in 2012. In 2013, she starred in the short-lived Nickelodeon sitcom Wendell & Vinnie as Wilma Basset. From 2014 to 2022, she portrayed Janine, the Johnsons’ next-door neighbor, on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. Sullivan was originally cast as Turanga Leela, one of the main characters in the animated series Futurama, but the role was recast with Katey Sagal before the show went to air.
How Old Is Nicole Sullivan?
Nicole Sullivan was born on April 21, 1970 (age 52 years) in Manhattan, United States. She is the daughter of Madonna Sullivan and Edward C. Sullivan. She took dance classes at age 7 and performed in Off-Broadway and Broadway productions with the First All-Children’s Theatre. Sullivan’s mother Madonna (Rauscher) Sullivan, a businesswoman, and her father Edward C. Sullivan, who represented Manhattan’s 69th district in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2002, moved the family upstate to Middleburgh, New York, in 1982.
Sullivan was class treasurer throughout her junior year during high school. She played soccer in high school, recorded statistics for the boys’ basketball team and was a member of the student council. After graduating from Middleburgh in 1987, she attended Northwestern University as a theatre major. She studied William Shakespeare, Harold Pinter, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen and Greek tragedies while working two jobs to pay her way through college and writing plays and sketches for the student theatre.
She spent her junior year in London, studying at the British American Drama Academy and became a member of the Greenwich Shakespeare Company. Sullivan graduated from Northwestern with honors and then moved to Los Angeles to start a television career. After appearing in commercials and sporadic guest roles on shows including Herman’s Head, she was recruited to join the cast of MADtv.
Nicole Sullivan was among the original cast members on MADtv when it premiered in 1995. She created numerous characters; her most popular was the mean-spirited Vancome Lady. Sullivan’s other characters included X-News reporter Amy, dimwitted Antonia, Eracists leader Debbie, News at 6’s Diane Lawyer-Trabajo (pronounced “trebalyo”), racist country singer Darlene McBride, and Latina bimbo Lida.
Sullivan appeared with Michael McDonald in a MADtv sketch about making an audition tape to appear on Law & Order that mocked their acting prowess; she later guest-starred in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season one episode “Contact”. Sullivan was featured in the November/December 2009 issue of Making Music Magazine.
She played the role of Holly Shumpert from 2001 to 2005. She returned in 2007 to reprise the role for the final season. In most of the show, Holly’s profession is a dog walker. The Heffernans hire her to ‘walk’ Arthur, Carries’ father, to get him some exercise and keep him out of mischief, at least a bit.
Sullivan has voiced Marlene the Otter on The Penguins of Madagascar – the first television series of the Madagascar franchise – which aired on Nickelodeon, Shego on Kim Possible; Joan of Arc on Clone High; Mira Nova on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command; and Joan on the Family Guy episode, “I Take Thee Quagmire”, along with several other one time voices on the show.
Nicole Sullivan has also starred in a pilot called Me and My Needs that was rejected by ABC. She played Franny Robinson in Meet the Robinsons. Also, Sullivan was a voice actor in the Monsters, Inc. video game. She played Luna in the 2007 video game Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters.
In 2012, she also provided the voice of Supergirl in Super Best Friends Forever, a series of animated shorts that aired on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block with the role carrying on to the television series DC Super Hero Girls, which led to appearances on Teen Titans Go! and a direct-to-video crossover film Teen Titans Go! & DC Superhero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, which was released on May 24, 2022.
Sullivan also made an appearance in an episode of It’s Me or the Dog along with her husband, their then twenty-month-old son Dashel (Dash), their three cats, and their four mixed-breed dogs: Paco (a Chihuahua mix), Jackson (a Lab mix), Donut (a Great Pyrenees mix), and Funzies (a Catahoula Leopard mix).
Who Is Nicole Sullivan’s Husband?
Nicole Sullivan is married to Jason Packham, they had their wedding in 2006. Her husband is an actor and they have two sons, born in May 2007 and August 2009. Sullivan won the first edition of Celebrity Poker Showdown. Her charity was Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to transforming communities to protect and improve the lives of cats, which received $100,000 as a result of her victory. As of mid-2022, Nicole Sullivan and her husband Jason Packham are still married and living a happy life with their children Dashel Pierce Packham and Beckett Edward Packham.
Nicole Sullivan net worth
How much is Nicole Sullivan worth? Nicole Sullivan net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as an actress and comedian. Sullivan’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million dollars annually. She is one of the richest and most influential actresses in the United States. Her successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.