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Nikki Blonsky

Biography

Actress who also played the cheerful Tracy Turnblad in the music film, Hairspray, appeared in Harold, and visitor starred with an bout of Ugly Betty. She worked well at Cold Rock Creamery before getting the part of Tracy. She was nominated for any Golden Globe Honor for her part in Hairspray in 2007. She gained a cosmetology permit in 2011. She started performing when she was 3 years older. She starred with Zac Efron, who performed Hyperlink in Hairspray.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nikki Blonsky
Date Of Birth November 9, 1988
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Height 1.47 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Parents Karen Blonsky, Carl Blonsky
Awards Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress, Young Hollywood Award for 'One To Watch', Young Hollywood Award for 'One To Watch' - Female
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Movies Hairspray, Queen Sized, Harold, Waiting for Forever, Geography Club, The English Teacher, Pup Star, Dog Years, Hairspray 2: White Lipstick, Valemont: The MTV Movie
TV Shows Huge, Valemont
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Nikki's father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, while Nikki's mother is of Czech and Irish ancestry.
2 Starring in the Lifetime original movie Queen Sized (2008), premiering January 12, 2008 at 9pm est. [January 2008]
3 Rehearsing in L.A. for "Hairspray" [June 2006]
4 Has a dog named Rocky.
5 She said that she wanted to be Tracy Turnblad when she saw Hairspray on Broadway on her 15th birthday.
6 Tried out for the part of Tracy in Hairspray on Broadway, but got turned down because she was too young at the time. A few years later, she got cast as Tracy in the movie version of Hairspray.
7 She has played many roles at Great Neck South Senior High School. Her high-school stage credits include Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables; Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Lilli Vanessi-Katherine in Kiss Me Kate; and the title role in Carmen.
8 She was working at a Cold Stone Creamery store when she learned that she had been cast as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (2007).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dog Years 2017/I Faith
Pup Star 2016 Video Lady Paw Paw
Q an A 2015 TV Series
The English Teacher 2013 Sheila Nussbaum
Geography Club 2013 Terese
Smash 2013 TV Series Margo
The Fresh Beat Band 2011 TV Series MC Freeze
Huge 2010 TV Series Willamena Rader
Waiting for Forever 2010 Dolores
Valemont 2009 TV Mini-Series Poppy
Ugly Betty 2009 TV Series Teri
Harold 2008 Rhonda Baxter
Queen Sized 2008 TV Movie Maggie Baker
Hairspray 2007 Tracy Turnblad

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook 2013 TV Special performer: "Good Morning Baltimore", "You Can't Stop The Beat"
Geography Club 2013 performer: "The Pill Song"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007 TV Movie documentary performer: "You Can't Stop The Beat"
Hairspray 2007 performer: "Good Morning Baltimore" 2000, "Welcome to the 60s", "Welcome to the 60s" 2000, "Without Love" 2001, "You Can't Stop the Beat" 2001, "I Can Hear the Bells", "Come So Far Got So Far To Go", "Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Birr 2016 Short co-producer completed

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Membership Has Its Privileges: Making Geography Club 2014 Video documentary short Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Herself
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook 2013 TV Special Herself
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The View 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
Good Day New York 2009 TV Series Herself
Ace of Cakes 2009 TV Series Herself
A-List Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Herself
Golden Globes Announcement Special 2008 TV Movie Herself
Martha 2008 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere 2008 TV Special Herself
VTV Interviews 2008 TV Series Herself
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray' 2007 Video documentary Herself
Eigo de shabera-night 2007 TV Series Herself
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
Rove Live 2007 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series Herself
Shootout 2007 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2007 TV Series Herself
Total Request Live 2007 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 2007 TV Series documentary short Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007 TV Series Herself
Richard & Judy 2007 TV Series Herself
Celebwatch 2007 Video short Herself
'Hairspray' Extentions 2007 Video documentary short Herself
It's 'Hairspray'! 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Playing Tracy 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The Search for Tracy Turnblad 2007 Video documentary short Herself
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Tracy Turnblad
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Herself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Tracy Turnblad

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actress Hairspray (2007)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Hairspray (2007) · John Travolta
· Michelle Pfeifer
· Elijah Kelley
· Queen Latifah
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Christopher Walken
· James Marsden
· Taylor Parks
· Allison Janney
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Hairspray (2007)
2008 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hairspray (2007) · Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· Queen Latifah
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Brittany Snow
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2008 Rising Star Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hairspray (2007)
2007 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Hairspray (2007) · John Travolta
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Christopher Walken
· Amanda Bynes
· James Marsden
· Brittany Snow
· Zac Efron
· Elijah Kelley
· Allison Janney
2007 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Music Hairspray (2007) · Queen Latifah
2007 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards One to Watch Hairspray (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Ensemble Award Geography Club (2013) · Cameron Deane Stewart
· Justin Deeley
· Meaghan Martin
· Allie Gonino
· Ally Maki
· Alex Newell
· Scott Bakula
· Marin Hinkle
· Ana Gasteyer
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Huge (2010)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Hairspray (2007)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Hairspray (2007) · Queen Latifah
· Zac Efron
· Elijah Kelley
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Hairspray (2007) · Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2008 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Hairspray (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Hairspray (2007)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (music and lyrics by)
· Queen Latifah (performed by)
· Zac Efron (performed by)
· Elijah Kelley (performed by)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (lyrics by)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (lyrics by)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (lyrics by)
· Zac Efron (performed by)
· Amanda Bynes (performed by)
· Elijah Kelley (performed by)
· John Travolta (performed by)
· Queen Latifah (performed by)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray (2007) · Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2007 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Newcomer Hairspray (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Performer Hairspray (2007)
2007 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Newcomer Hairspray (2007)


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#Quote
1 I'm thrilled beyond belief to be different in this business. I pray that there will be more roles for bigger girls. I pray that the role of the love interest, the beautiful, sexy girl, will be played by a plus-size woman.
2 I grew up singing since the age of three. Vocally trained since the age of eight. Fascinated by Mary Poppins and all those musical movies and really knew that I wanted to be a performer.


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