Clyne's first professional acting job was a commercial for yogurt in a tube. For months, colleagues called her the "Gogurt Girl."
On June 20, 2008, Nicki was an On-Air Presenter for an episode of Hypaspace, a weekly news program which covers topics involving science fiction and fantasy.
Growing up in the '80s and '90s, Nicki used to watch MTV and dreamt of becoming an MTV VJ.
If she could choose to play another role on Battlestar Galactica, Nicki would pick Kara Thrace (played by ) since the character has incredible depth and range.
Nicki won Best Supporting Actress for the second season of Battlestar Galactica in the internet fan base awards called The Golden Toaster Awards. In 2005, she was also nominated for a Leo Award in the category Feature Length Drama: Best Lead Performance by a Female for her movie Ill Fated.
She passionately hated Barbies when she was a child.
Many fans affectionately associate corn muffins and the phrase "corn muffin goodness", with Nicki Clyne and Cally, her character on Battlestar Galactica.
She appeared in The New Pornographers music video "The Laws Have Changed", in which she played an MTV-style pop idol.
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• Hostage Negotiator (2001) as Alicia
• The Wedding Dress (2001) as Catherine Blaine
• Due East (2002) as Stacy
• Damaged Care (2002) as Bryanna's College Friend
• I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) as Heather
• Totally Awesome (2006) as Billie
If she weren't an actress, Nicki would've wanted to become a comedian or an entrepreneur or a humanitarian.
She used to play a large amount of sports at school including ice hockey. Growing up, Nicki was also into horseback riding, photography, and playing the bass guitar.
Her favourite movies are Julien Donkey Boy and Gummo by Harmony Korine. Among the TV shows that she likes are 30 Rock, Damages, and Flight of the Conchords. Nicki's inspiration as an actress is Cate Blanchett.
She considers herself a bit of a geek and owns the common geeky gadgets such as an iPod, electric toothbrush, blackberry, and her MacBook, which is her most prized and favorite geeky gadget. Nicki also grew up playing a lot of Nintendo and other video game consoles.
She plays an alien in the episode Space Cadet of the popular podcast Tiki Bar TV.
Nicki is 5' 6" (1.68 m) tall. She has brown hair and blue eyes.
Nicki Clyne: I love to read, write, walk, do yoga, dance, watch movies, spend time with friends... all the while contemplating the complexity of the universe and the absurdity of being human. I like to look at life as an experiment, striving to learn and experience as much joy as possible each day.
Nicki Clyne: As an actor you have to have goals and think of what you want from the other characters that you're working with and things like that, and I really love working with other actors who are into spontaneity and just going with things. If something happens, we go with it and work with it and not always having to stick to the script. We let things happen.
Nicki Clyne: (advice to aspiring actors) I think that the most important thing is to know that you love what you do. There are a lot of times when it is easy to have doubts and get discouraged, but if you know how much you love something, it is always worth it.
Nicki Clyne: (When asked about the new and old series of "Battlestar Galactica") I think that both of the shows are a great reflection of their time, so I am a fan of both for different reasons. The original show gave me more inspiration than perspective, and also a great appreciation for the hairstyles.
Nicki Clyne: A guy was with his friend and came up to me at a party and said 'Were you the girl in Ill-Fated?' and it was really funny because the guy was very nervous to talk to me and I've never experienced that before. People who know me or have worked with me would come up and say 'congrats,' but since I already knew them it was just fine. It was completely out of the blue to have someone come up to you having seen the film the day before and they were kind of uncomfortable. It was really amazing to me to make somebody feel like that without even actually knowing them. It was really cool, really nice.
Nicki Clyne: I'm not an actor who wants to rewrite the script myself and change everything. I've done some personal writing. When I graduated high school I was then enrolled to go to film school and thought at that point that I wanted to do anything involved with film. I was obsessed and didn't care as long as I got to be there. Once I started working and doing acting I thought that this is it, this is where I want to be on this side of the camera. I love this.
Nicki Clyne: (Cally is her character on "Battlestar Galactica".) I wouldn't say it's necessarily hard to leave Cally at the studios, but the role that I play on the show certainly plays into my daily life. I think about her a lot and try to consider what she would be going through and, of course, I feel the physical effects of running away from Cylons for twelve hours straight.
Nicki Clyne: I think on some level I always wanted to be an actor. I've been performing for as long as I can remember, whether it was on stage, in my backyard, or for patient friends and family members. But I have a pretty diverse range of interests, so I never really considered I would pursue only one thing.
Nicki Clyne: Watching a child explore and take in the world is like having your heart snuggled by a thousand kittens, I just love it. I strive to connect with that innocence and pure expression of essence, both in my work and in my life.
Nicki Clyne: From time to time, I've visited links that friends have sent me or read things about my character online, but I try not to get too distracted from what my job really is, which is to perform. That, and it's no fun reading the not so nice comments that appear. I do want to pay tribute to all the fans though, for being so thoughtful and dedicated. It is such a joy to do what I do, but to see how the effects of what I do play out in the world is truly an honor.
Nicki Clyne: (in a 2006 interview) I don't end up watching a lot of television, but I absolutely love watching movies... Stanley Kubrick is one of my all time favorite directors, along with David Lynch and Martin Scorsese. And currently I'm a huge fan of directors like Michel Gondry, Quentin Tarantino, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Darren Aronofsky and Alfonso Cuaron. If you haven't seen The Science of Sleep yet, go see it! It's incredible.
Nicki Clyne: Tim Burton seems like an amazing guy as a director and creator of a world. I'd love to work with someone who has that much imagination. I'm not usually one for fantasy and fairytales, but his characters are so based in reality and I think he treats them in that way, with respect. Even if they are far-out there he treats them like real people.
Nicki Clyne: I just love acting and I love doing this work, and that moment when you're doing a scene and you just know that you nailed it, you got it. That is just the best feeling in the world. But besides that, and the other reason is kind of obvious, but it's just the people. I love working with creative people and meeting people. It's fun. It's an adventure.
Nicki Clyne: There are people who I admire as actors, but I don't really try to model myself or my work after anybody. I try to do the best that I can. I mean, growing up I watched a lot of TV and movies as everyone did. But I wasn't really one to watch something over-and-over; well, I did watch The Wizard of Oz, a lot...