Nicole was an only child and her mother Susan worked as a health care entrepreneur and her father Donald was a dentist.
In 1998, Nicole was nominated for a SAG Award for the movie Boogie Nights. The category was Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.
Has legally changed her name to Nikki Kodjoe after her marriage to actor Boris Kodjoe.
In 2001, Presented President Bill Clinton with a Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the NAACP.
She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Favorite Movie: A Woman Under the Influence, written and directed by John Casavettes
Eloped with actor Joseph Falasca in March 2001. Their marriage lasted only 8 months.
She got married to Boris Kodjoe back in May of 2005.
Nicole Parker and Boris Kodjoe's daughter, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe was born March 8, 2005. The healthy 8 pounds, 2 ounce baby girl is the first child for both parents. "Tei-Naaki" is Ghanian for "first-born daughter."
Nicole Parker: The illusion that there aren't roles for African-American women bothers me. I just feel like as long as I exist, there's a story to be told. I made it clear to my agent—I said, 'We're out for everything, not just black roles.' Why go into a closed–minded industry with a closed mind?
Nicole Parker: My career is taking off. This is the first time where my personal dreams match my salary.
Nicole Parker: A guy once told me that I sound like I'm a little ahead of myself. I can't wait to thank him at the Oscars.
Nicole Parker: I don't believe in 'insecurities.' They are a waste of time. God loves you and everything about you, so why beat up on your precious self?