In September 2008, Nicole announced that she would be leaving her role as "Cassie Winslow" on the long running CBS soap opera Guiding Light. The reason behind the exit, Forester states, is because she is getting married in October and is also expecting a baby in February of 2009.
Nicole received her first Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2008 in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress" for her role on Guiding Light.
Nicole's first celebrity crush was Johnny Mathis when she was eight years old.
When she was a teenager, Nicole had a crush on [now Broadway star] Hunter Foster who is 4 years older than she is. He was her first major crush and she let him know it!
Nicole beat out Broadway star Sutton Foster for the role of "Louisa" in a regional production of The Sound of Music when both women were preteens. She jokes that it will be "the last time I will beat Sutton Foster out for a musical theater role in my life!"
Nicole's motto is "Feel the fear and do it anyway".
In January 2007, Nicole and the cast of Guiding Light, traveled to Biloxi, MS to help rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.
Nicole says that the movie Dead Poets Society influenced her decision to become an actress.
Nicole is a graduate of the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts.
In the early 1990s Nicole dated comedian Stephen Lynch.
Nicole's last name is actually Schmidt, but she changed it after a photographer told her that she needed a name that would give her "marketability". Forester is her paternal grandmother's maiden name.
Nicole is a member of an acoustic singing trio called Telegraph Road.
Nicole appeared on the cover of the book Greetings from Knit Cafe' by Suzan Mischer. Nicole also loves to knit and often does it in her spare time.
Nicole speaks fluent German.
Nicole has appeared in commercials for Olive Garden and American Airlines.
Nicole: (about working on "Guiding Light") It's a pleasure being involved in the Josh and Reva story. That's how I felt in the beginning and now. Hello, it's Josh and Reva! I'm thrilled to be involved in their legacy.
Nicole: (about her first day on "Guiding Light") I was completely oblivious to what was going on around me, just trying to focus on the material at hand. I had no idea of the context.
Nicole: (on how she learned to speak German) I had a German boyfriend…all things start with a boyfriend, don't they? I decided that I wanted to know his language, so I went to UCLA Extension (night school) for three years.
Nicole: (On playing a mother on "Guiding Light") It's a little bit like when you are an aunt. It's great because you can babysit, you can play and then give them back to their parents! I get to play a mom, but I don't actually have to get that kid into his pajamas and brush his teeth, you know? I just get to horse around and have fun. Then, it's, 'Bye! Let someone else force you to do your homework!'
Nicole: (On meeting Charlie Sheen while working on "Two and a Half Men") He was very professional and respectful. He seemed almost shy. I thought, 'Oh my gosh, there is such an image of him being a playboy... but he's so quiet - I wonder if he really is shy?'
Nicole: (On taking over the role of Cassie on "Guiding Light") I know how beloved [Laura Wright, ex-Cassie] was. At my screen test, even the makeup artist who was working on me that day said, 'Whoever gets this part has big shoes to fill!' So I was kind of aware of it going in. On one hand, it's daunting. On the other hand, all I can do is my work and do the best I can and bring myself to the role and hope that it's well received.