Nikki was named "Best Hick" by Stuff Magazine in the summer of 2005.
Nikki is set to make another installment of the National Lampoon franchise. This movie is currently in production and is called National Lampoon Clubhouse Trick or Treat , which is a story of a haunted house on Halloween.
Nikki is currently in production making a movie entitled Bar Starz, which is the story of crazy club goers.
Along with her germaphobia, and anxiety of checking locked doors, Nikki always checks to see if the curling iron is turned off.
Nikki lived in Germany most of her childhood life, because both of her parents worked for the U.S. government there.
In 2006, Nikki stars in a sequel to action movie The Fast and the Furious, named The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Nikki loves cars, and she enjoyed driving in the General Lee while filming The Dukes of Hazzard.
In 2005, Nikki got the role of Katie Johnson in the hit movie The Dukes of Hazzard.
Nikki's character on The O.C. is a drug addict and partier, nothing like Nikki in real life.
In 2005, Nikki got her breakthrough role as Jess Sathers on The O.C.
In 2001, Nikki had a small part in the movie Summer Catch.
In 2000, Nikki got her first actual role playing Liz on the movie Darktales.
Nikki's first TV appearance was as an extra on Dawson's Creek.
In 2000, Nikki moved to L.A. with her friend to start their careers as actresses.
Nikki spent most of her childhood living in Germany.
Nikki likes to play poker and trivial pursuit.
In high school, Nikki's film teacher was Marc Matney.
Nikki attended New Hanover High School, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Nikki: I believe my Southern upbringing has taught me to stay true to myself. Southern women have grace and charm, but they're also strong and independent.
Nikki (advice for those just entering the industry): You have to be careful. There are so many people trying to take advantage of actors who are getting started. Being aware of your surroundings and your situation and working hard is the key.
Nikki (on if she relates to the sexuality of Jess): Though I'm comfortable with myself and my sexuality, I'd prefer to be the cool, fun chick that everyone wants to hang out with to being the girl that everyone wants to sleep with. Nobody wants to be that girl. I knew girls like Jess in high school—with that confidence, that sexual energy, the raging hormones.
Nikki (on if she is publicly recognized for appearing on The OC): Not as much as you would think. I occasionally get recognized, usually by 15- and 16-year-old girls or guys over 30—I'm not kidding. But only the little girls approach me.
Nikki (comments on the south): I love the South. People say that Southerners are stupid or racist or slow. That's just not true.
Nikki (on how she made it in the industry): I modeled when I was younger, but I didn't have the connections in the entertainment industry that I could utilize to get auditions. I moved out to LA with a friend, and he went back home after a month. He hated it, but I stuck it out. I didn't know anyone when I moved here. I did it the old fashioned way. I got a job at a restaurant. I was out here for about a year, and then I met my manager. We instantly clicked, and she really believed in me. One of the most important things is to find that person that really believes in you and is willing to work their hardest to help you.
Nikki (on dating costars): That whole dating costars thing is awkward. You're on a show that could possibly go on for a long time—some run for seven years. So unless you think you're in [the relationship] for the long haul, don't piss in the pool, y'know?
Nikki (about her sex appeal): I have little schoolgirl outfits in my closet. I like the schoolgirl look, because men are obsessed with youth—and I have such a young, innocent look that they love it. I was going to get a nurse's outfit, but my mom is a nurse, and that would just be a little weird.
Nikki: I've dated guys with big noses or who were maybe a little heavier than they should be.
Nikki: I love fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and sweet tea.
Nikki (on the General Lee): I love cars, especially older muscle cars—like Mustangs. The General was awesome. I learned how to do a 180 in it, which was really fun.