Who is Nichole Sakura?
Nichole is an American actress and model, probably best known to the world as Cheyenne in the TV series “Superstore” (2015-2021), among several other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.
Nichole Sakura Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Nichole Sakura O’Connor on 15 December 1989 under the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in Santa Clara County, California USA, she’s the daughter of Michael T. O’Connor and his wife Kinuko, and is of Irish and Japanese ancestry. She took Nichole Bloom as her stage name, a derivation of the Japanese name Sakura, which means ‘Cherry Blossom’.
She has loved acting from an early age, and during her teenage years she would imitate various voices, and at just 14 years old, she moved to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming a professional actress. She went to Santa Susana High School located in Simi Valley, after which Nichole enrolled at the University of Southern California where she studied theater, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree after just three years, in 2010. Nichole spoke badly about her university years, as it was rather hard for her to obtain roles in the university production plays. Instead, she focused on auditions outside of the university, and made her professional debut while still a student.
Nichole appeared on screen for the first time in 2010 in the short film “Everyday”, then the same year in the short film “Special Delivery II”, written and directed by Diana Chao, and co-starring Alberto Marenco. She continued her career with yet another short film role, this time co-starring in the short romantic drama film “Carpool” (2011), alongside Morgan Pavey, Joey Millin and Andy Dulman. Nichole made her feature film debut in the following year, portraying JB’s Girl in the critically acclaimed comedy film “Project X”, directed by Nima Nourizadeh, and starring Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown.
Moreover, she secured her first starring role, as Kayla Tanaka in the Lily Mariye written and directed drama film “Model Minority”, co-starring Courtney Mun and Jessica Tuck, about a 16-year-old half Japanese teen and her life after her parents’ divorce. Nichole won a couple of awards for her performance, including the Special Jury Prize in the category for Best Newcomer at the VC FilmFest – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and also took home the Best Micro-Budget Feature Festival Prize from the London Independent Film Festival. Her next role was in the 2013 short film “Kiko in America” that she wrote and directed, and she also appeared in the short film “Full Circle”, directed by Justin Chon.
In 2014 she secured her first recurring role, as she was chosen for the part of Rinko in the film “Teen Wolf”. She was rather busy that year, as Nichole also appeared in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy”, and was chosen for the part of Amanda, in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “Shameless”, which stars Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and Ethan Cutkosky, among several other stars, appearing in 17 episodes of the popular series from 2014 to 2016, which only helped her career.
Rise to Prominence
After a successful 2014, Nichole continued forward, first with the part of Kayla in the award-winning comedy film “Man Up” (2015), which starred Dionysio Basco, Gerry Bednob and Duane Char, and then as Winter in the comedy film “Self Promotion” (2015).
However, it was the role of Cheyenne that shot her to stardom. The TV comedy series “Superstore”, follows a group of employees of a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri, where Nichole’s character Cheyenne is the floor supervisor, and one of the main characters. She’s starred in all but two episodes of the award-winning series, alongside other stars including Colton Dunn, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos, among others. Although Nichole didn’t receive any awards, she was praised for her performance, and became a proper comedy star. To speak further of her success, in 2016 Nichole portrayed Annie Fenton, one of the female leads in the award-winning thriller drama film “Teenage Cocktail”, co-starring Fabianne Therese and Pat Healy.
In 2017, she was Maggie in the sci-fi action comedy film “Lazer Team 2”, with Burnie Burns, Gavin Free and Michael Jones in the lead roles, then appeared in the short drama “Ella”. Her most recent appearance was as Louise in the TV series “Maggie” (2021).
In addition to her work on-screen, Nichole is also a popular voice actress. She made her debut in 2015 as the voice of Emily, a character in the video game “Until Dawn”, for which she also performed motion-capture. From 2017 to 2019, she voiced several characters in the animated TV series short “OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes”, including Nanini, Carla, Bobo, and others.
Next, between 2018 and 2020, she voiced various characters of the popular animated shorts “Robot Chicken”. Her next engagement as a voice actress was the voice of Wizard Amber in the animated TV series “Where’s Waldo?” (2020), followed in the same year as the voice of Olivia in the animated series “Big Hero 6: The Series”. Most recently, she voiced Haru in the animated action-adventure series “Star Wars: Visions”.
As of early 2022, Nichole Sakura’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s already appeared in more than 20 film and TV titles, while she’s also tried herself as a writer and director.
Moreover, she’s an aspiring model, and has worked for such brands as American Apparel.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Married, Single?
Nichole is rather secretive about her personal life, and doesn’t like revealing all information from her life outside her career. According to sources, she is currently single and solely focused on her budding career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 32-24-34, bra size 32B.