Workshop & Guest Speaker Alexis Nichols – 2016
Alexis Nichols is a versatile actor, voiceover talent, and model whose young career promises great things. She most recently appeared as Lucille Ball in “Becoming Lucy” which premiered at the Festival De Cannes Court Metráge this past May. “Becoming Lucy” also traveled through India with the Jagran Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Short Film and is now in preparation for its US premiere with the Reel2Real Hollywood Film Festival.
No stranger to biopics, Alexis also played Dorothy Parker in North Hollywood’s theatrical production of An Evening with Dottie, where she balanced comedy and drama while mastering both the mannerisms and motivations of one of the century’s most interesting figures. Critics deemed her portrayal “divine” and her New York parlor accent “convincing” and “true”. She also recently appeared as Sheila in Neil Simon’s Jake’s Women, part of a showcase directed by Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccarro, as well as in several recent and ongoing film projects.
Alexis received her MFA in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy. She trained at the Yale Summer Actors Conservatory and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Summer Program. She also spent time studying at the University of Oxford, performing with the Oxford University Light Entertainment Society.
While in New York City, Alexis proved both her comedic and dramatic abilities, appearing on stage in Something Outrageous at the Michael Chekhov 45th St. Theatre and another Neil Simon play Rumors at the Mount Carmel Theatre Co. She also added several film credits to her resume, including lead roles in Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Details, and Vicky Karma.
Not content with just stage and screen acting, Alexis has also built a name for herself as both a voiceover talent and model. Within the last few years, she has recorded numerous voiceover spots, including national and regional commercials for Dick’s Sporting Goods, QVC, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and Sesame Street’s Sesame Place Theme Park.
Alexis’ modeling work is equally varied. She has appeared in print, online, and on the runway as a fashion model, pinup girl, and, most recently, as a gothic beauty in Petite Alternative. She has also appeared in Maxim.com, Retro Lovely, and Primer Round publications.
Alexis plans to continue taking on challenging and inspiring projects in all three veins: acting, modeling, and voiceovers. She is particularly focusing on acting in television series and feature films, expanding into new modeling genres, and recording voiceovers for animation and video games. She looks forward to continuing her journey as an artist and building upon the success she has already enjoyed.