After finally admitting that she craved time in front of the lens instead of behind it, Nicole Stanton left her photography career and began her work as an actor in San Francisco. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre and with Jean Shelton, one of the premiere Method acting teachers in the Bay Area. She also shot several short and independent films, including The Visit, for which she was awarded the "Best Actress" award by the COM Film Festival in Marin County.
She has had great success commercially, acting in spots for several national campaigns including Toyota, Emerald Nuts, Discover Card and Toshiba and aspires one day to be Flo's sidekick in all those Progressive Insurance spots.
Nicole was then cast in the role of a lifetime - a Series Regular in an independent television drama, "Bourbon Street," shot in New Orleans, playing the wife of the show's villain. Her demure character would have taken a turn around episode 8 when she murdered her husband - if only it was picked up!
Nicole is also an original member of the Studio C Company, founded by John Coppola. Studio C produced 4 films in their first year, winning multiple awards at the NY Independent Film & Video Festival.
She has produced, co-written and starred in her own web series, "Spinster!" named after her - but not really, but yeah kind of....
Nicole was also seen on stage with the Sacred Fools Theater Company as part of their popular "Fast and Loose," series, which she excitedly thought was a show based on slutty women, but it's actually where actors receive their roles in the morning and perform them onstage that same night, flying by the seat of their pants!
This "pant-less" feeling brought her to the wonderful world of improv, first at the Groundlings and then at the Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB), where she completed the full program and enjoyed performing and exploring the wonder of stepping out on stage and not having any idea what's going to come out of her mouth! She's also performed Stand-up Comedy at the World Famous Comedy Store and the Hollywood Improv.
Recently, Nicole garnered a leading role in the original Hallmark television movie, "Wedding at Graceland," playing Kellie Pickler’s prim and proper stepmom.
When not acting, Nicole enjoys using American Sign Language to "sing" along with the radio, chasing after food trucks and whispering to dogs and any other animals that will listen.