Jen Nikolaisen is an American actress who grew up in the Northwest, reveling in the outdoors, and garnering nicknames referring to her high-speed talking. Her acting career began in the indie film scene of Seattle and Portland. Soon after her move to Los Angeles, Jen starred as the title character in the CW Pilot Iris Expanding. Since then she’s worked steadily in feature films and episodic television, with roles in TV shows like Murder in the First, NCIS, and Southland, and films like Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, and Delia – which garnered her multiple Best Actress nominations on the festival circuit. She also starred opposite the men of Full House in the highly buzzed-about Super Bowl commercial where the cast reunited. Jen loves to travel, and she Instagrams more selfies of her and her incredibly adorable son than is probably socially acceptable.
More important information about Jen:
She always has a rubber band and a lip balm in her pocket.
She has appeared on two game shows.
She jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet, drove an Indy car at 140 mph, but has a fear of getting off and on escalators.
Orange juice makes her feel tired.
When she was very young, she used to leave directions for Publisher’s Clearing House so they’d know where to find her on Super Bowl Sunday to deliver her check.
She grew up riding dirt bikes and camping.
She played soccer competitively for nine years.
In high school, she was a camp counselor, and during her college summers, she ran a day camp for teens.
Also in high school, she was a cheer captain, ran the yearbook committee, created a committee on diversity, was Senior Class President and Homecoming Queen. She was awarded a VISION award from her hometown.
In college, she was an editor on her University’s newspaper, a Freshman advisor, and worked in Student Programs. She double-majored in Journalism and Communications.
She worked in communications and marketing post-college, most notably for a national non-profit, while acting in the Seattle and Portland markets.
She only watches scary movies during daylight hours.
She has a knack for sitting on Junior Mints and getting food in her hair.