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1 week ago

Jen Nikolaisen

I am super honored to be the first guest ever (on the second episode ever) of the GoTerriGo podcast hosted by the incredible Terri Simmons. Terri is hands-down one of the most inspirational humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing in life. Her story, and how she walks through life, awes me. This podcast is going to be a must-listen! Subscribe everywhere you find podcasts. You can listen to my interview here: hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/5/b/4/5b44d7947f10b31f/Rapid_Fire_with_Jen_Nik.mp3?c_id=49425155&cs_id=4942515...

We recorded this in the Fall so my Massachusetts peeps, listen to the love! This is unlike any other interview I’ve done with rapid fire questions, a glimpse into my energetic tool bag, my modus operandi, and advice to my younger self. Did I say “naked?” Yes, yes, I did. Listen in.
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1 week ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Today the trailer for Little Women dropped, and I’M IN IT!!!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to repost it all day, but alas, I’ll have to send you to @littlewomenmovie to watch it in it’s entirety. Look for me at the 1:47 mark for a split second. You’ll hear my character in the play, Eugenia, screaming. (Scroll to the next pic for a screenshot.)

Super thrilled to be a part of this film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Meryl, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothy Chalamet, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlon, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Tracy Letts.

#littlewomen2019 #christmas2019 #btsselfie #jennikolaisen #playinganactress #filmactor #iminthetrailer
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2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Thursday.

#nofilter #noedit #nophotoshop #headshot #actorlife #actress #jennikolaisen #cjschmidtphotography #donnakuglermua
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3 weeks ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Wednesday.

#noedit #nophotoshop #nofilter #headshot #actorlife #actresslife #filmactress #tvactress #commercialactress #cjschmidtphotography #donnakuglermua
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4 weeks ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Had a blast shooting with @cjschmidtphotography today! Cannot wait to see and share what we got. Here’s a little sample!

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Thanks to @donnakuglermua for fixing my face. I last worked with this dream team 8 or 9 years ago?!

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#jennikolaisen #headshot #actresslife #actorlife #castme #cjschmidtphotography #filmactress #tvactress #commercialactress
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Had a few hours to myself today and, amongst other things, managed to knock off two bucket list items: 1) Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3 (Finally!); and 2) Went and saw the FRIENDS building. To know me is to know a bucket of chocolate and, basically, anything FRIENDS-related has me filled with JOY! #forreal
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#serendipity3 #friendsbuilding #ilovenewyork #sugarhigh #theonewhereJengeeksout #jennikolaisen #frozenhotchocolate #gratefulheart #missmyboystho
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Shooting a Christmas movie in June in NY will melt your face off. More from behind-the-scenes.
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#behindthescenes #12pupsofchristmas #christmasmovie #feiferworldwide #makingmoviesinmanhattan #jennikolaisen #actorlife #actresslife
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

A few of my other costars. They’re not puppies, but they’ll do.
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#12pupsofchristmas #christmasmovie #makingmoviesinmanhattan #jennikolaisen #donnyboaz #charlottesullivan #philipkboyd #actorlife #actresslife #feiferworldwide
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Meet the cutest costars ever!

Working on “12 Pups of Christmas” for ION with some talented, lovely humans and a dozen of these insanely adorable love bugs.
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#puppies #moviepuppies #christmasmovie #jennikolaisen #filmactress #actorlife #actresslife #behindthescenes #puppylove #feiferworldwide #ionchannel
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Word art.
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#funwithfilters #behindthescenes #christmasmovie #jennikolaisen #filmactress #actorlife #actresslife #forallihanson
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2 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

A little behind-the-scenes dressing room selfie from yesterday. Can’t wait to share pics of my co-stars. Stay tuned!
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#actorlife #actresslife #christmasmovie #dressingroom #filmactress #jennikolaisen #idontplayguitar
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3 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

One more #fbf to say THANK YOU for all of the birthday wishes last week. I had a great day and week (last week in ATL for awhile!) with visits to Skyline Park at Ponce City Market, the Carter Museum, World of Coke, a talent show full of 4 and 5-year-olds, a special dinner out with dear girlfriends, unexpected gifts from friends far away, a weekend away in Asheville, NC where my boys spoiled me (and we had the most incredible meal at Jargon (if you’re local, GO!). I am grateful, grateful, grateful. Special thanks to @jspacca for EVERYTHING.
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#gratefulheart #birthdayblessings #headshot #actresslife #actorlife #vanieypoyeyphotography #poyeyphotos Pic by @poyeyphotos
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3 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Worked this week, and I took terrible trailer selfies, and zero pics of our director #jonstewart or cast #stevecarrell #rosebyrne #chriscooper #tophergrace #mackenziedavis #debramessing and so many more wonderful actors. I did have a super fun time, and also received this cute welcome gift. Super pleased to see the charitable donation to @teamrubicon from Focus Features. Cool move. This movie is going to be SO FUNNY and SO GREAT! Happy to be a part of it!
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#irresistiblemovie #actorlife #gratefulheart
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4 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Audition faces.
I love when I get to act - even if it’s just in the audition.
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#gratefulheart #actorlife #thisismine #tvactress #filmactress #selftape #actorhustle #jennikolaisen #playpretend
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4 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

In honor of #internationaldanceday I present a #bts of an impromptu #throwback family dance video featuring myself, my son, my niece and sis. What else is there to do when Washington is so cold and socked-in that you can’t even see Snoqualmie Falls through the fog? ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

“Let’s just take a selfie together.”
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#imighthaveaconcussion #boymom #alwaysonmyhead
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4 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

#fbf to a trailer selfie. Pretty sure this is from one of the three AT&T commercials I shot many moons ago. Love, love, love when professionals handle my hair and makeup.
Happy Friday all! Have a great weekend!
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#actorlife #actresslife #setlife #trailerselfie #commercialactress #curls #jennikolaisen #gratefulheart
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4 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Mood.
Sometimes you book a part that you really, really want to do for a variety of reasons, but you really just can’t work it out - for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you can’t have it all at the exact same time. And that’s okay. You can have peace with that. Especially after a small cry, and a couple bowls of Lucky Charms. I basically haven’t changed at all since this #tbt pic.
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#cryitout #luckycharms #actorlife #actressmomlife #filmactor #worklifebalance #prioritize #therewillbeothers #onaroll #eatmyfeelings #handmedownstyle
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5 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Who had their first audition in Atlanta and is terrible at taking pictures? You found her!
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#actorlife #actresslife #filmactress #postaudition #nailedit #jennikolaisen #thumbsup #gogetit #happythankyoumoreplease
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5 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

This short film about post-combat PTSD named 22 because 22 veterans commit suicide every day was just awarded Best Drama Short and Best Indie Short at the Independent Short Awards. Congratulations to Director @tommyhuge DP @jamie_didcoate and my pal @claynecrawford Proud to be a part of this.
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#22veteranscommitsuicideeveryday #ptsd #helpourveterans #shortfilm #independentfilm #filmactress #jennikolaisen
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6 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Spotted: Me. On Shutterfly. That man is not my Grandpa, but another print model who, I assume, agreed to a Stock Photography shoot without having any idea the photos would still be used 12 years later and everywhere!
Thanks to Linda L. for sharing this!
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#stockphotography #shutterfly #bdaycards #printmodel #actorlife #lovetohug #jennikolaisen #wheresjen
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6 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

When you have so much to do, but are stuck in bed with some kind of plague.
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Photo by @robertolinstudios #jennikolaisen #sendchickennoodlesoup
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7 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

New Credits, New England, New Year - mailchi.mp/fb5b12803a51/temporary-name-2934049 ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Team
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#myboymyheart #frozensmiles #adventurebuddies #alovesobig
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8 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Yesterday we decided to take Aiden into a nearby arcade called Funspot. As we pulled up, I realized it was THAT Funspot - from my favorite documentary of all time: “King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters.” I freaked out and geeked out the entire time. Sooo giddy. If you know the film, you understand why. If you don’t know the film, do yourself a favor and find it!
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#funspotnewhampshire #kingofkong #teamweibe #steveweibe #billymitchell #donkeykong #jennikolaisen #crazysynchronicity #crazycoincidence #fangirl @ Laconia, New Hampshire
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8 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

#tbt to my last visit to Seattle (2017) and dancing the night away (i.e., past 11 pm - because I’m a mom now and that is LATE) with some of my best girlfriends - including this amazing one right here. Meet Alli. She is one of the most thoughtful and generous and caring people I’ve ever encountered. Everyone who knows her would tell you she is one of the best people. She is so fun and funny and just a light to be around. I dig her. She has also been an incredible cheerleader in my life, a source of strength and wisdom. She has kept me looped into our core group of friends for the many years I’ve been away. She always hosts my return visits and plans get togethers. She has visited me in LA a number of times, including when my Aiden was brand new and she wanted to help out and let me take naps. She is also the bravest woman I know - fighting cancer for 8.5 years now with all of her might. If anyone can beat this, I believe it’s her.

If you’ve read this far, will you help me inspire Alli to smile by posting something happy or funny or silly with the hashtag #forallihanson ? Please and thank you. A million thank you’s.

#forallihanson #fuckcancer #fuckmelanoma #getyourannualskincheck
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8 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

A little post-audition selfie. Going to miss auditioning in this town. It’s been a lovely experience getting to know the casting and actors in Boston. Now I head home to pack.
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#actorlife #auditionlife #jennikolaisen #bostoncasting
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9 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

#tbt to a #bts shot from a super fun comedy pilot written by @markshampton (that should have been picked up!) Walked away from this one with lovely friends including Mark, @brentmbailey @thatelaineloh , (all of which I’ve been lucky enough to work with again) and got to work with my beloved @gbird7 for the second (or third?) time. #gratefulheart
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#actress #actorlife #tvactress #tvpilot #jennikolaisen #bluedress #spraytan
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9 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

I don’t know what this picture is except I feel so happy and glow-y (that’s a thing) after a super fun shoot day yesterday that was unique and special in number of ways— including having my 4-year-old get to watch me at work (He loved it!), and getting to work with my husband for only the second time in 18 years. (Thank you #cpcasting ) I am in such gratitude that I felt compelled to post this weird glow-y picture to commemorate this residual actor high. I can’t wait to share the job and the cast and the director - probably a year from now. Stay tuned! 🙂
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#actorlife #actresslife #filmactress #jennikolaisen #actorhigh #actorwin #momwin #actressmomwin #gratitude #gratefulheart
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10 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

Wardrobe fitting. My #actorlife has certainly changed A LOT since taking on #momlife. First time carrying a sleeping kid into work. Eegads.
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#nda #secretjob #wardrobefitting #actresslife #actormom #actormomlife #jennikolaisen
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10 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

This is the face I make when I don’t have to cook dinner. It’s also a #tbt to a fun shoot with @vaniepoyey
I was four months pregnant during this shoot, but no one in “the biz” knew. Turns out, pregnancy glow is great for headshots! #themoreyouknow
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#headshots #actorlife #actresslife #tvactress #filmactress #commercialactress #jennikolaisen #bigsmiles
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10 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

My sweet boy took this photo of me enjoying the couch, a cartoon and some coffee. About five minutes after he took this, I turned off the cartoon and my sweet boy turned into a demon child. So glad I drank that coffee. I’m going to need the extra energy to perform the exorcism if this Time Out doesn’t work.
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#momlife #itsalwayscoffeetime #parentingwithcaffiene #jennikolaisen I did not choose this #purplecouch
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10 months ago

Jen Nikolaisen

#tbt to a #blackandwhite from a fun afternoon in Venice with @klkphotography
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#actress #actorlife #blackandwhitephotography #filmactress #tvactress #commercialactress #jennikolaisen #zigzags #somuchhair
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