Jasika Nicole is best known for her role as Agent Astrid Farnsworth on the hit JJ Abrams sci-fi series Fringe on Fox and has a recurring role on ABC’s Scandal as Kim, Huck’s wife.
Jasika made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie Take The Lead with Antonio Banderas and starred alongside Natasha Richardson and Molly Shannon in The Mastersons of Manhattan, the highly praised TV pilot directed by James Burrows. She was also a recurring character on FOX’s The Return of Jezebel James with Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose. Soon Jasika will appear on season two of the Hulu hit series Underground. Her most recent film, Suicide Kale, which she both produced and stars in, is receiving accolades from the indie film community where it has won best feature and given her a best actress nod in several festivals.
Jasika has garnered a cult following from her role as Intern Dana in Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s podcast Welcome to Night Vale. She currently plays the title role in another Night Vale Presents podcast, Alice Isn’t Dead, and has lent her voice talents to the popular animated show Adventure Time and Amazon’s first animated series, the upcoming Danger & Eggs, starring Aidy Bryant.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jasika Nicole studied theater, voice and dance at Catawba College, a small private school in NC, before moving to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She starred in the title role of the musical Chasing Nicolette opposite Bronson Pinchot and appeared in several NYC stage productions, most notably the off-Broadway 60’s musical Café A Go Go. In addition to performing, Nicole has a degree in Studio Art and is an accomplished illustrator. A line of eco-friendly handbags adorned with her artwork can be found online, as well as her comics High Yella Magic and Closetalkers, which she writes and illustrates. Nicole is also a published author; she is a contributor to Autostraddle.com and her work can be seen in the Scholastic book The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves. An avid DIYer, Nicole knits, sews, bakes, makes shoes and builds furniture in her spare time.