Nikki Blonsky


At only 19 years old, actress Nikki Blonsky has seen overwhelming success as Hairspray's 'Tracy Turnblad', a role she was Golden Globe-nominated for last year. Here are some more fun facts about the outgoing actress: • She first saw the Broadway version of Hairspray on her 15th birthday. • She was working at a Coldstone Creamery ice cream store when she found out she had been cast as 'Tracy Turnblad' in the film version of Hairspray. • The director of Hairspray, Adam Shankman, called her 'Nikki Bonsklia'. • She won the "Best Young Actress" award at the 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. • She performed her first live solo with he Turtle Creek Chorale in December of 2007. • She recorded a song with guitarist Jon Kestenbaum dedicated to the victims of 9/11. • She sang Cinderella's "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" for the DisneyMania 6 album released May 2008.

Nikki Blonsky

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