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Julianne Nicholson


Julianne Nicholson is an American actress. Julianne Nicholson is best recognized for her roles in the film August: Osage County and the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Masters of Sex, Eyewitness, and Mare of Easttown.

Early Life

Julianne was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. Her full birth date is July 1, 1971, and is currently 52 years old.

She is the eldest daughter of Kate (Gilday) and James O. Nicholson, Jr., and is of Irish descent. The actress moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. There, she joined Hunter College as a General Studies Major.


Nicholson started her career in the year 1997 and since then she has appeared in many films and TV shows. In her first feature film role, she starred opposite Michael Caine and James Spader in the Peter Yates film called Curtain Call. Then, she won what proved to be both her breakthrough and favourite role of a headstrong young feminist in Peter Chan’s The Love Letter.

The actress has worked with other international directors in films such as Nick Hurran’s Little Black Book, and Alain Berliner’s Passion of Mind. Furthermore, her domestic drama credits include Staten Island, William Vincent, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Tully, Kinsey, and August: Osage County.

Moreover, she also appeared in domestic comedy films which include Puccini For Beginners, Seeing Other People, and Disney’s Togo opposite Willem Dafoe. Among her TV credits are a supporting role in the television miniseries Storm of the Century and guest-starring roles in ER and Law & Order.

Furthermore, the actress was tapped by Steven Spielberg for the lead role in the paranormal drama called The Others. She became one of the main cast members of the hit show Ally McBeal, portraying Jenny Shaw for 13 episodes in late 2001. Moreover, she worked on the medical drama Presidio Med and the HBO pilot Marriage.

She worked on the short-lived NBC television drama called Conviction. In this drama, her best-known role, Megan Wheeler, is in the sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Then, in 2011, she guest-starred on Royal Pains as Jess, one of Dr. Lawson’s patients, who has panic attacks.

More about the career

In addition, Julianne also appeared on Boardwalk Empire as the recurring character of U.S. Assistant Attorney General Esther Randolph in 2011. Then, in 2012, she guest-starred as Callie Simko, an attorney who has an interest in Will Gardner, on The Good Wife.

On October 16, 2016, the actress played the lead role of Sheriff Helen Torrance in USA Network’s 10-episode police drama called Eyewitness. Later, she starred in the HBO series Mare of Easttown as Lori Ross, best friend of the titular Mare Sheehan, played by Kate Winslet in 2021.

Moreover, the role of Lori Ross won her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. Also, she earned a nomination at the Critics Choice Awards for the same role. Her credits in theatre include plays written by Craig Lucas, Adam Rapp, and Sam Shepard.

Julianne Nicholson

Caption: Julianne Nicholson in Mare of Easttown. Source: Instagram.

Julianne Nicholson – Brand Endorsements

Talking about her endorsing brands, she has not publicly spoken about her endorsing any brands. Being a famous personality, she might have endorsed various products of different brands. However, Nicholson has not mentioned any pages of brands on her Instagram account.

Relationship Status

Nicholson met British actor Jonathan Cake on an unaired HBO pilot called Marriage. Since then they started dating and finally got married in 2004 in Italy.

Fortunately, she and her husband welcomed their first child, Ignatius, in September 2007. Then, their daughter Phoebe Margaret Cake was born on April 30, 2009.

Julianne Nicholson

Caption: Julianne Nicholson with her husband. Source: Instagram.

Body Measurements

The actress’s height is about 5 feet 9 inches and her weight is 59 іn kіlоgrаmѕ. Moreover, she has an attractive body and her body stats are bust-waist-hip 34-24-34 in inches. Julianne has a beautiful pair of hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

Julianne Nicholson

Caption: Julianne Nicholson posing for the photo. Source: Instagram.

Social Media

Julianne is available on Instagram with the username @juliannenicholsonofficial. Her Instagram account is verified and has more than 31.6k followers. However, she does not use other social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Julianne Nicholson – Net Worth 2023

As per various sources, Julianne’s net worth is estimated to be around 3 million dollars. She has been able to garner all these sums from her successful profession as an actress. Thus, she is living a lavish life with her husband and children.