Nicole Ari Parker


Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, actress Nicole Ari Parker is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Parker is best known for her role as attorney Teri Joseph on the Showtime television drama Soul Food, starring in the comedy Brown Sugar with Queen Latifah, Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs and her role as Becky Barnett in the film Boogie Nights, co-starring Don Cheadle and Mark Wahlberg. In 2005, Parker married her onscreen love interest on Soul Food, actor Boris Kodjoe. The couple later starred together on the UPN situation comedy Second Time Around, which lasted only one season. In 2009, she also appeared in the comedic satire Black Dynamite as Mohagany Black alongside Michael Jai White and Sally Richardson. In 2012, Parker appeared in the all-Black Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire with Blair Underwood.

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B* Real: Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker on Their Unbreakable Bond

The couple dishes about new talk show, their lasting love. (7/7/2015)

Funny Style: Dej Loaf Gets Sexy in Sheer at the BET Awards

Amanda Seales' hilarious recap of the week in celeb fashion. (6/30/2015)

Wendy Williams: Wendy Talks With Hollywood "It" Couple

Highlights: This Hollywood couple's relationship gives us life. (6/17/2015)

Face2Face Africa to Honor Trailblazers at 2015 F.A.C.E. List Awards

Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole are among honorees.

Boris Kodjoe Pens Praiseworthy Letter to Daughter on Her 10th Birthday

The actor salutes Sophie's strength and courage in her daily battle with spina bifida.

BET Experience: Couples Revealed

Boris, Nicole, Mara & Salim discuss love & relationships. (3/3/2015)
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