This San Antonio native began building a solid resume almost immediately after arriving in Hollywood at age 3. Before her first television appearance, Nikki enjoyed modeling for Disney Campaigns, GAP, American Girl, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada and Little Marc Jacobs to name a few but her but her real passion began to show through at an early age.
In 2009 Nikki began landing solid roles in numerous network television shows including, CSI-Miami, NCIS-LA, The Closer, Criminal Minds as well as some of her favorite Disney and Nickelodeon shows, iCarly and Jessie. She also enjoys working on commercials and has landed over 23 national campaigns including her most recent State Farm commercial with Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In 2011 Nikki brought big laughs into everyone's living rooms when she starred as the daughter of Tom Hanks in a spoof skit of TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" on the Jimmy Kimmel Live post-Academy Awards special. Nikki played the role of "Sophie Hanks," a child pageant queen with an overbearing stage Dad (Hanks). Immediately after the show's original airing, the segment went viral, giving the young actress a cult-like comedy following. The skit was also aired during the Oprah Winfrey Show in an interview with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
In 2012 Nikki displayed her ability in another genre when she was cast on her first "villian" role as sociopath child killer "Jenny Reynolds" for American Horror Story - Asylum in the episode "Origins of Monstrosity". Later this same year Nikki switches to a lighter role as she gets to play Selena Gomez's little cousin Bianca in "Alex vs Alex" The Wizards Return a Disney Channel Original Movie.
2013 was year of 'Mini-me's" as Nikki gets to play young Lucy Hale when she lands the role of Mini Aria, for Pretty Little Liars in "A is for ALIVE". Although she only worked on that particular episode, this role really thrust her into the spotlight as Lucy Hale herself posted a couple of instagram pictures of Nikki and herself for the PLL fans to see. This same year she also played young Mia Mitchell as "Young Callie" in the episode "Padre" for The Fosters on ABC Family which received rave reviews.
2015 Nikki lands the coveted role of Emily Cooper in Disney's Adventures in Babysitting - 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) with Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson. The 100th DCOM was directed by John Schultz (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer) and Exec.Produced by Michelle Manning (Teen Beach 2, The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders). Michelle Manning has become a personal friend and mentor for Nikki and friend of the family as well.
Nikki is only 13 but has already been so fortunate to work alongside, and learn from Hollywood legends such as Jim Belushi, Kyra Sedgewick, Elijah Wood, Henry Winkler, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, Elisabeth Rohm, Ken Leung and Two-Time Academy Awards Winners Tom Hanks and Jessica Lange.