Nikki Blonsky

Nikki Blonsky

  • Highest Rated: 91% Hairspray (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Waiting for Forever (2011)
  • Birthday: Nov 9, 1988
  • Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, USA
  • Great Neck, NY, teen Nikki Blonsky was still serving scoops at Cold Stone Creamery when she received the news that would change her life forever. An aspiring actress who was once deemed too young to portray dancing Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, the 17-year-old New York Village High School student thought her shot at stardom had slipped away by the time a film version of the hit musical was announced. Instead, a keen-eyed New Line assistant brought Blonsky's audition tape to the attention of producers in charge of the feature adaptation, and the rest, as they say, was history. A camera crew hit the road to capture footage of the finalists for the film role, and director Adam Shankman appeared at Cold Stone to tell Blonsky she'd be strapping on her dancing shoes. Though Blonsky had previously appeared in Great Neck productions of Hair and Alice in Wonderland, she was a virtual unknown at the time she was cast in the role originated by actress Ricki Lake back in 1988.As the Hairspray hype died down, Blonsky proved her staying power by taking the lead in the 2008 made-for-TV feature Queen Sized, which found her playing the role of a heavy girl who is elected Homecoming Queen as a cruel joke, and starred in Huge, an ABC Family series set in a weight loss camp and centering on a group of teens coming to terms with their bodies.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

52% The Last Movie Star Faith 2018
No Score Yet Pup Star: World Tour Lady Paw Paw 2018
64% Geography Club Terese 2013
39% The English Teacher Sheila Nussbaum $60.7K 2013
5% Waiting for Forever Dolores $16.8K 2011
31% Harold Rhonda Patterson 2008
No Score Yet Queen Sized Maggie Baker 2008
91% Hairspray Tracy Turnblad $118.9M 2007

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

67% Smash
2012-2013
  • 2013
90% Huge
2010
Willamina
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Teri
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2007

QUOTES FROM Nikki Blonsky CHARACTERS

Motormouth Maybelle
(to kids) Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
Motormouth Maybelle
[to kids] Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Mama I want you to meet my new friends, this here's Link and this is Tracy Turnblad
Tracy Turnblad
This is just so afrotastic!
Motormouth Maybelle
(looks at Tracy)
Motormouth Maybelle
[looks at Tracy]
Seaweed J. Stubbs
(grabs Penny) and this here is Penny Pingleton
Seaweed J. Stubbs
[grabs Penny] and this here is Penny Pingleton
Penny Pingleton
I'm very pleased and scared to be here
Motormouth Maybelle
Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street (walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record) Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!
Motormouth Maybelle
Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street [walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record] Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!
Tracy Turnblad
(to Miss Whimsey) Miss Whimsey what am I to do? Hair can't just sit there like a dead thing on your cheeks
Tracy Turnblad
[to Miss Whimsey] Miss Whimsey what am I to do? Hair can't just sit there like a dead thing on your cheeks.