Nichole Marie Hiltz is an American actress most popular for her role in the long-running drama series ‘In Plain Sight.’ She began her career as an actress in the late 1990s with brief appearances in TV series and movies, such as ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’, ‘Signs of Life’, and ‘Amazons and Gladiators.’ She became a popular face after appearing in the horror movie ‘May’, which turned out to be her biggest career hit. Despite playing only supporting roles, Hiltz was a constant feature in many TV series, including popular dramas like ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘The O.C’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘The Shield’, ‘Bones’, and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. Hiltz landed leading roles only later in her career. She was first seen as the lead in ‘Good Girls Don’t,’ but the series folded early. Later, she enjoyed a longer spell of success with ‘The Riches’ before landing her breakthrough with ‘In Plain Sight.’ Hiltz played the role of Brandi Shannon in the crime mystery series for four seasons. Her role as the protagonist’s younger sister was widely lauded. Her last releases include the movies ‘Leonie’ and ‘Should've Been Romeo.’
Nichole Hiltz began her acting career in 1999 with a brief appearance in the short ‘Sporting Dog.’ In the next year, she had a minor role in the movie ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ In 2001, she appeared in the movies ‘Shallow Hal’ and ‘Amazons and Gladiators’ before playing the role of Belinda in the TV series ‘Signs of Life.’ In 2002, she appeared in the movie ‘May’ as Ambrosia and later was seen in supporting roles in the films ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Rave’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’ In the same year, she had guest roles in the popular TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in the episode titled ‘Seeing Red’ and later in ‘V.I.P.’, where she played the role of Jenna Murphy in the episode ‘Diagnosis Val.’ Towards the end of the year, she appeared in the crime drama thriller ‘The Shield’ as Tulips and was seen in two episodes: ‘Dragonchasers’ and ‘Barnstormers.’ She began 2003 with appearances in the movie ‘Scorched’, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, and the short ‘Where’s Angelo?’ She continued appearing in popular TV series and was seen as Crystal in ‘The Best Sex Ever’ and later as Gabrielle in ‘The O.C.’ She also played the role of Natasha Rifkin in the popular crime series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’.
In 2004, Hiltz received a minor breakthrough and her first leading role in the series ‘Good Girls Don’t’ as Lizzie. She was seen alongside Bree Turner, Joy Gohring, and Kevin Christy in this popular comedy series for eight episodes. Her other appearances in the year included the movies ‘Spanglish’, ‘Perfect Opposites’, and ‘Renegade.’ In ‘Cold Case’, she portrayed the role of Doreen Denova in the ‘Disco Inferno’ episode. The year 2005 proved to be a disappointing one for Hiltz as she had fewer projects overall. She was first seen in the TV series ‘Strong Medicine’ as Katie Burke and later as Amy Rasmussen in ‘NYPD Blue.’ She played supporting roles in the movies ‘All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos’ and ‘Venice Underground.’ The next year proved to be more productive for Hiltz with a string of roles. She played guest roles in TV series such as ‘Las Vegas’, ‘Masters of Horror’, ‘Smallville’, and ‘Desperate Housewives.’ Her movie credits for the year include ‘Alien Autopsy’, ‘Full Clip’, ‘Trailer Park Boys: The Movie’, and ‘Gay Robot.’
In 2007, Hiltz landed the role of Ginny Dannegan in the Dmitry Lipkin comedy drama series ‘The Riches.’ She played this role for nine episodes from 2007 to 2008. She also appeared in a guest role in the TV series ‘Human Giant.’ She landed her most popular role in 2008 after being cast as Brandi Shannon in the crime mystery ‘In Plain Sight,’ directed by David Maples. She starred alongside Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, and Paul Ben-Victor in the popular series. She played this role for fifty episodes from 2008 to 2012. Her other appearances in 2008 include the Steven Goldmann horror ‘Trailer Park of Terror’, a guest role in the comedy romance ‘Wainy Days’, and a recurring role as Roxie Lyon in the crime series ‘Bones.’ Her appearances dwindled in the 2010s. She was seen in relatively fewer projects. In the 2010 biography drama ‘Leonie’, Hiltz played the role of Ethel Ames and was seen alongside Emily Mortimer, Shidô Nakamura, and Christina Hendricks. In 2011, she appeared in a guest role in the comedy ‘Pretend Time.’ Her last appearance on the big screen was in 2012 in the Marc Bennett movie ‘Should've Been Romeo’ as Anna. Since then, she has taken a hiatus from acting.
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Family & Personal Life
Nichole Marie Hiltz was born on 3 September 1978, in Hanover, Massachusetts, U.S. Information about her early life and childhood isn’t available. She was previously in a relationship with the Canadian actor Mike Smith, and the duo was briefly engaged in 2006. The couple met each other on the sets of ‘Trailer Park Boys: The Big Dirty.’ She had a child with her former boyfriend in 2010.