Nicole Eggert is an American actress who is best known as ‘Summer Quinn’ of the American action drama series’ Baywatch’. She is also popular for playing other notable roles such as ‘Jamie Powell’ in the American sitcom ‘Charles in Charge’. Nicole has appeared in several television shows as a guest and has a long list of successful television film credits under her belt including ‘Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown’, ‘I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later’, ‘Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding’, ‘A Christmas Proposal’, and ‘Where's the Love?’ While she is better known in the television industry, she has also done several films in her long acting career which has spanned over three decades. Her feature film credits include ‘The Haunting of Morella’, ‘The Price of Kissing’, ‘Pink as the Day She Was Born’, ‘Sleeping Beauties’, ‘Thank You, Good Night’ and ‘The Dog Who Saved Easter.’
Nicole Eggert’s career in the show business started in a very interesting way. Her mother, Gina Duncan, a talent agent herself, entered Nicole in a beauty contest when she was five. She eventually won and also caught the eye of another agent who immediately offered her the chance to appear in a Johnson's Baby Shampoo commercial. This kicked off her career and she made her acting debut not long after in 1979 when she appeared in a television film titled ‘When Hell Was in Session’ as ‘Mary Beth Denton’.
Her film debut came shortly after in 1981 when she appeared in the American drama film ‘Rich and Famous’, directed by George Cukor, as an eight-year-old ‘Debby Blake’. Throughout the early and mid-1980s, she appeared in several important films and television shows including ‘Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother’ (voicing the character of Margaret), ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later’, and ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear’.
In 1987, Nicole landed her big break in the American sitcom ‘Charles in Charge’ alongside Scott Baio. Later in 1992, she appeared in the American action drama series ‘Baywatch’ as ‘Summer Quinn’, one of the many lifeguards in the series. She appeared in the third and fourth seasons of the show and later also appeared in two spin-offs. In 2009, Eggert participated in the winter 2010 season of ‘Celebrity Fit Club,’ telecast in VH1 and then a year later she appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.
In 2014, she took a break from her acting career and decided to explore other ventures. She owned and operated an ice-cream food truck, which according to her is a “family business” which has been started with the sole purpose of bringing “fun” and “an innovative twist to the ice-cream man”.
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Nicole Elizabeth Eggert was born in Glendale, California, on January 13, 1972, to Rolf Eggert, a canning company executive by profession, and Gina Duncan, a talent agent. It was her mother who put her in beauty contests and she became Miss Universe in the petite division at the age of five. This is when an agent noticed her and offered her a chance to enter the show business by giving her a role in a commercial for Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
Nicole was in a relationship with Canadian actor Corey Haim for a long time; they first met at the sets of ‘Blown Away’ in 1992 and got engaged later. Corey has credited her for saving his life and being there for him when he suffered from a ‘narcotic rush’.
In 2000, Nicole married American actor Justin Herwick. They have one daughter, Dilyn, born in 1998. However, the marriage did not last long and it ended in a divorce in 2002. Nicole has another daughter, Keegan, born in 2011.