Nicole “Nikki” Bilderback grew up in Dallas, Texas as an all-American girl. She was born in Seoul, Korea but is a mix of Korean, Japanese and Chinese, giving her a versatile Asian-American look. Nicole was adopted as a newborn by Jim and Lois Bilderback. Being the youngest child and only daughter, Nikki started dance training at the young age of 3 years old. She is proficient in all styles of dance- specializing in lyrical, modern, contemporary, ballet and hip/hop. Nikki is a major fitness buff and is an avid yogi (hot yoga), enjoys spin, high intensity circuit training and is well experienced in kick boxing and mixed martial arts, enabling her to perform her own stunts.
Having done numerous national commercials, Nicole has made her mark guest starring and recurring on popular television shows such as BROOKLYN NINE- NINE, NCIS: New Orleans, THE ROOKIE, GOOD GIRLS, BONES, ANDI MACK, PERCEPTION, THE MENTALIST, HUMAN TARGET, CASTLE, NUMB3RS, HOUSE, HEROES, COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, BOSTON LEGAL, DAWSON’S CREEK, and DARK ANGEL. And that’s just to name a few! Some of her feature film credits include CLUELESS, CAN’T HARDLY WAIT, LEGALLY BLONDE 2, BAD GIRLS FROM VALLEY HIGH, plus many more! Nikki is probably most recognized as the bitchy cheerleader “Whitney” in the blockbuster mega-hit BRING IT ON, starring Kirsten Dunst.
“I am an actress, who happens to be Asian American. Not an Asian Actress. This does not limit my ability, nor should it limit my opportunities to play any female character.” A role that stands out as the perfect example of this, Nicole was cast as the female lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film, THE NEW TWENTY. It’s a non-ethnic specific role AND the female lead. Being marked by critics as “The St. Elmo’s Fire of this generation”- LA Weekly, the film received numerous awards at all the film festivals both nationwide and internationally. In the summer of 2008, she won The Grand Jury Award BEST LEAD ACTRESS at the Los Angeles Out Fest Film Festival for her first female leading lady role. www.thenewtwentymovie.com.
As an actress/writer/producer, Nikki has written a ½ hour single camera comedy pilot loosely based on her life as a Tex-Asian American actress in Hollywood titled, RED, WHITE and YELLOW. Ms. Bilderback has created 3 treatments ready to pitch and sell- two tv series ideas and a feature film. In addition, she is teaming up with veteran producers to co-produce mainstream feature films. (2019)
Ms. Bilderback is one of the leads in the action film MERCENARIES, which had a nationwide limited theater release, and stars alongside Vivica A. Fox, Zoe Bell, Kristanna Loken and Bridgette Nielson. She continues to work frequently, guest starring and recurring on hit television shows. She can currently be seen as a lead in the Netflix exclusive thriller STAGED KILLER streaming on Netflix!