Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Off-Broadway production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is to close next month after more than 1,000 performances, producer Daryl Roth said Tuesday.
ABC cancels new comedy 'Huge'

ABC cancels new comedy 'Huge'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- ABC Family has canceled "Huge," starring Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff, due to the new show's tiny ratings, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.
Blonsky, Hasselhoff to headline 'Huge'

Blonsky, Hasselhoff to headline 'Huge'

BURBANK, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- ABC Family says its new U.S. scripted drama series "Huge," starring Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff, is to debut next month.
MTV to air scripted mystery series

MTV to air scripted mystery series

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. cable television network MTV announced plans to air "Valemont," a new scripted, supernatural mystery series, starring Kristen Hager and Eric Balfour.
Blonsky, Golden cleared in airport brawl

Blonsky, Golden cleared in airport brawl

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Nikki Blonsky and Bianca Golden have been cleared of all charges stemming from a West Indian airport brawl involving their families, police said.
Blonsky, Golden brawl tales differ

Blonsky, Golden brawl tales differ

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Nikki Blonsky and TV personality Bianca Golden are offering vastly different accounts regarding their summer brawl at a Caribbean airport.
Sources: 'Hairspray' star Blonsky arrested

Sources: 'Hairspray' star Blonsky arrested

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Nikki Blonsky and "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bianca Golden were charged with assault after a brawl in a West Indies airport, sources said.
Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- New Line Cinema reportedly is planning a sequel to the movie musical "Hairspray," which was based on a U.S. stage musical, inspired by a non-musical film.

'Hairspray' to be re-released in theaters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The big-screen Hollywood musical "Hairspray," which is now available on DVD, is slated to be re-released in two U.S. theaters.

'Atonement' grabs 7 Golden Globe nods

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Atonement" led the field with seven Golden Globe nominations when nods for the prizes were announced Thursday in Hollywood.

N.J. to host 'Hairspray' premiere

NEWARK, N.J., July 16 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., is rolling out the red carpet for the cast of the new movie musical, "Hairspray."

Pfeiffer plays villain in 'Hairspray' film

TORONTO, July 17 (UPI) -- Michelle Pfeiffer is rounding out the cast of the film version of the Tony-award-winning musical "Hairspray," with shooting set to begin in Toronto Sept. 5.
Nikki Blonsky
(L-R) Amanda Bynes, Nikki Blonsky, Elijah Kelley, Brittany Snow and Zac Efron attend the launch of the authentic "Hairspray" fashion dolls and autograph signing at Toys 'r' Us in New York on July 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Nicole "Nikki" Blonsky (born November 9, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, a 2007 screen adaptation of the stage musical adaptation of the John Waters film of the same name and as Maggie Baker in Queen Sized.

Blonsky was born in Great Neck, New York, which is in Nassau County on Long Island NY, the daughter of Karen (née Smeja), a school aide, and Carl Blonsky, a municipal worker for the village water pollution control district. Blonsky worked at Cold Stone Creamery before starting her work on Hairspray.

She graduated from Great Neck Village School in June 2005, having transferred into the school from Great Neck North High School in her sophomore year, because she was teased for being overweight, but in the High School she transfered to, she became very popular. Her father is Jewish but she was raised in her mother's Catholic religion. She wanted to be Tracy Turnblad when she saw Hairspray on Broadway. She tried out for the part then, but was told she was too young. Coincidentally, she was born the same year the original Hairspray film was released.

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