Nikki Tomlinson is best known for her role as Annie Nolan, Boots’ widow and mother-to-be in NBC series, Game of Silence (opposite Larenz Tate, David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Derek Phillips and Bre Blair). She also played pink-haired vampire, Ashlyn, on The Vampire Diaries, and exotic dancer, Candace, on Criminal Minds. Other acting appearances include Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Eagleheart, X-Play and Attack of the Show, where you may have caught her making out with Olivia Munn in Munn’s “Lesbionic Woman” sketch.
Nikki’s stunt credits include various walkers in AMC’s The Walking Dead (SAG Award Nominations for Best Stunt Ensemble, 2015 & 2016), a stunt acting role in Megan Leavey (with Kate Mara) and stunt doubling for Naomi Watts in Allegiant: Part 1. Other actresses she’s stunt doubled for include Kate Hudson (in Mothers Day), Taryn Manning (from Orange is the New Black), Rachel Melvin (on Sleepy Hollow), Candice King (on The Vampire Diaries), Brooke Ann Smith (on Too Close To Home), Ashley Tisdale (from High School Musical) and more.
Upcoming appearances include an acting/singing role in Pitch Perfect 3 (on which she also worked as a stunt double!), an acting role in A Bad Moms Christmas (opposite Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn), stunt doubling for Leslie Mann in The Pact (2018) and Rachel McAdams in Game Night (2018).
Nikki is passionate about equal rights for all, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community, as her biological father, author Alexus Sheppard, is transgender. Nikki maintains a close relationship with her and even wrote a chapter in Alexus’ newly released book, From Both Sides Now- a Memoir, available on Amazon.