Lydia Nicole’s
Biography
 

Tenacity, courage, audacity, diversity, and inspiration are trademarks of Lydia Nicole. An award winning entertainer, she is on a mission to do it all. She is – actress, writer, comedian, executive, inspirational speaker, and mother.

 

Over the years she has been featured in many television shows and feature films, from Indecent Proposal starring Robert Redford to Hollywood Shuffle starring Robert Townsend to Stand and Deliver with Oscar nominee Edward James Olmos to name a few. Her acting career spans over 25 years.  

 

Lydia’s career took another turn when she decided to write and perform a one-woman show based on her childhood “A Rose In Spanish Harlem”. The playwright and actress transforms herself ala Lily Tomlin into an acting machine. She brings the audience a barrio of characters, whose diversity includes gender, race and socio-economics. Lydia has toured her show throughout college campuses and theatres and recently at the Los Angeles Women Theater Festival. The show is now been turned into a screenplay. 

 

For the last several years she has been producing with Filmmaker Robert Townsend. She is an associate producer on several projects including Robert Townsend’s upcoming feature film “In The Hive”, as well as the webseries “Los Americans”, a story of a modern Latino-American family. She is also associate producer for Showtime’s “Why We Laugh”, a documentary on the history of African American comedians from slavery to present, including interviews with such legends as Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Chris Rock and the Wayans. 

 

Lydia has become an inspiration for disenfranchised; giving back to the very community she came from. She speaks at inner-city schools, churches and juvenile correctional facilities. She has also served as a spokesperson for Athletes & Entertainers For Kids, PEACE Fund and Artsreach, with whom she collaborated and directed “When The Bough Breaks”, an award-winning documentary about incarcerated teen mothers. 

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