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With Director Matt Hoffman - Colonian Li
Colonial Life Commercial

January 28, 2020

Check out Denise in this fun new Colonial Life Commercial. Pictured with Director, Matt Hoffman and fellow cast member, Lakysha Edwards.
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Colonial Life Commercial

January 28, 2020

Check out Denise in this fun new Colonial Life Commercial. Pictured with Director, Matt Hoffman and fellow cast member, Lakysha Edwards.
View Commercial

Colonial Life Commercial

January 28, 2020

Check out Denise in this fun new Colonial Life Commercial. Pictured with the director, Matt Hoffman and fellow cast member, Lakysha Edwards.

Colonial Life Commercial

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress

November 20, 2019

Delighted to be nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' in the 'Broadway World Regional Awards 2019'.  For the role of 'Lady Annabella Byron' in Theatre Unleashed production of 'Ada and the Engine' earlier this year.

Theatre Unleashed

Broadway World

Darling, Darling, Wendy Wins @ Indie Short Fest

November 10, 2019

Darling, Darling, Wendy wins Best Costume Design and Best Original Score at Indie Short Fest.  

Darling, Darling, Wendy IMDb Page

Indie Short Fest Los Angeles

On-Camera Audition Class

November 05, 2019

Just completed a fantastic 8 Week On-Camera Audition Course with Beth Ryne.  Highly recommended!!

Beth Ryne Studio for Acting Website

Darling, Darling, Wendy Wins Best Short Award @ LIFF

October 14, 2019

Darling, Darling, Wendy wins Best Short Award at Louisville International Festival of Film.  

Darling, Darling, Wendy IMDb Page

Louisville International Festival of Film

Darling, Darling, Wendy Wins Audience Choice Award

October 07, 2019

Darling, Darling, Wendy wins Audience Choice Award at Highland Park Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles.  

Darling, Darling, Wendy IMDb Page

Highland Park Independent Film Festival

Darling, Darling, Wendy World Premiere

October 05, 2019

Darling, Darling, Wendy World Premiere at Highland Park Independent Film Festival.  

Darling, Darling, Wendy IMDb Page

Highland Park Independent Film Festival

New Headshots

September 25, 2019

New Headshots by Vanie Poyey. 

More Headshots

Vanie Poyey Website

Coming soon to film festivals!! 


Adapted from "Peter Pan" by J.M.Barrie this short film examines the story from a grown-up Wendy's point of view, despairing of her lack of independence and opportunity in 1904 British society.  Denise plays Liza, maid to the Darling residence.  Written by Katherine Sainte Marie and directed by Elise Robertson.


Check out the trailer:  Darling, Darling, Wendy Trailer

Episode One of the new Improv Comedy Podcast 'Low Budget Radio Show' goes LIVE today!!

The trio from the North Hollywood Improv Troupe 'ImprompTU Imposters' together again for a weekly podcast, given suggested characters/situations from the audience and then...hold onto your seats, it could be a bumpy, yet highly enjoyable ride! A 10-15min burst of fun to brighten up your week.

Listen here to Ep One and future episodes:  Low Budget Radio Show Podcast

An amazing day working with students from Washington Prep High School at Universal Studios, Hollywood, helping with their end of year film projects. Thank you BAFTA LA for inviting me to be part of this inspiring event.  Can't wait to see the finished films.

BAFTA LA - Inner City Mentoring

April 02, 2019

Due to popular demand and sold out performances, Ada and the Engine has added 2 more dates - Friday, April 5th @ 8pm and Sunday, April 7th @ 7pm. Both shows expected to sell out quickly.

Book tickets here

Ada and the Engine Reviews

March 31, 2019

"His less than adoring wife Anabella Byron (played by the delightfully unyielding Denise Nicholson)." - Christine Deitner, The Theatre Times

"Her mother, Anabella Byron (Denise Nicholson is wonderful as Ada’s overprotective mother) attempts tirelessly to separate Ada from literature and into math and science." - Mary E. Montoro, All About the Stage

"Nicholson succeeds in portraying a mother who punishes her child for the sins of its father, and is nasty enough that one keeps expecting her to bellow out, “No wire coat hangers ever!”" - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution 

"As Ada’s mother, Anabella Byron, Denise Nicholson brought the right level of sternness and disapproval and authority to the role. Watching her facial expressions while Ada was interacting with Babbage said multitudes about her attitudes on the matter." - Daniel Faigin, Observations Along the Road

"The experienced supporting cast shines, particularly enjoyed Denise Nicholson as the cold calloused mother who is afraid of losing her only daughter the same way she lost her husband." - Mike Check

Ada and the Engine is featured in the LA Times today!

LA Times article

March 21, 2019

Ada and the Engine SOLD OUT Opening Weekend!!

February 04, 2019

Rehearsals start this week for 'Ada and the Engine'.  The cast and creative team headed to San Jose to visit the Computer History Museum to view their current exhibit of Ada Lovelace (the lead character of our play).  Ada was a mathematician and visionary (1815 - 1852) and is often referred to as 'the first programmer'. Wonderful exhibit and museum, well worth a visit.

Meet the Cast of Ada and the Engine

January 24, 2019

Denise is thrilled to be cast in the role of 'Lady Anabella Byron' in Lauren Gunderson's 'ADA AND THE ENGINE'. Produced by 'Theatre Unleashed', playing March 21 - 31, 2019.

Ada and the Engine

That's a Wrap for Lost Girls: Angie's Story

January 31, 2019

That's a wrap for Lost Girls: Angie's Story.  A big thank you to Julia Verdin (Director/Producer), Cady McClain (Producer) for inviting me to be a part of this project.

Lost Girls: Angie's Story

Artists for Change

Compelling in both story and action, LOST GIRLS: ANGIE’S STORY is a tale of triumph over adversity, of hope over shame. Sex trafficking has become the number 2 criminal activity in the US. 'Artists for Change' hopes to inspire audiences to use their voice and support the victims who were and still are forced to endure the brutal injustice of sex trafficking.  

IMDb Page

Artists for Change

Denise is delighted join the cast of the upcoming feature film, Lost Girls: Angie's Story.  Directed by Julia Verdin. Denise will play 'Ida' a former 'lost girl', turned madam.  

Having a great time on set playing Liza, a no-nonsense Cockney housemaid.

Denise will play the role of Liza in the upcoming short film 'Darling, Darling, Wendy', shooting end of April.

On the fifteenth anniversary of her journey to Neverland, Wendy lies in wait in the family nursery for Peter Pan. As she attempts to persuade him to take her back to the magical island from her childhood, Peter confronts her with a startling secret.  Adapted from "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie this story examines Munchausen By Proxy. 

More info: IMDb Page

New Commercial Representation!

February 20, 2018

Denise is thrilled to join Coast to Coast Talent Group for Commercial representation.  Looking forward to working together and building a successful partnership!

SOLD OUT! The Vagina Monologues

February 17, 2018

An incredible, sold out performance of The Vagina Monologues. All proceeds going to Peace Over Violence.

More Info:  V-Day  Peace Over Violence

Denise is thrilled to reprise the role of Stephanie/Star Child in the staged reading of The Anniversary Issue.  Denise performed scenes from this show at Theatre Unleashed, Short+Sweet Hollywood, and Serial Killers at Sacred Fools. This will be the first time the script, written by L.A. playwright Gregory Crafts, has been read publicly in its entirety.

For more info and (free) tickets Click here

Performing in The Vagina Monologues - Feb 2018

December 18, 2017

Denise will be performing in The Vagina Monologues as part of V-Day 2018!!  All proceeds will go to Peace Over Violence.  2018 is the 20th Anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and V-Day.

More Info:  V-Day  Peace Over Violence

Catch Denise in the new Google Pixel 2 Commercial.

Watch it here on YouTube


June 21, 2017

"Best Superhero" - Denise has been nominated in the highly prestigious (hmm, well maybe not) 12th annual Thursty awards!  Performing as 'Starchild' in The Anniversary Issue at 'Serial Killers at the Sacred Fools Theater'.  

More info : Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater FB Page

So excited to be performing in her 2nd Improv show in North Hollywood!!  

Denise is delighted to join Bohemia Group for worldwide management representation.  Looking forward to working together and building a successful partnership!

'The Anniversary Issue' won the audience vote for the 2nd week last night!!   Denise will be performing again in Episode 3 on Saturday 22nd!!

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Following last week's blistering performance at Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood, 'The Anniversary Issue' won the audience vote to return to perform Episode 2 tonight! 

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Following a great run at the Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival, 'The Anniversary Issue' has been invited to participate in 'Serial Killers' at Sacred Fools Theater this weekend in Hollywood!!

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Denise is thrilled to be performing in her first improv show as part of 'Theatre Unleased' new improv troupe 'impromTU imposters' on October 14th.

More info:  imprompTU imposters

SOLD OUT! - Denise is delighted to be part of 'The Anniversary Issue', performing at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, 8-11 September as part of Short+Sweet Hollywood.  Tickets available at:

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July 29, 2016

Denise was selected to attend the Jameson First Shot Weekender in Los Angeles. She shot a comedy short and transformed into a Superhero!  

July 21, 2016

Denise co-star's in UCB Comedy's hilarious new Web Series 'MOTHER MARY', directed by Dan Gregor (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend & How I Met Your Mother).

July 12, 2016

Denise was thrilled to be invited to take part in a short film about BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomer Program.  (A two-year new talent initiative, recognizing and supporting rising UK stars who have recently moved to Los Angeles to further their development and career.)

Denise attends the yearly BAFTA Los Angeles Garden Party at the British Consulate-General Residence.

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