Nicole is an Australian, but she has become as one of Hollywood actress. Her father is a biochemist cum clinical psychologist and her mother is a nursing instructor. As her father wanted to do some research on breast cancer, the whole family had to move to Washington. In her school going age, she was very much interested in acting and other performance as well. She was used to perform regularly at the Philip Street theatre. One day, she received an individual letter from an audience who praised on her acting and it very much touched her and encouraged her to concentrate more on acting.