Meet Nicolette Robinson The Actress Wife of Leslie Odom Jr From ‘Waitress’ Musical

Nicolette Robinson is a Los Angeles-born stage and television actress who is well known for enacting the character of Jane in the Golden Globe award-winning TV series, The Affairs. She is also notable for her striking portrayal of Jenna Hunterson in the Jessie Nelson Broadway musical, Waitress. The theatrical drama, Aida which she watched with her family at the age of 13 sparked her interest in acting which she later pursued as a career. Within her relatively short career so far, the award-winning actress has appeared in several TV and stage productions like Party of Five, Perfect Couples, Little Shop of Horrors, and Witness Uganda. In addition to her fame, Nicolette Robinson is the wife of American actor and singer, Leslie Odom Jr.

Robinson’s Background Details

The comely actress was born, Nicolette Kloe Robinson on 18th day of April 1988 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Her father, Stuart K. Robinson is an actor and director while her mother who is Jewish is a former St. Bernard High School dance teacher. Besides being a choreographer and dancer, her mom also helped to run the school’s drama department with Doug Griffin. Growing up in a family that loves art, dancing and singing, made Nicolette Robison become a theatre fanatic. She had her childhood experiences along with her younger sister in Los Angeles, CA. She is of Afro-American ethnic group and her place of birth is a pointer to her American nationality.

As for her academics, Leslie Odom Jr.’s wife had her basic education at St. Bernard High School which is a co-educational catholic school located in Playa del Rey, West Los Angeles, California. Following her graduation from high school, the slim body build actress furthered her education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theatre, Film and Television and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre in 2009.

How Did She Become an Actress?

Having loved theatre right from childhood, Nicolette Robinson made her first TV appearance at the age of 10 by appearing as a Young Girl in an episode of 1998 TV series, Encore! Encore!. She followed it up the following year by featuring as a Soccer Girl in an episode of the 1999 TV series, Party of Five. She then had her breakout role in 2014 when she was cast as Jane in the TV series, The Affairs, sharing screen space with Dominic West, Maura Tierney and Julia Goldani Telles.

Her most memorable performance was playing the lead character of Jenna Hunterson in Jessie Nelson Broadway musical, Waitress of which she became the first woman of color to enact the character. The show which ran at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York centered on Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and pie chef who unexpectedly became pregnant and felt trapped in an unhappy marriage with her abusive husband, Earl. So far, Nicolette Robinson has displayed her great acting and musical skills in many plays and TV productions including Post Office Workshop, Once on This Island, Cold Case, Hart of Dixie and Unforgettable.

She is a Mother

The dexterous actress first came in contact with her now-husband, Leslie Odom Jr. in 2008 on the set of the stage production, Once on This Island. Nicolette Robinson initially didn’t pass the audition of the aforementioned show but was called upon after one of the cast left the production and Odom who was the assistant director to Billy Porter (director) was assigned to put her through to be on the same pace with others. The duo fell head over heels in love with each other after the show and the rest is history.

A few years after their wedding, the duo expanded their small circle with the arrival of their daughter, Lucille Ruby Odom on 23rd April 2017. Her husband shared the good news with his fans on Instagram on 25th April 2017.

Her Marriage to Odom

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Nicolette Robinson on her wedding day (image source)

The couple solemnized their union on 1st December 2012 at The Majestic Halls, located in Downtown Los Angeles. It was a vintage romantic wedding ceremony. From the tables that were simply beautified with faux burlap table runners to the lovely flowers of white, purple, and blush pink in addition to different photos of the couple that was set on each table, it was indeed a memorable sight to behold. The wedding which was fully attended by their closest friends and family members was without a template as her father was a perfect Minister of Ceremonies. After the couple exhibited their killer dance moves, Robinson’s husband retrieved her garter with his teeth and she later revealed that the garter retrieval was one of her favorite moments of the reception.

Awards and Achievements

The actress’ stunning performance in UCLA’s Awaken A Cappella while in school earned her the Gant Gaither Theatre Award from the Princess Grace Foundation (USA). She also obtained a scholarship from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Nicolette Robinson’s Body Measurements

Nicolette Robinson stands at an appropriate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) with a body mass of 52 kg (114.64 lb). She further has a slim body build with a measurement of Busts – 32 inches, Hips – 26 inches, and Waist – 32 inches.

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