Meet Vancouver-based actor Nicole Oliver.
Meet Nicole Oliver
“Bronies” around the world recognize Nicole Oliver for her voice over work on the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but Nicole’s impressive 20-year career includes countless other notable roles in film and television, on both sides of the camera. Her work spans genres and mediums, with a recent project including voicing several characters in Seth Rogen’s adult animation comedy Sausage Party, to several years of hosting the Slice Network hit series Crash Test Mommy.
Nicole is currently appearing in the buzzed about Lifetime Movie Britney Ever After, where she takes on the role of pop princess Britney Spears’ mom, Lynne Spears.
20 Questions with Nicole Oliver
1Your first job.
My first job was as a chamber maid at my Uncle’s resort in Manitoba. I was 12 years old and my duties included cleaning the cabins, changing linens etc.
2The job you always wanted as a child.
I thought it would be cool to be the person who names nail polish colours. Or a trial lawyer. I was all over the place as a child with my dreams!
3Your pet peeve.
People who don’t let you finish your sentence before they jump in with their two cents. I think we’ve lost the art of the conversation, and I really appreciate people who listen BEFORE sharing their opinion.
5Your biggest indulgence.
Facials and skin care products.
6One thing no one knows about you.
I am obsessed with young adult literature. Obsessed!
7Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Water. Lavender essential oil. Sunscreen.
8The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
9If you were not an actor, what would you be doing?
I would be a lawyer.
10Hero or villain?
Villains are more interesting …
11Your life’s motto/mantra.
The worst thing you can ever say is: what would have happened if?” Seize your moments.
12The song that gets the most play on your iTunes playlist.
That is always changing. Right now I love 24K Magic by Bruno Mars. Earth Wind and Fire’s September is a classic.
13Your favourite play.
My favourite new play is Onegin, the original musical that was on at the Arts Club last season. Love that show!
14If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be and why?
I love cartoons. I think it would be a mix of Jessica Rabbit for her sultry vivaciousness and wardrobe, The Road Runner for his speed and timing, and Wonder Woman, because, well … it’s Wonder Woman.
15What will it say on your grave marker?
Lived and loved completely and with no regrets.
16Who would you most like to have dinner with?
From any time in history? Queen Elizabeth, Barbara Walters, Meryl Streep and Rihanna would make for interesting dinner conversation.
17Your idea of happiness.
In my garden, pulling weeds and listening to my kids playing outside.
18The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
19If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 20-year old self?
Breathe … oh, and you do not need to be on a diet. Eat a sandwich!!
20To be or not to be?
To be. Always to be.