Nichole Sakura O'Connor (born December 15, 1989), artistically known as Nichole Bloom, is an American actress and model. She's known for her roles as Amanda in Showtime's Shameless (2011-2021), and Cheyenne Taylor Lee in NBC's Superstore (2015).
Nichole was born and raised in California, the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mother is Japanese and her father is Irish American. She loved recreating characters and doing funny voices from a very young age. As a child, she begged her parents to help her get an agent, and then at the age of 14, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Bloom attended Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, and later, she attended University of Southern California as a Theater major and graduated early, after three years. She says it was a challenge for her to get cast in the university's own plays because she dedicated so much of her spare time to professional auditions outside of school.
She started her career off in 2010 in the independent short film, Everyday, where she played the lead role. The next year, in 2011, she starred in another short film, Carpool, opposite Morgan Pavey and Andy Dulman. She gained widespread recognition in 2012 as JB's Girl in Project X, which was a box office success, earning 100.9 million in total box office sales, on a budget of only 12 million. The film received three MTV Movie Award nominations, Best Comedic Performance, Best On-Screen Dirtbag, and Best Music. She continued her success in the same year with the independent film, Model Minority, in which Bloom plays the lead role, her first lead role.
The film has garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences. The film currently holds a 6.6 from audience viewers. The film won many award from the Sacramento Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival, etc. Bloom also garnered a Special Jury Prize at the 28th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for Best New Actress.
She has also done commercial work and modeled for American Apparel.
|2010||Everyday||Nichole O'Connor||Short film|
|2012||Project X||JB's Girl|
|2012||Model Minority||Kayla Tanaka|
|2016||Teenage Cocktail||Annie Fenton||Main role|
|2017||Lazer Team 2||Maggie Wittington|
|2014||Teen Wolf||Rinko||2 episodes|
|2014||Grey's Anatomy||Leanne||1 episode|
|2017-2019||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Carla, Pepelina, Nanini, Gecky, Bobo||6 episodes|
|2018-2020||Robot Chicken||Various Characters||2 episodes|
|2020||Big Hero 6: The Series||Olivia|
|2015||Until Dawn||Emily Davis||Voice and motion-capture|