8 Things You Didn’t Know About Julianne Nicholson

Julianne Nicholson is highly likely to have seen you around because she’s portrayed a few extremely significant and memorable characters and she’s done so very effectively. Julianne Nicholson was born on July 1, 1971, in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

She is an American actress best known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as NYPD Detective Megan Wheeler. These are some minor tidbits about the brilliant actress, but we’ve also compiled a list of some unknown and intriguing facts about her that will undoubtedly spark your attention.

Julianne Nicholson
Julianne Nicholson

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Julianne Nicholson

1. Started Her Career In 1997

She’s been around for a long time since her acting career has lasted nearly two decades and is still going strong. It would be interesting to get down with anyone who started in the 80s or 90s and ask them how much the industry has evolved in the last 20 years. [1]

2. Also Worked As A Model

This seemed to have lasted around six months until she moved on. Modeling appears to be something she could do if she wanted to, but her time on television has shown that she has what it takes to be an actress.

3. Experience Stage Acting

This appears to be something beyond of her range, but it may not be because she appears reserved at times, but it has also been noted that she can ramp it up when needed and surprise people by bringing her acting skills to an entirely other intensity than many people have seen. [2]

4. Used To Work As A Waitress To Pay Bills

Many outstanding actors and actresses have worked odd jobs to pay their expenses before breaking into the spotlight. Julianne did the same thing; she used to work as a waiter to help pay her bills. [3]

5. Drop Out Of School To Pursue Acting

It appears that a few people have done this throughout cinema history, and it is not the worst thing anyone has ever done. Julliane is one of them, and happily, for her, it has worked.

6. Met Her Soulmate On Set

She married British actor Jonathan Cake in Italy in 2004; they met while filming an unaired HBO pilot called Marriage. They have two children, Ignatius Cake and Phoebe Margaret Cake.

Julianne Nicholson with her husband
Julianne Nicholson with her husband

7. Outstanding Performance In Mare of Easttown

In 2021, Nicholson appeared as Lori Ross, best friend of the titular Mare Sheehan, played by Kate Winslet in the HBO series Mare of Easttown. The series was a rating success for HBO, shattering viewership records. Her performance in the series earned her tremendous accolades, with critics praising her terrifying portrayal in the series finale in particular. Nicholson received her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for the role.

8. Guest Starred In Many Shows

In 2011, she appeared as “Jess,” one of Dr. Lawson’s panic attack patients, on Royal Pains. That same year, she featured in Boardwalk Empire as a recurrent character of US Assistant Attorney General Esther Randolph.