The Sound of Music
Special encore presentation Saturday 8/7c. Watch the special online now.
Nicole Walker played Arianne Zucker
When Nicole Walker first hit the Salem scene, she was just an underpaid waitress at the Java Cafe with big aspirations. Her dream came true when she was chosen to be the cover model for Bella magazine. From there, Nicole found herself five million dollars richer, thanks to Kate's payment for marrying Lucas. Life only got richer for Nicole when after her marriage to Lucas went bust, she married the very wealthy and powerful Victor Kiriakis.
Nicole felt like a prisoner while married to Victor, so the marriage didn't last. She went on to work for Austin Reed's new company, later transferring to Los Angeles.
Two years later, Nicole returned to Salem to take care of some unfinished business - namely, securing her divorce settlement from ex-husband Victor. She hired the dashing EJ DiMera to help her build a case. After it was revealed that Nicole was married to the sinister Trent Robbins during her marriage to Victor, she was left penniless. Luckily, her dashing attorney offered a sympathetic ear, and before long, Nicole and EJ began falling for each other. After becoming pregnant, EJ and Nicole married. When Nicole miscarried, she took desperate measures, kidnapping Sami's baby and passing it off as her own. Nicole was eventually caught and spent time in prison.
Now that she's out of jail, Nicole's ready to stir up trouble for those who have wronged her in the past, and those who stand in her way!
Arianne Zucker plays Nicole Walker
Arianne Zucker, the quintessential Southern California native, was discovered at 16 years of age by a modeling scout from It Models. She began modeling in Los Angeles where she shot several clothing catalogues and campaigns. Her career later took her to such places as Paris, Japan, Australia, and New York. As Arianne's modeling career prospered, so did her interest in television. She appeared in several national commercials including Mazda Miata and McDonald's.
Arianne decided to settle back down in Los Angeles and begin her studies as an actress at Pierce College. It was there that she first acquired her love for theater. She was involved in several workshops that included her performances in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart and Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She continued her studies at the highly reputable Howard Fine Studios where she has been a student now for many years.
Zucker got her first role in a student film at AFI (American Film Institute) and, two months after shooting, auditioned for the role of Nicole Walker on the long running Soap Opera, Days of our Lives. Four months later, Arianne became the newest member of Days of our Lives and won the Soap Opera Digest Award in 2004 for Outstanding Villainess. Zucker has also worked on CSI Miami and in 2007 did a feature film called The Last Resort scheduled for release in 2008. Since then she has done a pilot, Life in General for striketv.com scheduled to air in 2008 as well.
During her time on Days of our Lives, Zucker also worked on the stage. She co-starred in a film-noir spoof written by Frank Semerano and John Rustan called The Tangled Snarl / Murder Me Once, performed at The Fremont Center Theatre in South Pasadena. She received rave reviews, most notably from the Los Angeles Times, portraying the character of Myra Fontaine. The show ran for seven consecutive months and received six awards at the ADA Awards (Artistic Director Achievement) including Best Ensemble Cast-Comedy. The play has since been published at Samuel French Inc., The House of Plays.
In addition to her career as an actress, Arianne is also an active board member for a non-profit theater company called the Virtual Theatre Project. The company creates opportunities for actors, playwrights, directors, designers, technicians and students to express their talents in original play development and production. The company is known for its very successful play writing competition, The Pen is the Mighty Sword. Zucker believes in the idea that new talent and ideas need to be heard, and ultimately expressed, through the love and joy of writing. In addition, she devotes her time to several charities and other organizations, one of her favorites being the Make a Wish Foundation. Zucker also recently joined the USO Tour, traveling to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2004 in order to support our troops during the war effort.
Arianne Zucker currently resides in Los Angeles, California.