Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Jasika Nicole's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - She's Out of My League
2006 - Take the Lead
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Restaurant Patron
Jasika Nicole Pruitt (born 1980), known professionally as Jasika Nicole, is an American actress and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama born and raised. She is best known for portraying Astrid Farnsworth in the Fox television series Fringe.
Pruitt studied dance, voice and theatre at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has been open about being a lesbian since she started dating women while she was filming Take the Lead. She was also featured in the 2010 OUT 100 list in Out magazine, and was photographed alongside Bruno Tonioli, Armistead Maupin, and Bill Silva for the issue.
She loves to draw. She sold baby-back ribs at a chain restaurant in Birmingham to save money to move to New York City.
Pruitt studied theatre, dance, voice and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
She's studying the production of graphic novels as she creates her own series, called "High Yella Magic".
In her younger days, she spent some time in show choir. Fans got a glimpse of her singing talent when sang a short piece from "A Chorus Line" in Fringe's Season 2 musical episode "Brown Betty." It made such a splash, Fringe fans started a petition asking Fox and the producers of Glee to book Pruitt as a guest star.
Pruitt gave the Commencement Address to the Catawba College 2012 graduating class, in Salisbury, North Carolina.
She married her long-time partner, Claire J. Savage (October 5, 2013).
- She sold baby-back ribs at a chain restaurant in Birmingham to save money to move to New York City
- She studied theatre, dance, voice and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
- She loves to draw