In Germany, Nicki graduated from the Pestalozzi Gymnasium, High School of the Performing Arts, with a Major in Latin and Fine Arts. After 2 years of studying at the University of Music in Munich, she relocated to New York to become a makeup artist in 1988. Starting out in print and fashion she quickly moved on to design makeup for independent movies, tv shows and major motion pictures. Nicki is a two time Emmy nominee for her work on the tv show "Sex and the City" for which she also won the 2004 Hollywood Makeup Guild Award. In 2006 she was honored for her achievements with the "Designing Women Award" by "New York Women In Film and Televison". "The Devil Wears Prada" earned Nicki a BAFTA nomination in 2007" and in 2011 she won an Emmy Award for her makeup and design work of "Boardwalk Empire", the pilot, directed by Martin Scorsese. Some of her most recent work includes the Coen Brother's "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Steven Soderbergh's drama "The Knick" for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2015 and 2016 as well as a nomination for the Hollywood Makeup Guild Awards in 2015. Nicki did reunite with Martin Scorsese to design season 1 of "VINYL" for which she received an emmy nomination in 2016. Currently Nicki is designing the film musical "The Greatest SHowman On Earth" with Hugh Jackman playing circus man PT Barnum to be followed by Martin Scorsese's drama "Irishman". Nicki is also a graduate of IIPC for cosmetic and paramedical tattooing.
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