Born and raised in Germany, Nicki attended Munich's Pestalozzi Gymnasium, High School of the Performing Arts, with a Major in Latin and Fine Arts. After studying at the Conservatory of Music in Munich, she relocated to New York to become a makeup artist. Starting out in NY's thriving independed movie scene of the 90s, she moved on to tv and major motion pictures. Nicki has designed makeup for some of the most prestiges directors in the business, such as The Coen Borthers, Steven Soderberg and Martin Scorsese. Nicki is a 5 time Emmy nominee for the tv shows "Sex and the City", Steven Soderbergh's drama "The Knick" and Martin Scorsese's HBO series "VINYL". Nicki won an Emmy Award for her makeup design for Martin Scorsese's pilot of "Boardwalk Empire" . "The Devil Wears Prada" earned Nicki a BAFTA nominee. Some of Nicki’s most recent makeup design work includes the film musical "The Greatest Showman" and Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman". Todd Phillip's "Joker" earned Nicki an Academy Award Nomination as well as a Bafta Nomination. Nicki is an active member of the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" and the "Bristish Academy of Film and Television Arts" (BAFTA).
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