Nikki Blonsky is a critically acclaimed Hollywood actress, singer and dancer who has received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. Yet, for a two year span Nikki Blonsky could not find any work in Hollywood. There have been many excuses forwarded by casting agents, producers and directors for not hiring Nikki Blonsky but the reason is likely because she is a full-figured actress with a very young face. However, in 2013 Nikki Blonsky acted in the television series "Smash" and also filmed roles in the movie "The English Teacher" and the "Geography Club". In 2014 she will be filming the movie "Evil Nature." She is a proof that perseverance combined with talent can overcome almost any obstacle.
A full-figured actress such as Nikki Blonsky in Hollywood has a very difficult challenge because the roles provided can sometimes be disparaging to those individuals who live in larger bodies. What some of the directors and producers forget is that Nikki Blonsky is not someone bereft of talent but in fact exactly the opposite. Nikki Blonsky has proven through her early work that her talent is equal her size if not greater.
What Nikki Blonsky must realize is that she is as an important an actress as Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy in terms of being a role model for young actresses who are full figured individuals.
Nikki Blonsky's value to both Hollywood and young actresses is huge because her presence as a Hollywood actress shows young full-figured actresses that they can play roles in which they do not have to bring attention to themselves by making themselves the subject of jokes and ridicule. Nikki Blonsky's presence as an actress in Hollywood lets young full-figured women understand that just like Melissa McCarthy and Queen Latifah they also can thrive as actresses.