Nichole Bloom (born as Nichole Sakura O'Connor on December 15, 1989 in Santa Clara County, California, USA) is an American actress and model.

She voiced and motion captured the role of Emily in the game Until Dawn.

Early Life

Nichole was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mother is Japanese and her father is Caucasian. She loved recreating characters and doing funny voices from a very young age. As a child, she begged her parents to help her get an agent, and then at the age of 14, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a career. Nichole attended Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley. Nichole went on to attend the University of Southern California as a Theater major and graduated early, after three years. She says it was a challenge for her to get cast in the university's own plays because she dedicated so much of her spare time to professional auditions outside of school.


She started her career off in 2010 in the independent short film, Everyday, where she played the lead role. The next year, in 2011, she starred in another short film, Carpool, opposite Morgan Pavey and Andy Dulman. She gained widespread recognition in 2012 as JB's Girl in Project X, which was a box office success, earning 100.9 million in total box office sales, on a budget of only 12 million. The film received three MTV Movie Award nominations, Best Comedic Performance, Best On-Screen Dirtbag, and Best Music. She continued her success in the same year with the independent film, Model Minority, in which Bloom plays the lead role, her first lead role.

The film has garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences. The film currently holds a 6.6 from audience viewers. The film won many award from the Sacramento Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival, etc. Bloom also garnered a Special Jury Prize at the 28th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for Best New Actress.

She has also done commercial work and modeled for American Apparel.

In 2015, Bloom starred in the horror video game Until Dawn, where she voiced and motion captured the character Emily.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Everyday Nichole O'Connor Short film
2011 Carpool Rachel Short film
2012 Project X JB's Girl
2012 Model Minority Kayla Tanaka
2015 Man Up Kayla
2016 Teenage Cocktail Annie Fenton Main role


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Teen Wolf Rinko 2 episodes
2014 Grey's Anatomy Leanne 1 episode
2014-2016 Shameless  Amanda 17 episodes
2015-present Superstore Cheyenne Main cast

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Until Dawn Emily Davis Voice and motion-capture


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