Hairspray starlet Nikki Blonsky is breaking into television on ABC Family’s Huge.
The 20-year-old actress will play Willamina, a teen whose sardonic and rebellious nature make her a menace to some and revolutionary to others. Andrew Caldwell, Zander Eckhouse, Harvey Guillen, Ari Stidham, Ashley Holliday and Hayley Hasselhoff also star in the series.
The series, which is based off of Sasha Paleyâ€™s book of the same name, is set to premiere on the network in summer 2010.
Huge is about the lives of seven teens and the staff at a weight-loss camp, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other.
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Check out Nikki Blonsky as Poppy Barker in this new shot from MTV’s Valemont!
The 20-year-old actress has been out and about all over this week. Nikki attended the Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful premiere, the This Is It premiere held at the Regal E-Walk Theater, and the premiere of Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! at the Directors Guild Theater — all in NYC.
Nikki currently stars as Poppy in MTV’s short-series Valemont. Valemont is about Sophie (Kristin Hager), an 18-year-old girl who decides to investigate her older brother Eric’s (Eric Balfour) mysterious death. Valemont‘s episodes are short but you can keep up with interactive material online including a whole blog from Poppy.
Kristin Hager revealed to MTV that the series was being re-edited into a TV movie-length show, but it’s all still in development.
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Nikki Blonsky keeps close to designer Malan Breton as they attend the premiere of his new collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion during NYC’s Fashion Week on Sunday night (September 14).
The 20-year-old actress recently made an appearance on It’s On With Alexa Chung to promote her new MTV series, Valemont. The show follows an 18-year-old girl who discovers that her older brother – murdered while attending an elite liberal arts college – was actually done in by vampires nesting on fraternity row.
Nikki shared with host Alexa, saying, “My character Poppy goes to this prestigious, East Coast college and her roommate is there to find out who murdered her brother.”
The series will air in between episode of The Hills and The City and will also be available online at MTV.com. Check it out below:
Nikki Blonsky – It’s On With Alexa Chung – 09/11
Nikki Blonsky keeps it classic in a embellished LBD as she attends The Cinema Society’s screening of ChÃ©ri held at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City on Tuesday evening (June 16).
The 20-year-old actress came out to support her Hairspray costar Michelle Pfeiffer.
ChÃ©ri is a romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, where the son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Nikki Blonsky keeps it classic in head-to-toe black as she arrives at the premiere for Is Anybody There? at Cinema 2 in NYC on Monday night (April 6).
The 20-year-old Hairspray actress hammed it up on the red carpet with actor Dick Cavett.
Is Anybody There? tells the surprising, touching story of an odd couple – a boy and an old man – facing life together, with Edward (Bill Milner) learning to live in the moment and Clarence (Michael Caine) coming to terms with the past.
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Hairspray starlet Nikki Blonsky insists that her family is now closer than ever after her airport squabble with America’s Next Top Model former contestant Bianca Golden.
The 20-year-old actress tells People, “We are a very strong family, we love each other and nothing will ever tear us down. I donâ€™t even need to defend myself. Itâ€™s pretty obvious that it was just a big scam.”
Nikki also praised her father, Carl, who was also involved in the incident. She says, “He’s a strong man. He is my hero because he showed me that no matter what happens in life you can make it through. I never expected that somebody would try to use my fame to get themselves fame.”
Nikki Blonsky was just cleared of assault charges (along with former Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden) and dished to OK! mag on how she’s doing.
The 20-year-old Hairspray star dished:
On her celeb crush: “I’m not going to lie; Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl. I think he’s adorable!”
On the sequel to her blockbuster hit, Hairspray: “Zac [Efron] has said he’d love to do it again, and I know Brittany Snow is down for sure. I don’t know about Amanda [Bynes]. I hope she will. I want to put on my Tracy Turnblad wig again and dance my little heart out.”
On what she’s learned since her airport scuffle: “I saw the dark side of the industry. I never knew there were people willing to do anything to get their name in the paper. It’s a shame that someone will ruin a person’s life and beat them up to get their 10 minutes of fame back. I think it’s disgusting.”
On her New Year’s Resolution: “Live my life and not let people get in the way.”