Everything You Wanted to Know About Actress and Model Nikki Leigh

Nikki Leigh has had an incredible career as a radio host, model and actress, and we're fully convinced there's nothing she can'do.

Right out of college, she hosted her own show on Sirius XM, and as an actress, she's performed in everything from Two and a Half Men to Josh Gad and Kevin Hart'The Wedding Ringer. Her latest credit is the Tubi Original Film, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. In the new movie, based on true events, she stars as the Sundance Kid's wife, Etta Place. Etta was one of the few women who could call themselves part of Butch Cassidy's infamous Wild Bunch, and we love the way she brings the character to life. We had the pleasure of getting to chat with Nikki to find out all about what makes her tick, so keep reading to discover everything she shared with us as our latest Woman Crush Wednesday.

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Name: Nikki Leigh

Hometown: Orange County, California

Birthday: September 13

Zodiac sign: Virgo


Fun Facts:

1. No film has made a bigger impact on Nikki's life than What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams.

"It is such a powerful movie! It taught me how to view the world through a creative and artistic lens. It also taught me about depression, love and perseverance."

-Nikki Leigh

2. Her favorite day of the year is any day that she steps on a boat abroad.

"That day changes every year. Each year I find myself on a boat somewhere outside the United States."

-Nikki Leigh


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3. She relates to Ariel of The Little Mermaid more than any other Disney princess.

"I, too, had a strict father who felt that my head was in the clouds, but that never stopped me from exploring and navigating wonders. On that journey of following my passions, I can also relate to Ariel by having been taken advantage of due to my passions—trusting in others to find help me find answers and paths but being led to a position where I lost my voice on the journey. I have realized that these obstacles that I encountered became a valuable lesson and guidance toward where I was supposed to end up. Life experiences are always about what we can learn from them, and they bring us to a new level in life. In Arial's case, she married a prince and allied two kingdoms of the land and sea. I mean, I like to fantasize about finding my prince charming and becoming the queen of my castle!"

-Nikki Leigh

4. For the past seven years or so, she's been collecting crystals.

"I have quite a few! As a little girl, I also collected lots of Disney things—movie character stuffed animals, especially Winnie the Pooh, Disney snow globes and CDs! I love music!"

-Nikki Leigh

5. Right now, she's closer to her mom than anyone else.

"She is the kind of person that doesn't judge or make you feel bad about a decision. I can always be open and honest with her and I know it is being received with an open mind. There is no other support like a mother's support! She inspires me with her beautiful creativity and zest for trying new things. She is also a great travel partner, we have gone all over the world together. We try to do one big trip together a year at least."

-Nikki Leigh


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6. Cleopatra is her biggest inspiration.

"There is so much enchanting and impressive information about Cleopatra. Although known for her enchantment, beauty and using sex appeal as a political weapon, she was renowned for her intellect. She spoke as many as a dozen languages. Egyptian sources describe her as a ruler who elevated the ranks of scholars. She was educated in mathematics, philosophy, oratory and astronomy! Again, I can go on and on, but all in all, she was a desirable force to be reconned with. I am in love with her confidence, intellect and boldness!"

-Nikki Leigh

7. She loves '80s music, but her favorite song of all time just might be "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston.

8. When she's on her phone, she's usually either listening to audible or researching health and ways to hack her life into being both healthier and more productive.

9. She's seen Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dirty Dancing more times than any other movies.

10. About five years ago, she developed a dairy allergy.

"I have to be picky enough to avoid all dairy! Had to say goodbye to milk, cheese (this was the toughest) and butter (not so tough, though, I didn't realize how much stuff has butter!)"

-Nikki Leigh


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11. She can also be picky about the quality of the meat she eats.

"I am currently not having red meat, but when I do, I like it to be pasture-raised and grass-fed. My favorite is halal."

-Nikki Leigh

12. Most of all, Nikki wants people to know that she always has good intentions—and she's quite perceptive.

"I want to understand your side and have a need to be understood from my end as well. We all deserve compassion. Be kind to others!"

-Nikki Leigh


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