“I always traveled with my father (Jack Nicholson) on location, so when we wound up in London on the set of 'The Shining' (1980), I had to make do to with local style - which was rather bland - so I just gave my things a new twist and I did just fine.” Jennifer Nicholson
Jennifer Nicholson is known as the daughter of Academy Award winning actor Jack Nicholson. She has appeared along side her father in “Hoffa” (1992) and “Wolf” (1994) and with her mother actress Sandra Knights in “Inevitable Grace” (1994). Jennifer is the fashion designer and owner of clothing boutique “Pearl” in Santa Monica, CA.
Currently, Jennifer resides in Santa Monica California with her two children, Sean and Duke, and four dogs. She was previously married to Mark Norfleet (together from 1997 to 2003).
Childhood and Family:
Jennifer Nicholson was born on September 13, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actor, film director, producer and writer Jack Nicholson, and actress Sandra Knight. Her parents divorced in 1968, following a six year marriage. Growing up, Jennifer, who is often called by her nickname Jenny, divided her time between her mother's home at Hancock Park and her dad's at Mulholland Drive. She graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii and went on to attend the University of Southern California. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
In 1997, Jenny was married to Mark Norfleet, whom she had known since high school. They divorced in 2003. The marriage produced two children, Sean Norfleet (born February 20, 1996) and Duke Norfleet (born 1999). Jenny has four younger siblings, Lorraine Nicholson, Ray Nicholson (both mothered by Rebecca Broussard), Honey Hollman (mothered by Winnie Hollman) and Caleb James Goddard.
In 1986, 23-year old Jennifer Nicholson kicked off her showbiz career by serving as assistant to visual consultant on the horror/action film “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI,” which was directed and written by Tom McLoughlin and starred Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen. She was the production aide on “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), a comedy/horror film directed by George Miller and starring her father, Jack Nicholson, Cher and Susan Sarandon, and the assistant to production designers on the comedy/crime film “The Two Jakes” (1990), which was directed by and starring her father.
Jennifer made her acting debut in 1992 when she was cast alongside Diane Ladd on the drama film “Blue Champagne,” which went straight to video. It was followed by a bit part as Nurse Nun in White in her father crime/drama starring vehicle “Hoffa” (1992), which was directed by actor Danny DeVito. In 1994, Jennifer was featured as office worker on the Mike Nichols directed drama “Wolf,” starring Mr. Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader, and co-starred with her mother Sandra Knight on the thriller movie “Inevitable Grace,” in which she played the role of Veronica. The saem year, she also appeared in the TV special “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson.”
In 1998, Jennifer appeared in an episode of PBS's “Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margoli,” hosted by Matthew Margolis.
In 2005, Jennifer appeared in the TV documentary series “E! True Hollywood Story” episode, titled “Jack Nicholson.”
Jennifer has focused on her career as a fashion designer. She has a clothing boutique in Santa Monica called “Pearl.”