Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona, Nicole Randall Johnson trained in the B.F.A. Acting/Directing program at University of Arizona in Tucson.
Nicole later moved to Los Angeles where, after 3-years of sketch & improvisation training at the renowned Groundlings School & Theatre, she became a performer and writer for the Groundlings Sunday Company.
After a year of performing at the Groundlings, she became a series regular on the NBC/Bravo 1/2-hour comedy, Significant Others (2004). After the series ended, Nicole became a series regular and writer on FOX Television's MADtv (1995), during it's 11th and 12th season. She became popular for such recurring characters as "Ka-son" and "Da-rell", who are both the center of several MADtv (1995) sketches that, combined, have received more than 35-million hits on You Tube. Nicole's MADtv (1995) celebrity impersonations include, Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy, Queen Latifah, Chris Rock,