Alexa Nikolas

Alexa Nikolas (born April 4, 1992[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Nicole Bristow on the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101. Nikolas has also appeared on various other television series, including That's Life, Hidden Hills, Revelations, and The Walking Dead.

Alexa Nikolas
Born (1992-04-04) April 4, 1992
Years active1999–2013
(m. 2012; div. 2016)


In 2004, at age 12, Nikolas was cast as Nicole Bristow on Zoey 101, alongside Jamie Lynn Spears. In 2006, following the conclusion of the second season, Nikolas was let go from Zoey 101, following numerous fights and incidents with Spears,[2] and her character Nicole was written out of the series. In August 2005, it was reported Britney Spears confronted Nikolas about the feud.[3]

In addition, Nikolas appeared on Hidden Hills regularly and also on the 2005 series Revelations. Following her departure from Zoey 101, Nikolas guest starred on various other television series, most notably The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Judging Amy, ER, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, and Heroes with actress Laura Marano who played young Alice Shaw the sister of Nikolas's character, Angela.

In 2011, she appeared in the film Red State as Jesse, and that same year she appeared on Family Guy as additional voices. Nikolas appeared in three episodes of the television series The Walking Dead – her character, Haley, was introduced in November 2012, before being killed off in February 2013. In 2012 Nikolas starred as Willow in the comedy-horror film Detention of the Dead.[4]

Personal life

Nikolas married Canadian electronic musician Mike Milosh in 2012.[5][6] In 2016, Nikolas and Milosh split up.[7][8]

In May 2020, Nikolas announced via her Instagram that she was pregnant with her first child with her boyfriend Michael Gray.[9][10] She confirmed the birth of her child in November 2020.[11]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999P.U.N.K.S.Jenna BygaylyUncredited
2001ZoolanderStory Hour Girl
2002Ted Bundy"I'm Ted" Kid
2003TiptoesSusan Barry
2004Motocross KidsKatie
2009Children of the CornRuth
2011Red State Jesse
2012Detention of the DeadWillow
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999Love Boat: The Next WaveLittle Girl #1Episode: "Trances of a Lifetime"
2000–2002That's LifeYoung Lydia4 episodes
2001CharmedLittle GirlEpisode: "We All Scream for Ice Cream"
2001The King of QueensYoung CarrieEpisode: "Veiled Threat"
2002Even StevensYoung RenEpisode: "Band on the Roof"
2002–2003Hidden HillsEmily BarberMain role
2004Without a TraceEmily LevineEpisode: "Wannabe"
2005–2006Zoey 101Nicole BristowMain role (seasons 1–2)
2005ERMegan NesbittEpisode: "You Are Here"
2005Judging AmyShelly CecilEpisode: "Happy Borthday"
2005RevelationsLucinda "Lucy" MasseyMain role, 6 episodes
2005All That: 10th Anniversary Reunion SpecialHerselfTelevision special
2007Cold CaseMadison ReedEpisode: "8:03 AM"
2007The Suite Life of Zack & CodyTiffany DubleciniEpisodes: "Miniature Golf", "Who's the Boss?"
2008CSI: MiamiMallary HardingEpisode: "To Kill a Predator"
2008Ghost WhispererCaitlin MahoneyEpisode: "Threshold"
2009SupernaturalKate CarterEpisode: "Family Remains"
2009HeroesYoung Angela ShawEpisode: "1961"
2009Drop Dead DivaHannah PorterEpisode: "The Magic Bullet"
2009Raising the BarCaitlinEpisode: "Maybe, Baby"
2010Criminal MindsJane McBrideEpisode: "The Fight"
2011Lie to MeAmanda DobarEpisode: "Funhouse"
2011Family GuyVoiceEpisode: "Brothers & Sisters"
2012–2013The Walking DeadHaleyEpisodes: "Hounded", "Made to Suffer" and "The Suicide King"
2013Mad MenWendyEpisode: "The Crash"
Music video roles
Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2006 "Come Back to Me" Vanessa Hudgens [12][13]
2013 "Slow Down" Milosh [14]
2013 "This Time" Milosh [15]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Ensemble Cast (shared with Motocross Kids cast) Motocross Kids Nominated [16]
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (shared with Zoey 101 cast) Zoey 101 Won [17]
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (shared with Zoey 101 cast) Zoey 101 Won [18]


  1. "Alexa Nikolas". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. Noelle Devoe (April 7, 2015). "[UPDATE] An Alexa Nikolas Fan Account Keeps Decade Long "Zoey 101" Feud Alive". Seventeen. Retrieved January 10, 2017. It's no secret Alexa Nikolas, who played Zoey's best friend Nicole on Zoey 101, and Jamie-Lynn didn't get along back in their Zoey 101 days.
  3. "People: Don't mess with Spears' little sister". Denver Post. August 29, 2005. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  4. MGDSQUAN (June 6, 2013). "Review: Detention of The Dead". Horror Society. Retrieved July 20, 2017. And there is not one likable character in the entire movie, except for "Willow" played by Alexa Nikolas.
  5. "Milosh's Wife Goes for an Emotional Drive in Rhye Singer's 'Slow Down' Video". Spin. October 23, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  6. "Did You Know 'Zoey 101's Alexa Nikolas Got Married?". J-14. March 6, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. "'Zoey 101' Star Alexa Nikolas Breaks Up With Husband". J-14. August 31, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  8. "After a Divorce & Parting Ways With Founding Member, Rhye Leaves the Gloom Behind on 'Blood'". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  9. "Zoey 101 Cast, Then and Now". E!. October 27, 2020.
  10. Nikolas, Alexa [@matchthesource] (May 6, 2020). "Two hearts. One body. I'm going to be a Mother! So happy! 🐛❤️" via Instagram.
  11. Nikolas, Alexa [@matchthesource] (November 17, 2020). "Thee most holy moment of my entire life. Our sweet little Nova Vespertine is here..." via Instagram.
  12. "Vanessa Hudgens – Come Back to Me". YouTube. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  13. "Vanessa Hudgens – Come Back to Me (Director's Cut)". YouTube. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  14. "Milosh – Slow Down (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  15. "Milosh – This Time (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  16. "26th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  17. "27th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2010.
  18. "28th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
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