Nicholle Tom

Nicholle Marie Tom (born March 23, 1978) is an American actress and is best known for her roles as Ryce Newton in Beethoven (1992), Beethoven's 2nd (1993), Beethoven (1994–1995), and as Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny. She is also known for voicing Supergirl in the DC Animated Universe.

Nicholle Tom
Tom at the screening of the music video "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", February 26, 2009
Nicholle Marie Tom

(1978-03-23) March 23, 1978
Years active1990–present
RelativesHeather Tom (sister)
David Tom (twin brother)

Early life

Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, to Charles and Marie Tom, who later divorced. She has a twin brother, David Tom, best known for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless, and an older sister, Heather Tom, who is best known for her role as Katie Logan on The Bold and The Beautiful.[1]


In 1992, Tom played the small role of Scott Scanlon's sister, Sue, on Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1992 and 1993, she played Ryce Newton in the successful family movies Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd. She did not appear in the subsequent sequels, as she had grown out of her specific role, although she did reprise her role as the voice of Ryce in the cartoon spinoff.[2]

From 1993 to 1999, she played Mr. Sheffield's eldest daughter, Maggie Sheffield in The Nanny.[2]:742-743

Tom was a member of the cast of Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories in 1997-98.[2]:534 From 1998 to 2006, she provided the voice for Supergirl in the DC Animated Universe.

In 2000, she played Sarah Bryann in the Fox Family television film, Ice Angel, and played Tracy in Panic. In 2001, she portrayed a teen reporter, Cassie, in The Princess Diaries.

In 2006, she co-starred in the Independent Film Channel (IFC) original The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman as Tara,[2]:693 an underling at a film production company. Tom played a small role in "Loose Ends", the September 20, 2007 episode of Burn Notice.[3]

In March 2008, she starred in the Lifetime movie, Her Only Child, that premiered on March 22, 2008. She guest-starred alongside brother David, who played her character's brother in "Damaged", the April 2, 2008, episode of Criminal Minds. She guest-starred on the May 4, 2008, episode of Cold Case.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Beethoven Ryce Newton
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Ryce Newton
1994 Season of Change Sally Mae Parker
1996 What Kind of Mother Are You? Kelly Jameson
1999 The Sterling Chase Alexis
2000 Ice Angel Sarah Bryan/Matt Clark
2000 Urban Chaos Theory The Girl Short film
2000 Panic Tracy
2000 Rave Sadie
2001 Robbie's Brother Andrea
2001 The Princess Diaries Teen Reporter Cassie
2003 A mi amor mi dulce Chickpea Short film
2005 In Memory of My Father Nicole
2006 Bottoms Up Penny Dhue
2006 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Carla Hodgkiss
2010 My Family's Secret Lara Darcie
2011 Just Like Her Ashley Marston Short film
2012 Hang Loose Nikki
2014 Mi corazón Becca Short film
2014 Private Number Katherine Lane
2014 3's a Couple Michelle Post-production
2015 Satan's Return Katie Post-production
2017 The Sterling Chase Alexis
2017 F the Prom Principal Statszill


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories TV series
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Zoey Episode: "The Butler Did It"
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Sue Scanlon Episodes: "Song of Myself", "Highwire", "Home and Away", "A Presumption of Innocence"
1993 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Jacy Woodman TV film
1993–1999 The Nanny Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield Regular role (141 episodes)
1994 Beethoven Ryce Newton (voice) Main role (13 episodes)
1996 For My Daughter's Honor Amy Dustin TV film
1997 Unwed Father Melanie Crane TV film
1998 Welcome to Paradox Delphi B. Episode: "The Girl Who Was Plugged In"
1998 The New Batman Adventures Kara Kent / Supergirl (voice) Episode: "Girls' Nite Out"
1998–2000 Superman: The Animated Series Kara Kent / Supergirl (voice) Recurring role (5 episodes)
2000 Ice Angel Sarah Bryann TV film
2003 Strong Medicine Cherie / Sharon / Sharona Episode: "Love and Let Die"
2004 The Book of Ruth Ruth TV film
2004–2006 Justice League Unlimited Supergirl / Various (voice) Recurring role (7 episodes)
2006 Windfall Elisa Episodes: "Pilot", "The Getaway", "There and Gone Again"
2006–2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Tara Wentzel (16 episodes)
2007 The Wedding Bells Laine Hill Episodes: "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Party Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster"
2007 Burn Notice Melissa Fontenau Episode: "Loose Ends, Part 1"
2008 Her Only Child Lily Stanler TV film
2008 Criminal Minds Connie Galen Episode: "Damaged"
2008 Cold Case Priscilla Chapin Episode: "Ghost of My Child"
2009 The Mentalist Marilyn Monroe Episode: "A Dozen Red Roses"
2009 Without a Trace Molly Samson Episode: "Labyrinths"
2009 Mental Melissa Ranier Episode: "A Beautiful Delusion"
2009 Something Evil Comes Romy Webster TV film
2010 Castle Cindy Mann Episode: "The Late Shaft"
2011 I Met a Producer and Moved to L.A. Emily TV film
2013 Fatal Performance Dana Tilly TV film
2013 Masters of Sex Maureen[4] Episodes: "Race to Space", "Standard Deviation"
2014 About a Boy Debby Episode: "About a Christmas Card"
2015 Stalker Zoe Parsons Episode: "My Hero"
2015 Gotham Miriam Loeb Episode: "Everyone Has a Cobblepot"
2015 Survivor's Remorse Hazel-Fay Episode: "Homebound"
2016 I Didn't Kill My Sister Heather TV film
2017 Hollywood Darlings Herself Episode: "The Bev Witch Project"
2018 Rent-an-Elf Jojo TV film

Theme parks

Tom reprised her role as Kara Kent / Supergirl for the Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D dark ride at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia as well as the seven Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark rides across Six Flags theme parks in the United States and Mexico.

Awards and nominations

Young Artist Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1993 Beethoven Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture Nominated
1994 The Nanny Youth Actress Leading Role in a Television Series Nominated
Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series Nominated
1995 Beethoven's 2nd Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture Nominated
The Nanny Best Performance by a Youth Ensemble in a Television Series Nominated
1996 Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series Nominated
1999 Welcome to Paradox Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Nominated

Young Star Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1995 The Nanny Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series Nominated
1997 My Daughter's Horror Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Made For TV Movie Nominated


  1. Stone, Sally (April 25, 2004). "A conversation with Nicholle Tom". News-Press. Florida, Fort Myers. King Features Syndicate, Inc. p. 11. Retrieved February 11, 2021 via
  2. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  3. TV Guide, December 2008
  4. "THE NANNY's Nicholle Tom Joins Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX in Recurring Role". 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
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