Nicole Kang is a Korean immigrant and while she stayed in America, the actress said she faced some trouble when it comes to adjusting to the life of a Korean at home and trying to get acceptance for her American birth. The actress said she was always troubled by the way she was perceived and thought she was pretending while growing up.
The actress was born before the turn of the century to her Korean parents who immigrated to America before she was born. Nicole was born on American soil, and she lived with her parents in Virginia. There was a huge identity crisis for the actress while growing up; she was Korean in her house but then her friends were American, and even though she was born in America, the lack of people like her made her feel like an imposter which took her a while to realize the struggle of the Korean American story.
Nicole Kang is playing the character of Mary Hamilton in the show Batwoman.
Looking at her career now, it is one of success, and though the actress struggled with identity while in school, she took the step in the right direction for her and got to the place where she is now, taking her blessing and making the best of every situation thrown her way.
Deciding to be an Actor and Making the Jump
Nicole Kang was a business student before deciding to start acting.
Career choices are hard and it is especially hard when limited chances are concerned, there are more horror stories when it comes to people giving up their careers to become an actor than there are success stories. The movie and TV industry is a ruthless one, and Nicole left business school to become an actress.
Nicole was in Ohio, she was studying business and also engaged in some theatre acting when one of the teachers empowered her to choose acting as her career choice. She loved acting which meant it was decision time, and then she stole her parents’ credit card which she used to pay the expenses to get her to NYU and audition to be in the school.
Nicole Kang said her father was not happy with her leaving Business school to go acting.
Mr. Kang, her father, was not happy when the acceptance letter came to her father’s email address. She still went to New York to study and worked in theatre in the early part of her life which resulted in the actress transitioning into the next part of her life.
Career Making Casting in the Series ‘You’ and ‘Batwoman’
Nicole Kang was hired to play the character of ‘Lynn Lieser’ in the series ‘You.’
After a brief stint in theatre, the actress went to an audition for the Netflix series You and then she got the job. It was only her second acting gig in a TV series ever and her portrayal of the character Lynn Lieser was critically acclaimed. She played the best friend of the leading character of the series, played by Elizabeth Lail.
The TV friends’ ship also turned into a real-life friendship and she said the only person she would trust with her internet history was Elizabeth and Kathryn Gallagher. In her second career job as a TV actress, she not only found a great character to sink her teeth into, but she also found lifelong friends on set.
Nicole Kang formed a bond with the ladies of ‘You’.
‘You‘ is renewed for the second season and her fate is, well, unclear but while the second season of You is filming, she was hired in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black which led her to another star-making supporting role in the upcoming Batwoman series.
In the series, the actress is playing the character of Mary Hamilton and she is the stepsister of Kate Kane/Batwoman. She is a positive character in the show with the actress being the one to fight for the underprivileged of Gotham and though there is no connection of her name to the comics, there seems to be something suspicious hidden in her name.
Nicole Kang is playing the character of ‘Mary Hamilton’ in the series ‘Batwoman.’
When Deadline announced the cast of the show, they attached a picture of Nicole with a comic character called Bette Kane, and she is one of the important players in the series with Bette becoming Flamebird in the comics and this is probably the route the character is going on.
Another thing of notice is the fact the whole name of Bette Kane in the comics is Mary Elizabeth Kane, so you see the connection between Mary Hamilton and Mary Kane, this is the same trickery used by the creators of Arrow when it comes to Laurel Lance. So, if this connection is correct then expect to see Batwoman and Nicole’s character Mary kick some butt in Gotham city together.
Watch: The trailer for the first season of ‘Batwoman’ coming to The CW
It seems her role is pretty important in the upcoming series which will lead the actress to be involved in the series for a long time if it is anywhere as close to the popularity of the other superhero CW shows.
Nicole’s Relationship Status
Nicole Kang is currently focused on her career and is not ready for a relationship.
The actress only recently started working in the TV and movie industry, and she’s not even been part of the scene for more than four years, which is why she is focused on her career one hundred percent. There was an image she shared on her Instagram where she was seen with a man, but she clarified her position in the caption where the actress said they were friends and it was the extent of the relationship.
Nicole seems to be content with where she is with her life and her career, which means there is currently no room for a love interest.