Happening People – Palm Beach Teen Juggles Soaring Movie & Modeling Career

Nicole Elizabeth Berger, the beautiful and multi-talented 14-year-old daughter of Palm Beachers Dr. Harvey J. and Chrysanthi Berger, is very busy these days juggling a soaring modeling and acting career (with several films coming out this year) while preparing to star as “Maria” in tomorrow’s opening night of West Side Story at Palm Beach Day Academy, where she is in the eighth grade.

Berger, who has played the piano since she was six and studied at Starstruck Academy & Theatre in Stuart, has already appeared in six films including:

+ All At Once, starring Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Erika Christensen (Traffic), Stephen Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird), and Annie Potts (Young Sheldon, Designing Women), directed by lead actor Jon Abrahams (Scary Movie, Meet the Parents). Made in 2015, shown at the Napa Valley Film Festival and recently released to DVD and video-on-demand, including Amazon Prime, YouTube and iTunes, this gripping flick follows the events following the collapse of NYC’s Twin Towers in 2001 and the impact it takes on a struggling artist who accepts guardianship of the daughters of two close friends killed in the terrorist attack.

  • Fascinating Factoid: Nicole’s father – Dr. Berger – was in NYC on 9/11 and was actually eating breakfast at the table next to Mayor Rudy Giuliani when he was notified by his security detail about the terrorist attack.

 

+ Clover, starring and directed by Jon Abrahams, and featuring Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris), Erika Christensen, Julia Jones (The Twilight Saga), Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), and Mark Webber (Flesh and Blood). Nicole plays the title role in this comedic, mob thriller about “two bumbling brothers who have to go on the run while protecting a teenage girl who is a witness to a murder,” according to Deadline Hollywood.

 

Freeka Reeka Sheeka Deeka and the Big Battle in the Forest, a fantasy reality film shot in Wales and written by and starring Mark Webber, along with Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles), Sarah Wright Olsen (The House Bunny), Bodhi Palmer, Anna Schafer and Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries). Nicole plays Esmerelda, an enchanting fairy.

 

Previously released films with Nicole Elizabeth Berger include Prescient, a sci fi thriller released in 2015; The Longest Week, a 2014 comedy-drama starring Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses), Olivia Wilde (House, The Change-Up) and Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant, Jackie); and Goldberg – P.I., starring comedian Jackie Mason and released in 2011.

Berger’s successful modeling career includes work for Iscream,  Earnshaw’s Magazine, Vogue Bambini Petite Parade, Juicy Couture,  Toys-R-Us and Saks Fifth Avenue.

In a recent interview on HiddenRemote.com, Nicole admitted, “As far back as I can remember, I loved going to the movies and Broadway shows. My mother was a professional violinist and had gone to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and to the Manhattan School of Music. This brought me into contact with many musicians, singers and actors. I started going to Broadway shows with my parents roughly at the same time as I started playing piano. Now, I try to see as many shows, concerts and films as possible.” (https://hiddenremote.com/2018/04/15/rising-star-nicole-elizabeth-berger-discusses-role/)

And on CulturedVultures.com, the confident young performer declared, “I am looking for my next film, as there is nothing that I love doing more than acting!” (https://culturedvultures.com/interview-nicole-berger-talks-all-at-once-and-upcoming-projects/)

Of course, her next “big” role is on the stage at Palm Beach Day Academy in which she will play the pivotal role of “Maria” in West Side Story on opening night, May 11.