Danielle Nicki was born in Italy to military parents. She and her family moved to the States when she was four after living in Naples, Rome, and Scotland. She was raised in San Diego, CA and went to college in Los Angeles.
Danielle has focused on the craft of screenwriting for nearly a decade. She enjoys creating extremely flawed Black woman protagonists with interesting and diverse life experiences not often seen on screen. Her first completed screenplay, Mo’ Black, a coming-of-age dramedy about a 15-year old girl in 1995, was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist and a finalist in the Cannes screenplay competition. She has since placed as a Finalist in the Austin Film Festival (Enderby Category) for her feature, Imperfect Perfection, a tragic, raw, and honest account of one couple's 25-year relationship. Most recently, Danielle was named an ISA Fast Track Fellow for her political drama feature, The First White President, a revisionist history story where Africans took Europeans as slaves in America. In this story, the country debates whether it is ready to elect its First White President after hundreds of years of only Black representation.
Danielle also writes for television. Her spy thriller pilot, Black Russian, follows a Black woman being controlled by involuntary hypnosis who doesn't realize she's acting as a Russian spy. And she recently finished a pilot titled Angel of Light, a supernatural drama about a Black witch who uses her powers to act as a vigilante killer. Danielle has also adapted Mo' Black into a half-hour pilot.
Danielle has been married for 18 years and has three teenagers and a chihuahua named Bruce Wayne who provide her with endless inspiration and material.
Connect with Danielle at daniellenicki.com or on Social Media @daniellenicki