Nicole Collins

Nicole Collins is an award-winning Filmmaker and host from Louisiana. Although she was born and raised in Alexandria, her 12 years in New Orleans is where she developed a passion for music and filmmaking. She hosted a number 1 weekend slot on New Orleans’ Number 1 station, Q93, for 8 years. Her acting credits include HBO s Treme and Twelve Years a Slave . Nicole s hosting talents have landed her gigs with the NBA, Essence Festival and We-TV. Nicole has written, directed and/or produced 20 film projects. Nicole s goal is to continue to create content for underrepresented voices. In 2016, Nicole moved to Los Angeles to expand her film and mental health advocacy network. She s currently back and forth between Los Angeles and New Orleans creating film and digital content and producing events for women and girls. Her workshop for young girls called LOVEYours encourages self-confidence through public speaking and mentors girls in Los Angeles and New Orleans. In 2019 she received a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority to produce The Blooming Phoenix Maternal Mental Health Awareness Brunch which sheds light on postpartum depression within the African American community. Nicole’s latest film project, Maternally Yours, is a web series executive produced by comedian/actor Lil Rel Howery. She is the mother to 9-year-old actress, Aadyn Encalarde.