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Nicole Randall Johnson
Born December 9, 1973 (1973-12-09) (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Nicole Randall Johnson (born December 9, 1973) is an American comic actress. Johnson is most notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv.

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Biography and education

Johnson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. When she turned seven, Johnson split the rest of her time growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, and Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Arizona, where she majored in theatre. While pursuing her degree, she performed in a number of dramatic plays and was a member of the school's sketch and improv group, Comedy Corner and Lovers Lane.

Johnson moved back to Los Angeles after graduation and began studying at the Groundlings School and Theatre, whose alumni include fellow MADtv cast members Phil LaMarr, Michael McDonald, and Daniele Gaither. There she became a member of the Sunday Company, where she wrote and performed for a year before becoming a series regular on the acclaimed comedy series "Significant Others”.

Johnson has a recurring role on Reno 911! and she also co-starred on NBC-TV’s Miss Match with Alicia Silverstone. Johnson also starred in the Bravo series, Significant Others and she has appeared in the pilot for the first spin-off from Friends, Joey. Her other television credits include guest-starring roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Monk, CSI, Listen Up!, Still Standing, "Inconceivable," The Parkers and Half and Half. She has also been seen in writer/director Jonathan Schroder's feature film Jimmy and Judy.

MADtv

Johnson joined the cast of MADtv in 2005 as a feature performer, for the eleventh season. She became the third black female cast member in the show's history (Debra Wilson and Daniele Gaither were the first two respectively). She was promoted to repertory status for the show's twelfth season. Frequently recurring characters include sass-mouth Ka-Son and Darrell, while her impersonations include Condoleezza Rice, Mo'Nique, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, and Randy Jackson. She, along with fellow MADtv cast members Frank Caeti and Ike Barinholtz were rumored to have been let go by FOX executives before the start of a 13th season of MADtv.

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Characters

  • Ka-Son: A phone operator (for a Valentine's Day gift company and a cable company) who argues with her callers. Following jobs within the social life.
  • Darrell: A man who relentlessly asks women for their phone number. This character is especially popular; the video of the sketch has over 20 million views on YouTube and growing.[1]
  • Queenie Tang: This character is especially adept at nonchalantly making sexually ambiguous statements.

Celebrity impersonations

Quotes

  • "My name's Darrell, and let me just say, the back of yo head is ridiculous."-Darrell
  • "Can I Have yo number?"-Darrell
  • "This is Ka-Son. How may uh be uh service?"-Ka-Son
  • "You tall piece of dookie"-Ka-Son

Television appearances

Filmography

References

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