J Alphonse Nicholson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Feb 07, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 30, 2022
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Discover many fascinating and fun facts about the actor, J. Alphonse Nicholson, in this article.
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About J Alphonse Nicholson

J. Alphonse Nicholson is an American actor and percussionist from the United States.
J. Alphonse Nicholson was born on July 6, 1985. His birthplace is Greensboro, North Carolina. 
He graduated from a local school in his Greensboro and enrolled at college. He eventually dropped out to pursue his passion for a career in acting. J. Alphonse Nicholson is an actor who appeared in several films and TV series.
Nicholson began his acting career in the play 'Caleb Calypso And The Midnight Marauders'. His exceptional acting in the play made him land roles in films and TV shows. He rose to fame for appearing as a regular cast member on Starz's show 'P-Valley' as Lil Murda. 
Nicholson has also appeared in several films and series, including CBS' 'Blue Bloods', Warner Brothers' 'Just Mercy', and Netflix's 'Luke Cage', among many others. He made his Broadway debut in the show 'A Soldiers Play' which was originally an off-Broadway production. He is a versatile actor whose acting skills are lauded by many directors. Nicholson also appeared in the TV show 'Mr. Robot' in its second season, 'The Blacklist', 'Tales', and 'Chicago PD' among others. Nicholson has enjoyed a successful career as an actor throughout his years in his industry.

J. Alphonse Nicholson Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is J. Alphonse Nicholson's net worth?

The multi-talented American actor, J. Alphonse Nicholson, has an estimated net worth of $900,000-1 million, as of April 2022.

How much does J Alphonse Nicholson earn per year?

J. Alphonse Nicholson has not revealed his annual earnings to the public as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is J. Alphonse Nicholson?

J. Alphonse Nicholson stands the height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is J. Alphonse Nicholson?

J. Alphonse Nicholson was born on July 6, 1985, and as of 2022, he is 37 years old.

Childhood And Education

J. Alphonse Nicholson was born to Cynthia Nicholson in North Carolina. His father's name is unknown. He has a sister named Sade Nicholson, who is the current head and founder of the Headway Success Group.
J. Alphonse Nicholson played drums from a young age at church and continued playing drums during middle school and high school. He attended some local schools, following which he enrolled in James B. Dudley High School, where he received mentorships in drumming. In 2008, after graduating from high school, Nicholson enrolled at North Carolina Central University but eventually dropped out of the theater course to pursue acting full time.
Nicholson is an excellent street drummer and a percussionist. He became a street drummer when he was just 17 years old. His parents were supportive of his passion for music and invested in his musical abilities. Apart from this, he has not disclosed any other aspects of his childhood.
In 2013, he moved to New York City in search of more acting opportunities.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is J. Alphonse Nicholson's partner?

Coming to his personal life, J. Alphonse Nicholson is married to his long-term girlfriend, Nafeesha Nicholson, in a private ceremony a few years ago. The couple has a son named Bryce Nicholson, born in 2011.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

J. Alphonse Nicholson is best known for being an actor. His acting debut was when he bagged a leading role in Howard L. Craft's drama 'Caleb Calypso And The Midnight Marauders'. Since then, Nicholson has appeared in various television series and films and has achieved nationwide popularity from his work in theatre.
Nicholson gained widespread popularity for being a regular cast member on the up-and-coming Starz's series 'P-Valley', where he portrayed the character of Lil Murda. The series was directed by the famous director Barbara Brown. He believed that 'P-Valley' could transform people's lives as the series is depicted from a women's perspective. The show depicts various sides of a lesser-explored culture, and has the potential to change people's perceptions.
Apart from this, he has appeared in various films and TV series. In 2016, he became part of the cast of the series 'Luke Cage', which is based on the Marvel comics, alongside renowned celebrities such as Mike Colter and Simone Missick, among many others. He played the role of Darnell in the series.
In 2020, J. Alphonse Nicholson appeared in the Netflix drama miniseries called 'Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker'. It had four episodes. Nicholson played the character of John Robinson, which was a recurring role. He was cast alongside actresses like Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Hadish.
In 2019, J. Alphonse Nicholson starred in 'Just Mercy', the Warner Brothers hit biography crime drama. He played the role of Henry Davis. The film was a hit and earned nine awards and 19 nominations.
His other notable films and television series include CBS' 'Blue Bloods', 'Mr. Robot', NBC's 'The Blacklist', BET's 'Tales', NBC's 'Chicago PD', and many more.
Aside from his work in films and television series, J. Alphonse Nicholson is known for his theater roles. His notable theater credits include 'Soldier's Play' and the West Coast premiere of 'Black Odyssey' by Cal Shakes.

J. Alphonse Nicholson's Hobbies And Interests

J. Alphonse Nicholson enjoys hiking, swimming, playing drums, and surfing.

Other Interesting J. Alphonse Nicholson Facts And Trivia

  • J. Alphonse Nicholson's favorite actress is Halle Berry.
  • He has starred alongside award-winning celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Mike Colter, and others.
  • His zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • His favorite travel destination is Japan.
  • J. Alphonse Nicholson's favorite color is blue.
  • He enjoys continental cuisine.
  • He has openly indicated his love for his wife, Nafeesha Nicholson, and his son on his Instagram account

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J Alphonse Nicholson Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

J Alphonse Nicholson

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




188 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


Actor, Percussionist


North Carolina University

Net Worth



Nafeesha Nicholson


Cynthia Nicholson


Sade Nicholson
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