Nicole de Boer was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on December 20th, 1970. She is a Canadian actress who is 5’ 4½” and known for her distinctive beauty mark on her upper lip.
She has been active in the industry since 1981 and may be best known for her genre work, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Dead Zone, and Cube (1997).
She has Dutch ancestry, indicated by her surname, de Boer, which in Dutch is translated into “the Farmer,” a common name in the Netherlands.
She began acting as a child in her hometown of Toronto and, after landing the role of Dorthy in a local production of Wizard of Oz, ended up finding an agent with the aid of her grandmother.
She would play a small part in a 1981 Red Skelton special for HBO titled Freddie the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner. She played a little girl at a hospital. The larger project starred Red Skelton and Vincent Price.
Nicole de Boer’s acting career was relatively minor, but more roles opened for her as she approached 18. She landed the role of Erin Jones in the CBC drama 9B.
The mini-series featured some Degrassi-like teen drama elements. She would continue to make appearances in television series such as The Kids in the Hall in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In the early 1990s, she also made film appearances, such as the TV movie The Kissing Place in 1990 and Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil in 1992.
The fourth entry in the Prom Night series was part of a larger Canadian horror franchise that featured many young Canadian actors’ earliest appearances.
Nicole de Boer has had several notable roles, but she is best known for her television roles. Of the projects in her filmography, the most influential and best known is the 1997 sci-fi horror film Cube.
Cube was directed and co-written by an early in his career Vincenzo Natali. The film follows several individuals trapped in a deadly labyrinth of automated cubes with traps. Nicole de Boer was the top-billed performer in the movie. The film was a commercial failure in Canada but has gone on to become a cult favorite.
On the television side of her career, Nicole de Boer would find herself involved in many cult-favorite genre projects. For example, from 1991 to 1993, she was a cast member of the science fiction series Beyond Reality. She would appear in 13 episodes of the show’s two-season run.
Nicole de Boer took on a slightly more mainstream role when she was cast as Maggie Holden during the second season of the musical drama Catwalk in 1994. The show followed an independent band named Catwalk and explored their lives and struggles in pursuit of their art and potential success.
However, in 1997 she would take a regular role in the Sci-Fi Channel’s first original scripted series Mission Genesis. She starred as Yuna, the pilot and navigator of the space ark. The series was an adaptation of sci-fi novels by New Zealand writer Ken Catran.
Her most significant and most influential roles would be in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Dead Zone. She joined Deep Space Nine during the show’s seventh and final seasons as Ezri Dax.
She took on the Trill symbiont in the show, formerly joined by Jadzia Dax and played by Terry Farrell. The character simultaneously replaced Farrell’s character while allowing de Boer to forge her own character.
Despite rumors, joining the rest of the remaining actors on the season did not prove to be overly challenging. Additionally, fans have come to appreciate de Boer’s approach to the character and situation, often wishing the show had gone on longer to allow her to do more with the character.
The Dead Zone
She would also play a recurring role in the supernatural crime drama The Dead Zone from 2002 to 2007. She would appear in 72 episodes of the show as Sarah Bannerman, often opposite Anthony Michael Hall. The show was based on a Stephen King novel of the same name.
In 2008, Nicole appeared in the episode ‘Whispers’ of Stargate: Atlantis. She played the part of Dr. Alison Porter.
What is Nicole de Boer doing now?
Nicole de Boer is still acting, recently wrapping multiple appearances on the series Private Eyes, which ran from 2016 to 2021. In recent years she seems to have obtained a realtor’s license and works in Los Angeles as a real estate agent.
She also makes frequent appearances at conventions and will appear the 56-Year Mission: Las Vegas convention in August 25, 2022, alongside castmastes: Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor, Cirroc Lofton, Armin Shimerman and Andrew Robinso.
Nicole will also be appearing on the Star Trek Cruise, which will take place on February of 2023 and has many notable Star Trek alumn attending.
Nicole also operates an account on Cameo, where you can get personalized videos from Nicole.
Nicole de Boer was married to Canadian musician John Kastner for a time. Their marriage spanned from December 18, 1999, to 2012 but ended in a divorce. During the time, they had one child.
John Kastner was born on August 12, 1969, in Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada. He is the singer for the Montreal punk bank, the Asexuals, and singer-guitarist for the Montreal alternative band Doughboys and alternative band All Systems Go! He was also the former manager and rhythm guitarist for Men Without Hats.
It is unknown who, if anyone, Nicole de Boer may be dating right now.
Nicole de Boer and her ex-husband John Kastner had one daughter, Summer Lee Kastner. Summer Lee Kastner was born in January of 2007.