Mx. (“Mix”) Nicky Endres has long defied convention. A non-binary transfeminine, genderqueer, and genderfluid martial artist and an adopted child, she* has always challenged cultural categories to forge her own way.
As evidenced by her German surname, Nicky is a convergence of contraries: East and West, masculine and feminine, laughter and lethality. A character actor with a specialty for gender transformation, she is cast as much for her androgynous look as for her versatility; she is adept in both comedy and drama as well as in characters across the Trans* and gender-fluid spectrum.
Nicky has enjoyed a wide variety of roles in film, television, and theatre: from vampires, assassins, and warriors to intellectuals, jokesters, and even ingénues.
Nicky grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and majored in English and Theatre at Lawrence University. She studies martial arts, enjoys hiking, video games, quantum physics, Xena: Warrior Princess, and also works as a graphic designer and digital artist. She is fond of dogs, dark chocolate, hair & makeup, and intricately-choreographed violence.
* Nicky actually uses all pronouns and an inclusive/nonbinary honorific: Mx
- Transfeminine: Often someone assigned-male-at-birth (AMAB) whose gender identity is feminine but who may not identify as unequivocally female (as most binary-identified transwomen do).
- Genderqueer: A gender-expansive and inclusive term that describes the breadth of non-binary and non-cisnormative gender identities, including Transgender and Gender-Non-Conforming (GNC) identities.
- Genderfluid: When someone’s gender expression changes over time, or varies within different contexts.
(Nicky will still play male roles so long as she doesn’t have to cut her hair!)