Mother, Actress, Comedian, Writer and campaigner for Autism awareness. A born and bred Queenslander, Osborne grew up in her model sister’s shadow and learned to grab the spotlight with Michael Jackson impersonations and fart jokes. At the age of 17 Nikki secured one of the 15 spots on offer at QUT’s prestigious acting academy with her comedic rendition of Romeo and Juliet.
Being only one of 6 that graduated from the gruelling degree of acting, Nikki continues working alongside Australia’s biggest comedic talents such as Mick Molloy, Steve Vizard, Ronny Chieng, Nick Cody and Troy Kinne. Nikki’s comedic talents were made obvious when hosting the late night quiz show on Channel 9, Quizmania, where Nikki was often required to ad lib when the phones were down, and often her material was quoted in the papers the following day. Not much has changed as her first stand up show “On the Spectrum” became the most controversial and talked about show of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, attracting national and international press. Despite the subversive nature of the topic, Nikki was praised by audiences for her hilarious yet heartfelt content. Osborne is currently writing her own comedy TV series.