Nicole G. Leier is an Afro-Canadian-American, award-winning actor, producer and director, born and raised in Canada and now based in LA. As an independent producer and director, she has produced award winning films and commercial projects for companies such as Hootsuite and YouTube. As a young actor, she began her career working on the TV series Edgemont Road for CBC. Her award winning film, BLACK CHICKS, produced with acclaimed writer, director, and showrunner, NEIL LABUTE, gained her a prestigious Leo award nomination for her work as the lead actor in the film. Her film Henry’s Glasses (Co-Director & Producer) won Best Canadian Short Film by the NFB, Best Picture at The Oregon Disorient International Film Festival and many more. As an actor, she has worked with some of the best directors in the industry, including ROBERT REDFORD, JAMES CAMERON, JAMES FRANCO and SETH ROGAN. Recently, she wrapped production acting alongside, academy award winning actor, Nicolas Cage. These experiences have made her well known for creating authenticity in her projects. Currently she is developing several projects through her production company, Black Tree Pictures, which she owns with her partner, Cinematographer, Brendan Uegama (CW’s Riverdale and MGM’S Child’s Play).