Who is J. Alphonse Nicholson?
J. Alphonse Nicholson is an American actor, model, producer, television personality, social media influencer, entrepreneur and percussionist. He is popularly known for his work in movies like “Just Mercy” and “Luke Cage.” However, he got worldwide recognition for his portrayal of “Lil Murda” in the Starz TV show “P-Valley”, also starring Nicco Annan and Brandee Evans.
J. Alphonse Nicholson was born on July 6, 1985, in Greensboro, North Carolina, the United States. As of September 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson is 37 years old.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s parents
J. Alphonse Nicholson’s father was a businessman while his mother was a homemaker. Nicholson’s father passed away when he was only 12 years old. He once posted a picture of his mother, Cynthia Nicholson in celebration of Mother’s Day. However, not so much is currently known about J. Alphonse Nicholson’s parents.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s siblings
J. Alphonse Nicholson grew up with his cousins. However, he has a sister named Sade Nicholson. Sade Nicholson is the founder of Headway Success Group, an after-school tutoring centre, summer camp and homeschool co-op.
J. Alphonse Nicholson’s childhood and education
As a young boy, J. Alphonse Nicholson attended James B. Dudley High School. He then pursued an undergraduate degree at North Carolina Central University. Sadly, he dropped out of college to pursue his acting career.
How J. Alphonse Nicholson started his career
J. Alphonse Nicholson made his acting debut in the 2013 movie, “Don’t Know Yet” as the “Atlanta Hitchhiker.” He has also appeared in movies and shows like “Blue Bloods,” “Chicago P. D” and “FBI: Most Wanted.” Nicholson hit the spotlight following his lead role as “Lil Murda” in “P-Valley.” In July 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson was cast as “Issac” in “They Cloned Tyrone,” a movie produced by Jamie Foxx.
J. Alphonse Nicholson started drumming when he was in his teens. He even worked as a street performer at some point. He also collaborated with some musical bands like “Galactic” and “Trombone Shorty” but he later focused on his acting career. In 2012, J. Alphonse Nicholson released his album titled, “The J-Man Project.”
J. Alphonse Nicholson’s wiki profile
|Full Name||J. Alphonse Nicholson|
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1985|
|Age||37 years old|
|Place of Birth||Greensboro, North Carolina, the United States|
|Occupation||Actor, model, entrepreneur|
|Net worth||$1 million (estimated)|
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s marriage and wedding
As of September 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson is happily married to his wife Nafeesha Nicholson. The couple met in 2015 and wedded in 2020, after 5 years of dating.
J. Alphonse Nicholson’s girlfriends
It is currently unknown if J. Alphonse Nicholson was in a relationship prior to his marriage to Nafeesha Nicholson.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s marriage to Nafeesha Nicholson
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, J. Alphonse Nicholson got married his wife, Nafeesha Nicholson in 2020. However, they met long before then. J. Alphonse Nicholson met Nafeesha Nicholson in 2015 during the early stage of his acting career. On January 30, 2020, J. Alphonse Nicholson made a post on his Instagram page where he referred to Nafeesha Nicholson as his fiancée. By December 2020, J. Alphonse Nicholson confirmed he and Nafeesha had gotten married by writing:
“Happy holidays from the Nicholsons.”
J. Alphonse Nicholson has credited his wife for his success. In one of his posts praising his wife, the “P-Valley” actor wrote:
“Shout out to my Ife. When I met her, I was still going through it. You know, still trying to make things happen. But I feel like her support and love around me and her vision for who we are as a couple motivated me 100 times to go out and get it.”
In June 2020, Nicholson expressed his gratitude to his wife via Instagram and then celebrated her on Mother’s Day. J. Alphonse Nicholson often refers to his wife as his biggest support system. J. Alphonse Nicholson and Nafeesha Nicholson currently have a son together.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s sexuality
J. Alphonse Nicholson’s sexuality has been called to question since his first appearance on “P-Valley.” On the show, Nicholson plays “Lil Murda”, a closeted gay rapper who is coming to terms with his sexuality. However, in real life, J. Alphonse Nicholson identifies as heterosexual (straight).
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s cannabis strain
In 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson was announced as the new brand ambassador for Ball Family Farms, a licensed cannabis company located in Los Angeles, California, the United States. The cannabis firm is owned by former American football player Chris Ball.
According to J. Alphonse Nicholson, cannabis helps him deal with the anxiety of being famous. Nicholson added that while he had always smoked pot in the past, he did not really lean into it for medicinal purposes until the TV show “P-Valley” became very popular.
Interestingly, J. Alphonse Nicholson has created his own strain of cannabis with Ball Family Farms which he calls “The Phonzie”. Nicholson has stated that cannabis helps him deal with the anxiety that comes with fame.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s skit controversy
In 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson made an appearance on the “Rory & Mal” podcast. During the show, Nicholson rolled a joint with the hosts who then refused to smoke with him because he plays a gay man (Lil Murda) in “P-Valley”. The stunt was later revealed to be a rehearsed skit and the actor faced some backlash for it.
Nicholson claimed that the skit was not meant to be homophobic. Rather, it was supposed to bring awareness to the “ignorance” members of the LGBTQ+ community face on a daily basis. However, on September 9, 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson apologized for the skit.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s kids
As of the time of publishing this article, J. Alphonse Nicholson has one child with his wife Nafeesha Nicholson. The child’s name is Bryce Nicholson.
As of the time of publishing this article, information about J. Alphonse Nicholson’s son, Bryce, is still scarce in the media.
About J. Alphonse Nicholson’s net worth
As of September 2022, J. Alphonse Nicholson has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His main sources of income are his career as an actor, drummer and some ambassadorial deals.