Nicole Maines is an American actress currently playing the character of Nia Nal/Dream Girl in the Supergirl TV series. Maines’ character will be the first ever transgender superhero featured on national television. It is also the actress’ first major acting role to date and could propel her to future stardom in the near future. So what is Nicole Maines net worth in 2018? What are Nicole Maines’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Nicole Maines was born as Wyatt Benjamin Maines on October 7th, 1997 in Gloversville, New York, United States. She was adopted at birth and identified as a transgender as young as three years old. Even though she was assigned as a male at birth, she’s identified herself as a female ever since. Maines chose the name of Nicole to be her new legal name because it was a name of the character that she liked on Nickelodeon’s show called Zoey 101.
Maines attended the University of Maine after she finished school, although she chose not to return. Instead, she decided to pursue her love of acting which turned out to be a wise move now that she’s starring on a major nationwide TV show as big as Supergirl.
Before becoming an actress, Maines had to fight for her right to use the girl’s bathrooms when she was at school. A grandfather complained that Maines was allowed to use the girl’s bathroom and therefore the school banned her from using the girl’s bathroom. Instead, she had to use the staff washroom. Maines and her family sued the school for discrimination as they violated the Human Rights Act. Maines and her family were awarded $75,000 for winning the court case against the school.
Before being an actress, Maines first appeared in a book written by Amy Ellis called Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family She then appeared in transgender documentaries called The Trans List and Not Your Skin in the following years. Her first acting role was in an episode of Royal Pains where she played a transgender teen back in 2015.
Nicole Maines made headlines more when she was cast in Season 4 of Supergirl airing on The CW. As aforementioned, she is playing the first transgender superhero character on TV.
In all, we estimate Nicole Maines net worth in 2018 at $255,000.