Lorraine Broussard Nicholson (born April 16, 1990) is an American actress. Besides being known as the daughter of Jack Nicholson, she is known for playing Alana Blanchard in the biographical film Soul Surfer (2011).
Nicholson was born in Los Angeles to actor Jack Nicholson and actress Rebecca Broussard. She was named after her father’s aunt. She has a younger brother named Raymond Nicholson (born 1992), as well as five half siblings. In 2008, she graduated from Brentwood School in Brentwood, California.
In 2011, she wrote, produced and directed a 15-minute coming-of-age drama titled The Instant Message.
After mostly minor roles as a child actor, Nicholson landed her first major role in Soul Surfer, playing Bethany Hamilton's best friend Alana Blanchard, who was there to help her after a shark attack took her left arm. As Blanchard was a competitive surfer, Nicholson had to take a crash course in wave riding.
Nicholson will star in the upcoming movie Hacker (2015), playing a computer genius.
In May 2012, she graduated from Brown University with a degree in Literary Arts, intending on being a screenwriter. In a 2011 interview, Nicholson stated, "I love to act and I also hope to one day write and direct and create my own projects. I feel that in the film industry, especially as a woman, it's really important to make your own luck – and create projects to give other people really strong opportunities as well as yourself."
|2003||Something's Gotta Give||Young Girl in Market|
|2004||Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, TheThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||Princess Lorraine|
|2006||Click||Samantha Newman (at 14 years old)|
|2008||Fly Me to the Moon||Katie||Voice role|
|2009||World's Greatest Dad||Heather|
|2011||Soul Surfer||Alana Blanchard|
|2012||Cottage, TheThe Cottage||Vanessa|
|2014||The Pimp and the Rose||Short film|
|2015||Endings, Inc.||Nikki Wheaton||Short film|