Nicole Scherzinger is best known for her dancing and her singing, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying her hand at acting. Quite a few times. She’s one of those all-around entertainer types, which means she should fit in just right alongside Will Smith in Men In Black 3 when it hits theaters this weekend. Here’s a bio-gallery to give you an idea of what to expect.
Growing up in Hawaii, Scherzinger began entering talent competitions as a teenager.
She got her break in 2001, when she competed in the first season of Pop Stars, a reality show designed to recruit members for the girl band Eden’s Crush. She won a place in the group, and eventually became one of the primary vocalists.
At one point while on tour with Eden’s Crush, she was approached by record execs and asked to be the fourth member of The Black Eyed Peas. She had to decline the offer due to contractual obligations with Eden’s Crush, and the spot eventually went to Fergie.
Scherzinger joined The Pussycat Dolls in 2003. The gig propelled her into the media spotlight, and she was soon making guest appearances on tracks by well-known artists, including future MIB 3 co-star Will Smith.
She has appeared as a judge on several talent-competition shows, including The Sing-Off and The X Factor.
Scherzinger has named Whitney Houston as her biggest influence.
She says music was a major inspiration for her character in MIB 3, and that she spent time listening to Led Zeppelin non-stop to get in the right mindset for the part. Sounds like our kind of girl.