Nicole Barre

Acting & Vocal Instructor
Audition Coaching & Taping
Nicole Barre

Nicole Barre, Acting Instructor at Launch Model and Talent, Actress
"I have taught here at Launch for almost 8 years and they have been some of the most rewarding years of my life."

Nicole was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She booked her first acting job at age 15 — a commercial for Easy Spirit Shoes. Nicole graduated from Destrehan High School and then attended the University of New Orleans as a Drama/Communications major. While studying at UNO, she began working begin the scenes in TV/movie production. Nicole has worked on countless movies, TV shows, commercials and music videos as a production assistant, director’s assistant and personal assistant. 

In 2000, Nicole moved to Los Angeles, CA where she was offered a prestigious job working as a personal assistant to Academy Award Winner, Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt and their family. Her work with the Jolie-Pitts enabled her to travel around the world and offered many unforgettable and invaluable life experiences. The Jolie-Pitts were gracious and inspiring employers. 

Over the years, Nicole has had the opportunity to assist and work with many top names in the entertainment industry including Academy Award Winning cinematographer Robert Richardson, who shot films such as JFKA Few Good MenCasinoThe Aviator and Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 and world-renowned, eccentric music personality and producer, Kim Fowley, who is best known for discovering Joan Jett and The Runaways and also for co-writing songs with rock legends KISS and many other artists.

While living in Los Angeles, Nicole found time to start focusing on her acting career, her first true love, and studied for several years with her then-mentor, Steve Helgoth, who was trained under the legendary New York actress and acting teacher, Uta Hagen.

In 2007, Nicole moved back to New Orleans and decided to switch gears and focus entirely on her acting career. Since returning home, Nicole has appeared in several national commercials, landed co-stars roles on hit TV shows and is steadily building her film credits as well. Hollywood South has indeed been kind and bountiful.

Nicole teaches at Launch Model and Talent in Metairie, LA and also does private audition coaching, audition taping and has worked on several films as a children’s on-set acting coach.