Known from movies
|Net value||$500 thousand dollars|
|Date of birth||September 12, 1955|
|Fact||She was a professional harpist.|
Who is Nina Blackwood and where is she now? Wiki bio
Nina Blackwood (ex Kinckiner) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, on September 12, 1955 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she is an American national. She is an actress, music journalist and disc jockey, probably best known for being one of the first video jockeys to work for the American cable channel MTV.
Nina has retired from acting, but still works as a disc jockey.
Early life and education
Nina was raised as a single child by her father, who worked for the government, and her mother, who was a housewife.
She spent only a few years in Springfield before her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Rocky River High School. She became interested in journalism there and ran the school newspaper with some friends, while also dreaming of becoming a popular actress and appearing in many plays. She was also a member of a band in which she was the lead vocalist and keyboardist.
Nina was smarter than most of her peers, and according to Wikipedia she enrolled in 1970 when she was only 14.
She later attended Strasberg Institute in California, where she studied acting and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in theater.
Career as an actress, disc jockey and other ventures
Nina started working as a model at the age of 17 and in 1978 appeared nude in the Playboy issue “The Girls in the Office”, for which she received criticism from her parents and some friends.
She started her acting career in 1982 and appeared in the action-crime film “Sex Police‘, starring Wings Hauser and Season Hubley, and follows the story of a single mother turned prostitute who goes to work for the police to catch a pimp named Ramrod.
In 1993, she appeared in the comedy film “Reckless Kelly”, starring Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin and Alexei Sayle, and which follows Kelly, an Australian outlaw, who gives the money he takes to the poor, pretending to be the Australian Robin Hood. One of Nina’s last appearances in movies before retiring was in the comedy musical film “I Crave Rock & Roll” directed and written by Carmen Santa Maria, starring Carl Ballantine and Tony Colitti, while also appearing in the episodic play “The Vagina Monologues” while touring the US in 2003.
When the MTV network began operating in 1981, Nina along with Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, JJ Jackson and Mark Goodman were chosen to serve as their disc jockeys. She was with them for five years until she joined the entertainment TV news magazine “Entertainment Tonight” and became the host of their show “Rock Report”. Around the same time, she started hosting the music program “Solid Gold”, and appeared in several shows that aired on networks such as VH1, MSNBC, and The Discovery Channel.
She and Danny Sheridan, the late American musician, songwriter and actor, launched their own radio show “Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80’s” in 1999.
After the show became popular, they launched another show “Nina Blackwood’s New Wave Nation”, while today she presents the show “The ’90s on 8”, which can be heard on Sirius XM Radio. She also hosts another Sirius XM radio show called “The Big ’80s Top 40 Countdown”.
She has stated that popular English musician John Charles Waite wrote his hit “Missing You” for her, as well as his other ex-girlfriends.
Love life and relationships
Nina has been in several relationships, but the “most popular” of these was with John Waite.
The two began dating in 1980 after meeting at a party, and were together for over three years during which Nina kept him company at his concerts and traveled with him on vacations to Europe and several US states. They later separated and John married a girl 20 years younger than himself, but they divorced two years later.
According to various sources, Nina met her unnamed ex-husband sometime in the ’80s, and they dated for over four years before getting married in 1990, in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. They only lasted a year as they divorced in 1991.
Nina appears to be single at the moment and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Nina has been interested in music since she was a teenager and she fell in love with the harp when she saw it at the age of eight. She took classes for over five years and is one today professional harpist and also teaches harp to children. She loves to travel and has been all over the US and many European countries such as Norway and Italy while her dream travel destination is Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis and Nicole Kidman, while her favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Sleepless in Seattle”. She likes to read books and some of her favorite writers are Herman Hesse and Paulo Coelho.
She is a big animal lover and supports the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), while her favorite animals are leopards and horses.
Appearance and power
Nina is 64 years old. She has long curly blond hair and brown eyes, is 1.67 m tall and weighs about 61 kg. As of April 2020, her ability is estimated at over $500,000.
|First and last name||Nina Zwarthout|
|Net value||$500 thousand dollars|
|Date of birth||September 12, 1955|
|Profession||VJ, actor, model, disc jockey|
|Education||Rocky River High School|
|TV shows||Solid Gold, 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s|
|1||Currently a DJ on Sirius Satellite Radio (The Big 80s) [May 2005]|
|2||Disc Jockey in Denver, CO -KPKE, the Peak- “The 80’s & beyond” [January 2002]|
|3||She was a professional harpist.|
|Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||1997||TV serials||Jean Sally|
|I crave rock and roll||1996||Windy Avenue|
|Number one fan||1995||News reporter|
|Roseanne and Tom: behind the scenes||1994||TV movie||Restaurant reporter|
|Price fighter||1993||Video game||Reporter 2|
|Reckless Kelly||1993||Gossip reporter|
|Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color||1988||TV serials||Video DJ|
|Rat boy||1986||MTV Vee-Jay|
|Pauly Shore is dead||2003||special thanks|
|The view||2013||TV serials||herself|
|Today||2013||TV serials||Himself – Guest|
|The ’80s: the decade that made us||2013||Documentary about the TV miniseries||Herself – MTV VJ: 1981-1986|
|MTV 20: live and almost legal||2001||Documentary about TV movies||herself|
|I was an MTV VJ||1998||Documentary about TV movies||herself|
|120 minutes||1991||TV serials||Host (1986)|
|The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1991||TV special||Herself – Presenter|
|The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards||1990||TV special||herself|
|Look for haunted Hollywood||1989||Documentary about TV movies||Himself – Correspondent|
|Pure gold||1986-1987||TV serials||herself|
|The Montreux Golden Rose IMMC Gala||1986||TV movie||Herself – Presenter|
|It is your turn||1985||TV serials||herself|
|Entertainment tonight||1981||TV serials||Self – Music Hostess|
|MTV Music Television||1981||TV serials||Herself – Video Jockey (1981-1984)|