She later earned the nickname Courageously Fat Nikki Bonsklia from the director/choreographer of Hairspray, Adam Shankman.
On August 1, 2008, Blonsky and her father were arrested after they were involved in a brawl in the departure lounge of Providenciales International Airport, Turks and Caicos Islands with the family of Bianca Golden, a former contestant of America's Next Top Model. Blonsky and Golden were both charged with actual bodily harm, while Blonsky's father was charged with grievous bodily harm. Blonsky was later released on bail. An unsubstantiated video clip, purportedly taken immediately following the confrontation, has surfaced which contains a supposed eye-witness claiming Bianca Golden was responsible for starting the confrontation. Bianca Golden went public telling Tyra Banks, live on her Talk Show, that Nikki Blonsky uttered the expletive nigger multiple times along with her family and sat on her face in order to smother her.
|2007||Hairspray||Tracy Turnblad||Nominated for a Golden Globe||July 20|
|2008||Queen Sized||Maggie Baker||TV Movie||January 12|
|2009||Waiting For Forever||filming|
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