October 16, 1987
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|🏡 Residence||Los Angeles|
|🏫 Education||New York Film Academy|
|📆 Years active||2012–2017|
|🏡 Home town||Middleboro, Massachusetts|
Nicholas Massa (born October 16, 1987) is an American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for the comedy short film The Morning After and Breakdown Confessions both of which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in. He has also made an appearance in the web series, Between Bullets, Beauty Secrets, with Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza, as well as Arrested Development and Devil in the Details on The Discovery Channel.
Early life and education
Nicholas was born in Boston, Massachusetts to father Darrell Massa and Mother Patrice Johnson. While growing up and attending school, Nicholas took part in a number of theater productions and he developed a strong passion for the arts. After graduating from high school, Nicholas decided to enroll in the United States Navy. After being deployed to several countries such as the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico, and Singapore before concluding the rest of his military duty in San Diego.
Nicholas attended the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Burbank, where he graduated with his bachelor's degree in acting and where he is currently earning his Masters in film-making.
Upon his departure from the US Navy, Nicholas continued to pursue his interest in acting and modeling. After landing several modeling jobs for local photographers and developing his acting skills in community acting workshops, Nicholas took his first principal role in acting opposite James Kyson in the popular web series, "Between Bullets". He also appeared in MUN2' production entitled "Beauty Secrets" featuring former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.
After deciding to pursue acting full-time, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles. He would later earn a role in "Devil in the Details" on The Discovery Channel. In addition, Nicholas has made two successful award-winning short films in which he wrote, produced, directed and acted in. "The Morning After" and "GIG'. The two shorts continue to run in festivals side by side.
|2009||What's Yours Is Now Mine (Short)||Tom|
|2013||Officer Jack (Short)||Michael|
|2014||The Other Side|
|2016||Johnny Perna's Big Night (Short)||Johnny|
|2016||The Morning After (Short)||Adam|
|2016||Breakdown Confessions (Short)||Ryan|
|2013||Between Bullets||Freddy Royval|
|2014||Devil in the Details||Justin||Ep: If I Had a Hammer|
- 2016 | Gig | Award of Recognition - Film Short | Won
- 2016 | The Morning After | Award of Merit - Short Film - Student | Won
- 2016 | Breakdown Confessions | Award of Merit - Short Film | Won
- 2016 | Breakdown Confessions | Award of Merit - Supporting Actor | Won
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