Nikita T. Hamilton
REELS / STILLS
I'm inspired writer/director/actors of color like Michaela Cole, Donald Glover, and Ramy Youssef who are unapologetically telling their stories. What I write often comes from things I've experienced or personally observed. I think there's enough happening in everyday life to provide material for years. Just look at the world right now. It's basically the longest Black Mirror episode of all time.
Nikita moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where she earned her Masters and Doctorate in Communication. Her research focused on representations of Black women in television, culture, and gender, and it was towards the end of her studies at USC that Nikita realized she wanted to write for television and not just write about it.
With that decision made, Nikita landed a position as the Writers’ Assistant for the second season of FX’s acclaimed series, ATLANTA. She was also a writer for the YouTube show, POSITIVE BLACK PEOPLE NEWS and contributed a book chapter about HBO’s GIRLS, entitled, "So They Say You Have a Race Problem? You're in Your Twenties, You Have Way More Problems Than That" to the book, HBO's Girls: Questions of Gender, Politics, and Millennial Angst. Nikita recently co-created, co-wrote, and starred in the web series (BEST) FRIENDS, and she is currently a Staff Writer on ABC's A MILLION LITTLE THINGS.
Born and raised in Miami, Nikita is a first-generation Jamaican-American. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Los Angeles, CA, USA