Who is Lily Nicksay in “Boy Meets World”? Wiki Bio
Lily Nicksay was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 8 January 1988 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Morgan Matthews in the comedy drama family series “Boy Meets World” which aired from 1993 to 2000, and which starred Ben Savage, Rider Strong, and William Daniels. It follows a boy growing up alongside his two brothers who is testing his theories about being a teenager – the series was a success, as it won five awards and was nominated for 17 others.
Childhood and education
Lily was raised an only child in Los Angeles by her father who is a businessman, and her mother who is a theatre actress. Lily became interested in acting thanks to her mother, who often took her to the local theatre to watch plays together, and by the time Lily finished elementary school, she had appeared in several plays performed there. She attended a local high school where she was a member of the school’s drama club, while she was also physically active as she played soccer and tennis. Upon matriculation in 2006, Lily enrolled at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, from which she eventually graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Latin and Ancient Greek in 2011.
Roles in TV series
Lily’s debut TV series appearance was in “Boy Meets World” in 1993, and her next role was in 2000 when she appeared as Melissa Tory in the episode “Waterworld” of the legal drama series “Judging Amy”, which starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly, and is about a daughter, mother, and grandmother who are living in Hartford in Connecticut. The series was a huge success winning 13 awards and being nominated for 47 others, including three Golden Globes. The following year saw Lily portray Lesley Walker in the episode “Heart” of the drama series “The Guardian”, which starred Simon Baker and Alana Rosenberg in the story of a lawyer working at his father’s law company. It won six awards and was nominated for 10 others including one Golden Globe.
In 2002, Lily portrayed Sabrina in the episode “Rory’s Got a Girlfriend” of the comedy drama series “8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter”, which starred Katey Sagal and Kaley Cuoco, and which is about the Hennessy family’s lives after their family patriarch dies. The series was a success as it won nine awards including one Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.
Following completion of her education, Lily’s next role came in 2013 when she played Rose Sutfin in the episode “Red, White and Blue” of the critically acclaimed mystery crime drama series “The Mentalist”, about a psychic who is trying to track down the man who murdered his wife and daughter.The series won Simon Baker a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.
Two of Lily’s latest roles in TV series have been in the episode “Girl Meets Goodbye” of the comedy series “Girl Meets World” in 2017, and the episode “Judge, Jury…” of the police procedural drama series “NCIS” in 2019.
Roles in movies
Lily made her debut film appearance in 1995 when she portrayed Dream Angel in the fantasy drama film “The Christmas Box” which starred Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara and which follows a man who moves his entire family to an estate in which they are all helping an elderly widow. The movie won two awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Costuming for a Miniseries or a Special.
Lily’s following role was in the romantic drama movie “Up Close & Personal” in 1996, which starred Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer, and she then appeared in the action thriller film “The Negotiator” in 1998, which starred the famous actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, followed by her voicing Sydney, in the live-action animated comedy movie “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” in 2000. The following years saw Lily appear in many short films, such as “You Me & Her” and “Next Day Blur” in 2014. as well as in “Killing Animals” in 2015. Some of her latest roles in movies have been in the short films “Pontiac Angel” and “Age of the Moon” both in 2015, and “Pizza and Whine” in 2019.
Roles in theatre plays
Lily made her debut stage appearance in 2002, when she portrayed Hedvig in “The Wild Duck”, while her next role came 11 years later at the Glendale Centre Theatre, when she played Bette in the comedy “Heaven Can Wait”.
The year 2014 saw her appear in “The Trip Back Down” performed at Whitefire Theatre, and in “The Curse of Oedipus” performed at Antaeus Company, before she appeared as May in both “Last Train to Nibroc” and “See Rock City” at the Rubicon Theatre Company in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Lily played Burbank in “A Singular They” at Blank Theatre before portraying Cal in “And Then They Fell” at Brimmer Street Theatre Company, and she then appeared in the critically acclaimed three-part play “The Nibroc Trilogy” performed at Rubicon Theatre Company in 2017; in the same year, Lily played the lead role in “Baby Doll”.
— Lily Gibson (@lilylonestar) April 13, 2017
Some of Lily’s latest appearance in theatre plays have been in the 1944 play “Harvey” performed at Laguna Playhouse in 2019, William Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure” performed at Ensemble Theatre Company in 2019 as well, and the romantic comedy play “Barefoot in the Park” at Laguna Playhouse in 2020.
Awards and accolades
In 2002, Lily was nominated for an Ovation Award for Featured Actress in a Play for “The Wild Duck” while her next Ovation Award nomination for Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre) came in 2015 for “Last Train to Nibroc”.
In 2016, she won a Santa Barbara Independent Indy Award for Best Performance for “See Rock City” before she was nominated for a Stage Raw Award for Leading Female Performance for “A Singular They” in 2017.
Lily went on to win an Ovation Award for Lead actress in a Play for “See Rock City” before she was nominated for another Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play for “Gulf View Drive”. In 2018, she won an Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre) for “Gulf View Drive”.
Love life and relationships
Lily met Dave Gibson, a Scottish singer and writer, while she was attending college, and after dating for over six years, the two married in a small ceremony attended by their close friends and family on 16 August 2015. They are currently living in Los Angeles, California – it’s believed that they don’t have children because they both want to focus on their careers.
Dave Gibson’s songs have been nominated for many Grammy and CMA awards, and have won several BMI Awards, and he has worked with some of her most popular singers of today, such as Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Faith Hill among others. Some of his most famous songs include “Shed A Tear” which he wrote for Kodaline in 2018, “Coping” for Toni Braxton, and “Car’s Outside” for James Arthur in 2019, and which has won multiple awards.
Hobbies and other interests
Lily is a philanthropist who has worked with several charity organizations which have the goal of improving the life quality of underprivileged children as well as veterans. She is a lover of animals, and is helping save endangered species from extinction.
She is keen on travelling, and has been to several US states, while she has been to Europe on many occasions for both work and pleasure – some of the cities she has visited include London in England, Paris in France, and Venice in Italy. She is a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week, and is physically active, as she has several training sessions at the gym each week.
Some of Lily’s favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon, Robert De Niro and Sandra Bullock, while some of her favorite movies are “Catch Me If You Can”, “Good Will Hunting”, and “The Lake House”.
Appearance and net worth
Lily is 32 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of June 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.