Full detailed profile on Nicole Walker Layton Roberts Kiriakis DiMera Played by Arianne Zucker on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Arianne Zuker (Matthew Mitchell)
Birthday: June 3 1974
Sami witnesses the murder of Mayor Marino, outside the mansion and screams. Inside the mansion, EJ hears her. He tries to stop making love to Nicole, but she lures him back in with a kiss. Sami hits the shooter and runs around the mansion and in through the patio doors. The shooter gains entrance through the front door of the mansion while Sami tells EJ that a murderer killed someone on his doorstep and calls the police. Nicole accuses Sami of lying, but she denies it and Nicole yells that she was spying on her and suggests she get pay-per-view. EJ and Nicole fight about Sami coming between them with her antics, but EJ believes in Samantha. Nicole, in her anger, runs out of the mansion and trips over Marino's dead body. She gets up and screams! EJ rushes to her side, quieting Sami. EJ picks Nicole up. "Are you okay?" The police and ambulance arrive. Roman hugs Sami while EJ hugs Nicole and makes sure she's alright. Roman is shocked to find that Marino is dead. The other officers stay outside while Roman, Sami, EJ and Nicole go inside the mansion. EJ continues to hold Nicole, while Sami sobs and tells Roman that the guy shot at her. She starts from the beginning and tells how she came to see EJ, but when he didn't answer, she came around to the back of the house. Roman asks if she saw anything amiss and she shakes her head. She then returned to the front of the house and saw someone, dead, and a guy crouching over him, holding a gun. She sobs as she says he was going to kill her, and Nicole yells out that she has lousy timing and asks what she was going to tell EJ. Sami says she wanted to discuss Johnny's schedule, but doesn't see why that matters now. "There's a dead body in the doorway!" Nicole tells Sami she wouldn't be surprised if Sami killed him. Nicole leaves the mansion, steps over Marino's body, and Sami follows, shakily walking around Marino's body!
Sami, EJ, Nicole and Roman arrive at the Salem PD. Sami goes to Roman's office and calls Caroline. She leaves a message, asking if Caroline can take care of the twins for the evening. She gets a call on her cell, and a woman from Brookville Clinic calls. She asks if Dr. Sanders is there daily, and promises to call back with an appointment. Nicole walks in and asks what Sami needs to talk to Dr. Sanders about! "Finally getting that nose job," Nicole asks. Sami lies that Dr. Sanders is a pediatrician. They argue, and Nicole tells Sami that she is giving her kid a baby brother or sister. Nicole wants to set ground rules! She wants them to be one happy family, but Sami knows Nicole doesn't care about her son, or EJ. "All you care about is money." Nicole is prepared to leave, but tells Sami she's not noble. Sami wonders what Trent would say to EJ about the baby. Nicole is confused, but Sami calls her names and wonders if Trent would imply the baby isn't EJ's! Nicole reminds her that they have had a paternity test, and Trent's dead. Sami's surprised that Nicole would speak ill of the dead, and points out that she had no problem stepping over the body. "What am I supposed to do, cry and beat my chest?" Roman and EJ interrupt. EJ says his family had nothing to do with this, and Nicole vouches for him. They were making love! EJ thanks her and they are asked to leave, while Roman talks to Sami.
Outside Roman's office, Nicole wants to go to the hospital to be checked out. EJ gets his coat and stares at Sami, which upsets Nicole. She asks what's more important. A woman who doesn't want him or their unborn baby.
Sami tells Roman the whole story about the shooting. She says she'll never forget the man's face. Spencer, the police artist, arrives, to sketch a picture of the shooter. Outside, Nicole rants at EJ for wanting to say goodbye to Sami. EJ apologizes. Their baby comes first. They leave, while Sami works with the police artist, and Roman. The sketch artist gets a pretty good sketch done of the shooter and Sami says she'll never forget his face.
Nicole and Stefano are getting chummy on the DiMera sofa when EJ walks in with Lexi. EJ takes Nicole out into the hall, while Stefano tells Lexi the news about Nicole's pregnancy. Lexi says if EJ want this, she's happy for him, but she doesn't look thrilled. She has something to say. She tells Stefano about Lacey and how she was working for the Mayor and tried to destroy Abe's reputation. She says the mayor stated that they were unfit parents and brought up her past indiscretions. She says they decided to fight the mayor and thinks Abe's the best man to give the mayor a one-way ticket out of office. She asks that he end his association with Marino or Theo will have nothing to do with him again. She leaves. Stefano grimaces. "That stupid bastard!"
EJ shows Nicole the baby's room that's next to hers. He says if the baby's a girl, they'll paint it pink. Nicole's very thankful and EJ says there is nothing he wouldn't do for the child and says he thought for a moment that she was trying to ingratiate herself into his father's company. Nicole is confused. He tells her she did something wrong when she tried to bond with Stefano. He asks her to keep her distance from him. He's obsessed with the idea of having an heir, EJ says and knows Stefano's manipulative in order to get into their child's life. He says he has been through this with Sami before, and is one reason why their relationship didn't work. Nicole is angry that Sami's name is brought up. Nicole wants to do right by the baby and EJ tells her that he takes around guilt with him because he and his mother are never meant to be. Nicole knows it but it doesn't have to be that way this time. "You're absolutely right," EJ says, with a grin and a kiss. Nicole wonders if this is for good and stomps off.
Nicole arrives to the great room, where Stefano happily tells her that as it's lunch, he has asked the cook to prepare her favorite meal, even if it's peanut butter and pickles! Nicole smiles but EJ comes up behind her and asks Stefano to leave them alone. EJ tells Nicole he's in this for the long haul. Nicole decides to put it all out there and says she doesn't mean to be pushy but is looking for honesty. She's confused. He sometimes seems as though he wants her, but then runs after Sami. EJ tells her that he too is confused. It wasn't long ago that she was pushing him away. Nicole blames Trent for that and tells EJ that he'll never be able to hurt her again. She tells him that Trent and Sami aren't in between them anymore and it's just the three of them. There's time to find out if there is more between them than just their baby. "We can take it slow," she says, and kisses him. EJ kisses her back and grins, and says, "We can try this…" He kisses her, passionately and removes her clothes.
Nicole returns from a pre-natal workout and heads for the shower but hearing a knock on the door, she worries it's the creepy hotel manager. She hasn't paid her rent. EJ arrives. "I'm picking you up for my date," he tells her. He heard her favorite restaurant was in Chicago and wants to take her to a show, museum and a bite to eat. Nicole is happy to go. He has to drop papers off to someone, and tells her that he's been chasing after something that wasn't meant to be and though he doesn't know if they're meant to be, he figures it'll be fun to find out! Nicole needs time to get ready for their date. He tells her she already looks stunning, before she goes off to change. After she leaves the room, Nicole receives an eviction notice. She has to leave today or be forcibly removed. EJ is grim, and he gets the porters to pack up all of Nicole's things. Nicole arrives, confused. EJ tells her she was evicted and she becomes upset. She thinks she's out on the street, but EJ reassures her that she's coming to stay with him. Nicole is concerned. Yesterday, he accused her of using the baby to go after his family fortune. EJ already apologized, he said and the mansion is massive! This is what he wants, and says Samantha and him are through. "You're carrying my baby. I want to be someone you can count on." Nicole has never been able to count on anyone. He asks again, if she'll move in, with Pookie, and he says, "Pookie, especially!" Nicole hugs him and thanks him. EJ thinks it might be fun. Unfortunately, their date is off, and he'll send a courier to the guy in Chicago.
EJ and Nicole arrive at the mansion. Pookie goes missing right away, and as Nicole yells for her, Stefano comes out of the great room, demanding to know what is going on. "I'm moving in," she tells him, happily. Stefano yells that he's the one who says who comes and goes here. EJ thinks he'd be less rude if he knew what was going on. Nicole tries to charm Stefano, and then comes out with it, "We're having a baby!" Stefano is astounded, then thrilled. "Another precious DiMera. Another heir!" Stefano is thrilled to pieces and is honored for Nicole to stay. He offers her a suite above the pool and will ask the cook to make all her favorite, yet healthy foods. Nicole feels very welcomed. Stefano wants to know when the baby is due, and as they're talking, Nicole gets a kick. She says it's strong, and EJ feels her abdomen. He feels nothing and asks if she imagined it. She shows Stefano, and he feels it. He thinks it's a boy. They feel another kick, and laugh in happiness, as EJ worries.
Nicole wanders into the mansion with EJ. "Home sweet home," she says, presuming EJ will ask her to move in. It's even swankier than the Kiriakis mansion, and she says she'll be happy there! EJ accuses her of being all about money, and Nicole agrees. "Money, money, money. Show me the money," she says, then turns to leave, offended. EJ stops her and apologizes. He's frazzled by all of this. Nicole admits it's comforting to know her baby has a roof over its head, now that she doesn’t have Victor's settlement. EJ feels ambushed and asks if she planned this. She didn't, but he reminds her of her past with Victor. He doesn't want the kind of marriage that she had with Victor. Nicole is astounded. "Are you saying you want to marry me?"
Back at the mansion, EJ says he knows what he wants and doesn't want 'if' he gets married again. Marriage is the last thing on his mind. "We haven't even had a first date yet!" Nicole knows he hates her neediness. EJ thinks her moving in would be complicated. If Stefano finds out…Nicole stops him and says it's time he knew, but EJ asks her not to tell him, so she decides to leave. After she's gone, EJ calls Sami. He tells her he's coming to the island to spend time with his son. She tries to stop him, but he hangs up.
Nicole opens the door of her hotel room to Chloe. She's thrilled her friend has returned. Chloe spots the ultrasound of the baby and at the same time, Nicole says she has so much to tell her. She asks if it's a scam but Nicole says God blessed her with a miracle. She says they got a paternity test to prove that she's carrying Junior's jr. and tells Chloe that EJ has accused her of trying to get to the DiMera money. Chloe says it's an epidemic. She came home from a wonderful work experience to find out that Sami was living at the cabin. Nicole admits she knew, and they wonder how long she'll be there.
Lucas arrives at Nicole's room with an apology for Chloe, and EJ arrives right behind him. "I think I need to make an apology, too!" EJ goes inside and Nicole eventually agrees to accept EJ's apology. He admits he's pleased they're having a baby, though he was confused in the beginning. He asks if he can be a part of her life and their child's life, and asks her on that date they keep trying to go on. Nicole calls it backwards but smiles and accepts.
Lucas and Chloe leave Nicole's room and Lucas apologizes for not consulting her about Sami. Chloe says Sami can stay as long as she doesn't cause trouble. "Whenever she's around, you have a habit of being sucked into her web!" Lucas only wants Chloe, he says, kisses her and calls her his future.