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Nicole Lyn Oliver (born February 22, 1970) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic[1] and Zoe Trent in Littlest Pet Shop.

Nicole Oliver
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Oliver at the 2012 Summer BronyCon
Nicole Lyn Oliver

(1970-02-22) February 22, 1970 (age 49)
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alma materYork University
Royal Roads University
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1979–present
Known forPrincess Celestia and Cheerilee in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Zoe Trent in Littlest Pet Shop
Spouse(s)Chris Ainscough

Early lifeEdit

Oliver was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, a Masters degree in Communication from Royal Roads University, and additional training from the British American Drama Academy.


A prominent member of the Union of BC Performers, Oliver served on its executive board (2002–2005), chaired several committees, and continues to be part of the negotiation team during collective bargaining. In 2017, she was nominated for the Best Voice Award by UBCP ACTRA.

Personal lifeEdit

Oliver is married to film composer Chris Ainscough. They live in Vancouver with their two sons. She has stated on her Twitter account that she has battled depression.[2]



Live-action rolesEdit

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Voice directorEdit


  1. ^ "Nicole Oliver plays the role of Princess Celestia in the My Little Pony Movie out October 6th, 2017". WireNervice Canada. 26 September 2017.
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  3. ^ General, Capper (2014-03-10). "A Brony Tale - A documentary about bronies through Ashleigh Ball's eyes - Q&A with Brent Hodge". Horse News. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. ^ Littlest Pet Shop (November 20, 2014). Meet the Cast of Littlest Pet Shop TV Show - Behind the Scenes of LPS. YouTube. Retrieved July 28, 2015.

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