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Who Is Nicole Byer Dating? The Famous Comedian’s Personal Life

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Celebs dating remains one thing to be most gossiped about. In this article, we would be divulging who Nicole Byer is, who has she dated, and who is she dating. Nicole Byer is an American actress, comedian, author, and podcaster. She was born on 29th August 1986. She is best known for being the Netflix show, “Nailed It!,” a comedic reality bake-off show. For this show, she even got herself a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. Before that, she has also held recognition for “Girl Code,” a commentary series which released back in 2013. She has also starred in Loosely, Exactly Nicole, a comedy series based on her real life. She has made guest appearances in many hit comedy TV Series like The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and The Simpsons.

Her movie appearances include Other People, Bad Hair, and Valley Girl. Currently, she is hosting Wipeout with John Cena. She is also the host of a podcast by the name of “Why Won’t You Date Me?” Nicole Byer was born in New Jersey, in the Middletown Township. She is now 34 years old. Nicole has 3 elder siblings. Her father is a scientist named Trevor Byer, and her mother’s name is Lillie Byer. Nicole graduated high school in 2004 and thereafter moved to NYC. She took on petty jobs like waitressing before she moved to Los Angeles in 2012. She then graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy Certificate Program in Professional Performance.


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Nicole Byer & Her Career:

In 2013, she had starred in a web series by the name of Pursuit of Sexiness. After that, Nicole appeared in supporting roles in several shows such as The Girl Code, Party Over Here, etc. She was also liked by her teammates, with one of them calling her a beloved talking-head, and one of the funniest commentators on the show of Girl Code. She has guest-judged in the 3rd season of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Nicole constantly tours around the US doing stand-up comedy and performing improv in Los Angeles. Last 2018, she started as a host for the Netflix-made baking competition series, “Nailed It!”

On Her Show Nailed It!

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She has also written a book named  #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini. The book was released in 2020. 

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Loosely Exactly Nicole

Based on Nicole’s life, Loosely Exactly Nicole was made by MTV in 2016. It was a scripted, single-camera comedy show. The show talked about a black actress’s struggle in Hollywood. Loosely, Exactly Nicole premiered on September 5th of 2016 and was picked up for a 2nd season by Facebook Watch.

Nicole on One Of Her Stand Up Shows

(Source: YouTube/Comedy Central)


Nicole Byer launched her own podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me?” back in the December of 2017, on HeadGum. In the show, she would converse with a guest about her dating history and her past sexual experiences. the guest would in return, point out the faults in her dating profiles. The show would end with one question: would the guest date her? Some of her guests include people like Sasheer Zamata and Brooks Wheelan. Recently, her show joined the Team Coco podcast network instead.

Why WOn't You Date Me?

Promotional Poster of one of her Episodes (Uploaded by her on Twitter)

In 2019, Sasheer and Nicole launched Best Friends, a podcast on the Earwolf podcast network. The same year she also joined Drag Her, a podcast that recapped the show RuPaul’s Drag Race. In 2020, she co-launched with Lauren Lapkus, a weekly podcast. Newcomers, this podcast, surmises around the two watching the movie for the first time and talking about them in the episode. There’s also a guest who provides more info about the said series.

Nicole Byer: Dating History

Nicole has said that she isn’t straight, but neither is she comfortable with labels like bisexual or queer. She has dated both men and women in the past, as revealed by her in her podcast. She is always a big supporter of Body Positivity.

On Her Show Nailed It

(Source: Netflix)

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The Green Card Man

In her podcast, “Why Won’t You Date Me?” Nicole had once revealed that she was a part of a green card marriage. That is, she married a Non-American so he could stay and in return, she would get the money. Later, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she talked about this in brief, saying about how she couldn’t say more before because the statute of limitations was not up. Apparently, this man was a “tiny little Indian man,” who wanted to stay in America, and she was about 30K USD in debt. Which is why they got married. Eventually, of course, they divorced.

Unfortunately, this is all we know as of now of her past dating history. In Jimmy Kimmel Live, she has even once said that she would rather pay her mortgage than date.

Who is Nicole Byer Dating now?

The Celebrity Dating game has been a staple show in the USA since the 1960s. It is also one of the most-watched shows. These days it is hosted by Zooey Deschanel who plays the role of a wing woman, and Michael Bolton – the kind and chill host.

Nate the IT Guy

Nate Shanklin (Source: His Instagram)

So, Nicole Byer was a guest on this show, and she was – as the format of the game says – represented with 3 options. Option Number 3 is an IT guy, and also a poet, and a little cheesy. His name is Nate Shanklin. This was who Nicole chose. Nate Shanklin is an Information Technology Recruiter working for the California Department of Justice. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from California State University. And now the only thing we can do is wait and watch where this thing leads.

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