My mom is an angel from god
she is the perfect mom always
patient and kind and On April 12, 1971 two gorgeous baby
boys were brought into this world in a Los Angeles hospital. Later on, one of these special babies would be best known for portraying the loyal and wise cracking "Xander Harris" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, his name is Nicholas
Brendon. The other beautiful boy is Nicholas's twin Kelly Donovan - another very talented actor.
Nicholas being a young, handsome, and extremely talented actor does not take fame
to his head. He keeps his cool by staying down-to-earth and staying extremely sweet. Nick makes time for his fans and makes
sure that each and everyone gets a little attention from him.
Some fans may or may not know this, but Nick's dream
[as a child] was not becoming an actor. His dream was either to become a professional baseball player for the L.A. Dodgers
(this dream was hindered after he injured his arm.) or a doctor. Nicky had stated that, "Acting is something I just fell
into." However, he also admitted that he always had a "need" to entertain people.
Xander Harris is the character
that Nicholas is most known for. He did such an outstanding job portraying him that some people had the intention that Nick
was EXACTLY like Xander in high school, but that's absolutely not true. In Buffy, Xander was always very witty, outgoing,
and he really never cared what his peers thought of him. Nick was the total opposite. Beleive it or not, he was quite shy
and kept mostly to himself throughout his high school years. In a snippet from Teen People Nick said the reason he stayed
to himself was to "prevent mortification." Mortification from what? Nicholas had a terrible stutter since the young age of
7. He mentioned that he could actually feel when his stutter was coming on and would refrain from talking. Having this impedement made Nick
sort of shy away from people. In an article from Young and Modern Magazine he said, "When my gawky stage hit..it hit HARD."
At times he felt as if people (other than his family and friends) judged him...harshley.
Instead of things getting
better, times actually grew a bit darker for Nicky. Not only was he having his personal battle with his stutter, but he was
also having a rough time financially.
"I was having to scrounge nickels and dimes under my bed in order to
buy a burrito. My girlfriend had just left me for my best friend...I was working as a waiter and I'd start to cry. I'd go
outside and start bawling, then pull myself together and go back." - Desert News Article, 1998
One afternoon while sitting in his backyard, Nicholas found himself talking
to God. One question he had asked was, "What can I do??" Immediately acting came into his mind. However, he was still
very worried about his stutter. Nicky didn't let his problem get the best of him, though. Gradually he slowed his speech down
and used tongue twisters to help overcome it.
Success happened when he heard that a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer was going to be made. He had went into the studios and auditioned for the role of "AleXander LaVelle Harris." As he
recalled, a couple of days after the audition, at around 11 o'clock in the morning, he received the phone called saying he
won the part.
Before landing his role on Buffy, Nicholas did several different things such as commercials, small television
parts, and theatrical plays as well! Not to mention several odd jobs over the years such as being a plumbers assistant, waiter,
electricians assitant, etc..
As time advanced, Nick decided to move up from television shows to movies. He has starred
in (and is the executive producer) of Pinata: Survival Island and Psycho Beach Party. In addition to this, he also has a production
studio called Frog Eye Sky Productions.
On September 1, 2001 Nicholas married his long-time girlfriend and love of
his life, Tressa di Figlia. This event being probably one of the biggest milestones in his life.
Not only is acting
a big passion for Nicky, but so is helping others. For nearly over three years he has been the official spokesman for the amazing Stutterting Foundation of America where everyday they are helping children and teens conquer stuttering. In regards to how long Nick will stay their spokesperson
he said, "I would do it every year if they ask me, because stuttering is a very lonely place to be."
have read, Nicholas didn't have anything handed to him on a silver platter. He had to work hard and had to overcome a lot
of obstacles in his life to get to where he is at now. For all that he has been through, for all that he is done, he deserves
all of the good things coming to him and so much more.
Nick's advice to fans is: "I just kind of developed my sense
of humor through a life full of ups and downs. You just have to learn how to laugh at life and not take it so seriously. Never
lose the inner child in you. And remember, there's nothing that you can't do. If you want to do it, you've got to do it."
conclusion to this biography, I would like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Nicholas. I beleive that it sums
all of his kindness and sweetness right up: "I want people to say, 'Nicholas Brendon, he's supposedly the nicest guy in the world.'
I want to do good work, but more than that, I want to stay a good human being. That's more important than any character I