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Nicole Ari Parker gets laughs -- at last! -- in '35 and Ticking'
Nicole Ari Parker gets laughs -- at last! -- in '35 and Ticking'

Sharp and svelte but also funny, Nicole Ari Parker typically hits the screen as put-together characters like Eddie Murphy's ex-wife in "Imagine This." So she leapt at the chance to play Zenobia, the comically confused sportscaster heroine of "35 and Ticking." Parker was born in Washington and raised in Baltimore from age 2. She also lived for six years as an adult in Atlanta. "35 and Ticking" opens Friday in Atlanta, D.C., and in Baltimore at the AMC Owings Mills and the AMC Security Square. Parker is thrilled that hometown audiences will get a chance to see her wilder, goofier side on-screen. Zenobia only looks slick. She still feels like the girl who...

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