Nikki Schieler Ziering (born Natalie Schieler in Norwalk, California on August 9, 1971) is an American model and actress. She is of Norwegian and German descent. Ziering was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 1997 and appeared as one of Barker's Beauties on The Price is Right from September 20, 1999 to September 30, 2002.
A Norwalk, Californian native. While working as a dental assistant in Brea, California, Nikki Schieler was discovered by a modeling scout and with her athletic body, it did not take long for her to appear in fashion, lingerie and swimsuit catalogs such as Carabella, Frederick's of Hollywood and Venus Swimwear.
Her rise as a model took an incredibly short amount of time and it was not long before she could also claim to be a spokesperson for 24 Hour Fitness, Korbell and Coors.
From there, Nikki's modeling career even soared to even greater heights after posing nude in Playboy, appearing in the August 1997 issue of the magazine and was the Playmate of the Month for September. She would make a return appearance in July 2003 issue of Playboy along with a feature pictorial.
A budding acting career followed her newfound international fame, as Nikki landed guest starring roles on shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Babylon 5, V.I.P. and was a guest host on E!'s The Gossip Show and Wild On.
After a string of guest starring roles and hosting gigs, Schieler-Ziering soon landed a regular, weekly TV gig. On the 28th Season Premiere episode of The Price is Right (aired on September 20, 1999), Nikki was announced as the new permanent Barker's Beauty, replacing departing model Chantel Dubay on the same show and immediately grew an even larger fan base. A memorable moment occurred when she was first introduced, an audience member, in which Bob noticed, mentioned "that's the one!", when he looked at her for the first time. In fact, she was the first, out of a few hundred ladies, to audition for the job.
Nikki was dumped from the program on September 30, 2002 and later revealed that Bob Barker grew increasingly jealous and irritated from all the attention she was getting from the show's fans prompting Barker to fire back, claiming that Nikki's statement was "completely inaccurate".
After being forced out of her role as a Barker's Beauty, Schieler-Ziering returned to her acting roots. She had a small, non-speaking role as one of four henchwomen in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember, and also appeared as the villainous Allison in Serving Sara that same year. She also appeared in 2003's American Wedding where she played a topless Police Officer named Krystal and was the female lead in the 2008 B-movie Crazy Girls Undercover.
Some of Nikki's other television credits include appearing on shows such as The Young and The Restless, Less Than Perfect, and appeared on the reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here !
Nikki was previously married to Beverly Hills 90210 actor Ian Ziering, they married on July 4, 1997 and converted to Judaism shortly before their marriage. They had no children together. On February 28, 2002, she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Today, She is (or has been) in a current relationship with boyfriend Rick Reynolds. On March 27, 2009, Nikki gave birth to their daughter, Tatum Ella Reynolds.