Nikki Majors: Full Bio With Career, Parents, & More Facts
Nikki Majors (Nikki Loren Majors) is the daughter of actor Lee Majors and his ex-wife, Karen Velez. Her father was one of the biggest male stars of the 1970s known for playing Colonel Steve Austin in ABC’s science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man, among others.
While Nikki isn’t famous as her veteran actor father, she still has a few or two film credits. However, as of the present, the only daughter of Lee Majors seems to have stepped back from the talk of the tabloids.
Know why the reason is so in the case of Nikki Majors. Also, read where she stands as the daughter of a once-celebrated actor; is she set to make a comeback or have a major start in Hollywood, or was she never in it.
Nikki Majors Was Born In California
Nikki Majors was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1988 on February 15. She attended Fort Lauderdale school.
Nikki was born from her father’s third marriage with the Playboy model Karen Velez.
Her paternal grandparents, Carl and Alice Yeary, both lost their lives in accidents (albeit separate). Majors’ grandfather lost his life in a work accident. A year later, her grandmother was killed in a car accident.
Nikki Has Two Siblings
Majors is the oldest of Lee Majors and his ex-wife Karen Velez. She has two younger brothers Dane Luke Majors and Trey Kulley (both twins). Dane has a minor role in the 2017 horror movie, Severed Road.
The brother of Nikki Majors also played Luke in the 2020 thriller Alone by the director, Vladislav Khesin.
Nikki’s brother, Trey is a model at The Source.
Her elder half-brother named Lee Majors Jr or Lee Majors II was born in 1962 through Lee’s first wife, Kathy Robinson. He has acted alongside his father in films such as The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987); in the film, Dane’s half-brother plays the character of Jim Castillan.
Lee Majors II is also a cast in other movies including Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989) and the Norman Apstein directed Ice Cream Man (1995).
Nikki Majors’ Parents
Nikki’s parents, Lee and Karen married in September 1988. After that, the couple moved to Florida, where they had three children, including Nikki.
Majors’ parents divorced in 1994, after six years of marriage. Before Lee, Nikki’s mother, Karen was wife to Vic Ventimiglia Jr. (3 June 1999 – 1 August 2004).
Her actor father, on the other hand, has been married four times, including Karen, and has four children.
Majors’ Mother Is A Former Model Turned Hypnotherapist
Majors’ mother, Karen Velez was a Puerto Rican model and a Playboy’s playmate of the year. She, however, was born on January 27, 1961 (age 60 years) in Rockville Centre, New York.
Velez was the Playmate of the Month in the December 1984 issue of “Playboy.” The following year, she also won the title Playmate of the Year (1985).
Nikki’s mom, Karen Velez, the first-ever Puerto Rican Playmate appeared in several “Playboy” videos and special edition publications. She was the cover model for the first issue of “Playboy’s Playmate Review”.
Karen is now a master hypnotist as well as a certified hypnotherapist.
Nikki Majors’ Veteran Actor Father, Lee Majors
As mentioned Nikki’s dad, Lee Majors has had several memorable roles in some hits series and films. He, however, had his breakout performance portraying the character of Heath Barkley in the Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969). In addition to his other career-defining role, Colonel Steve Austin, Lee is also famous as Colt Seavers in ABC’s action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).
Additionally, Lee had supporting roles in the films Trojan War (1997), Out Cold (2001), Big Fat Liar (2002), and The Brothers Solomon (2007).
The now 82-year-old actor also voiced the character of “Big” Mitch Baker in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
The title of the Beastie Boys song “Lee Majors Come Again” is a reference to Nikki’s actor father.
Her Father’s Upcoming Project
Lee Majors is set to be in an upcoming film Renegades from the director/producer Daniel Zirilli (of Acceleration, and Invincible).
The movie is a London-set revenge movie where Lee will play alongside the likes of Danny Trejo (Machete). The film will also include Michael Paré (Gone), Ian Ogilvy (We Still Kill the Old Way), and Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister (The Fifth Element). Renegades is set to be released in 2022.
Since 2002, The Fall Guy actor is married to the actress and model Faith Majors (nee Cross). Faith is 35 years younger than her actor husband, Lee Majors.
Nikki Majors Was Also At Playboy
Like her mother, Nikki also posed for a “Playboy” Cyber Club pictorial called “Playmate Daughters” in March 2008. She also had roles in the series P.S.I. Luv U (1991) and in the 1990 film, Keaton’s Cop (1990).
The real setback is the fact that besides the aforesaid specifics, Nikki has hardly a narrative of her own. What’s more, Lee and Karen’s daughter is an equally faceless character even in socials like Facebook, Insta, and such.