She made a proverbial killing earlier this year, when her century-old Hollywood Hills farmhouse sold in a bidding war for $335,000 above the asking price, and now iconic actress and comedian Nicole Sullivan has used her windfall to buy a more family-friendly place elsewhere in Los Angeles. Records reveal Sullivan and her longtime actor/producer husband Jason Packham recently paid $1.9 million for a four-bedroom, three-bath house in a prime Sherman Oaks neighborhood. Originally built in 1962, the listing notes that the ranch-style structure has been “beautifully remodeled.”
Tucked away on a flat 0.16-acre parcel, and fronted by a motorcourt and attached two-car garage, Sullivan’s newly acquired residence is relatively unassuming, with its low-slung roof and dark wood-paneled façade keeping things demure. Inside is the magic sauce, with the front door opening into more than 2,300 square feet of open-plan living space complemented throughout with European oak hardwood floors and modern lighting fixtures. Glass doors glide open to reveal indoor/outdoor environs ideal for entertaining.
Grabbing attention from the outset is a spacious great room sporting a fireside family room, plus an updated gourmet kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island, all-new JennAir appliances, a beverage center and breakfast nook. A large office space sits off to the side behind a sliding Shoji-like door, while the master suite is highlighted by a walk-in closet with custom built-ins and luxe bath. Outdoors, the compact yet inviting grounds are fenced and gated, and display a covered patio space and pool surrounded by a flat grassy yard.
Sullivan, 51, has had a long and successful Hollywood career, with numerous film and TV credits under her belt. She’s played long-running recurring characters on “Cougar Town” and “Black-ish,” and main character Holly Shumpert on “The King of Queens,” but she remains best-known for her six-season cast member romp on the wildly funny original run of “MADtv.” You can currently catch her appearing as Kimberly’s cash-strapped mom on the HBOMax series “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”