Nicole Amber Maines (born October 7, 1997) is an American actress also known for being Susan Doe in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court case Doe v. Regional School Unit 26 regarding gender identity and bathroom use in schools. Maines, who is transgender, was barred from using female bathroom after a complaint; however, the court ruled denying a transgender student access to the bathroom consistent with their gender identity is unlawful.
Maines has since worked as an actress, notable roles include television series Royal Pains and Supergirl.
Maines and her identical twin brother Jonas were adopted at birth by Kelly and Wayne Maines; one of their biological parents was Kelly's second cousin. Though they spent their early years in Gloversville, New York, they grew up in Portland, Maine. Maines was assigned male at birth and said she knew she was transgender as young as three years old. Maines says she chose the name Nicole after the character Nicole Bristow on the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101.