Nicola is best known to Australian audiences as a lead cast member in all four series of the award-winning Thank God You’re Here, as well as ABC Television’s AFI and Logie winning The Hollowmen.
Nicola appeared in series 4 and 5 of Rake (ABC) and performed on stage in Senior Moments at the Glen Street Theatre in 2016 and the Riverside and Concourse Theatres in 2017. She also appeared in series 2 of hit drama program Doctor Doctor (Ch 9).
Nicola’s other television credits include How Not To Behave (ABC/Screentime), Here Come The Habibs (Jungle Boys/Ch9), a semi-regular role in both series of the award-winning ABC drama Time Of Our Lives, (ABC), Mystery Of A Hansom Cab (ABC), This Is Your Laugh (Ch 7), The Librarians (ABC), Swift And Shift Couriers (SBS), Sleuth 101 (ABC), Australia Versus (Ch 7), and Slideshow (Ch 7).
Nicola also devised, wrote and appeared in the BBC /UKTV/Freehand production of Some Say Love.
On stage, Nicola has starred in the sell-out production 160 Characters, which toured nationally and internationally, playing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Singapore International Arts Festival. Her other stage credits include the Cracker Comedy Festival’s This Is Your Laugh as well as Tabloid Musical, Twelfth Night, As You Like It and many improv theatre seasons at Sydney’s Belvoir Street and Enmore Theatres. Nicola has also won the Australian National Improv Championships as part of the NSW team, and directed the award-winning comedy band The Axis Of Awesome for the Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals.
As a voice-over artist, Nicola has worked for most of Australia’s major commercial stations, as well as a multitude of corporate clients. She’s also appeared in several television commercials.
In addition to her performing credits, Nicola has been General Manager of Actors Centre Australia, Associate Director of the UK’s Bush Theatre, and a Resident Director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA, UK)
FRAYED (Series 1)
Role: Diane. Dir: Shaun Wilson & Jennifer Leacey, FRAYED Season One Pty Ltd 2019
Role: Detective Deveny. Dir: Damien Davies, CJZ 2018
RESTING PITCH FACE (Webseries)
Role: June. Grumpy Sailor 2017
DOCTOR DOCTOR (Series 2)
Role: Surgeon. Dir: Ian Watson, DRDR2 Series Pty Ltd 2017
RAKE (Series 4)
Role: Ellie. Dir: Peter Duncan, Rake 4 Pty Ltd 2016
HERE COME THE HABIBS
Role: ASIO Officer Karen. Dir: Darren Ashton, HABIBS TV Pty Ltd 2016
HOW NOT TO BEHAVE
Ensemble Cast. Dir: Craig Anderson, Screentime Pty Ltd 2015
DR FEELGOOD (Pilot)
Role: Samantha Matthews. Dir: Vanessa Alexander, Seven Network 2014
TIME OF OUR LIVES (Series 2)
Role: Andrea (Semi-Regular). Dir: Various, ABC TV 2014
Guest. Shine Australia 2013
TIME OF OUR LIVES
Role: Andrea (Semi-Regular). Dir: Various, ABC TV 2013
THE MYSTERY OF HANSOM CAB (Telemovie)
Role: Julia Featherweight. Dir: Shawn Seet, Burberry Productions 2012
SOME SAY LOVE (Pilot)
Role: Various. Dir: Andrew Garrick, Freehand Productions 2011
THE LIBRARIANS (Series 3)
Role: Beverly. Dir: Wayne Hope, ABC TV 2010
Role: Ally / Stacy. Dir: Jon Olb, Hoodlum Entertainment 2010
SWIFT & SHIFT COURIERS
Role: Karen Smythe. Dir: Paul Fenech, Artichocko Productions 2008
Role: Holly (Series Regular). Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog Productions 2008
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE
Ensemble Cast. Dir: Various, Working Dog Productions 2006-2009
Role: Krystal / Belinda / Jen. Dir: Angus FitzSimons, Return Fire Productions Pty Ltd 2016 & 2017
“THIS IS YOUR LAUGH”
Various. Dir: Michael Gregory, Cracker Comedy Festival 2007
NATIONAL IMPROV CHAMPIONSHIPS
Improviser. Dir: John Knowles, Enmore Theatre 2005-2006
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Director. Dir: Lyn Wallis, Company B Belvoir – B Sharp 2005
Various. Dir: Vanilla Productions, National and International Tour: MICF, Adelaide Festival, Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Sydney Big Laugh Comedy Festival, Singapore Arts Festival (6 sell-out seasons) 2004-2007
Host / Performer. Dir: Andrew O’Keefe, Enmore Theatre 2004
A REGULAR ONE NIGHT STAND
Various. Dir: Grant Davies, Footbridge Theatre 2004
Role: Olivia. Dir: Fiona Pulford, S. Carter Productions 2003-2004
Regular Cast. Dir: Grant Davies, National Touring 2002
Role: Fritha. Dir: Adam Gelin, Darlinghurst Theatre 2002
OPEN STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Improviser. Dir: Dan Cordeaux, National Touring 2001-2002
ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN?
Role: Make-Up Girl. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog Productions 2012