Ada Nicodemou

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Ada Nicodemou
Άντα Νικοδήμου
Ada Nicodemou arrives at the 2016 TV Week Logie Awards (26871490636).jpg
Nicodemou at the 2016 Logie Awards
Born (1977-05-14) 14 May 1977 (age 40)
Larnaca, Cyprus
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Notable work Heartbreak High (1994–97)
Breakers (1998–99)
Home and Away (2000–)
Spouse(s) Chrys Xipolitas (m. 2007–16) (Div.)
Children 1

Ada Nicodemou (born 14 May 1977) is a Greek Cypriot-born Australian actress, best known for her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap opera Home and Away and as host of the reality series Please Marry My Boy.

Early life[edit]

Nicodemou was born in Larnaca, Cyprus.[1]


From 1998 until 1999, she appeared in Channel Ten's Breakers.

In 2005 Nicodemou was a contestant and winner along with dance partner Aric Yegudkin on Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nicodemou married Chrys Xipolitas in 2007.[3] They separated in 2010, but reconciled the following month.[4] On 22 August 2012, Nicodemou and Xipolitas had a son, Johnas.[5] Nicodemou and Xipolitas separated in late 2015.[6]

Since 2005 Nicodemou has been an ambassador of the PixiFoto Foundation that raises funds for a Childhood Blindness Prevention program in Africa. She is also an ambassador for Save our Sons, a charity supporting Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 Heartbreak High Katerina "Kat" Ioannou Regular character
1995 Police Rescue Anastasia Skouras 12 episodes
1998–1999 Breakers Fiona Motson Regular character
2000 BeastMaster The Nymph 1 episode, "Riddle of the Nymph"
2000 Pizza Policewoman 1 episode, "Crime Pizza"
2000– Home and Away Leah Patterson-Baker Regular character
2009 Beauty and the Geek Australia Judge 1 Episode
2012 Please Marry My Boy Host All Episodes


Year Title Role
1999 The Matrix Dujour (the "white rabbit" girl)
2010 Almost Trixie Hart

Awards and nominations[edit]

At the Logie Awards, Nicodemou has been nominated for:

  • the Gold Logie award in 2001, 2002 and 2006
  • Most Popular Actress award in 2002 and 2006


  1. ^ Croffey, Amy (2 June 2016). "Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou on life after marriage split and Pia Miller diva claims". Retrieved 28 April 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  2. ^ "Ada takes out Dancing With The Stars - TV & Radio - Entertainment". Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ada's big fat Greek wedding". Sunday Telegraph. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Love split still raw for Ada Nicodemou". The Daily Telegraph. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ada Nicodemou welcomes a baby boy". Channel 5. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Halliwell, Elle (18 April 2016). "Ada Nicodemou's husband Chrys Xipolitas opens up about parenting after a split". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ada Nicodemou". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 

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Preceded by
Tom Williams & Kym Johnson
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 3 (Late 2005 with Aric Yegudkin)
Succeeded by
Grant Denyer & Amanda Garner