Ada Nicodemou

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Ada Nicodemou
Born (1977-05-14) 14 May 1977 (age 38)
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)
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. She has been an Australian resident since 1987.[citation needed] Educated at Sarah Redfern high school NSW Minto 2566


Nicodemou began her acting career in 1994, where she played the role of Katerina in ABC1's Heartbreak High. She was originally hired to play the part for 12 weeks but this was extended until the end of Season 4, ending at the end of 1997.

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

Since 2000, she has played the role of Leah Patterson-Baker in Home and Away, a soap that airs on Channel Seven.

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

Personal life[edit]

Nicodemou married Chris Xipolitas in 2007.[1] They separated in 2010 but reconciled the following month.[2] On 22 August 2012 Nicodemou and Xipolitas had a son, Johnas.[3] In March, 2014 it was announced that the couple were expecting their second child.[4] It was announced on 7 August 2014 that Nicodemou had given birth to a stillborn baby boy.[5]

Nicodemou is an ambassador for the charity Save Our Sons which seeks to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.[6]



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. ^ "Ada's big fat Greek wedding". Sunday Telegraph. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Love split still raw for Ada Nicodemou". 13 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ada Nicodemou welcomes a baby boy". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "'We feel really lucky': Ecstatic Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou reveals she is expecting her second child after her struggles conceiving". DailyMail. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Watkins, Jade (2014-08-07). "Heartbreak for Home And Away star Ada Nicodemou as she reveals she has suffered a miscarriage". Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Ambassadors". Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

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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