Nicky Guadagni

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Nicky Guadagni
Nicky Guadagni as Zelda Fitgerald.jpg
Guadagni as Zelda Fitzgerald in Hooked: The Play in 2013
Born (1952-01-12) 12 January 1952 (age 68)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nicky Guadagni is a Canadian actress who has worked on stage, radio, film and television.

Life and career[edit]

Originally from Montreal, Nicky Guadagni majored in drama at Dawson College and went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first role after graduation was playing Miranda, with Paul Scofield as Prospero, in a production of The Tempest in the West End of London. Her theatre work in Canada includes A Midsummer Night's Dream at Stratford Third Stage; Zastrozzi and Criminal Genius at the Factory Theatre; Hamlet and Mother Courage for the National Arts Centre; The Seagull and The Member of the Wedding at Tarragon Theatre; and OD on Paradise at Theatre Passe Muraille.[1][2]

Guadagni has been nominated for five Gemini Awards for her work on television, and received the award in 1998 (Best Supporting Actress, Major Crime) and 2004 (Best Actress in a Guest Role, Blue Murder, "Eyewitness"). She was a mainstay of the repertory cast of the A&E Network's A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002), playing no fewer than 13 highly varied roles in the course of the TV series and the pilot, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000).

In 2002 Guadagni made her playwriting debut with In the Wings, adapted from the 1998 novel by Carole Corbeil, which she performed at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille.[3] In 2011 an abbreviated version of her seven-character, one-person show Hooked, written by Carolyn Smart, was part of Toronto's Summerworks Theatre Festival schedule, with performances at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace.[4]

Guadagni taught voice and scene study for five years at George Brown College as well as at the University College Drama Program in Toronto, Ontario, and has also worked at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. She has provided coaching and dramatic training for clients of the firm The Humphrey Group since 1995.[5]

In 2019, she played the demented matriarch Helene Le Domas in the horror film Ready or Not.


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 A Matter of Sex Mary TV
1985 Turning to Stone Allison Campbell TV, Gemini Award nominee
1988 The Squamish Five Ann Hansen TV, Gemini Award nominee
1989 The Twilight Zone Records Clerk TV series, episode: "The Cold Equations"
1990 White Room Narrator
1990 Street Legal Carol Tait TV series, episode "Tyger, Tyger"
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Helen Olander TV
1991–1993 Street Legal Anita Graham TV series, episodes "Eye of the Beholder"
"Conduct Unbecoming"
"The Price"
1992 Road to Avonlea Female Worker #1 TV series, episode "Aunt Janet Rebels"
1993 Bonds of Love Karen Turney TV
1993 E.N.G. Mary Callahan TV series, episodes "One False Step"
1994 My Breast Dr. Petrek TV
1994 Forever Knight Elizabeth Tretheway TV series, episode "Hunted"
1995 Friends at Last Maine Nurse TV
1995 House
1995 The Possession of Michael D. The Neurologist TV
1995 Due South Judge Shore TV series, episode "The Witness"
1996 Side Effects Dr. Hagerty TV series, episode "Behind the Scenes"
1996 Crash Tattooist
1996 Undue Influence Postal Supervisor TV
1996 We the Jury Beryl Granger TV
1996 Under the Piano Miss Evans TV
1996 Performance! Saying It TV, Gemini Award nominee
1996 Buried Secrets Librarian TV
1996 Hidden in America Hospital Administrator TV
1997 Cube Dr. Helen Holloway
1997 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women Lydia Stolowitsky "Mamusha"
1997 Goosebumps (TV series) Marta Blackwell "Werewolf Skin"
1997 Johnny 2.0 Nurse TV
1997 Major Crime Denice TV, Gemini Award
1998 Sleeping Dogs Lie Sister Rosaria
1998 Blind Faith Margaret O'Neill
1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Conservative Debater TV
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Princess Danae (voice) TV series, episode "Perseus: The Search for Medusa"
1999 Storm of the Century Jenna Freeman TV miniseries
1999 Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol Donna Fontana TV
1999 Foolish Heart Nurse TV series, episode "The Critic"
1999 Forget Me Never Patient No. 2 TV
2000 A Taste of Shakespeare Titania/Narrator TV series, episode "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Angela Wright TV
2000 Dirty Pictures Kardon TV
2000 The Last Debate Sam Minter TV
2001–2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Mrs. Ivana Althaus
Elaine Usher
Viola Duday
Mrs. Perry Porter Jerome
Jeanne Miltan
Mrs. Avery Ballou
Alice Hart
Actress (uncredited)
Fabian's Girl
Mrs. Cramer/Secretary
Tina Vardas
TV series, episodes "The Doorbell Rang"
"Champagne for One"
"Prisoner's Base"
"Christmas Party"
"Over My Dead Body"
"Death of a Doxy"
"The Next Witness"
"Poison à la Carte"
"Before I Die"
"The Silent Speaker"
"Cop Killer"
2002 Salem Witch Trials Elizabeth Proctor TV
2003 Queer as Folk Dean of Financial Services TV series, episode 3.2
2004 Snakes and Ladders Sara-Jane Hardacre TV series, episode "The Bling Bling"
2004 The Eleventh Hour Nurse TV series, episode "Swimmers"
2004 Doc Lily/Bonnie Fisher TV series, episode "Searching for Bonnie Fisher"
2004 Blue Murder Alison Stasiak TV series, episode "Eyewitness"; Gemini Award
2005 Beethoven's Hair Narrator TV
2006 Appassionata Dr. Eckhardt's Assistant
2006 Beautiful People Sondra Ritchey TV series, episode "Flashback to the Future"
2006 Silent Hill Eleanor
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Mrs. MacDonald TV
2006 The Path to 9/11 Mary Jo White TV
2006 Absolution Myra Lloyd TV
2006 Angela's Eyes Rebecca TV series, episode "Eyes on the Prize"
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Photographer TV
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Mrs. Petersen
2019 Ready or Not Helene Le Domas


  • 1985, Nominee, Gemini Award
    Turning to Stone
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role
    Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
  • 1988, Nominee, Gemini Award
    The Squamish Five
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
  • 1996, Nominee, Gemini Award
    Performance! Saying It
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries
    Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television[6]
  • 1998, Winner, Gemini Award
    Major Crime
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
  • 2004, Winner, Gemini Award
    Blue Murder (episode "Eyewitness")
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
    Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television


  1. ^ Nicky Guadagni, Edna Talent Management Ltd., archived 2012-03-12 from the original at the Internet Archive. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  2. ^ Nicky Guadagni biography, Hooked in House (retrieved July 19, 2011)
  3. ^ Taylor, Kate, "Adaptation of Corbeil novel earns ins Wing"; The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2002
  4. ^ Hooked in House (retrieved July 29, 2011); Summerworks Theatre Festival (retrieved July 29, 2011)
  5. ^ Our Team, The Humphrey Group (retrieved July 19, 2011)
  6. ^ "Special Report: Gemini Nominees: Who’s nominated"; Playback, February 12, 1996 (retrieved July 19, 2011)

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