Nicola Correia-Damude

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Nicola Correia-Damude
Nicola Correia-Damude at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.jpg
Correia-Damude in 2015
Born (1981-06-21) 21 June 1981 (age 40)[1][2]
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Carlos Gonzalez-Vio Edit this at Wikidata

Nicola Correia-Damude (born 21 June 1981) is a Canadian actress based in Toronto.


Television and film[edit]

Correia-Damude has had recurring roles on Shadowhunters, Annedroids, The Boys and The Strain. Additional television credits include Haven, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Stargate SG-1. Film credits include Margarita, Havana 57, and Memory. She also had a recurring role (33 episodes from 2017 to 2019) as the mother in the Canadian children's show, "Dino Dana".


Correia-Damude is a graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts, Studio 58, and the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.[3] Her theatre credits include Coriolanus[4] and Much Ado About Nothing[5] at the Stratford Festival, Serious Money[6] and The Women and Albertine in Five Times[7] at the Shaw Festival, as well as premieres of new Canadian works The Madonna Painter (Factory Theatre),[8] Within the Glass (Tarragon Theatre)[9] and Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom (Canadian Stage).[10][11]

Voice acting[edit]

Correia-Damude has supplied voice overs for CBC's The Passionate Eye, Afghanada, The Fifth Estate, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and David Suzuki Explores.

Personal life[edit]

An actress of mixed heritage (her mother is from Guyana and her father is Canadian),[12] Correia-Damude is "an advocate of increased cultural diversity in film, television and theatre; expanding roles for women; and improving conditions for mothers and families in the film and television industry."[13] As well as an actress, she is also a singer-songwriter, plays piano and guitar, and has a dance background in modern, classical, jazz, step and tap.[3]

She is bisexual.[14] She has been married to actor Carlos Gonzalez-Vio[15] since 2013,[16] with whom she has a son.[17]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Young Blades Café waitress Episode: "Secrets"
Stargate SG-1 Play Vala Episode: "The Powers That Be"
2005–2006 Degrassi: The Next Generation Diane
2006 Memory Nurse
2011 Air Emergency Col. Lorilys Ramos TV series documentary
Furstenau Mysteries Marie Short film
2012 Margarita Margarita
Where are the Dolls? L Short film co-starring Megan Follows
Havana 57 Carla Leon
2013 Haven Rhonda
2014 Republic of Doyle Renee Episode: "Frame Job"
Remedy Tess Carter Episode: "Shadow of Doubt"
2014–2015 The Strain Nikki Taylor
2015–2017 Annedroids Ada Turing
2016–2019 Shadowhunters Maryse Lightwood Recurring role
2017–present Dino Dana Ava
2017 Hellmington Samantha Woodhouse In post-production
2017 Private Eyes Sgt. Pamela Blake Episode "Now You See Her"
2018–2021 Burden of Truth Diane Main (seasons 1, 3); Recurring (seasons 2, 4)
2018 The Holiday Calendar Mayor Martinez
2019–present The Boys Elena 8 episodes
2019–present Coroner[18] Kelly Hart Recurring role
2019–2020 Ghostwriter[19] Amy Reyna Main role
2020 Nurses Dr. Vanessa Banks Recurring role
2020 October Faction Sheriff Gina Fernandez Recurring role
2020 Endlings Maria
2020 My Spy Christina
2021 The Republic of Sarah Alexis Whitmore[20]
2021 Die in a Gunfight Nancy Gibbon
2021 A Royal Queens Christmas Zo Hallmark TV Movie
2022 Pillow Talk Vicki

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Far Cry 6 Maria Marquessa

Awards and nominations[edit]

Correia-Damude has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her guest performance on Remedy[21] and received the Best Actress in a Feature Film award at the San Diego FilmOut Festival for her work in Margarita.[22]


  1. ^ Nicola Correia-Damude [@NicolaNCD] (21 June 2016). "It's My Birthday Today! Happy Summer to all!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Nicola Correia-Damude [@NicolaNCD] (17 June 2018). "I'm 36 yrs old and the happiest I've ever been" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "Nicola Correia Damude". Principals Talent. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ Coulbourn, John (30 May 2006). "'Coriolanus' falls short of greatness". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Much Ado About Nothing". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  6. ^ Slotkin, Lynn (12 September 2010). "AGE OF AROUSAL and SERIOUS MONEY". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  7. ^ Hoile, Christopher (20 July 2009). "Review - Albertine in Five Times". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  8. ^ Kaplan, Jon (25 November 2009). "The Madonna Painter". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Season Press Release". Tarragon Theatre. 2015.
  10. ^ "Canadian Stage Press Release WORLD PREMIERE DOUBLE BILL". Canadian Stage. 2015.
  11. ^ Nestruck, J. Kelly (May 2016). "Jordan Tannahill on Videofag's closing and two premieres at Canadian Stage".
  12. ^ "Exclusive Interview With Shadowhunters' Nicola Correia-Damude". 9 February 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Home 2".
  14. ^ Nicola Correia-Damude (19 June 2020). "As a young person my journey with Sexual Identity was paved with privilege". Archived from the original on 25 December 2021.
  15. ^ Nicola Correia-Damude [@NicolaNCD] (14 August 2015). "@laeti_sabatier I did! My husband @LosVigon was in the Movie!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Nicola Correia-Damude (7 September 2020). "7 years". Archived from the original on 25 December 2021.
  17. ^ Carlos Gonzalez-Vio (8 April 2019). "my 4-year-old is already a better photographer". Archived from the original on 25 December 2021.
  18. ^ Nicola CorreiaDamude @NicolaNCD, "So excited to announce that I’ll be joining the cast of Coroner this Season! So honoured to be a part of such an amazing Drama", Twitter, 07/09/2019
  19. ^ IMDB
  20. ^ IMDB
  21. ^ Kennedy, John R. (13 January 2015). "Shaw Media earns dozens of Canadian Screen Awards nominations". Global News. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  22. ^[bare URL PDF]

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