Nicole da Silva

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Nicole da Silva
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Nicole da Silva
Born Nicole da Silva
18 September 1981 (35 years)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Years active 2005–present
Notable work Rush (2008–2011)
Wentworth (2013–present)
Doctor Doctor (2016–present)

Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Wentworth as Franky Doyle and in Southern Star's AFI award-winning drama Rush as Senior Constable Stella Dagostino, for which she received critical acclaim over the show's four-season run. Nicole also gained a Best Actress nomination at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for her role in Carla Cametti PD, as well as a Graham Kennedy Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent for her role as E.C in Dangerous. Other television roles include East West 101 and All Saints.

Early life and education[edit]

Da Silva was born and raised in Sydney, Australia on September 18th, 1981. And has Portuguese ancestry.[1]


Da Silva is perhaps best known for her role in the SoHo television drama series Wentworth, a reimagining of the classic Network Ten series Prisoner (Prisoner: Cell Block H), which ran from 1979 to 1986. Da Silva portrays Franky Doyle[2] (initially played by Carol Burns in Prisoner), a tough lesbian inmate of Wentworth Correctional Facility fighting for the position of top dog against fellow inmate Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack).

Personal life[edit]

In February 2014, she was announced as the first National Champion of UN Women Australia, for which she supported women's empowerment and gender equality at events around the country.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 All Saints Sasha Fernandez Recurring role
2007 Dangerous Erica "EC" Eulestra Main role
2009 Carla Cametti PD Lisa Testro Main role
2008–2011 Rush Senior Constable Stella Dagostino Main role
2013–present Wentworth Franky Doyle Main role
2016–present Doctor Doctor Charlie Main role


Year Award Category TV show Result
2008 Logie Award Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent Dangerous Nominated
2014 ASTRA Award Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female) Wentworth Won
2015 ASTRA Award Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female) Wentworth Nominated
2015 Logie Award Most Outstanding Actress Wentworth Nominated


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