Nicole da Silva
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|Nicole da Silva|
Nicole da Silva
|Born||Nicole da Silva
18 September 1981 (35 years)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Notable work||Rush (2008–2011)
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
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 (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).
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.
|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|
|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|
- Wanderers Ambassador Nicole da Silva knows the power of football. wswanderersfc.com.au (8 March 2016)
- "Nicole da Silva shares how Wentworth's Franky changed her". www.stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- "Nicole da Silva announced as first National Champion of UN Women". UN Women.
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