Ayesha Gwilt

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Ayesha Gwilt
Born Ayesha Dawn Gwilt
28 November 1989 (1989-11-28) (age 28)
Manchester, England
Other names Nisa Cole
Occupation Actress

Ayesha Gwilt[1] (born 28 November 1989) is an English actress. She trained at the National Youth Theatre and has appeared in several theatre productions since.[2] She also has a role in the BBC television series, All the Small Things as Grace Oudidja.[3] The series also stars Sarah Lancashire, Neil Pearson and Richard Fleeshman. She has one sister named Rhian Gwilt (born 1992); both are the daughters of Richard and Joan Gwilt.[1] Recent theatre credits include Seductive Shakespeare at Contact, Manchester; Meet the Mukherjees at The Octagon Theatre, Bolton; and Verbally Challenged at Contact, Manchester.

Gwilt is best known for portraying pupil Amy Porter in seasons five through seven of the award-winning BBC drama series, Waterloo Road.

In 2011, Gwilt began to use the name Nisa Cole.[4]

In October 2016, she appeared as Penelope Betteredge in the BBC mini-series The Moonstone


  1. ^ a b England & Wales, Birth Index: 1984–2005, as accessed on Ancestry.co.uk.
  2. ^ Ayesha Gwilt at Pemberton Associates[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "BBC - Press Office - All The Small Things press pack: cast list". bbc.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Spotlight". spotlight.com. 

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