Tessa James

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Tessa James
Tessa James 2012.jpg
James in September 2012
Born (1991-04-17) 17 April 1991 (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other names Tes
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Nate Myles (2011–present)

Tessa James (born 17 April 1991) is an Australian actress who is best known for the role of Nicole Franklin in the Australian soap opera Home and Away.


Her first television role was playing Anne Baxter in the soap opera Neighbours.[1] She also played the lead role in the Australian short film, Hugo.

James joined the cast of Home and Away as Nicole Franklin in 2008. In an interview, James stated that she likes playing Nicole because they are complete opposites and that she is not a fan of wearing lots of make-up, unlike Nicole.[citation needed] In March 2011, James confirmed that she had left Home and Away after three and a half years. She plans to audition for roles in Los Angeles.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2010, James became engaged to professional rugby league footballer Nate Myles.[3] The pair wed on 23 December 2011.[4] In 2014, James was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and returned to the Gold Coast, Queensland to be with her husband and to receive treatment.[5] She is now in remission.

James is the daughter of former Richmond AFL player. Stephen James.



Year Title Role Notes
2006–07 Neighbours Anne Baxter 10 episodes
2008 Hugo Celestine Australian short film
2008–11 Home and Away Nicole Franklin Regular cast member
Nominated: Inside Soap Award for "Best Bitch" (2009)
2012 Beaconsfield Lauren Kielmann Supporting role
2015 Love Child Gail Guest role
2016 Spin Out Kimba



  1. ^ "Tessa James". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (14 March 2011). "Tessa James confirms Summer Bay exit". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Davies, Rebecca (7 January 2011). "Showbiz – News – 'H&A' actress engaged to sports star – Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Confidential reporters (10 January 2012). "Soap starlet James weds her rugby star". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Sams, Christine (21 September 2014). "Tessa James, former Home and Away star and wife of NRL player Nate Myles has Hodgkin's lymphoma". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tessa James". IMDb. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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