Nicole da Silva
Nicole da Silva
Nicole da Silva
18 September 1981
|Rush (2008–2011) |
Wentworth (2013–2018, 2019)
Doctor Doctor (2016–present)
Nicole da Silva (born 18 September 1981) 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, All Saints and Doctor Doctor.
Early life and education
Da Silva's early roles include a recurring role on the Seven Network medical drama series All Saints, soap opera Home and Away, the FOX8 series Dangerous, which earned her a Logie Award nomination, and East West 101. She first gained recognition after being cast in the Network Ten police drama series, Rush, in which she appeared in all four seasons.
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 Jacs Holt (Kris McQuade). Da Silva has appeared in the first six seasons of Wentworth. Initially, her character appeared in a central role during the first three years of the series before being released at the end of the third season, but did return for a limited supporting role in the fourth season. She once again returned to Wentworth for the fifth season, when Franky is wrongly imprisoned for murder and attempts to prove her innocence. The first three episodes of the sixth season concludes her story. Da Silva left the series in 2018, returning only in a cameo in 2019.
She is currently appearing in the Nine Network medical drama series Doctor Doctor (internationally re-titled The Heart Guy) as Charlie Knight. She was cast in the role in 2016 while she was still filming Wentworth. She has appeared in the first two seasons and will continue the role into the third season, which is set for broadcast in 2018.
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.
In April 2018, da Silva announced that she was pregnant with her first child, and gave birth to a baby girl in July 2018, but has not released her name publicly.
|2005||All Saints||Sasha Fernandez||Recurring; Season 8 (11 episodes)|
|2006||Home and Away||Jane Simms||Guest; Season 19, episode 26 (#4126)|
|2006||Final Call||Pharmacist||Short film|
|2007||Dangerous||Erica "EC" Eulestra||Main; Season 1 (8 episodes)|
|2007||East West 101||Lily||Guest; Season 1, episode 4: "Haunt for the Killer"|
|2008||The List||Subiaco's Ex-wife||Short film|
|2008–2011||Rush||Stella Dagostino||Main; Seasons 1–4 (70 episodes)|
|2009||Carla Cametti PD||Lisa Testro||Main; Season 1 (6 episodes)|
|2011||Cop Hard||Syvan||Recurring; Season 1 (2 episodes)|
|2013–2018||Wentworth||Franky Doyle||Main; Seasons 1–6 (55 episodes)|
|2016||Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street||Dvora Henwick||Guest; Season 2, episode 14: "Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades"|
|2016–present||Doctor Doctor||Charlie Knight||Main; Seasons 1 & 2 (20 episodes) (Season 3 coming 2018)|
|2017||Have You Been Paying Attention?||Herself||Guest Quiz Master|
|2018||The Tangle||Francesca||Upcoming feature film|
|2019||Harrow||Danica||Guest; Season 2, episode 7|
|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.
- "Wentworth star confirms: yes I'm pregnant!".
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