Nicola hails from Galway, in the west of Ireland where she has been acting since childhood. She trained at both The Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.
She made her on screen debut in the controversial short The Phantom Cnut directed by Tom Collins; director of the Oscar nominated Kings. As a teenager she appeared in animated series such as The Fairytaler, and the title role in France 3’s The Little Vampire.
She has appeared in rehearsed readings for The National Theatre (New Playwright’s Workshop 2011), Duck directed by Stella Feehily and Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint at The St James’ Theatre. and Nadya by Chris Jury at The Park Theatre, which featured Phyllis Logan, Stephen Thompkinson, Michelle Terry, Shaun Prendergast & Dominic Mafham.
Most recently Nicola was chosen from 1,150 hopefuls to be one of seven emerging actors featured in the ‘Old Vic New Voices Festival’ last Summer at The Old Vic. She appeared as Jess in the two-hander Jess and Joe Forever by Zoe Cooper which received huge acclaim and a standing ovation on its first performance.