Nicole da Silva

Nicole da Silva

Actor Bio

Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Stella Dagostino in the series Rush, and as Franky Doyle in the show Wentworth. She has made appearances in series such as Carla Cametti PD and Doctor Doctor.

Nicole da Silva was born in Sydney. Her family is from Portugal and has family living in Portugal and Brazil. Da Silva obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Nepean, now known as Western Sydney University.

Da Silva is probably best known for her role in the SoHo TV drama series Wentworth, in which she appeared for 55 episodes from 2013 to 2018 as Franky Doyle, a character played by Carol Burns in the original classic Network Ten show Prisoner, which aired from 1979 to 1986. Franky is in Wentworth correctional facility, a tough lesbian inmate battling against fellow inmate Jacs Holt for the position of top dog. Da Silva played this role in the first six seasons of the series, and in the opening three seasons her character was a central role before being released at the end of the third season, however, she did return for a limited supporting role in the fourth season, and again for the fifth season when Franky is wrongly imprisoned for murder and tries to prove her innocence. The first three episodes of the sixth season conclude her story before she left the series in 2018. This role got Da Silva the ASTRA Award for the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female) in 2014, and several other nominations.

Actor Information

  • Born: September 18, 1981
  • Age: 41 years old

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This page was last edited on January 16th, 2021.
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