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Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress who has shot her fair share of steamy scenes for the hit Foxtel prison drama, Wentworth, where she played the role of Franky Doyle. She was also Senior Constable Stella Dagostino in Southern Star’s AFI award-winning drama Rush.
Nicole da Silva was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on September 18, 1981. Her family is originally from Portugal; Nicole speaks a little bit of Portuguese. She began a degree in Arts (Communication) at The University of NSW before dropping out to study dramatic arts at the University of Western.
Her rise to stardom began with her role in SoHo television drama series Wentworth where she played the role of Franky Doyle, a character originally played by Carol Burns, a tough lesbian inmate of Wentworth correctional Facility fighting for the position of top dog against fellow inmate Bea Smith played by Danielle Cormack.
Alongside her success on Wentworth, Nicole has also garnered acclaim for her performance in another TV show Doctor, Doctor and begun scoring some film roles too.
She also played the role of Senior Constable Stella Dagostino in Southern Star’s AFI award-winning drama Rush 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 as Lisa Testro in Carla Cametti PD and as well as a Graham Kennedy Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent for her role as E.C in Dangerous.
Her other television movies include Doctor Doctor, East West 101 and All Saints.
In 2014, she was announced as the first National Champion of UN Women Australia, for supporting women’s empowerment and gender equality at events around the country.