Who is Nicole Da Silva?
Nicole Da Silva is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Stella Dagostino in the series “Rush” (2008-2011), and as Franky Doyle in the show “Wentworth Prison” (2013- ). She has also played in series such as “Carla Cametti PD” (2009) and “Doctor Doctor” (2016-2018).
So, do you want to find out more about the life and work of Nicole Da Silva, from her early childhood to date, including her personal life? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article as we bring you closer to the Australian actress.
Nicole Da Silva Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Nicole Da Silva was born on the 18th September 1981, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; her family is from Portugal and she still has family living in Portugal and Brazil. Da Silva started a degree in Arts at The University of NSW, but changed to study dramatic arts at the University of Western Sydney.
Career Beginnings and Television Roles
Da Silva’s first on-screen credit came in the Seven Network medical drama show “All Saints” (1998-2009), in which she played Sasha Fernandez for 11 episodes in 2005. That part helped in securing her future roles, so in 2007 Nicole played Erica ‘EC’ Eulestra in the FOX8 series “Dangerous”, a role that got her a Logie Award nomination, for story of forbidden love, set in Sydney’s culturally diverse backgrounds.
Rush and Carla Cametti PD
Nicole gained notable recognition in the Network Ten police drama series “Rush”, in which she appeared in all 70 episodes in four seasons as Stella Dagostino in the story based on the real-life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, something similar to the SWAT in the US, with the plot exploring both the personal and working lives of the team. In the meantime, Nicole played one of the main roles as Lisa Testro in the show “Carla Cametti PD” (2009) for six episodes, but the series was canceled after just one season.
Da Silva is probably best known for her role in the SoHo TV drama series “Wentworth Prison”, 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.
Debut on Film and Doctor Doctor
In 2015, Nicole made her big-screen debut as Nana in Sophie Mathisen’s romantic comedy “Drama”, starring Agnès Boury, Julien Bravo and Jonathan Burteaux. While working on “Wentworth Prison”, Nicole was cast for the role of Charlie Knight in the Nine Network medical drama show “Doctor Doctor”, in the story of a rising heart surgeon’s life and his problems that converted him from a big city doctor into a small town doctor. At the moment, Da Silva is working on Christopher Soren Kelly’s sci-fi movie called “The Tangle”, which is currently in post-production and is expected to be out late in 2019.
— Nicole da Silva (@nicdasilva) June 20, 2017
Nicole Da Silva Net Worth
Since launching her career, Da Silva has appeared in 15 TV and film titles, all of which have contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Nicole Da Silva is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Da Silva’s net worth is as high as $2 million, which is rather impressive, don’t you think? Undoubtedly, her wealth will become higher in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.
Who is Nicole Da Silva dating? Is she gay?
There were rumors about Da Silva’s romantic relationship with her colleague Joshua Bitton, but it was never confirmed. At the moment, it looks like Nicole is focusing on her acting career rather than on her love life, and there is no info about a husband, in fact whether she’s married or not. Playing a gay character in “Wentworth Prison” got many followers wondering if Da Silva is really gay, and even though she regularly speaks against Lesbian stereotypes, Nicole hasn’t actually come up as a member of the LGBT community.
Nicole Da Silva’s Tattoos
Da Silva had numerous tattoos while playing the role of Franky Doyle in “Wentworth Prison”, but has stated that none of them is actually real, but that they’re a high-quality stick-on tattoo that can be found in two-dollar stores. You can check out what she said about her character’s tattoos in this interview.
Nicole Da Silva Internet Fame
Over the years, Nicole has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter, though she is also no stranger on Facebook. Her official Instagram page has around 200,000 followers with whom she has shared details from her personal life, but also career endeavors. You can find her on Twitter as well, on which she has around 90,000 followers, while on Facebook, Nicole is followed by more than 50,000 people. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what she is up to next, both professionally and personally.