Nicola Mary Coughlan, popularly known as Nicola Coughlan is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 sitcom, Derry Girls and Penelope Featherington in the Netflix period drama series, Bridgerton. She has starred in several other tv series, game shows, and theater plays. She has also various voice role credits to her name.
What is Nicola Coughlan Famous For?
- Her role as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 sitcom, Derry Girls.
- Her role as Penelope Featherington in the Netflix period drama series, Bridgerton.
Where is Nicola Coughlan From?
Nicola Coughlan was born on 9 January 1987. Her birth name is Nicola Mary Coughlan. Her birth place is in Galway in Ireland. She holds Irish nationality. Her hometown is Oranmore. Information about her parents is not available at present. It is reported that her father died days before she landed the role in Derry Girls. She has four older siblings including Kieran and Clodagh Geraghty. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Regarding her educational background, she attended Scoil Mhuire for primary school and Calasanctius College for secondary school. She graduated with a degree in English and Classical Civilisation from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She then trained in England at the Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.
Nicola Coughlan Career
- Nicola Coughlan had already decided to become an actress when she was 5.
- She moved to England and trained in acting.
- She had an uncredited role in the action thriller film, My Brother’s War. She was 10 at the time.
- Years later, she started her acting career with the Tom Collins’ revenge comedy short film, The Phantom Cnut.
- She did various voice works in animated series.
- She appeared in an episode of Doctors in 2012.
- She did small work around the time but had yet to make a breakthrough, resulting in financial difficulties and depression.
- She returned to Ireland and her family supported her during this time.
- She worked at an optician in Galway.
- She returned to acting after she won the main role of Jess in an open casting call for the play, Jess and Joe Forever. The play started in September 2016 and embarked on a national tour.
- She made her breakthrough after playing one of the main characters, Clare Devlin in the British teen sitcom, Derry Girls in 2018.
- Derry Girls concluded after three seasons in 2022.
- She played Hannah Dalton in the period drama series, Harlots in 2018.
- She landed another major role as Penelope Featherington in the Netflix period drama series, Bridgerton in 2019.
- The second season premiered in 2022 and its third and fourth season has already been announced.
- She won Irish Film and Television Award for Rising Star Award for her role in Bridgerton in 2021. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.
- She was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role in Bridgerton.
- She was a contestant in an episode of The Great Christmas/Festive Bake Off in 2019.
- She was a panelist in the comedy game show, Would I Lie to You?.
- She was a contestant in an episode of the comedy panel game show, Taskmaster in 2021.
- She was a guest judge in an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2021.
Who is Nicola Coughlan Boyfriend?
Nicola Coughlan is not married and is reportedly single. She has maintained a private life regarding her relationship status. A little is known about her dating history and boyfriend. More news about her personal life will be updated here.
She lives in London.
What is Nicola Coughlan Height?
Nicola Coughlan stands at the height of 1.55 m i.e. 5 feet and 1 inch tall. She has a body weight of 150 lbs i.e. 68 kg. She has an average body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde.
Her sexual orientation is straight.
What is Nicola Coughlan Salary and Net Worth?
Nicola Coughlan is one of the popular Irish actresses. She has starred in numerous television series, most notably in Derry Girls and Bridgerton. For her main role in Bridgerton, she is paid a handsome salary. At present, her net worth is estimated at around $2 million.