Actor / Vocal Artist Donna Anita Nikolaisen

ABOUT DONNA ANITA NIKOLAISEN

Donna Anita Nikolaisen is an Irish-Caribbean actress whose TV career began with roles in Irish TV Dramas ‘Bitter Sweet’ and ‘Single-Handed 2’. She currently plays the role of Ama Chisenga on Ireland’s most watched TV Soap ‘Fair City’.

Donna’s recent stage work was with True Voice Theatre’s production of the Chekhov comedies ‘The Bear’ and ‘The Proposal’. Stage credits include lead roles in Dermot Bolger’s ‘Tea Chests and Dreams’ at The Axis Theatre and Maria Ann Hylton’s ‘No Irish No Blacks No Dogs’ at The New Theatre. The diversity of Donna’s stage roles also include Bertha Mason at The Gate Theatre’s acclaimed production of ‘Jane Eyre’. She also played Lebanese journalist, Rima, in Robin Soan’s ‘Talking to Terrorists’ at The Samuel Beckett and adopted a warrior pose as one of the Bacchae in Conall Morrison’s Greek Tragedy ‘The Bacchae of Baghdad’
at The Abbey, Ireland’s National Theatre.

In addition to acting, Donna is also an accomplished singer. Her repertoire encompasses Music Theatre, Jazz and her own original songs.
For full portfolio including showreel, accent reels and filmography please logon to www.donnaanita.com

AGENT

AGENT EMAIL Julian Benson Management jbp@julian-benson.com CONTACT TEL NO Julian Benson/Nikki Ryan +353 1 6764377

PERSONAL

PLAYING AGE HAIR NATIONALITY 25 – 35 Brown Caribbean/Irish HEIGHT EYES FRAME 5’4 Brown Petite

TRAINING

Film Venture London, Acting for Camera, Graham Cantwell IFA, Acting for Camera, Terry McMahon Stanislavsky, Tim McDonnell, Focus Theatre Viewpoints, Megan Riordan, Focus Theatre Chekhov, Rayla Tadjimatova , Red Dress Theatre Grotowski , Jason Byrne, Loose Cannon Shakespeare, Neil Hogan, The Teachers Club L.A.M.D.A. Speech & Drama, Trevor Ryan, Monfort Acting School Bel Canto, Frank Merriman, Belcanto School of Voice Classical & Music Theatre, Sarah Clancy, Waltons School of Music Contemporary Dance, Coisceim Dance School Jazz Ballet, Irish Dance Academy

THEATRE

TITLE

Tea Chests & Dreams No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish Jane Eyre Seven Deadly Sins Doubt Birdbath A Powerscourt Christmas The Cappucino Culture Fever Dream Never After Character A Footprint of Roses Bed Death Talking To Terrorists The Crucible Once Upon A Time The Bacchae Of Baghdad The Crucible Three Sisters Much Ado About Nothing South Pacific Evita

ROLE

Helen/Limber Silk Campbell Bertha Mason Carolan Mrs Muller Velma Sparrow Christmas Spirit Ensemble Virginia Reem Savannah Constance Thea Walsh Rima, Phoebe Tituba Sarah Byrne Bacchae Chorus Tituba Musician Margaret Bloody Mary Cast

COMPANY

The Axis Theatre Morton Film & Media The Gate Theatre The Deadly Theatre Company Shift Theatre Company True Voice Theatre Powerscourt Gallery The Cappucino Culture Liberty Boy Productions Tabs Theatre Company Decadent Theatre Company Amnesty International Blue Runner Theatre Company Calypso SPARC Theatre Company Arambe Productions The Abbey Theatre Blue Moon Theatre Company Red Dress Theatre Company Dublin Shakespeare Company Pioneer Music Society Guinness Music Society

DIRECTOR

Marl O’Brien Shane Gately Alan Stanford Ensemble Joyce Ward Paddy Kelly Maisie Lee Noelia Ruiz Gerry Wade Victoria Fradgley Andrew Flynn Catherine McFadden Shane Carr Bairbre Ní Chaoimh Sean Corcoran Bisi Adigun Conall Morrison Paul Ward Rayla Tadjimatova Joe Jordan Pegeen Coleman Noel McDonagh

TELEVISION/FILM
TITLE Fair City Nocturne My Life Is A Jungle Bitter Sweet Single-Handed 2 Storylane The Girl Next Door Cookies & Condoms 5 Day Shelter Regards to the Chef Sanctuary Say It Like It Is The Morning After Trajectory Anton One Christmas Eve Survival Here & There The Blaxorcist Make It Stop Mebollix Fáilte Go Héirinn Shakespeare Dubbed ROLE Ama Sylvia Ms Palmer Ward Sister Court Usher Storyteller Nurse Girl On Blind Date Vet Receptionist Young Woman Irish Mixed Race Girl Girl On Pier Suzy/Miss Scarlet Dancing Girl Marie Ruth Gill Girl On Beach Possessed Girl Yemi Jogger Alice Lady Mcbeth COMPANY RTE Daniel Doyle Productions RTE RTE Element Pictures RTE Lorna Fitzsimons Coláiste Dualaigh Shelter Films Hotel Darklight FOMACS Jodavino Cian O’Doherty Anka Wysota I4I Productions Anthony Lennon DJ Cinema Mercury Boy Productions 3 Way Productions Timesnap Productions Akajava Films Abú Media Dibbendale Films DIRECTOR Various Daniel Doyle Ferdia Mac Anna Declan Eames Anthony Byrne Kathy Fox Lorna Fitzsimons Phillip Whitty Ger Leonard Alan Keane Barrie Dowdall Cathal Waters Cian O’Doherty Anka Wysota Graham Cantwell Anthony Lennon Daljeet Gill Eoghan Kidney Ed King Declan Cassidy Simon Gibney Graham Cantwell Dara Tallon

ACCENTS

Irish [Native], English, American, Middle East, African, Asian, Latino, East European

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