Nicola Coughlan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Jan, 2021
Facts of Nicola Coughlan
Date of Birth: 1987 , January-9
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Ireland
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inch
Name Nicola Coughlan
Birth Name Nicola Mary Coughlan
Nationality Irish
Birth Place/City Galway, Ireland
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress (stage and television)
Net Worth $150,000
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color Fair
Boyfriend Laurie Kynaston (ex-boyfriend)
Married No
Children No
Education National University of Ireland, Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
TV Show Harlots (2018), Derry Girls (2018-19), Bridgerton (2020)
Siblings 2
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Irish-born actress Nicola Coughlan turned professional in 2004 and grabbed fame with TV as well stage works. Coughlan is famous for playing Clare Devlin in Derry Girls (2018-19) and as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton (2020). Aside from on-screen appearances, Nicola worked as a voice-actor in SimsalaGrimm (2010) and The Fairytales (2004-05).

What Is Nicola Coughlan's Age and Height?

Born Nicola Mary Coughlan on January 9, 1987, in Galway, Ireland, the Irish actress grew up in Oranmore. Raised as the youngest of 4 children, Coughlan has an older sister named Clodagh Geraghty and an older brother named Kieran Coughlan.

As of January 2021, the 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm) tall actress is 34 years old.

Passion For Acting Since Early Age- Graduated From Acting School

The Scoil Mhuire attendant for primary school, Nicola later went to Calasanctius College. From the National University of Ireland in Galway, she obtained a degree in English and Classical Civilisation.

Fascinated with acting since the age of 5, Coughlan moved to the United Kingdom to study acting. She graduated from Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.

On-Screen Career and Stage Works

Nicola Coughlan got her TV debut in 2004 in the controversial short-film The Phantom Cnut, which kick-started her professional career as an actress. Although, at the age of 10, in 1997, she worked in the film My Brother's War, but was uncredited for the role.

Before on-screen recognition, Coughlan landed an impressive blow as a voice-actress. From 2004 to 2005, she voiced in The Fairytales, and later in Summer of the Flying Saucer in 2008. In 2010, the Irish actress voiced in SimsalaGrimm II: The Adventures of Yoyo and Doc Croc (26 episodes) and in Simsala Grimm - Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm (25 episodes).

Having worked in voice-over in Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (2011) and Ivan the Incredible (2012), Nicola then transited to stage career during the mid-2010s (would return to TV career in the late 2010s). With a notable theater debut in Chapel Street (2013), the Irish-born then appeared in other stage productions that included Duck (2014), Nadya (2015), and Jess and Joe Forever (2015-17).

TV Breakthrough

In 2018, Nicola Coughlan got wide TV recognition after portraying the main cast Hannah Dalton in the TV series Harlots (7 episodes) starring Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville, Dorothy Atkinson, and Kate Fleetwood. From 2018 to 2019, she appeared as Clare Devlin in 12 episodes of the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls alongside Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland.

CAPTION: Nicola Coughlan is widely famous for playing Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton (2020) SOURCE: IMDB

Her most recent TV appearance was in the Netflix drama Bridgerton (2020, 8 episodes), where Nicola portrayed Penelope Featherington and shared the screen with Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan BaileyPhoebe Dynevor, and Regé-Jean Page.

How Much Is Nicola Coughlan's Net Worth?

Online sources estimate that the Irish actress Nicola Coughlan has a $150,000 net worth in January 2021. No doubt, most of her fortune came through her acting venture that spans more than 16 years since she turned professional in 2004. Allegedly, Coughlan's main roles in the TV series Harlots, Derry Girls, and Bridgerton earned her tens of thousand dollars per episode.

Is Coughlan Married Or Dating?

An avid Instagram user (@nicolacoughlan) Nicola has over 870K followers in early 2021. Though aside from her professional career updates, she barely posts about her personal life. The Bridergton actress is extremely low-key about her relationship status.

No official report about her dating life or boyfriend is out at the moment. The Irish TV figure, currently in her mid-30s is yet to be married. Reportedly, she was in a relationship with English actor Laurie Kynaston in the past.

While no confirmed relationship update of the actress is out, Nicola is assumed to be single meanwhile. Currently, she resides in London.

Did you know? Nicola Coughlan is an activist and participated in charity works as well. She auctioned  Alex Perry dress in July 2020 and raised €5,000 in funds for LauraLynn Hospice. In February 2019, she led a movement of 28 women with suitcases crossing London's Westminster Bridge to demand decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.

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