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Phone: 020-7242 8096
The Production Suite, 15 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 6764377
Fax: 00 353 1 6768105
County Dublin, Ireland
Height:5'4" (162cm)
Weight:9st. 7lb. (60kg)
Playing Age:31 - 35 years
Appearance:Black-Caribbean, Black-African, Middle Eastern
Nationality:Irish, Trinidadian
Other:Irish Equity
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Friendly
Voice Quality:Smooth


Donna Anita Nikolaisen is an Irish-Caribbean actor. She is best known for her role as Zambian nurse 'Ama Chisenga' in the Irish soap 'Fair City'. This year she played the role of the 'Countess' in the Hallmark film 'Royally Ever After'. She was then cast in an American advertising campaign. A regular voice over artist, she recently narrated the BBC/TV3 documentary 'Ireland's Refugee Hotel'. Donna plays the role of 'Ali' in the Award winning short film 'QED', for which she has been nominated 'Best Supporting Actress' by the 2018 Dublin Underground Film Festival. View profile

Film Short Film Television Stage Further Credits
2018, Feature Film, Irish Air Hostess, The Last Right, Aoife Crehan
2018, Feature Film, Grace Ture, SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY, Zeresenay Mehari
2018, Feature Film, Countess, Royally Ever After, Hallmark, Lee Friedlander
2017, Film, Ali, QED, Film Venture, Amy-Joyce Hastings
2015, Film, Dr Madelaine Tress, Halo Nightfall, Scott Free Productions, Terry Sloane
2014, Film, Geri, Duets, 22:22 Productions, Graham Cantwell
2012, Film, Ruth, One Christmas Eve, CineAria Productions, Anthony Lennon
2010, Film, Vet Receptionist, 5 Day Shelter, Paradox Pictures, Ger Leonard
2009, Film, Young Woman, Hotel Darklight, The Attic Studio, Alan Brennan
2008, Film, Partygoer, Anton, Trapped, Graham Cantwell
Short Film
2007, Short Film, Possessed Girl, The Blaxorcist, 3 Way Productions, Ed King
2012, Short Film, Sylvia, Nocturne, Arnold Fanning, Daniel Doyle
2018, Television, Christine Nandy, THE DUBLIN MURDERS, Euston Films, Veritas Entertainment Group, Sarah Phelps
2017, Television, Ama Chisenga, Fair City, RTE, Various
2016, Television, Ama Chisenga, Fair City, RTE, Various
2015, Television, Ama Chisenga, Fair City, RTE, Various
2014, Television, Ama Chisenga, Fair City, RTE, Various
2009, Television, Ms Palmer, My Life is a Jungle, RTE, Ferdia Mac Anna
2008, Television, Ward Sister, Bitter Sweet, RTE, Declan Eames
2007, Television, Court Usher, Single-Handed 2, RTE, Anthony Byrne
2006, Television, Storyteller, Storylane, RTÉ, Kathy Fox
2016, Stage, Elena Popova and Natalya Stepanova, The Bear and The Proposal, True Voice Theatre, Joe Devlin
2012, Stage, Helen, Tea Chests and Dreams, The Axis, Mark O'Brien
2011, Stage, Silk Campbell, No Irish No Blacks No Dogs, Morton Film & Media, Shane Gately
2010, Stage, Bertha Mason, Jane Eyre, The Gate, Alan Stanford
2010, Stage, Rima, Talking to Terrorists, Calypso Theatre Productions, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
2006, Stage, The Bacchae, The Bacchae of Baghdad, The Abbey, Conall Morrison
2010, Stage, Mrs Muller, Doubt, Shift Theatre Company, Joyce Ward
2010, Stage, Velma Sparrow, Birdbath, True Voice Theatre, Paddy Kelly
2009, Stage, Reem, Never After, Fregoli Theatre Company, Victoria Fradgley
2008, Stage, Savannah, Character, Decadent Theatre Company, Andrew Flynn
2008, Stage, Thea Walsh, Bed Death, Blue Runner Theatre Company, Shane Carr
2005, Stage, Tituba, The Crucible, Blue Moon Theatre Company, David Byrne & Paul Ward
2004, Stage, Margaret, Much Ado About Nothing, Dublin Shakespeare Company, Joe Jordan
Further Credits
2016, Rehearsed Reading, Mary O'Neill, Under Which Flag, Liberty Hall, Kevin McGee
2016, Commercial, Homeowner, Keys4Homes, Pull the Trigger, Kieren J Walsh


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Caribbean, Cockney, Cork, French, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, London, RP, West Indies
(* = Native/Fluent)
English, French, Irish, Spanish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Singer-Songwriter, Singing (general)
(* = highly skilled)
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Web Designer (qualified)


The Focus Theatre (2 years Stanislavsky Studio)

Monfort Acting School, LAMDA (2 years Speech and Drama)

BelCanto School of Voice (1 year voice)

Waltons School of Music (1 year Music theatre and Classical)

Film Venture London - Acting for Camera

Momentum Acting Studio - Meisner Technique

Classic Stage Ireland - Shakespeare

Loose Cannon Theatre Company - Grotowski

The Abbey Theatre - Feldenkrais

Red Dress Theatre Company - Chekhov