Fijian-born, New Zealand-raised actress Nicole Whippy has appeared on local television screens for more than 20 years. With early roles in series such as Xena: Warrior Princess, The Strip, Mercy Peak, Being Eve and Jacksons Wharf, it was Nicole’s six-season stint playing Kasey Mason in the Kiwi cult hit television series Outrageous Fortune that cemented her in the hearts and minds of New Zealand television audiences.
Nicole continued to engage and entertain viewers in the popular TVNZ drama series Nothing Trivial and in 2011 she was nominated for a Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of core cast character Michelle Hardcastle. She also featured in a recurring role in the award-winning webseries Auckward Love and in April 2019 joined the core cast of New Zealand’s longest-running television drama series, Shortland Street playing the character of Cece King.
Nicole is the Founder and Acting Coach at Point Chevalier Drama Club, an acting school for young people. More recently, Nicole has also turned her hand to directing. She made her directorial debut with the acclaimed portmanteau feature film Vai, alongside eight other female Pasifika directors. The film premiered at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. Her other directing credits include The Feijoa Club, a children's series for the TVNZ HEIHEI platform.