Actress, Writer, Tutor, MC
If you think you’ve seen Nicole Whippy somewhere, you probably have! With an acting career that spans over 20 years, Nicole has appeared in countless NZ television series. In her early years, Nicole landed roles in series such as Xena: Warrior Princess, The Strip and Mercy Peak. However, she won the hearts of NZ television audiences with her six-season stint playing Kasey Mason in hit NZ comedy-series Outrageous Fortune. She continued to entertain viewers in the popular TVNZ drama series Nothing Trivial where performance earned her a nomination for a Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. In 2019, Nicole joined the core cast of NZ's longest-running television drama series, Shortland Street playing the character of Cece King. More recently, she tried her hand at directing, making her directorial debut with the acclaimed portmanteau feature film Vai, alongside eight other Pasifika directors.
Outside of her own acting career, Nicole is founder of and teacher at Point Chevalier Drama Club, an acting school for young people. With such an interesting and varied background in the entertainment industry, it is no surprise that Nicole is a fabulous public speaker. She has a formidable stage track record, with her return to theatre in 2017 earning her a Performer of the Year Award at the Auckland Theatre Awards. Her debut film Vai was shown at A list film festivals around the world, seeing Nicole speak to sell-out crowds in places such as Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne.
At home, her speaking experience has been super diverse, having presented at events such as the NZ TV Awards to being the Head Judge for the Auckland Primary and Intermediate Schools Rehu Tai Oral Word Competition.
Auckland, New Zealand