Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Wentworth as Franky Doyle and in Southern Star’s AFI award-winning drama Rush as Senior Constable Stella Dagostino, for which she received critical acclaim over the show’s four-season run. Nicole also gained a Best Actress nomination at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for her role in Carla Cametti PD, as well as a Graham Kennedy Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent for her role as E.C in Dangerous. Other television roles include East West 101, All Saints and Doctor Doctor. Da Silva was born and raised in Sydney, Australia on 18 September 1981, and has Portuguese ancestry.
Da Silva is perhaps best known for her role in the SoHo television drama series Wentworth, a reimagining of the classic Network Ten series Prisoner (Prisoner: Cell Block H), which ran from 1979 to 1986. Da Silva portrays Franky Doyle (initially played by Carol Burns in Prisoner), a tough lesbian inmate of Wentworth Correctional Facility fighting for the position of top dog against fellow inmate Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack).
In February 2014, she was announced as the first National Champion of UN Women Australia.