Nicola Coughlan is the Irish actress best known for her gay role of Clare in the television sitcom, Derry Girls. She appears in the sitcom with Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O'Donnell. Apart from that, she is also known for her role of Jess in the stage show, Jess and Joe Forever. Nicola is also recognized as the former girlfriend of the actor, Laurie Kynaston.
Father Dies Early; Insights Into Her Family Life
Nicola Coughlan, age 31, portrays the gay teenager in the Channel 4 hit comedy, Derry Girls. She had a tragedy of losing her father just five days before landing a role of Clare in the sitcom. Her father was supportive of her and knew that she wanted the part more than anything. She states that if he were alive, he would've been thrilled for her.
She also has a sister whose identity remains a mystery. Apart from that, her personal life is under the radar. She has secluded the information about her early life and upbringings.
Nicola Dated Actor Boyfriend, Is She Single?
Nicola has dated actor Laurie Kynaston. Her then-boyfriend, age 24, is best known for his portrayals in the movies like Cradle of Grave (2015) and Undercliffe (2017). The couple has been tight-lipped about their romantic life. After sharing the love with each other for some time, the actor duo finally parted their ways in different directions of life.
As of now, she is miles away from the limelight regarding her personal life. Reportedly, she is single and not seeing anybody. The Derry Girls actress maintains a low-key personal life and is focussing on her career. She often flaunts many pictures with her male friends and co-stars on her social media profiles. However, she hasn't yet hinted her love life and there is no such guy who can be speculated as to her possible boyfriend.
How Does Nicola Derive Her Net Worth?
The Irish actress Nicola has been deriving her net worth from her acting career. She has also amassed her fortunes by lending her voice to the aminated characters in The Fairytaler and The Little Vampire. The Galway native has also performed in various stage shows, and theatre plays.
Nicola as a gay teenager, Clare in Derry Girls ( Photo: Twitter)
She performed in the famous Stage show Jess and Joe Forever where she depicted the lead character of Jess. Well, she is popular for playing the character of Clare, age 16, in the popular Irish sitcom Derry Girls premiered on 4 January 2018.
The Derry Girls has been crowned as the Radio Times comedy champions of 2018. As per BBC of 1st August, the comedy television series won the title by accumulating the 50.1% of the votes cast by the audiences. Derry Girls defeated the BBC’s Inside No. 9, which was a tough competitor with 49.9% of votes.
She tweeted on 31 July 2018 and congratulated everyone for winning. She showered her gratitude to the entire voters who helped her show to be the winner. The show was the biggest hit for the Channel 4. More than 2.5 million viewers watched the first episode of the series, which is channel’s biggest comedy series in five years.
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Reviewer Called Her Fat; Received An Apology
Nicola has a muscular body with a height of 1.55 m (5’ 1’’). During the stage show of Jess and Joe Forever, the reviewer of the British Theatre Guide called her fat girl. His comments regarding her body provoked the actor, and she lashed out on Twitter on 14 June 2018. Her tweet grabbed a lot of attention and finally, they also tweeted back with an apology.
Nicola Coughlan was born on 9 January 1987 in Galway, Ireland as Nicola Mary Coughlan. As per wiki, she holds an Irish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The Irish actress attended The Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting. She has a star sign of Capricorn.