Nesta Cooper - Updated Jun 2024

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Nesta Cooper

Nesta Cooper is a well-known Canadian actress. Moreover, Nesta Cooper is best known for her roles as Dani Barnes in “Reality High” and Shannon in “The Edge of Seventeen.”

Early Life

On the 11th of December 1993, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Nesta Cooper came into this world. According to her date of birth, she is 30 years and her birth name is Nesta Marlee Cooper.

She holds Canadian nationality and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Similarly, she has her belief in Christianity and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of African-Caucasian descent.

She is the daughter of Michele Cooper (mother) and her father’s name is yet to be disclosed. Moreover, she grew up with her three siblings whose names are Gordan,  Elisha, and Sarah Cooper. When she was just seven years old, she moved to  Courtenay, British Columbia, with her parents.

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Caption: Nesta Cooper childhood photo (Source: Instagram)


Concerning her academic qualification, she studied at a local elementary school during her early ages. Later, she went to Mississauga Local High School, from where she graduated.

She was a good student and had good grades in her subjects. Later, she enrolled in a local college and completed her graduation. After completing her high school education, she moved to Vancouver for more film opportunities.

Professional Career


Talking about her acting career, Nesta Cooper made her television debut in the mystery psychological thriller television series titled “Cult” portraying the role of Young Sakelik in two episodes.

That same year, she appeared in the anthology horror-fantasy television series “The Haunting Hour: The Series” playing the role of Lizzie in the episode ‘Dead Bodies.’ Similarly, she appeared as a teacher in the comedy-drama television series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” appeared in two episodes from 2014-2015.

In 2015, she was featured in five television series whose names are “Supernatural”, “The Returned”, “Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters”, “Unreal”, and “Ties That Bind.” That same year, she played the Young Bride in the TV movie “So You Said Yes.”

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Caption: Nesta Cooper in the television series, Travelers (Source: Global News)

She played the role of Dahlia in the television series “Heroes Reborn” appearing in four episodes from 2015-2016. In 2016, she landed into three series whose names are “The Magicians”, “Motive”, and “The 100.”

The next year, she played the role of Shay in the post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series “S.W.A.T.” After playing several supporting and minor roles, she landed the main role, portraying the role of Carly Shannon in the science fiction television series “Travelers” (2016-2018).

In 2018, she appeared in two series named “Spy Kids: Mission Critical” playing the main role of Claudia Floop and “Supergirl.” She appeared in the main role of Haniwa in the science fiction drama series “See” (2019-2022).


In 2015, she made her big screen debut portraying the role of Rebecca Carver in the Canadian-American revisionist Western psychological thriller film “Diablo.” The next year, she appeared as Shannion in the coming-of-age comedy film “The Edge of Seventeen.”

She lent her voice to the character Gala in the 2017 animated movie “Barbie Video Game Hero.” In the 2017 short film “Curious Females” she played the role of Nikki.

That same year, she appeared as Dani Barnes in the teen comedy film “Reality High.” Likewise, her recent movie appearance includes; “The Miracle Season” (2018) as Lizzie Ackerman and “Bliss” (2021) as Emily Wittle.


This actress has been once nominated as now. In 2018, she was nominated for the BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short.

Nesta Cooper – Net Worth 2024

From her acting career, Cooper has earned a good sum of money for her living. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $1 million. Meanwhile, her earnings and salary are still under review.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Nesta Cooper with her fiancé (Source: Instagram)

Coming to her personal life, Nesta Cooper is currently engaged to Peter Van Auker in 2020. By profession, her fiance is an associate producer. Moreover, Peter is the brother of Adam Merrill Van Auker.

The couple started dating each other in 2016 and moved in together in a live-in relationship in 2017. Later, the couple adopted a Husky puppy and named him, Juneau.

However, the star is not a part of the controversy and avoids such things that might affect her professional career.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Nesta posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

The celeb stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 56 kg. Moreover, she has black hair with black eyes color, and her body measurement measures 34-25-35 inches. In addition, she wears a shoe size of 7.5 US, a bra size of 32 B, and a dress size of 4 US.

Nesta Cooper – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are over 110k followers. This actress however is not active on Facebook and Twitter.