Nicola Coughlan - Updated Jul 2024

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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland

Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan is an Irish actress. Nicola Coughlan is famous for her role as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls (2018–2022).

Early Life

Nicola Coughlan was born on 9 January 1987. Her current age is 35 years old and her sun sign is Capricorn. Her full name is Nicola Mary Coughlan. She was born in Galway, Ireland, and grew up in Oranmore.

At the age of 5, when watching her older sister perform in a school play, this girl decided to become an actress.

Further, her father’s name is unknown but he was in the army. Also, her mother’s name is unknown. Similarly, she has an elder brother named Kieran Coughlan and an elder sister named Clodagh Geraghty.

Moreover, she attended Scoil Mhuire for primary school and Calasanctius College for secondary school.

Likewise, Nicola graduated with a degree in English and Classical Civilisation from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Then, she went on to train in England at the Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.

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Caption: Nicola Coughlan attended the Met Gala for the first time. Source: British

Nicola Coughlan – Personal Life

This actress is not in a committed relationship. However, as per the Mirror, Nicola reportedly dated fellow actor Laurie Kynaston. The two reportedly split up to focus on their careers, per Irish outlet RSVP.

As of now, this personality is single and is quite busy focusing on her career.

Nicola Coughlan – Body Measurements

Nicola is a pretty lady with a charming personality. Moreover, this actress has an appealing smile and a chubby physique. Nicola is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 54 Kilos.

Similarly, her hair color is blonde, and she has a mesmerizing pair of blue eyes. Her vital body measurements are 34-26-35 inches respectively. Additionally, she wears a number 6 (US) size.

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Caption: Nicola Coughlan posing for a photo. Source: Popsugar

Nicola Coughlan – Career

In 1997, at the age of 10, Nicola had an uncredited role in the action thriller film My Brother’s War. In 2004, she began her career with a role in Tom Collins’ short film, The Phantom Cnut, a revenge comedy.

Likewise, in the following years, she did various voice works in animated series This actress made her on-screen debut in the controversial short The Phantom Cnut directed by Tom Collins.

As a teenager, she also appeared in animated series such as The Fairytale and the title role in France 3’s The Little Vampire. Similarly, in the year 2008, she was awarded the ‘Outstanding Individual Performance Award’ in ‘Acting Up’ in the National Improvisation Competition.

Moreover, at some point, due to financial difficulties, she had to go back to Ireland.

Therefore, she was suffering from depression during this period and her family helped her through the entire process. Nicola worked part-time as an optician in Galway.

Further, she responded to an open casting call for Jess and Joe Forever at The Old Vic in London and won the main role of Jess. And, the first performance was in September 2016 before a national tour.

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Caption: Nicola Coughlan is behind the scenes getting ready. Source: Instagram

More about her career

Likewise, in the year 2018, she started playing Clare Devlin, one of the main characters, in Derry Girls. And, in the same year, this actress also played Hannah Dalton in Harlots.

Similarly, 2018 marked her West End debut in The Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Further, The Evening Standard named her “one of the Rising Stars of 2018”.

That same year, Nicola competed against some of her Derry Girls co-stars in an episode of the show The Great British Bake Off. In the year 2019, it was announced that she had been cast in the Netflix series Bridgerton.

Moreover, in this period drama series based on the best-selling Julia Quinn book series of the same name, she plays Penelope Featherington.

Nicola has appeared in rehearsed readings for The National Theatre. Most recently, she was chosen from 1,150 hopefuls to be one of 7 emerging actors featured in the ‘Old Vic New Voices Festival’ last Summer at The Old Vic.

Further, she also appeared as Jess in the two-hander Jess and Joe Forever by Zoe Cooper which received huge acclaim and a standing ovation on its first performance.

Social Media

Nicola Coughlan is active only on Instagram. She is available on Instagram as ‘@nicolacoughlan’ with 2.2 million followers.

Net Worth 2023

Nicola Coughlan is sure to earn a handful amount of money through her profession. However, her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.