Nicole Underhay is a Canadian actress of stage, film and television. Nicole was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She studied Geology at Memorial University. Her research on the Scolecodonts (fossilized marine worm jaws) of Cow Head, Newfoundland, was published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.
She returns for her seventh season at the Shaw Festival appearing as Barbara Undershaft in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara and as Lady Croom in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Last season, she portrayed Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday and as Epifania in The Millionairess.
Previously with the Shaw Festival, she’s appeared as Mae in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mary in J.M. Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton, Julia Craven in Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer, Alma Winemiller in Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke, The Patient in Bernard Shaw’s Too True To Be Good, Gilda in Noel Coward’s Design for Living, Dolly in You Never Can Tell, Cherie in Bus Stop, Mary in Rutherford and Son and Joyce Langland in Harlequinade.
Recently, she was seen in The Amorous Adventures of Anatol (Tarragon Theatre). Additional theatre credits include The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs (Tarragon Theatre, Dora nomination for outstanding performance, Theatre Critics Award ); Look What the Butler Saw, Loot (Soulpepper Theatre Company); FIRE (CanStage/Citadel Theatre, Dora Award for outstanding performance); The Constant Wife (Arts Club, Jessie nomination); Arms and the Man as Raina (National Arts Centre/Citadel Theatre/Vancouver Playhouse); Collected Stories; Trying (Neptune Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Beggar’s Opera and Absolutely Chekhov (Soulpepper Theatre); Amanda Greenleaf, Power of the Unemployed, Fun Fun and Molly on the Shore (RCA Theatre); Salt Water Moon (Montreal’s Saidye Bronfman Centre and St John’s LSPU Hall); The Stronger (Look Ahead Productions); The Irish Connection (Tottenham Summer Theatre); Waiting for the Parade (To The Moon Productions); I Hate Hamlet (The Village Players); I Am A Camera (York Centennial Theatre); Jake’s Women (Tribal Productions); and Anthony and Cleopatra (Poculi Ludique Societas).
Nicole’s film and television credits include Rookie Blue (Shaw Media), Living in Your Car (TMN/Movie Central), Flashpoint (CTV), The Shipping News (Miramax), Random Passage (Passage Films), Making Love in St. Pierre (Pierre Films Ltd.), and Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (NBC/Regency).