Donna Nikolaisen

Donna Nikolaisen



To date, Donna is best known for her role as Zambian nurse, Ama Chisenga, on ‘FAIR CITY’. Since leaving the show after 5 years in 2017 she has played a number of roles in Film & TV including The Countess in Hallmark Film ‘ROYALLY EVER AFTER’ and Christine Nandy in BBC TV Drama ‘THE DUBLIN MURDERS’. In 2018 Donna won a Best Supporting Actor award at the Dublin Underground Cinema Festival for her role as Ali in the award-winning short film ‘QED’. Of Irish Caribbean heritage, Donna hails from Cork. She began her training at the Monfort College of Performing Arts and her stage debut was at the Cork Cat Club. After a move to Dublin, she continued her training at The Focus Theatre Stanislavsky Studio, BelCanto School of Voice and Acting for Camera with Film Venture. Theatre highlights include ‘THE BACCHAE OF BAGHDAD’ at The Abbey, ‘JANE EYRE’ at The Gate and ‘TALKING TO TERRORISTS’ at The Samuel Beckett. She set up True Voice Theatre in 2010 with a view to producing and performing plays. Her voice is melodic and smooth and she has a strong ability for accents.


  • 20s-30s, 30s