Nicola Coughlan - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023

Nicola Coughlan
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Derry Girls (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : January 9, 1987 (age 36)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Nicola Mary Coughlan
Birth Place: Galway, Ireland
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Martin Coughlan
Mother's Name: Beatrice Coughlan
Siblings: 2

Kieran Coughlan (older brother)
Clodagh Geraghty (older sister)

High School: Calasanctius College
University: National University of Ireland, Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting
Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: Irish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.55 meter (5 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8
Dress Size: 12 US
Breast Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 32 inch
Hip Size: 40 inch
Bra Size: 40
Cup Size: D

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Who is Nicola Coughlan?

Nicola Coughlan is an actress by profession and Irish by nationality. She is best known for her role in the TV series Derry Girls as Clare Devlin, Bridgerton as Penelope Featherington.

Nicola Coughlan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Nicola Coughlan was born on 9 January 1987 in Galway, Ireland. Her full name is Nicola Mary Coughlan, her mother’s name is Beatrice Coughlan, and her father’s name is Martin Coughlan. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- an older brother named Kieran Coughlan and an older sister named Clodagh Geraghty.

young Nicola Coughlan (Source: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Nicola Coughlan attended the Scoil Mhuire and for the secondary level, she went to Calasanctius College. She graduated from the National University of Ireland with a degree in English and Classical Civilisation. She also trained at the Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.

Her ethnicity is Irish.

Nicola Coughlan – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Nicola Coughlan was in a relationship with fellow Derry Girls cast Laurie Kynaston. She and her now ex-boyfriend dated for a little while before breaking up.

Currently, she is believed to be single, unmarried, sans a husband or children. Moreover, as she has never been married, divorce is out of context.

Nicola Coughlan in Derry Girls (Source: Digital Spy)

Nicola Coughlan – Career

Early Days

Coughlan decided to pursue a career in acting after watching her older sister perform at a school play. As a child actress, her debut role was in the 1997 film My Brother's War. She resumed her career with the 2004 short film The Phantom C**t.

Films, Series

Nicola Coughlan continued to work as a voice actress in the TV series The Fairytales (2003-2005), SimsalaGrimm II: The Adventures of Yoyo and Doc Croc (2010), Simsala Grimm - Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm (2010), Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (2011), and in the films Summer of the Flying Saucer (2008), Ivan the Incredible (2012), etc.

As an actress, she has starred in the films Svengali (2013), Seize Them! (2023), Barbie (2023), etc. Moreover, Nicola Coughlan has also portrayed characters in the episodes of the TV series Doctors (2012), Harlots (2018), Derry Girls (2018-2022), Bridgerton (2020-2022), and Big Mood.

Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton (Source: Forbes)


On the set of Barbie, Nicola Coughlan has starred alongside Marisa Abela, Ana Cruz Kayne, Luke Mullen, Oliver Vaquer, and Deb Hiett.

Nicola Coughlan – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Nicola Coughlan is under review.

Nicola Coughlan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Coughlan is active on Instagram but seems to be absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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