Nicole Bailey

Nicole Bailey

From the age of eight, the allure of acting got South African actress, Nicole Bailey starry eyed. After briefly schooling in the United States, a year in England, travel through the Middle East and a university degree from Stellenbosch University, Bailey decided to pursue her passion and dream of being on stage and in front of the camera. Not one to do things in half measures, she enrolled at City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town.

Her first serious role came in her second year when she was cast in a lead role in Wanuri Kahiu's post-apocalyptic short film, Pumzi, which went on to be selected at major film festivals around the world and won Best Short Film at Cannes Independent Film Festival 2010. In her final year, Bailey landed a role in South Africa's first 3D film, Dredd and a few months later acted in the Twentieth Century Fox teen thriller, Chronicle, which opened in cinemas worldwide this year.

Her first major role in television was Let Heaven Wait, a sitcom on SABC 3. She has also played roles on Binneland, The Message (in post-production) and Mzansi Manje which ran at Joburg Theatre in 2012. Bailey has appeared in several commercials including CTM and Standard Bank.

Of her latest role on Intersexions, she says: "This is a great educational show and working on Intersexions was one of the most fun jobs. The director Catherine had a fantastic sense of humour and allowed us to play around and find our natural rhythms within such a comedic script."
 
Apart from acting, Bailey also works as a production manager.