Biography of Nicole Fairbairn


Nicole fell in love with acting at the age of 14, when she took her first acting class and was cast as the lead in the school play, Another Cinderella.  She went on to win the best actor award that year and was recognized every year throughout high school for excellence in acting.  She was one of a select number of high school students chosen to attend the First Annual Honours Group as well as the Simon Fraser Summer Acting Symposium.  She performed a one woman show called Trilogy on Life at the Reginal High School Drama Festival and won the Excellence in Acting award.  During high school, she competed in the Miss Trail beauty pageant and was awarded the IODE speech making award.

After graduation, Nicole moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she attended a two year theater program at Douglas College.  From there, she continued studying as well as performing in over 50 plays.  She appeared in two historical summer shows, The Gold Fever Follies, where she found herself can-can dancing and singing (neither of which she had done in the past) and street theater at Fort Steele heritage town, where her character was required to handle and pack a 500 pound donkey named Angelica. 

She spent two years studying with Michael David Simms, in an intensive master scene study class.  While there she met Sandra Medeiros and they formed the theater company, Naked Goddess Productions.  Nicole co-produced five plays, four of which she also starred in.  Naked Goddess produced the popular site specific hit, Three Chicks in a Tub which was performed in Nicole's one bedroom Vancouver apartment as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Nicole spent many years working professionally in voice-overs and recorded weekly for various automated phone services.  She's also voiced several television and radio ads including a promotional campaign for Tourism Nova Scotia.  Nicole has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, industrials and short films.

Since moving to Toronto, she has performed in several plays and short films and was the female lead in MDFF's feature film Tower.  Tower was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival and MoMa's New Directors/New Films Festival.  
Prior to the pandemic, she had a principal role in the feature length horror film Godforsaken and then a few weeks later, shot a commercial in Mexico City for Spotify.  She recently played a principal role in an episode of Hotel Paranormal.


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