Nicola Correia-Damude

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Nicola Correia-Damude

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Nicola Correia-Damude
Born (1981-06-21) June 21, 1981 (age 37)[1][2]
  • Actress
  • singer
  • motion-capture performer
Years active 2005–present
Known for Shadowhunters, The Strain, Degrassi: The Next Generation

Nicola Correia-Damude is an award-winning Toronto-based actress and singer.


Television and film[edit]

Correia-Damude has had recurring roles on Shadowhunters, Annedroids and The Strain. Additional television credits include Haven, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Stargate SG-1. Film credits include Margarita, Havana 57, and Memory.


Correia-Damude is a graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts, Studio 58, and the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.[3] Her theatre credits include Coriolanus[4] and Much Ado About Nothing[5] at the Stratford Festival, Serious Money[6] and The Women and Albertine in Five Times[7] at the Shaw Festival, as well as premieres of new Canadian works The Madonna Painter (Factory Theatre),[8] Within the Glass (Tarragon Theatre)[9] and Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom (Canadian Stage).[10][11]

Voice acting[edit]

Correia-Damude has supplied voice overs for CBC‘s The Passionate Eye, Afghanada, The Fifth Estate, and David Suzuki Explores.

Personal life[edit]

An actress of mixed heritage (her mother is from Guyana and her father is Canadian),[12] Correia-Damude is “an advocate of increased cultural diversity in film, television and theatre; expanding roles for women; and improving conditions for mothers and families in the film and television industry.”[13] As well as an actress, she is also a singer-songwriter, plays piano and guitar, and has a dance background in modern, classical, jazz, step and tap.[3]

She is married to actor Carlos Gonzalez-Vio.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Young Blades Café waitress Episode: “Secrets”
Stargate SG-1 Play Vala Episode: “The Powers That Be”
2005–2006 Degrassi: The Next Generation Diane
2006 Memory Nurse
2011 Air Emergency Col. Lorilys Ramos TV series documentary
Furstenau Mysteries Marie Short film
2012 Margarita Margarita
Where are the Dolls? L Short film co-starring Megan Follows
Havana 57 Carla Leon
2013 Haven Rhonda
2014 Republic of Doyle Renee Episode: “Frame Job”
Remedy Tess Carter Episode: “Shadow of Doubt”
2014–2015 The Strain Nikki Taylor
2015–2017 Annedroids Ada Turing
2016 Dino Dana Ava
2016–present Shadowhunters Maryse Lightwood Recurring role
2017 Hellmington Samantha Woodhouse In post-production
2017 Private Eyes Sgt. Pamela Blake Episode 2.05 “Now You See Her”
2018 Burden of Truth Diane
2018 The Holiday Calendar Mayor Martinez

Awards and nominations[edit]

Correia-Damude has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her guest performance on Remedy[15] and received the Best Actress in a Feature Film award at the San Diego FilmOut Festival for her work in Margarita.[16


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