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Ada Nicodemou is a Greek Cypriot-born Australian actress, best known for her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap opera Home and Away
Home and Away
Home and Away is an Australian soap opera that has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and is airing on the Seven Network since 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running drama and most popular soap opera on Australian television...

.

Early life


Nicodemou was born in Larnaca
Larnaca
Larnaca, is the third largest city on the southern coast of Cyprus after Nicosia and Limassol. It has a population of 72,000 and is the island's second largest commercial port and an important tourist resort...

, Cyprus. She has been an Australian resident since 1987.

Career


Nicodemou began her acting career in 1994, where she played the role of Katerina in Heartbreak High
Heartbreak High
Heartbreak High is an Australian television series that ran for seven years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and fast-paced show than many of its contemporaries...

. She was originally hired to play the part for 12 weeks but this was extended until the end of Season 4.

Since 2000, she has played the role of Leah Patterson-Baker in Home and Away
Home and Away
Home and Away is an Australian soap opera that has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and is airing on the Seven Network since 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running drama and most popular soap opera on Australian television...

.

In late 2005 Nicodemou was a contestant and winner along with dance partner Aric Yegudkin on Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series)
Dancing with the Stars is a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show airing on the Seven Network and filmed live from the HSV-7 studios in Melbourne...

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Television roles

Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 Heartbreak High
Heartbreak High
Heartbreak High is an Australian television series that ran for seven years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and fast-paced show than many of its contemporaries...

Katerina "Kat" Ioannou Recurring character
1995 Police Rescue
Police Rescue
Police Rescue was an Australian television series which originally aired on ABC TV between 1989 and 1996. It was produced by ABC and Southern Star Xanadu in association with the BBC....

Anastasia Skouras 12 episodes
1998–1999 Breakers
Breakers (TV series)
Breakers is an Australian television series made by the Network Ten between 1998 and 1999. It was shown in Ireland on TV3 and City Channel. It was also screened on BBC1 in the United Kingdom and TV4 in New Zealand.-Premise:...

Fiona Motson Regular character
2000 BeastMaster
BeastMaster (TV series)
BeastMaster is a Canadian television series that aired from 1999 to 2002. It was loosely based on a 1982 MGM movie The Beastmaster. The series aired for three complete seasons...

The Nymph 1 episode, "Riddle of the Nymph"
2000 Pizza
Pizza (TV series)
Pizza is an Australian black comedy television series on the Australian television network, SBS. It has also spun off a feature length movie in 2003, and in 2004 released a highlights video/DVD which also included previously unshown footage and a schoolies exposé theatre show entitled "Fat Pizza"...

Policewoman 1 episode, "Crime Pizza"
2000–present Home and Away
Home and Away
Home and Away is an Australian soap opera that has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and is airing on the Seven Network since 17 January 1988. It is the second-longest-running drama and most popular soap opera on Australian television...

Leah Patterson-Baker
Leah Patterson-Baker
Leah Helena Adara Patterson-Baker is a fictional character from the Australian Channel Seven soap opera Home and Away, played by Ada Nicodemou. She debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 22 March 2000...

 
Regular character
2009 Beauty and the Geek Australia
Beauty and the Geek Australia
Beauty and the Geek Australia is an Australian reality television series on the Seven Network hosted by Bernard Curry. It is based on the US version Beauty and the Geek created by Ashton Kutcher....

Judge 1 Episode

Film roles

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Matrix
The Matrix
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction-action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and Hugo Weaving...

Dujour (the "white rabbit" girl) SF
2010 Almost Trixie Hart Comedy

Awards


At the Logie Awards, Nicodemou has been nominated for:
  • the Gold Logie award in 2001, 2002 and 2006
  • Most Popular Actress award in 2002 and 2006

Personal life


Ada married Chris Xipolitas in 2007. They separated in 2010 but reconciled the following month.

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