Have you already watched Bridgerton on Netflix?
Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, set in the competitive world of Regency London high society, the Christmas Day (2020) drop was definitely a must-see. And while you make your mind on that, let us lure you with writing about one of its cast, Nicola Coughlan. She played this resilient, vibrant, and sharp-witted Penelope Fetherington (one of the eight close-knit siblings).
How Old Is She?
Born with a Capricon’s old-soul wisdom and inner resourcefulness, Nicola Coughlan turned 33 years of age on January 9, 2020.
Nicola Coughlan Parents, Siblings, Family
Nicola Coughlan may seem like an example of ‘overnight success’ but actually, quite the opposite is true. She had a really tough time making a name for herself.
With real tears in her eyes, she candidly spoke about the hardest time of her life, during an interview with the GLAMOUR magazine. Nicola said she had to move back home to Ireland from London. She hadn’t had an audition in about a year, and so without any money in her bank account, she had to move back in with her parents.
She was 28, and depressed, and,
“I couldn’t get out of bed. I felt like I failed at everything. I felt like I had nothing, and I had let my family down…”
She went on,
“If I wanted to go for coffee, I needed to ask my parents. I was like, ‘I’m 28, I’m too old to have done this!’ I started to think – and it’s such a dangerous mindset – that I didn’t want to be around people because I didn’t want to make them feel down. I thought if I went out with my friends, I’d be the worthless person in the corner but that’s such a dangerous way of thinking.”
But, eventually, with strong support from her “amazing” parents and friends, Nicola turned her life around with a much positive mindset.
She said, her sister, Mary Coughlan, literally pulled her out of bed, made her go for a run, and just like that, gave her a sense of purpose again.
And now that she has it all and has seen success, Nicola finds it the hardest that her father (who died five days before she got her part in Derry Girls) won’t be able to witness it. On a radio show, she opened up,
“He sadly didn’t know I ever got it. It’s sad he never got to see it. I’m so privileged, I’m so lucky and I have a really special life.”
Nicola Coughlan Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Nicola Coughlan, standing to a height of 5′ 1″ (1.55 meters), and a lately reported weight of 55 Kg, has been very vocal about topics concerning body image.
For instance, the time when she hit back at The Daily Mirror with “I mean incorrect @DailyMirror I look smokin, sorry bout it”, for labeling her dress for the TV BAFTAs as, “not the most flattering.” Or, the time when she reported a theatre critic for calling her an ‘overweight little girl’, tweeting:
Anyway, whatever the reviewers may say, Nicola does appear “smokin” just as she admitted. Naturally blonde, and born in Galway, Ireland, she clearly retains features of a beautiful Irish woman; especially the blue eyes and the flawless skin must have gotten her a lot of admirers.
Her Social Media Reach
Over time, Nicola Coughlan is only getting more popular on social media platforms. As of the date, she had 256k followers on Instagram, and over 185.4k, on Twitter. Full of wit and intellect, she really makes her profiles an incredible place to be.
Nicola Coughlan Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows
Before Nicola became the first-ever person to be cast on Bridgerton, she was known for playing borderline neurotic schoolgirl Clare Devlin in a Channel 4 sitcom, Derry Girls. After finishing series two of the show in November 2019, she had started filming Bridgerton in July.
Besides Bridgerton, the up and coming star had two more shows running on Netflix (in America) in 2020: the two seasons of Derry Girls and a special holiday episode of Great British Baking Show.
Nicola, who worked part-time at an optician in her hometown sometime in 2017, starred on the TV shows Harlots (lead), Doctors (guest lead), and a short film, The Phantom Cnut. Not to mention, with several theatres and voice credits and a few notable accolades, she is set to make it to the Taskmaster’s New Year Treat’s comedy panel in 2021.
In the meantime, Nicola Coughlan is reported to have collected more than $1 million net worth.
Nicola Coughlan Partner, Married, Husband
At the time of this writing (Dec 2020), Nicola Coughlan was not married, and also never had a husband in the past.
Judging from (mostly) her tweets, it did not look like Nicola was dating anyone at the moment. Like in January (2020), when she denied having a boyfriend with this tweet,
“Ok I’ve gotten a bunch of messages saying there’s some dude on this internet claiming he’s my boyfriend and he’s visiting me on set and various things so can I please just say”.
The other time (in 2017), Nicola tweeted this, with a followed by “No” reply, to what she wrote,
“My cab driver just told me if I ever want to be successful as an actor I need to get a famous actor boyfriend”
Meanwhile, her Instagram told that Nicola shared a very special relationship with her long-time buddy, comedian, and writer Jack Rooke. Both have been sharing posts on their respective pages, often making the fans suspect they may be “partners”.
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