Nadine is an actor, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and is currently based in New York City.
Once moving to the United States, she began her studies at The Franklin School for the Performing Arts, then received her BFA from Syracuse University's Drama Department, and went on to study at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.
In 2019, Nadine was chosen for Lincoln Center Theatre's Emerging Artist award.
Most recently in New York, Nadine was seen Off Broadway
in Tony Kushner's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
at The Public Theatre, as Rosa Malek. She was also in the NYTimes Critic's Pick, INTRACTABLE WOMAN a theatrical memo on
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskya, and was in the site specific
one woman show, OH MY SWEET LAND written & directed by
Amir Nizar Zuabi, also a NYTimes Critic's Pick, both produced
by Play Company.
Nadine played the title role in Huntington Theatre's new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA. She also originated the role of Laila in the World Premiere adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, for which she won an SF Theatre Critics Circle Award (Best Principal Actress), and returned to the role at The Old Globe in San Diego. She also appeared as the title role in the world premiere of SALOMÉ, written and directed by Yaël Farber, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. The show went on to win seven Helen Hayes awards, including Best Play.
More recent stage work in New York City includes Ismail Khalidi's new work DEAD ARE MY PEOPLE, produced by Noor Theatre Company as part of NYTW Next Door Series. Martyna Majok's QUEENS at Lincoln Center's LCTs, ULTIMATE BEAUTY BIBLE , and TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY with Page73 (2016), Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT at Lincoln Center's LCT3 (2014), Red Bull Theatre’s THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (2016), Nastaran Ahmadi’s EXILE, at the Cherry Lane (2013). In London, Nadine was Lady M in MACBETH at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Nadine has developed new theatre work at The Sundance Theatre Lab, The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Complicité with directors such as Oscar Eustis, Kip Fagan, Mark Wing-Davey, and Simon McBurney. She is a resident company member of LubDub Theatre Lab, in NYC, developing movement-based work. Visit lubdubtheatre.org for more information.
Nadine made her feature film debut with Cherien Dabis'
MAY IN THE SUMMER (2013), which was an opening night selection at the Sundance Film Festival. She will next be seen in the feature film,
On TV she has appeared in HIGH MAINTENANCE, THE LOOMING TOWER, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, and can be seen now in a reoccurring role on the series HIGH FIDELITY on Hulu .
photo by Vincent Tullo for The New York Times.