Actor &
Voice Over Artist

Donna Anita Nikolaisen is an Irish Stage & Screen Actor and Voice Over Artist. Trained at The Focus Theatre (Stanislavsky) and Montfort School of Performing Arts (LAMDA), her stage credits include ‘Silk Campbell’ in No Irish No Blacks No Dogs at The New Theatre, ‘Rima’ in Talking to Terrorists at The Samuel Beckett, ‘Bertha Mason’ in Jane Eyre at The Gate and The Bacchae of Baghdad at The Abbey.

Film credits include the role of ‘Grace Ture’ in Sweetness in the Belly, ‘Paige Monaghan’ in Hallmark’s Christmas at Castle Hart and ‘Ali’ in award-winning short QED – where she won Best Supporting Actor at the Underground Cinema Festival.

TV credits include ‘Francis Frond’ in cBBC’s Nova Jones, ‘Lucy’ in RTE’s The South Westerlies and roles in  Conversations with Friends, Kin and Blood. Her breakthrough role came as Zambian nurse Ama Chisenga on RTE’s National Soap Fair City (2013 – 2017).




Dr Madelaine Tress, HALO Nightfall: Recon-14, Scott Free Productions

Donna narrates the documentary 'The Story of Water' for Virgin Media


Donna currently voices the role of ‘Mum’ in Cartoon Saloon’s new animation SILLY SUNDAYS (Warner Media). Silly Sundays debuts in 2023 on Cartoonito, HBO Max and Cartoon Network and is available to view on the RTE Player.

Voice Over Artist

Represented by Voice Bank Donna is an established voice over artist. She voices roles for audiobooks, radio plays, animation and commercials.

Credits include the audiobook narration of: Strange Flowers, The Coincidence and Reclaiming. She also narrated the documentaries: The Story of Water (Virgin Media) and Ireland’s Refugee Hotel (BBC/RTE).


Donna was the voice of Ulster Bank for a number of years and regularly voices major brands on TV and Radio. She currently voices the role of ‘Mum’ in Cartoon Saloon’s brand new animation Silly Sundays (Warner Media). 

'Read it in two sittings, loved it.
Especially enjoyed the reader who was quite superb.'
Audible Reviewer





Frances Frond


Watch Frances Frond in Episode 1,
Friends of Nova, on RTE Player

Paige Monaghan

The Hallmark Channel

Dr Madelaine Tress

Scott Free Productions

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Winner Best Supporting Actor at the 2018 Underground Film Festival, Dublin

Directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings
Winner Best Short
Santa Fe Film Festival
Mexico International Film Festival