I was born in Clapham, London to two Jamaican students – my crazy parents! As a small child I lived in Jamaica near my large extended family. However, by the age of three and a half my parents returned to England to live and work.
I learned at a young age that I needed to adapt vocally to my environment. I remember being 4 years old in nursery school in Stafford, the teachers ignoring me. After telling my mother I was being ignored, she inquired. The teachers told her they didn’t think I could speak English. So, then it was Jamaican patois at home, and “other” dialects out in the world. First learned: Midlands! That was the key. Throughout my schooling I studied acting and dance at with local teachers and participated in the London Academy of Dramatic Arts Children’s program. I remember my teacher Mrs Scott telling me I had a rubber face and voice. Back then, I wasn’t sure that was a compliment, now I think I get it! I had found my passion.
At age 16, I moved to the USA, following my father’s work once again. Here, I started college and majored in Theatre at Columbia, and graduated from the Conservatory program at The Second City in Chicago. I specialized in dialects as I had a great affinity for them, taking my trips back to the UK as opportunities to hone certain regions. I continued my education after my Bachelors at British American Drama Academy, here I studied with great teachers such as Claire Davidson, Henry Goodman, Fiona Shaw, Juliet Stevenson to name but a few. I have since worked in such venues as Berkeley Rep and The Magic Theatre.
I love theatre and voice acting. There is nothing that gives me more joy that bringing voice to a character, or supporting the color of a scene through looping.
I look forward to working with you soon!
Nicola F. Delgado
Eyes : Green/Blue Hair : Brown Height : 5’4”
Sonja Loop Group Independent Feature
Film & Television
Fulfilled – A Halloween Story Samantha / Principle Heather Arnold Prod. Short Film
Nash Bridges – “Skirt Chasers” Drive thru’ Clerk/ Day Player Greg Beeman, Director
The Last Express Video Game Yasmin /Featured Smoking Car Prod. Rotoscope (mo-cap) and Voice Over
Your Wednesday Night 4 Cast For Play David Razowsky The Second City, LA – Long Form Improv
Season’s Greetings Rachel Jules Aaron The Company Rep
Candida Miss Prossy David Needles Pasadena Shakes. Co.
Waiting at the Waters Edge Susie Owen Julie Hebert The Magic Theater, SF
The Beaux Stratagem Dorinda*, Lady Bountiful* Mark Wing-Davey Berkeley Repertory Theater
Dancing at Lughnasa Rose California Conservatory Theater
Changes of Heart Maid, Lady in waiting, Lissette (Understudy) Stephen Wadsworth Berkeley Repertory Theater
The Sea Plays Freda Rodd Gnapp Just So Productions, SF
A Christmas Carol Various Jane McFie Pasadena Shakespeare Co.
Green Eggs & Hamlet Grad Show Norm Holly Second City Training Center, Chicago
Love ‘n Death Sword Show Randall Miller Lamplighters Theater, San Francisco
Midsummer Nights Dream Peter Quince Toby Robinson BADA @ The Royal Court,UK
Top Girls Pope Joan Cecilie O’Reilly Basement Theatre, Chicago
(*Performed as understudy)
British RP, Cockney, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Midlands, Yorkshire, West Country, Jamaican, East Indian, New York, Southern
Looping/ADR, Los Angeles Johnny Gidcomb, Chris Jargo
Animation & Commercial Melissa Disney, Sue Boyajian, Roger Scott, Tasia Valenza Katie Zeiner
The Second City Training Center, L.A.Grad. Class, David Razowsky
A Noise Within, Los Angeles Shakespeare Sc. Study, Art Manke
British American Drama Academy (BADA) London
Advanced Training Program
Contemporary Drama Master Class: David Leveaux, Juliet Stevenson
Shakespeare Master Class: Henry Goodman, Fiona Shaw
Shakespeare & Restoration Comedy: Sheila Allen
Scene Study: Paola Dionsotti, Claire Davidson
Columbia College, Chicago Bachelor of Arts, Theater.
The Second City Training Center, Chicago. Improv: Conservatory Program Graduate
Good with cats and babies. Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, gardening, baking and cooking. Legend of Zelda…
Click here for my resume: Resume PDF or IMDB
- What is Brit-Ja-merican? I am an International nomad: Born in London, raised in UK and Jamaica, transplanted to the USA in early adulthood – I learned to be a voice chameleon as a youngster imitating family and friends.