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Ada Nicodemou (born 14 May 1977) is a Greek Cypriot-born Australian actress, best known for her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the soap opera Home and Away.


Ada Nicodemou

Early life

Nicodemou was born in Larnaca, Cyprus. She has been an Australian resident since 1987.


Nicodemou began her acting career in 1994, where she played the role of Katerina in Heartbreak High. 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.

In late 2005 Nicodemou was a contestant and winner along with dance partner Aric Yegudkin on Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars.

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994–1997 Heartbreak High Katerina "Kat" Ioannou Recurring character
1995 Police Rescue Anastasia Skouras 12 episodes
1998–1999 Breakers Fiona Motson Regular character
2000 BeastMaster The Nymph 1 episode, "Riddle of the Nymph"
2000 Pizza Policewoman 1 episode, "Crime Pizza"
2000–present Home and Away Leah Patterson-Baker Regular character
2009 Beauty and the Geek Australia Judge 1 Episode

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Matrix Dujour (the "white rabbit" girl) SF
2010 Almost Trixie Hart Comedy


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.[1] They separated in 2010 but reconciled the following month.[2]


^ "Ada's big fat Greek wedding". Sunday Telegraph. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
^ "Love split still raw for Ada Nicodemou". dailytelegraph.com.au. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

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