Ada 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 Heartbresk 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.

As a kid, Ada went through phases but says that she always wanted to be famous and successful in whatever she did.

She joined the ‘Johnny Young Talent School’ and a dance show group called ‘Kids Unlimited’ which eventually led her to hiring an agent.

Ada Nicodemou is one of Australia’s favourite television stars, working solidly for over 15 years.

Ada’s international credits include a role on the American television show Beast Masters and a cameo role in the blockbuster move The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves.

Ada has been nominated for 5 Logie Awards including Gold and Silver Logies and she won the 2006 Inside Soap Award for “Best Australian Actress”.  In 2005 Ada starred on the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” and took out the winning trophy.

Since 2005 Ada has been an ambassador of the PixiFoto Foundation that raises funds for a Childhood Blindness Prevention program in Africa.  She is also an ambassador for Save our Sons, charity for supporting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Nicodemou (along with Kate Ritchie) was bridesmaid in Bec Cartwright’s wedding to Lleyton Hewitt.

On 17 February 2007, Ada married her long time boyfriend, Chrys.