Nadia Townsend is an Australian dramatic actress. She is best known for her role in the Channel 7 police drama City Homicide, as Detective Senior Constable Allie Kingston. She was born in Sydney and grew up in Gladesville, New South Wales, attended Hunters Hill High School and is the daughter of television presenter Simon Townsend.
Nadia’s introduction to the small screen was in 2001 playing a regular role in the ABC drama series Head Start. She also starred in Fireflies for the ABC working under the widely respected executive producer John Edwards.
In 2008 Townsend studied at the Victorian College of the Arts gaining her post graduate degree in theatre directing.
In 2009, Townsend appeared in the US produced film Knowing, playing Grace Koestler, opposite Hollywood star Nicolas Cage.
Townsend is a co-founding member of Turtle Lab, a performance laboratory in Australia.
Townsend began producing theatre in 1999 when she returned from studying at Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. She decided to learn her craft on the boards and set up her first theatre company Wolf Whistle.
In 2015, Townsend will appear in the sci-fi miniseries Restoration, playing Emma Laws.