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.
In an interview in the 2–8 October 2010 edition of TV Week Nadia revealed that the nickname everyone calls her is Tardsi. Her favourite karaoke song is Sweet Transvestite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She is very bad at Maths. Her guilty pleasure is Googling herself. Her celebrity crush is Andrew Denton and her all time favourite movie is Dirty Dancing.
Nadia has also been best friends with fellow actor Rose Byrne since they were 8 years old