Nina Conti

  • Birth Place: Hampstead, London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Ventriloquist, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Is of Scottish-Italian heritage.
  • Got into ventriloquism after a friend gave her a how-to kit.
  • Inherited her "Granny" puppet from actor-ventriloquist Ken Campbell upon his death.
  • Spent 2000 and '01 with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • She and her dummy Monk the monkey portrayed a TV weather duo in the 2006 comedy For Your Consideration.
  • An airline once lost Monk temporarily so she decided to have replicas of it made.
  • Wrote and directed the 2012 documentary Her Master's Voice, which pays homage to her late mentor and lover, Ken Campbell (1941-2008), by taking his puppets to "Vent Haven," an imagined final home for the dummies of dead ventriloquists.
  • Once took a day course in Mongolian throat-singing.

Relationships

  • Kara Wilson — Mother
  • Arthur Stanley — Son
  • Andrew Stanley — Husband
  • Drummond Stanley — Son
  • Ken Campbell — Ex-significant Other
  • Tom Conti — Father

College

  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (BA in Philosophy)

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