Nicola Cavendish is an English-born Canadian theatre and film actress. She has won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1991 film The Grocer's Wife and a Gemini Award nomination for 1998 film The Sleep Room.
Cavendish was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and brought up in British Columbia, Canada. She began her acting career in the mid-1970s.
Her theatre roles have included cross-Canada tours starring in Shirley Valentine and For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Her other film roles include Suddenly Naked, Air Bud, It and My American Cousin. Television roles include Men in Trees, The L Word, Highlander: The Series, The X-Files, Street Legal and Red Serge.