Nina Conti (born 1974) is an English actress, comedian and ventriloquist. Her primary on-stage puppet sidekick is a depressed monkey named Monk. Conti was born and raised in Hampstead, London, the daughter of actors Tom Conti and Kara Drummond Wilson. She studied at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Conti has worked as an actress since 1996. She appeared in several roles in Daisy and Ken Campbell's 1999 and 2000 productions of The Warp, Neil Oram's 24 hour play cycle, and was a member of the RSC's 2000/2001 company in Stratford and London. Ken Campbell subsequently devised the ventriloquist play Let Me Out!!! for her, which she took to the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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