Speakers Profile - Nina Oyama

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Nina Oyama is a comedian, writer and actress who scored her first TV writing job at age 19. As a stand up comedian and on-screen presence, Nina is known for her charming and quick witted persona. She is best known for playing ditzy receptionist Courtney on Utopia, doing comedic reporting on Tonightly with Tom Ballard and The Weekly and performing stand up on Just for Laughs Sydney.

In 2021, Nina's sophomore stand up comedy show Nina Oyama is "Doing Me" Right Now sold out its entire season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which led to appearances on The Project, Australia Debates and Win The Week.

As an actress, Nina has worked on shows such as Kinne Tonight, Dom and Adrian 2020 and Mikki Vs The World. Nina has also racked up an impressive amount of writing credits including You're Skitting Me, The Chaser's Election Desk, Squinters, Love Me and Yolo Crystal Fantasy. Alongside collaborator Angus Thompson, Nina co-created ABC COMEDY'S The Angus Project, a comedy series which she also wrote, directed and starred in, and she was subsequently nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award. In 2022, Angus and Nina teamed up with journalist Emma Myers to create SBS Digital Originals series Latecomers, a groundbreaking disability lead rom com.

Currently, Nina serves as a story editor for the first season on Hulu x 20th Century Fox adult animation Koala Man, and is part of the main cast of Deadloch, a crime comedy noir screening on Amazon Prime.