Nesta Cooper is a prominent Canadian actress, widely-recognized for her lead role in Netflix’s Sci-fi series “Travelers”, and also famous for appearing as Dani Barnes in “#REALITYHIGH”.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Nesta Marlee Cooper was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 11 December 1993, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is 28 years old as of early 2022. She was born to Elisa Evelyn, and her husband, who are of African-Caucasian ancestry, and was raised together with her brother Gordan Anthony and sister Elisha Cooper. Their parents relocated to Courtenay, Vancouver Island, in 2000, and she spent the rest of her childhood there. There is very little information regarding Nesta’s early educational background.
She attended a local high school in Vancouver, and is reported to have matriculated to New York Institute, from which she graduated with honors in acting, bearing and creation.
Hobbies and Interests
Nesta finds listening to electronic dance and pop music very entertaining, and her favorite artist is Selena Gomez. She is a fitness fanatic who is very keen on maintaining her curvaceous body through proper dieting and regular exercise. Nesta is an avid animal lover, who has adopted two pet dogs named Olive and Juneau together with her boyfriend – she has outwardly expressed her love for her dogs, and has even opened an Instagram account for them. She loved making anime music videos when she was growing up, and now enjoys watching animated films and series during her free time.
The “Travelers” star has toured many American destinations; she also enjoyed traveling to do workshops across Vancouver when she was a teenager. In addition, she has expressed keen interest in beauty and fashion, and her style icon is Pattern Beauty’s owner, the American actress and film director Tracee Ellis Ross.
TV Show Appearances
Nesta made her TV series debut with the role of Young Sakelik in the mystery series “Cult” in 2013. She was then selected for minor roles in several series, such as “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” (2014-15), “Supernatural” in 2015, and “Heroes Reborn” in the year that followed.
She rose to prominence in 2016, when she was cast in the sci-fi mystery drama “Travelers,” which also starred MacKenzie Porter and Eric McCormack. When she was asked about her experience as Carly in the show, and how she did her stunts on the TV, eh? podcast, she revealed that ‘We’ve had the same stunt team for both seasons. In Season 1, I was a twiggy and very weak…Carly is able to grow with me as I’ve learned to carry myself. This season I’m able to do a lot of my own stunts, like when I flip people and when I punch people.’ Nesta lent her voice to the animated adventure show “Spy Kids: Mission Critical” in 2018. Her most recent appearances are in the sci-fi “See” and in “Where’s Waldo” as Anesu, both in 2019.
Cooper made her film debut in 2015, as Rebecca in the film “Diablo”, before she landed the role of Shannon in the 2016 comedy-drama “The Edge of Seventeen,” Stacey Edmonds in the critically acclaimed show “Motive,” and another role in the drama “The 100.” The following year saw her starring in “#REALITYHIGH ”, alongside Alicia SanZ and Keith Powers. She is also credited for her role in the 2018 drama “The Miracle Season,” in which she appeared alongside William Hurt, Erin Moriarty and Helen Hunt . Her most recent film appearance was as Emily Wittle in the film “Bliss” (2021). Nesta’s contribution to “Barbie Video Game Hero” saw her being nominated for 2018’s ‘BTVA Special/DVD Voice’ acting award, in the category of the best TV special vocal ensemble.
Cooper is active in several social media platforms such as Instagram – she has close to 85,000 followers, and uses her account to share her daily experiences with her fans. She is also active on Twitter with around 10,000 followers.
Shortly after she began her career, Cooper met with Pete Van Auker, as she was filming “#REALITYHIGH.” Pete was the movie’s Associate Producer, and as time went by, the duo developed feelings for each other, and began dating in November 2016.
The lovebirds have openly expressed their love on their respective Instagram pages, and Nesta posted a heart-warming messages declaring her love to Pete: ‘I’m so grateful for this sweet boy for helping me navigate the worst time of my life.
Thank you for loving me through all the ugly… you are really the best person I have ever known…’ The duo is seemingly living a happy life together as of early 2022. Contrary to most people’s beliefs and speculations, Nesta has confirmed that she has never been in a romantic relationship with her on-screen boyfriend, actor Keith Powers. The two shared great chemistry in “#REALITYHIGH,” which led to their fans believing that they are dating.
Rumors and Controversies
There have been speculations that Nesta might be related to the English R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai, understandable because the two look very much alike. Ella is famous for her Extended Play “Ready” and her single “Boo’d Up.”
She was born and brought up in London, and relocated to the US together with her parents when she was about 13 years old. Considering the fact that Ella’s father is Irish and her mother is Jamaican, it’s correct to conclude that she isn’t related to Nesta by blood; furthermore, the latter has confirmed publicly that Ella is not her sibling.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Nesta is of slim-build, weighs approximately 125lbs (56kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 35 25-36.The actress has a black pair of eyes and long black hair.
Nesta has not only made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, but has also accumulated a good sum, which has enabled her to lead a seemingly lavish lifestyle. She has earned her net worth from her modeling, brand endorsement, and acting careers, and sources estimate that her net worth $1.5 million, as of early 2022.