She has worked with ABC TV, Showtime, CNN International and Channel 9, and ABC Radio National. She records voice overs for docos and shows like Catalyst and Media Watch, and is a much sought after public speaker and Mistress of Ceremonies for a range of live events.
An advocate for positive social change, she has also worked with Lock the Gate, Solar Citizens, The Sunrise Project and Historic Houses Association of Australia.
Well known for her lead role in the cult classic film Puberty Blues, Nell is a graduate of NIDA where she and fellow students created the original stage play Strictly Ballroom.
She has served as Vice President of the Bondi Girls Surf Riders and as director of the Sydney Festival, Object: Australian Design Centre and Rock Surfers Theatre Company.