Notable for her appearances on the comedy TV series Family Tree and Bromwell High, she is also famous for her work as a stand-up comedian and ventriloquist. She is particularly loved for her humorous "Granny" and "Monk" puppet characters.
After earning a philosophy degree from the University of East Anglia, she performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and went on to stage her first comedy puppet show, Let Me Out!!!
She was the 2002 recipient of a BBC New Comedy Award, and she won the 2008 Barry Award for a live comedy show titled Complete and Utter Conti.
The daughter of Kara Drummond Wilson and Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Conti, Nina Conti grew up in London, England. Following a long-term relationship with fellow comedian and ventriloquist Ken Campbell, she married Andrew Stanley and raised two children.
She and Jeff Dunham are both well known ventriloquists and comedians.