She was born on 26th June 1953, in Toruń. She is a theatre and television actress. She graduated from the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts based in Wrocław.
In the years 1976-1978, she worked for the State Puppet Theatre ,,Tęcza’ in Słupsk. Then, in 1978, she started performing on stage of the Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, where she has continued to work to this day. The portfolio of her most memorable roles includes the following performances: Louise in the play 8 “Women” (1978) written by Robert Thomas and directed by Marek Okopiński; Bianca in the drama “Othello” (1980) written by William Shakespeare and directed by Wilfred Harrison; Beatrice in “The Servant of Two Masters” (1986) written by Carlo Goldoni and directed by Krystyna Meissner; Tenant in “The Morality of Mrs. Dulska” (2002) written by Gabriela Zapolska and directed by Andrzej Bubień; or as the Housekeeper in “Twelve Months” (2016) written by Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak and directed by Bartosz Zaczykiewicz.
Teresa Stępień -Nowicka also appeared in a number of Polish television series, for example in: ,,Klan” (in the years 1997-2021), in which she played the character of Wanda Tyczyńska; in ,,Na dobre i na złe” (2012), in which she played Mrs. Latoszek, mother of Witek; and in ,,Przyjaciółki” (2012), in which she played Ela’s neighbour.
Teresa Stępień -Nowicka is the Speaker of the Board for the Bydgoszcz and Toruń Department of the Polish Actors Association (ZASP).