Montreal-born Nadine Djoury graduated from McGill University and has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City Conservatory and Bad Dog Theatre Company. Djoury (along with Aurora Browne) is the creator, writer and star of Newborn Moms.

Her short film Good Girls, co-written with Aimee Ambroziak, recently won the WIFT-BravoFact Pitch Competition and is currently in production. She has just joined Toronto’s Second City Mainstage Company and will be performing in the 2017 Fall Revue.

We caught up with her this week.

Brandon Hackett, Ann Pornel, Devon Hyland, Allana Reoch, Nadine Djoury, Colin Munch. Photo by Paul Aihoshi

SDTC: What should we be paying more attention to?

ND: The environment.

What was the last Netflix series you binged on?

The Keepers.

One new thing you learned this year?

I would tell you but I don’t want to spoil The Keepers.

What memory brings a smile to your face?

Singing showtunes in Washington Square Park with my best friend Michael.

What book/song/lyric/etc is resonating with you right now?

“I am Moana.” Because aren’t we all Moana?

Describe the funniest thing you’ve experienced in recent memory.

Watching my friend try to cross his eyes. He just kept looking up. I guess you had to be there.

Best advice you’ve been given?

Operate from a place of joy rather than fear.

What is the best part of being your current age? 

I can use it as an excuse to not leave my house.

What word or phrase should we use more often?

“Thank you.”

What’s on your night stand?

A horse lamp, an eye mask, a picture of my nephew, and a glass of water from the night before.

What one item would you be lost without (besides your phone)?

Magnesium Glycinate.

What bothers you most about people?


What trends are you loving right now?

Birkenstocks. They’re sandals with arch support!

Who was your celebrity crush when you were a kid?

Leonardo DiCaprio. Big time. I went to the place where they filmed The Beach to find him. He wasn’t there.

Describe your ideal Saturday.

A friend. A lake. A cocktail. A food platter of some sort. And a nap.