Actress & Director
Born in Quebec in 1983, Monia Chokri studied acting at Montreal’s Conservatoire d'art dramatique. She founded the Compagnie du Bunker and began her career in theatre, starring among others in “La fureur de ce que je pense” by Nelly Arcan. In 2011, she performed in a tribute to Gainsbourg (“Initiales S.G.”) at the FrancoFolies de Montréal. Her first big-screen role was in “L’Âge des ténèbres” by Denys Arcand. She has also starred in two films by Xavier Dolan, including “Laurence Anyways”, for which she won the Jutra Award for best supporting actress. In 2013, she directed the short film “Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire”, which won the Jutra Award for best short film and has garnered numerous other awards, including best short film at the South by Southwest festival. She has recently starred in “Réparer les vivants” by Katell Quillévéré.