Dorly Jean-Louis is a Canadian actress, model and TV host. She stars as Nellie Cranston in the feature film Business Ethics slated for a North American release in 2020. You also spotted her as a flight attendant in the critically acclaimed television series 12 Monkeys, as a nurse on NBC’s science fiction drama Heroes Reborn, and as Talisha, a reporter in Hallmark’s romantic film Daniel’s Daughter. In 2017, Dorly showcased her comedic chops as the lead character in the dramatic comedy Whole Lotto Love portraying sassy and bossy Lenore Adams.
As a model, spokesmodel and brand ambassador, Dorly has worked for some of the world’s largest global advertisers: Vichy, Neutrogena, Tide, Samsung, Wachovia, P&G, Becel, Anheuser-Busch, and VISA to name a few. At ease in front of a live audience, she modelled the latest fashion trends, designer clothing and gorgeous accessories on CBC’s Steven and Chris lifestyle show and on Canada’s national network The Shopping Channel. From working on-air to appearing in digital media productions and print publications, she is often the spotlight talent in many catalogs and advertising campaigns.
The founder and producer of CITYMAG, Dorly was awarded the distinction of Role Model at the Black Canadian Women Awards issued by the Diversity Advancement Network and the House of Commons, as one of Toronto’s Inspirational Woman by Soulful Image Magazine and one of the 100 Black Women to Watch at The Canadian International Black Women Event Gala in 2017. In addition, Dorly was given an Honorary Award of Recognition for her volunteer services and devotion to community programming during her tenure as news reporter and anchor at Rogers Television.
In May 2017, Dorly hosted her first book release party as co-author of Sweet Success Sisters published by Thompson & Co Publishing. In this anthology, she shares many lessons, experiences, and challenges she encountered as an entrepreneur in her journey to achieve a successful career. This boss lady reveals how she managed obstacles and life-changing circumstances while sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Her story is one of unyielding faith, perseverance, commitment, dedication and determination.
Dorly was born on the island of Hispaniola, Republic of Haiti. Her parents immigrated to Canada when she was three years old. Fluent in French, and Haitian Créole, she holds a Canadian Fashion Designer Diploma from the Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy, a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Mass Communication from the University of Ottawa and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast And Print Journalism from Humber College School of Media Studies. Dorly is represented by the following professional industry unions: Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and l’Union Des Artistes (UDA).