Dorly Jean-Louis

Dorly Jean-Louis
Actor, Host/presenter and Producer

Toronto, Canada

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March 2013
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About Dorly

Dorly Jean-Louis is a talented and dedicated Actress, Model, Host and Content Producer. She launched her career in the Film Industry with a leap of faith, a dream and belief in her aptitudes. Fluent in French, English and Creole, her success over the past decade in the business continues and is sustained in part by her dedication to nurture her craft with formal training and coaching and her disposition to take on the most daunting tasks: perform last minute script changes while shooting, an overwhelming busy schedule, and balancing personal life and business goals.

After graduating from University Dorly left Ottawa, her hometown, to complete her postgraduate studies in Toronto. Her love in entertainment began while performing in student films, music videos and working as a Reporter and Host for campus television and radio stations. She left a seemingly secure but unfulfilling position in the banking sector and never looked back. Admittedly her training in Broadcast Journalism gives her a competitive edge. While working as a Reporter, Anchor and Host of First Local, a community news program produced by Rogers Television, she was cast as a TV News Anchor in Missing, a Reporter in Vacation With Derek and as a Journalist in Daniel’s Daughter. Her film credits extend from television series to critically acclaimed feature films as well as Canadian and US national commercials.

From film sets to the runway you will find Dorly doing the catwalk in luxurious designer gowns at Canada’s Bridal Show, The Total Wedding Show and Weddings By Design fashion shows. From being the Cover Girl on Norma Jarrett’s novel The Sunday Brunch Diaries to the featured model on the cover of Pride Magazine, her face is familiar one. From billboards, to flyers, catalogues, print ads and lucrative multinational new media campaigns, Dorly has worked for some of the world’s largest retailers, brands, clients and global advertisers: Neutrogena, Vichy, Wachovia, Verizon, Lexmark, Samsung, Reitmans, Sears, The Bay, Smashbox Cosmetics, P&G, Heineken, Anheuser-Busch, Johnson & Johnson, Essence and Ebony magazines, to name a few. At ease in front of a live audience, she also showcased the latest fashion trends in jewelry, clothing and accessories on CBC’s Steven and Chris lifestyle show and Canada’s national on-air network The Shopping Channel.

Dorly is a seasoned Black Canadian Actress to watch as she continues to make a name for herself in a very cut-throat industry where opportunities for women of colour are extremely competitive. She was cast as a Flight Attendant in the critically acclaimed television series 12 Monkeys and she played a Nurse on NBC’s science fiction drama Heroes Reborn. She landed both roles on merit as casting was open to all ethnicities. You will see Dorly star as the Lead in the dramedy short film Whole Lotto Love directed by Chris Strikes, produced by Callowgrove Entertainment. She plays a fiercely determined Career Consultant, LENORE ADAM, down on her luck who is on a mission to find a valuable lottery ticket misplaced by her ex-husband whom she loathes.

Dorly is the recipient of an Honorary Recognition from the House of Commons and was inducted on the National Wall of Role Models at the Black Canadian Women Awards gala and ceremony held in July 2016. She is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT), an Ambassador with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is represented by affiliate professional industry unions: Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and l’Union Des Artistes (UDA). 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.


  • Whole Lotto Love

    Whole Lotto Love (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress For the first time since separating, Lenore revisits her ex-husband Dwight in a covert search of a missing $52 million winning lottery ticket.

  • Single Ladies

    Single Ladies (2015)
    Television by Stacy A. Littlejohn (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Three friends from different backgrounds desire success, prosperity and love in up-and-coming Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Heroes Reborn

    Heroes Reborn (2015)
    Television by Tim Kring (Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress The Supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters, unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it. Written by Heroes Rebirth

  • 12 Monkeys

    12 Monkeys (2015)
    Television by Terry Matalas (Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actress Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

  • Breakout Kings

    Breakout Kings (2011)
    Television by Nick Santora (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

  • Vacation with Derek

    Vacation with Derek (2010)
    TV Movie by Michael McGowan (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress Casey and Derek are back and continue their hilarious sibling rivalry during a family vacation to visit their grandmother at her beautiful lake front lodge. Things heat up with Casey when she meets Jesse, a handsome young dancer who is a waiter at the lodge. Meanwhile as Derek is "chilling" on his vacation, he falls for Roxy, the rich girl who lives across the lake. But when Roxy's father, a greedy land developer, threatens to destroy the natural beauty around them, the McDonald-Venturi kids band together to save the lake and the lodge. Written by Anonymous

  • Repo Men

    Repo Men (2010)
    Film by Miguel Sapochnik (Action, Crime, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. Written by Anonymous

  • Steven and Chris

    Steven and Chris (2009)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actress

  • Do What You Need to Do

    Do What You Need to Do (2008)
    Film (short) by Tony Meyler (Action and Comedy) Actress Mark Reynolds has been partying for a few days distraught because his wife just left him. The only explanation is a letter she left behind. Mark goes on a roller coaster ride with twists and turns, drug dealers, pimps and hoes; his landlord is looking for the rent and the cops are looking for him. Written by Anonymous

  • Instant Star

    Instant Star (2008)
    Television by Jennifer Whalen (Drama and Music) Actress Based on a song she wrote and performed, a young girl wins a national contest for a recording contract. Now she must balance the life of a normal teenager with that of a rising star in the music industry.

  • Daniel's Daughter

    Daniel's Daughter (2008)
    TV Movie by Neill Fearnley (Drama) Actress Daniel Madighan and his music band mates gave young Cate a jolly youth in rural Ireland until the death of his wife Marie, which forces him to entrust her to family in Dublin. She grows up to become a lifestyle magazine editor in New York. While preparing her wedding to a medic tycoon, she receives Danny's ashes and his last request, returning to Ireland to scatter them. Grudgingly she does so, discovering her roots. Thus she learns Daniel didn't deserve her disdain and meets handsome, idealistic lawyer Connor Bailey, whom she falls in love with but seems unwilling to cancel her society engagement for. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Firehouse Dog

    Firehouse Dog (2007)
    Film by Todd Holland (Action, Comedy and Family) Actress Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, is best known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. He gets lost and is reluctantly adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid Shane Fahey who is ditching science class to get the station back on its feet. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

  • Jeff Ltd.

    Jeff Ltd. (2007)
    Television by Jeff Seymour (Comedy) Actress

  • Runaway

    Runaway (2006)
    Television by Chad Hodge (Drama) Actress The Raders look like a normal middle-class American family, with a dad, Paul Rader, his lovely wife Lily, teenagers Henry and Hannah and 8-year-old Tommy. Those are their real names, but as they struggle to blend into a new life in Bridgewater, Iowa, they are all using secret identities. This family is on the run, hiding from the legal system that unjustly convicted Paul Rader of a terrible and violent crime. Adding to the danger, the real killer is now threatening the lives of the Rader children. As Paul works to protect his loved ones and uncover the evidence that will clear him, he lives with the daily fear that someone will accidentally reveal the family's dark secret. Written by Anonymous

  • 1-800-Missing

    1-800-Missing (2004 - 2006)
    Television by William Laurin (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress Two FBI agents - one guided by reason, and another by intuition - looking for missing people in Washington DC.

  • Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
    Film by Jim Sheridan (Biography, Crime, Drama and Music) Actress A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

  • Dead Lawyers

    Dead Lawyers (2004)
    TV Movie by Paris Barclay (Comedy and Horror) Actress A crooked lawyer gets killed in an accident. As punishment for his wrongful practices, he is sent back to Earth to redeem himself by working for a law firm that specializes in cases where miscarriage of justice occurred.

  • Kevin Hill

    Kevin Hill (2004)
    Television by Jorge A. Reyes (Drama and Romance) Actress Kevin Hill was a swinging bachelor and top notch lawyer, but after his cousin died he was left with his cousin's ten-month-old daughter, Sarah. Now Kevin must deal with being a new parent and a lawyer at a new smaller firm.

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