Midori Francis

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Midori Francis
Born (1994-04-16) April 16, 1994 (age 26)
Alma materMason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (BFA)
Years active2014−present

Midori Iwama (born April 16, 1994), known professionally as Midori Francis, is an American actress best known for her lead roles in Good Boys, and the 2020 Netflix original series, Dash & Lily.

Early life and education[edit]

Francis is from Rumson, New Jersey. She is of Japanese descent on her father's side.[1] She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2014. She studied abroad in London, training with Tim Carroll and performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare's Globe.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Killing Machine Angela Short film
2018 Ocean's 8 April
2019 South Mountain Emme
2019 Good Boys Lily [3]
2019 Chemistry of Mood Queer Girl Short film
2019 Bless This Mess Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Younger Lin Episode: "The Marshmallow Experiment "
2017 Gotham Emma Hsueh Episode: "A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows"
2018 Divorce Katie Episode: "Going, Going... Gone"
2018 Paterno Riot Interviewee Television film
2020 Dash & Lily Lily Lead role[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Birch Lanie Bouchard 8 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Nina Syracuse Stage, Syracuse
2015 Peter and the Starcatcher Molly Wells Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia[5]
2016 Connected Meghan 59E59 Theaters, Off-Broadway
2017−2018 The Wolves No. 8 The Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway; Mitzi Newhouse Theater, Off-Broadway; New York Stage and Film, Vassar
2019 Before the Meeting Nicole Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Massachusetts[6]
2019 Usual Girls Kyeoung Roundabout Theatre Company, Off-Broadway[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Outstanding Actress Connected Won [8]
2016 Outstanding Ensemble Nominated
2017 Obie Awards Distinguished Performance by an Ensemble The Wolves Won [9]
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Ensemble Won [10]
2019 Outstanding Actress in a Play Usual Girls Nominated [11]


  1. ^ Lemon, Brendan (January 4, 2018). "Midori Francis and Sarah Mezzanotte: What They've Learned". Lincoln Center Theater. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Midori Francis" (PDF). Henderson Hogan Agency. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Dawson, Angela (August 14, 2019). "Molly Gordon Cuts Boys No Slack In New Comedy". Forbes. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 15, 2019). "Austin Abrams & Midori Francis Star In Netflix Holiday YA Series 'Dash & Lily' From Shawn Levy & Nick Jonas". Deadline. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Vincent, Mal (October 1, 2015). "Prequel story of Peter Pan at Virginia Stage Company offers clever, original moments". Virginia Pilot. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Edelman, Emily (August 13, 2019). "MEETING-Midori Francis, Deirdre O'Connell, Arnie Burton, photo by Joseph O'Malley". The Berkshire Edge. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Clement, Olivia (August 29, 2018). "Midori Francis to Lead Cast of Ming Peiffer's Usual Girls". Playbill. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Off Off-Broadway's IT Award Winners Announced". Playbill. September 26, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "2017 Obie Winners and Performances". Obie Awards. May 22, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  10. ^ McPhee, Ryan (June 4, 2017). "2017 Drama Desk Awards Presented June 4". Playbill. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  11. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (June 2, 2019). "Tootsie, Hadestown, and The Ferryman Lead 2019 Drama Desk Award Winners". Playbill. Retrieved October 8, 2020.

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