Who is Midori Francis? Wiki Bio
Midori A. Iwama was born in Rumson, New Jersey USA, on 16 April 1994, so her zodiac sign is Aries, she holds American nationality, and is of Japanese descent. She is an actress best known for having portrayed Lily in the adventure comedy film “Good Boys” in 2019, which starred Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon, and which follows three kids who run away from class while unknowingly carrying drugs in their backpacks. Lina Renna – who portrayed Annabelle – was awarded a Joey Award for Best Actress in Feature Film in the same year.
Early life and education
Midori was raised an only child in Rumson by her father who is a telecommunications engineer, and her mother who is teaching at a local high school. Midori became interested in acting at the age of nine, when her elementary school teacher asked her if she wanted to appear in a school play. Midori joined the school’s drama club, and from then on could have been seen in nearly all the plays performed at school. While attending a public high school, she was interested in sports and played soccer and tennis, and upon matriculation in 2012, she enrolled at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2015.
Career as an actress
Midori launched her acting career when she appeared in the short drama film “Killing Machine” in 2015, directed and written by Tony Shtufaj and which starred Crystal Lee Peterson and Erika Vetter. In the following year, Midori guest starred as Lin in the episode “The Marshmallow Experiment” of the romantic comedy series “Younger”, which starred Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor and Hilary Duff, and which is about a single mother who pretends to be 26 years old after people keep telling her how young she looks – the film was nominated for 15 awards.
In 2017, Midori portrayed Emma Hsueh in the episode “A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows” of the action crime drama series “Gotham”, which starred Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith, and is about Gotham City before Batman appeared. The series was a big success, winning seven awards including a Primetime Emmy, and nominated for 62 others. The following year saw Midori guest star as Katie in a single episode of the comedy drama series “Divorce”, which ended after 25 episodes, but which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. In the same year, Midori made a cameo appearance as Riot Interviewee in the biographical crime drama “Paterno”, which starred Al Pacino and Kathy Baker, and which follows one of the most famous football coaches in the US, Joe Paterno, who was involved in a sex abuse scandal.
The movie was nominated for seven awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
The year 2018 also saw Midori star as April in the critically acclaimed action comedy crime film “Ocean’s 8”, which starred some of the best Hollywood actresses including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Ann Hathaway, and follows several women who come together to pull a heist in New York City. The movie was a box office success as it grossed almost $300 million, while its budget was $70 million. In 2019, Midori portrayed Emme in the drama film “South Mountain”, directed and written by Hilary Brougher, but which has remained somewhat unnoticed, and she then starred in two short movies “Chemistry of Mood” and “Bless This Mess”.
Two of her latest appearances have been in the drama fantasy horror series “The Birch”, portraying the supporting character Lanie Bouchard since 2019 and which stars Dempsey Bryk, Xaria Dotson and Brady Romberg, and in the TV series “Dash & Lily” – starring as Lily – and which follows a strange relationship between Lily and the cynic Dash.
Roles in theatre plays
Midori appeared in the off-Broadway play “Connected” in 2016, and was awarded a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her performance, while she and her colleagues’ performance in another off-Broadway play – “The Wolves” in 2017 – won three awards: The Playwrights Realm, Drama Desk, and Obie Award, all three for Outstanding Ensemble.
She went on to appear in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Syracuse Stage, and “Peter and the Starcatcher” with the Virginia Stage Company, before she starred in “Safe Space” performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Love life and husband
Midori hasn’t shared any details regarding her love life with the public, which has contributed to the spread of rumors on the internet about the popular actress being lesbian. Several of Midori’s fans have stated how they have seen her being rather too close to a girl at a club in New York City, but Midori hasn’t commented on the rumors.
Conversely, some believe that she is married, but is keeping details away from the media’s curiosity, but Midori hasn’t been seen with any man who might be her husband.
While attending college, Midori was a dating a boy who was studying acting as well, until receiving their degrees, when they moved to different states and didn’t want to maintain a long-distance relationship.
Midori currently appears to be single (contrary to the rumors), she hasn’t been married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Midori enjoys being in nature, and occasionally uploads pictures onto her Instagram account which feature her spending time in woods or at the beach.
Summer is her favorite season as she likes to tan her skin and to swim in the ocean, while she is also keen on playing beach sports such as volleyball and soccer. She is a lover of animals and has stated how she has always wanted to have a pet dog, but is mature enough to know that she can’t take proper care of one right now due to her many obligations.
Midori likes to watch movies in her spare time, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Shutter Island”, and “One Day” among others. She is also keen on watching TV series – her favorite is the comedy “That ‘70s Show”.
Appearance and net worth
Midori is 26 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 112lbs (51kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $200,000.