Nicole Leroux was raised to understand that ‘you always have a choice’. So, when Leroux graduated from high school and faced a tough career choice that involved both of her passions: become a professional basketball player or become a professional actor.  The choice should have been obvious at 5’4”, but instead she asked herself, “If I was 35 years old and never gave acting a shot, I’d regret that decision for the rest of my life.” and with that insight she hasn’t looked back.

Leroux began her training at the prestigious Studio 58, and graduated from UBC with a BA in Theatre.  Next she was off to BADA, in Oxford, England, where she studied Shakespeare and British Comedy with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s finest: Sir Ben Kingsley, Lynn Farleigh, Jane Lapotaire and John Barton. The experience at BADA was life changing: inspired by her peers who were hungry to create and debate the process of art, Leroux now uses theatre and film as a forum to debate, to educate and to inspire audiences.

One year after graduation, Leroux received a Jessie Richardson Award for her work in the national touring production of CLONEAGE.PA. Leroux continues to be recognized for her portrayal of Mary in The Belfry / Vancouver Playhouse production
of MARY'S WEDDING starring opposite Bob Frazer. Much of Nicole’s theatre work is in original productions and world premieres like ROUGH MAGIC in which she starred opposite Randy Hughson. Understanding Leroux’s ability to play darker characters, Vancouver playwright Tim Carlson challenged Leroux with Anna, a role he created specifically for her to play, in his award winning world premiere production of OMNISCIENCE. Leroux’s portrayal of Anna, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, garnered her a 2005 Jessie Richardson Nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role.

Not only is she a leading lady, but Leroux’s talent as a character actor is put to the test in her own one woman show THE RED SHIFT in which she seamlessly switches between five characters and two languages. This Canadian political thriller is written by Leroux in both French and English and received four stars at the 2006 Toronto International Fringe Festival and was named Best of the Fringe.

Leroux’s film and Television credits include comedic roles in PERFECT PLAN, CATCH AND RELEASE, SANTA CLAUSE 2, BOX, and GOOD TIMES: Vol. 1. Her dramatic roles include DA VINCI'S INQUEST, THE CORE, HOMEWRECKERS, DAFFODILS and playing a Scottish underground rebel in JUDGMENT: APOCALYPSE IV opposite Mr. T.  Her first bilingual film project was TERRITORIES /TERRITOIRES, a thriller of sorts which has done well in Europe and on the festival circuit, winning a Best Thriller Award at the BIFFF 2011 as well as the People's Choice Award in Spain 2011. 

Although a west coast girl at heart, Leroux lives in Montreal but travels between Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto for work.  Leroux is living her dream of working across Canada and telling stories.