AWGIE and AACTA-nominated, Lebanese-Australian actress, writer, teacher.
Nisrine graduated from Western Sydney University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary). She worked in various secondary schools in Western Sydney and the Western suburbs of Melbourne teaching English, Drama and Literature. It was here where her passion for the arts was reignited and so in 2010, Nisrine left full-time teaching to pursue a career in acting, writing and directing.
As an actor, Nisrine appeared has appeared in Koala Man, Home and Away, Bump, Frayed, The Secrets She Keeps, Amazing Grace, FX’s Mr Inbetween, Frayed, Deadly Women, Here Come The Habibs, and Janet King. She featured in the Australian feature film Slam as well as the short films Amir, Candlelight, The Woman on the Top Floor, Broken Time, and The Parisian, the web series I Luv u But and TAFEWSI's, Rob’s Campaign. Nisrine received an Outstanding Actor nomination at the 2017 Sydney Film School Award night for her lead role in the short film Maya.
Her stage credits include her Sydney Theatre Award-nominated performance in Relativity (Joining the Dots Theatre Company), Breathing Corpses, Shaz and Tina: Waiting for Uber (Sydney Fringe Festival), Lady Tabouli (Green Door/Apocalypse/Griffin Theatre Company), The Girl/The Woman (NTOP/Riverside Theatre), Alex and Eve: The Complete Story (Factory Theatre) where she played the title role of Eve, The Colour Blind Project (Tap Gallery), and Arabian Nights (New Theatre) and has acted in countless playwriting development workshops.
Nisrine was nominated for an AACTA and AWGIE for her writing on the critically-acclaimed feature film Here Out West which opened the 2021 Sydney Film Festival, and was a Film Prize finalist at Cinefest Oz 2021. Her short film Apricot (ABC, 2018) premiered at Flickerfest 2018, as well as various other national and international film festivals including the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Missouri.
NIsrine has lent her voice to the animated HULU series Koala Man as well as the audiobooks Something Blue by Alex Sarkis and The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub.
As a director, Nisrine directed Losing It (Flight Path Theatre), the Sydney Theatre Award-nominated The Monologue Collective, and the 2021 and 2019 Martin Lysicrates Prize at Riverside Theatres Parramatta.
Nisrine is also a curator and producer and has lead the curation of the Liverpool hub of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2018 as well as the City of Parramatta Council's Youth Week Comedy Night at Riverside Theatres. In 2012, Nisrine produced and co-directed The Young Creatives Festival of Shorts, a short-play festival for young people from Western Sydney.
In 2018, Nisrine became the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Parramatta Actors Centre.
In 2023, Nisrine will premier her Create-NSW supported one-woman show Rose is Losing Her Eggs at Flight Path Theatre.
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