Quebec native Monia Chokri is a trained actress who graduated from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Montreal. She began her career as a stage actress before meeting Xavier Dolan, with whom she filmed Heartbeats (selected for Un Certain Regard 2010) and Laurence Anyways (selected for Un Certain Regard 2012). Alongside her work as an actress, she shot her first short in 2013 with An Extraordinary Person, winning the Junior Jury Award for best international short at the 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. In 2019, she was back in Cannes with her first feature film, A Brother's Love, which scooped the Un Certain Regard Jury’s Coup de cœur Award. In 2022, she is presenting her second feature film as a director with Babysitter, which was selected in the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight category.