Nomi Johnston
Nomi Johnston (Shailene Garnett)
Actor Shailene Garnett
Seen Secrets and Lies
Mentioned Troublemakers
Rigid Silence
Gender Female
Status Living
Relationships Sarah Johnston, mother
Thomas Brackenreid, father
Lydia Jodorowski, best friend
John Brackenreid, half-brother
Stuart McGovern, fellow student
Mr. Jenkins, teacher
Mr. Lee, laundry employer
Job Secretarial student
Nomi Johnston is the daughter of Sarah Johnston and Thomas Brackenreid introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Shailene Garnett.

Appearances and Mentions

Secrets and Lies

  • Nomi Johnston is enrolled at Jenkins Secretarial School for she dreams about wearing fancy clothes and working in an office which her mother thinks is a ridiculous notion, but Nomi is stubborn, hardworking and determined to succeed. She has hopes and Mr. Jenkins has hopes for her too as she is an exceptional student.
  • Nomi Johnston works for Mr. Lee at his laundry shop to pay for her secretarial courses.
  • Nomi Johnston, who has never missed a class, doesn't show up for class nor returns home; After a month with no sign of Nomi "like she fell off the face of the earth",  her mother Sarah reaches out to Thomas Brackenreid for the first time in nearly twenty years.


  • Nomi writes a letter to her father in which she says, "...and Father, I have secured employment in Toronto. I shall be arriving once I have completed my classes. I do hope to be able to see you again, and perhaps meet your family...", accompanied by a photo of herself.

Rigid Silence



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