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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

Season 12

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.

Season 13

Troublemakers (Mention)

  • 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

Season 14

Murdoch and the Tramp

  • Nomi accompanies her father and Margaret Brackenreid to a Victoria Day carnival. Nomi enjoys being included and sharing the day with Margaret and Thomas – all seem content to be family finally - until Thomas spots an inspector colleague. Instead of greeting him and making introductions, she watches her father leave them to join his men.
  • Later when Nomi calls him out for his action, her father attempts to explain, "It's the world we live in." Understanding all too well the world they live in, Nomi is not angry with her father, rather sadden that they will never enjoy a family outing in public – free from prejudice.

Rough and Tumble

  • Nomi meets her other half-brother Bobby for the first time.



Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle