Lydia Joy Mocerino was born in Sydney, New South Wales to a successful pilot and dental nurse. She is of Italian and Scottish ancestry. Lydia first felt accepted when she participated in a Grade 8 Theatresports competition as an elderly gibberish speaking woman. Her breakthrough performance received an encouraging response from the below average turnout, winning her team the gold medal. After that she knew she wanted to be an actor. She studied at The Actors Conservatory in Brisbane, graduating in 2015. Lydia then moved to Melbourne and went on to star in a string of music videos, commercials and short films, whilst continuing her training at 16th Street Actors Studio. In 2016 she returned to Brisbane for her role as Jenny Hogan on Channel 7’s Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story. She frequently spends her time grappling with her expensive addiction to acai bowls and passionately discussing Rick and Morty fan theories.
Lydia is also the co-founder of online brand MissDemeanours – sex toys for the modern woman.
Shanay Joy (not a joke, they really have the same middle name) De Marco was born in Kuranda, Queensland to literal hippies for parents. She is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Shanay made her stage debut as the fairy godmother in her Grade 4 production, Red Hot Cinders. When her unexpected improv was met with roars of laughter (from her own bias parents) she realised becoming an actor was her dream. She studied at The Actors Conservatory in Brisbane, where she met Mocerino and also graduated in 2015. Shanay’s most notable work has been performing at the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival where she won the award for Best Actor (2014) and starring as Audrey in the award winning web series, Two Weeks. She spends her time watching an unhealthy amount of television for what she desperately claims as “career research” and rationing tins of lentils for meals because she can only sometimes afford to feed herself.
Currently, both Mocerino and De Marco’s primary focus is working on the web series they created together called Dailies. They both write, direct and star in the show with inspiration for the series stemming from their real life friendship and everyday lives.