Geneviève Néron

Geneviève Néron (born 24 July 1974)[1] is a Québécoise actress and musician.

Geneviève Néron
band performing on stage
Geneviève Néron (centre) with Madame Moustache at FrancoFolies de Montréal
Born (1974-07-24) 24 July 1974 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActress, musician, singer-songwriter
Television
AwardsPrix Gémeaux

BiographyEdit

CareerEdit

After studying film and theatre at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme,[2] Néron acted in low-profile stage plays and began to appear on television. She found a broader audience with appearances in the television series Virginie, Tribu.com and Les Invincibles.[1] She made her breakthrough with programmes for youth, Réal-IT [fr][3] and Réal-TV [fr], receiving a Prix Gémeaux in 2004.[4]

Between television appearances, Néron appeared in several films including Les Boys 3, Soowitch and La Moitié gauche du frigo. She was also in the cast of the mini-series Jean Duceppe.[2]

Since 2005 Néron has been touring with her country-rock group, Madame Moustache [fr], of which she is the lead vocalist and bass guitarist. Their first album, Au nom du countr(i), was released in 2008. She wrote most of the songs for their second album, Génération Passe-Partout, in support of which they toured France.[1]

Néron was part of the environmental project and documentary Vu du large II (transl. Seen From the Sea) which examined the health of the St Lawrence River.[5] From 15 September 2007 she co-hosted with Christophe Rapin the travel-journalism competition series Rallye Müvmedia on Télé-Québec.[6]

Néron was set to star in the film Hank est en ville which looked at two western singers trying to bring Hank Williams to Quebec in the 1950s.[7]

Private lifeEdit

Néron has a daughter named Marianne.[5] Her younger sister, Gabrielle,[1] is also an actress. Gabrielle appeared with Néron in Les Invincibles and managed Madame Moustache's first album tour.[8]

FilmographyEdit

  • Virginie (1996 TV series) – Agathe Sirois
  • Karaoke (1999) – Genevieve
  • La Moitié gauche du frigo (2000) – Odile
  • Soowitch (2001) – Karine
  • Les Boys 3 (2001) – Chantal
  • Jean Duceppe (2002 TV miniseries) – Louise Duceppe
  • Réal-IT (2002 TV series) – Manu
  • Rumeurs (2004) – Chloe
  • Les Invincibles (2005 TV series) – Kathleen Samson
  • Les 7 (2006 musical-comedy) – Jolie Julie
  • Et Dieu créa... Laflaque (2006) – Voice of Laurence

Discography with Madame MoustacheEdit

  • On behalf of the countr(i) (2008)
  • Génération Passe-Partout (2009, various artists)[9]
  • Maison mobile (2012)

TributeEdit

A song called "Geneviève Néron" was written and performed by the Quebec pop punk band Le volume était au maximum, which recorded two versions for their album Filles de l'espace and a single in 2004.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Hameury, Diane (18 March 2010). "Geneviève Néron ne chôme pas!" [Geneviève Néron does not sleep!]. Courrier Laval (in French). Transcontinental Media. Retrieved 10 November 2017.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Geneviève Néron" (in French). Gamin Gamine agency. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Page sur Réal-IT chez Téléfilm Canada" (in French). Telefilm Canada. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  4. ^ "20e Gala des Prix Gémeaux" [20th Gala of the Prix Gémeaux] (PDF) (in French). Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision. 2005. p. 71. Retrieved 10 November 2017. PREMIER RÔLE: JEUNESSE 2004 Geneviève Néron - Réal TV
  5. ^ a b "Vu du large" [Seen from he Sea]. Radio-Canada. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  6. ^ Nicoud, Anabelle (25 August 2007). "Cinq questions à Geneviève Néron". La Presse (in French). Groupe Gesca. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  7. ^ Duchesne, André (26 September 2010). "Western cherche financement". La Presse (in French). Groupe Gesca. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Page de Gabrielle Néron chez l'Agence Robitaille" (in French). l'Agence Robitaille. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  9. ^ Gaudet, Agnès (5 November 2008). "Une quinzaine d'artistes chanteront Passe-Partout". Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Quebecor. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Discographie du groupe Le Volume Était Au Maximum" [Discography of the group Le Volume Était Au Maximum] (in French). Paf!Disques. Retrieved 10 November 2017.