Anne-Marie Cadieux (born September 23, 1961) is an exceptionally talented actress known for her intensity, daring and versatility. She has performed brilliantly on the stage, the screen and television.
A University of Ottawa alumna (BA ’84), she first appeared on the stage of the Théâtre de la Vieille 17, and then at the National Arts Centre, directed by AndréBrassard. Early on, her career was shaped by two major figures she met, Robert Lepage and Brigitte Haentjens, with whom she began a long and fruitful collaboration. They directed her in many plays, both classic and contemporary. Brigitte Haentjens also gave her some of her best parts on stage, where she distinguished herself in breathtaking portrayals of Mademoiselle Julie, Electra, Elizabeth I (in Marie Stuart, for which she won the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde’sprix Gascon-Roux for best actress of the year) and Merteuil (in Heiner Müller’s Quartet). She has also won the prix Gascon-Roux for her unforgettable performances in La dame aux camélias(directed by Robert Bellefeuille), Yasmina Reza’sLe dieu du carnage (directed by Lorraine Pintal) and Réjean Ducharme’s Ha ha!... (directed by Dominic Champagne). Her ability to move easily from raw portrayals of women on the precipice to frothy characters, from daring, edgy work to blockbusters, has won her praise from audiences and critics alike. Along with her stage career, she has put together a string of roles on both the small and big screens, winning the prix Luce-Guilbeault for best newcomer for her role in Robert Lepage’s Le confessionnal and a prix Jutra for her role in Charles Binamé’s Lecœur au poing. However, her most notable film roles have come in François Delisle’s Le bonheur c’est une chanson triste andToi, where she owns the screen.
Anne-Marie Cadieux is a uniquely perceptive artist, one who is not afraid to take chances and reveal herself, to explore the human soul in all its complexity and make the most of her remarkable gifts as an artist and performer.