Charlotte Le Bon

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Charlotte Le Bon
Charlotte Le Bon 2015.jpg
Charlotte Le Bon in February 2015
Born (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 30)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence Paris, France
Occupation Actress, model, television presenter
Years active 2007–present
Website lebonlebon.com

Charlotte Le Bon (born 4 September 1986) is a French Canadian actress, model and television presenter. She is known for her work in the Canal+ talk show Le Grand Journal, and the films Yves Saint Laurent, The Hundred-Foot Journey,[1] and The Walk.

Life and career[edit]

Le Bon was born in 1986 in Montreal, to Brigitte Paquette and Richard Le Bon, both actors.[2] She began modelling at 16 years old[3] and left Canada when she was 19 to model overseas.[4] After spending brief periods in Tokyo and New York City,[3] she eventually settled in Paris in 2011. She never enjoyed modelling, however, saying that "I was a model for eight years and really hated it."[4] Soon after, she was cast in Le Grand Journal, a news- and pop culture-based talk show on the French television channel Canal+, appearing as the show's weather girl, "Miss Météo".[4][5]

After being cast on Le Grand Journal, Le Bon began to receive offers for acting parts in films.[3] Her first film role was in the 2012 French comedy Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia.[6] In 2013 she appeared in Mood Indigo and The Marchers,[5] and in 2014 she starred as Yves Saint Laurent's muse Victoire Doutreleau (fr) in the biographical film Yves Saint Laurent.[4] Her first role in an English-language film was in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a romantic comedy directed by Lasse Hallström in which she plays a chef-in-training at an upscale French restaurant alongside Helen Mirren.[3][7]

Le Bon was cast with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk, a film directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on Philippe Petit's famous tightrope walk in 1974, released in 2015.[8][9] In 2015, she dubbed the voice of Joy in both the French and Quebec French dubs of the Pixar film Inside Out.

She lives in Paris,[9] and is bilingual in French and English.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Le Goût du Temps The LifeMart saleswoman Short
2010 Impossible The thin girl Short
2012 Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia Ophélia
2012 The Stroller Strategy Marie Deville
2013 Mood Indigo Isis
2013 The Big Bad Wolf Natacha
2013 The Marchers Claire
2014 Yves Saint Laurent Victoire Doutreleau Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 Nice and Easy Anna
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Marguerite
2015 Inside Out Joy (Joie) Voice (French and Quebec French dubbed)
2015 The Walk Annie
2016 Arctic Heart Christophine
2016 Bastille Day Zoe Naville
2016 Anthropoid Marie Kovárníková
2016 The Promise Ana
2016 Iris Claudia / Iris
2017 Realive Elizabeth

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Le Grand Journal Weather girl
2012 Le Petit Journal 2 episodes
2013 Le Débarquement 1 episode
2013–present Hubert and Takako Takako Voice

Music videos[edit]

Year Song title Album Artist
2017 "Desencuentro"[10] Residente Residente

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurelli, Mathilde. "Charlotte Lebon : Qui es-tu vraiment?". Marie Claire (in French). Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Dumas, Hugo (3 September 2010). "De mannequin à Miss Météo". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kirkland, Bruce (5 August 2014). "Charlotte Le Bon taking 'Hundred-Foot Journey' success in stride". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Dolan, Maggie (2 July 2014). "Model-Turned-Actress Charlotte Le Bon Is Turning Heads in Hollywood". Paper. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Lebsack, Lexy (2014). "Charlotte Le Bon". Violet Grey. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Keslassy, Elsa (28 March 2014). "International Star You Should Know: Charlotte Le Bon". Variety. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Ansari, Sadiya (7 August 2014). "Montreal's Charlotte Le Bon a bit daunted working with Helen Mirren". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Ghomeshi, Jian (6 August 2014). "Former model Charlotte Le Bon says acting is 'liberation'". CBC Radio. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Thompson, Laura (8 August 2014). "Charlotte Le Bon's culinary trip in The Hundred-Foot Journey". CBC News. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Cobo, Leila (31 March 2017). "Residente Gets Romantic With Stunningly Beautiful 'Desencuentro' Video: Watch". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 

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