Louise Portal

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Louise Portal in 2010

Louise Portal (born May 12, 1950) is a Canadian actress, film director, singer and writer. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film The Decline of the American Empire,[1] and was a nominee for Best Actress for Sous-sol (Not Me!).[2]

Her other film roles have included Séraphin: Heart of Stone, Les Invasions barbares, Elles étaient cinq, Adrien (Le Garagiste), Paul à Québec and Cordélia.

Portal was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec. Her twin sister Pauline Lapointe (died 2010) was also an actress.[3]


  1. ^ (March 19, 1987). "Last night's genie award winners", Toronto Star, p. E1.
  2. ^ (October 17, 1996). "Genie Nominees List", Toronto Star, p. C10.
  3. ^ (August 31, 2010). "La comédienne Pauline Lapointe est morte d'un cancer du sein", Le Téléjournal.

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