Louise Portal

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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