Every year, people move to Hollywood to become actors and entertainers. For some, it’s their passion that drives them and for others, it’s just for the fame, attention, and wealth. But while the latter is also good, it cannot in itself sustain a person in such a challenging environment with many talented individuals also trying to succeed. The case of Marguerite Moreau was that of sheer passion; she wanted so bad, the thrill of doing what she loves and took a lot of small roles just to be on screen.
Marguerite Moreau is an actress best known for the role she played in Mighty Ducks, Queen of the Damned, and the television series Cupid. She is known as one of the most balanced in her personal life and she won the Character and Morality Award in 2003. Below are other things to know about her.
Marguerite Moreau Was Born in Riverside, California
Marguerite Moreau isn’t one of those movie stars who dreamed of someday moving to California in order to achieve their dream of becoming a thespian in Hollywood. The lady is a native of the state. She joins other native Californians like Josh Brolin, Shia LaBeouf, Katy Perry, Brie Larson, etc as natives who made it in Hollywood.
Moreau was born on April 25, 1977, in Riverside, California. Her parents have been identified as Steven Charles Moreau and Anne (Viafora) Moreau. She is Caucasian with English, Irish, German, French, Canadian, and Italian ancestry.
She Has A Degree In Political Science
Following her early years in Riverside where she is believed to have attended high school, Marguerite moved across the country to New York to attend university. At the Big Apple, she enrolled at Vassar College, the second degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States. She enrolled to study Political Science, completing the requirements to be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.
The Actress Had Already Begun Acting When She Attended University
While exact details about her early life are not available, it is known that Marguerite Moreau was exposed to acting at the early age of 14. This was around the time that she starred in the TV series Wonder Years (1991) and Brooklyn Bridge (1991). The following year, the teenager played the lead role of Connie Moreau in Mighty Ducks before having a break-out performance in her role as Melanie in Blossom in 1994 and 1995.
Other TV series and movies Moreau appeared in before she graduated college include D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995), Amazing Grace (1995), D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998), My Husband’s Secret Life (1998), etc. After graduating from college, she landed both major and minor roles in many movies and series and since then, she has not looked back.
She Played A Major Character In One Of The Movies Produced About The Charles Manson Murders
One of the major projects Marguerite Moreau appeared in after graduating college was Helter Skelter, a TV film that focused on the murders of the Charles Manson family in 1969. Helter Skelter is the second film based on the murders and the actress played the role of Susan Atkins who was known within the Manson family as Sadie Mae Glutz or Sexy Sadie.
Susan participated in eight of the nine murders committed by the Manson family. She was convicted of the crimes and sentenced to death. However, after the California Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences issued prior to 1972, her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and so she was incarcerated until her death in 2009.
The Mighty Ducks Trilogy Is One Of Her Best Known Projects
Marguerite Moreau was fifteen years old when she got to appear in her first Mighty Duck film in 1992. She played the role of Connie Moreau in the American sports comedy-drama film about a youth league hockey team. The film was directed by Stephen Herek and she appeared alongside actors like Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Jussie Smollett, Aaron Schwartz, etc.
Two years after the first film, she reprised her role in D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), the second installment in the film series. This film was directed by Sam Weisman. The third and final installment in The Mighty Ducks trilogy was released in 1996 and directed by Robert Lieberman.
In 2021, more than two decades after the last Mighty Ducks film was released, a streaming TV series called The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers was produced based on the 1992 film. Moreau made a guest appearance in an episode titled “Spirit of the Ducks”.
Her Role As Katie Finnerty in Wet Hot American Summer Was a Memorable One
Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Poehler among others, Wet Hot American Summer is a satirical comedy film that takes place during the last full day at a fictional summer camp in 1981. Marguerite Moreau plays the role of Katie Finnerty in the film that turned out to be a critical and commercial failure. It was produced on a budget of $1.8 million but made just over $295,000 in the Box Office. It has however since gained a cult following as many of its cast members have become A-list actors in Hollywood.
About fourteen years after Wet Hot American Summer was released, Netflix commissioned an eight-episode series titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The series served as a prequel to the first film. A number of the film’s original cast members, including Moreau, returned to reprise their roles.
In 2017, Netflix released an eight-episode long third project titled Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later which served as a sequel to the two previous projects. Moreau, alongside a number of other cast members, made an appearance on the show that received mixed to positive reviews.
The Actress Does Not Have A Major Award To Her Name
Marguerite Moreau has such an extensive filmography that it surprises anyone when they hear that she does not have an award to her name. The actress has been active since she was a teenager in 1991 but has only garnered a nomination for a Young Artist Award in 1993. The only form of recognition she has recieved from her peers in the industry is a Character and Morality in Entertainment Award in 2003.
She Is Reportedly Worth $500,000
By different estimations, Marguerite Moreau has a net worth of around $500,000. You get no prizes for guessing that she made all of her money from her career as an actress. While it is not clear how much she is paid for each role that she plays, Moreau is known to have appeared in a significant amount of projects (over twenty-five films and over forty TV shows) that ensure she is well off for a long time coming.
Marguerite Moreau Previously Dated Her Mighty Ducks Co-Star Elden Henson
In an interview with US Weekly, Marguerite Moreau revealed that she once dated actor Elden Henson who played Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks film series. Moreau described her co-star as “such a little sweetheart”. The pair dated while filming the first movie. While they were dating in real life, Henson’s younger brother, Garette Ratliff Henson, played Moreau’s love interest in the film.
She Is Now Married To Actor Christopher Redman Whom She Has A Son With
Marguerite Moreau is married to Christopher Redman, a Canadian actor. He was born on January 1, 1980, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. His star sign is Capricorn and he is the eldest of four siblings. While it is not clear how the two met and when they began dating, they have been married since May 2010.
Christopher is a founding member of the Amazing Posse Film Festival in Toronto. He attended the Canadian Youth Academy where he began acting at the young age of 7. In the academy, writings of great men like Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Tennessee William were mostly dramatized. Christopher spent 10 years in the academy and performed in tons of the academy’s productions but before he left. He also attended Trinity College, Cambridge during the summers where he took a course in speech and drama for five years. After graduating at the age of eighteen with honors, he moved to Toronto where he mostly starred in television series such as Mistrial, Road to Avonlea, The Magian’s House, and K-19 – the Widowmaker, etc.
In 2002, he moved to Vancouver and starred in 22 Hands, Catch and Release and 88 Minutes all of which contributed to the success of his career. Over the course of his career, he has worked with some of the most popular personalities in Hollywood such as Liam Neeson, Harison Ford, Kim Basinger, Al Pacino, Kirsten Dunst, etc
Five years after Moreau exchanged vows with Redman, the couple welcomed a son named Casper Hayes Redman.