Catherine Brunet (born in Terrebonne, Quebec) is a Canadian actress. Her breakout role was in the television series Le monde de Charlotte (1999-2006).
Aside from the titular role in Le monde de Charlotte, her extensive list of lead roles includes Ramdam (2004-2008), Légitime dépense (2009-2011), and Marche à l’ombre (2015-2016). She currently plays Catherine in Le Chalet (2015-).
Brunet does extensive dubbing for the French releases of films in Quebec. She has dubbed Miley Cyrus, Emilia Clarke, Jennifer Lawrence, Evanna Lynch (the Harry Potter film series), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad), and Emma Stone. She’s expressed intent to continue to dub even as her on-screen career increases.
She is a spokesperson for GRIS Montréal (Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention Sociale), a group that runs high school programs to “demystify” homosexuality and bisexuality, a result of her active promotion of LGBT rights, including on social media. ANEB Québec, a group that offers programming related to eating disorders. In the media, she’s talked about her body image, suggesting she was more comfortable in front of the camera than at school, where people would taunt her as “grosse” (“fat”) and “naine” (“dwarf”). She was with UNICEF Quebec as a spokesperson from 2000-2003, and ambassador from 2003-2008.
She has known director Xavier Dolan since age 12, working together on-screen and in dubbing, and was with him when he came out to his parents. She has appeared as an extra in his films Mommy and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.