The Mighty Ducks
“Marguerite is the prototype of the motivated young actor. She is very fun offstage, but very serious while filming. She has rekindled my enthusiasm for what we do as actors. She's great!” “Firestarter: Rekindled” costar Danny Nucci on Marguerite Moreau
American actress Marguerite Moreau made her debut in the ABC sitcom “The Wonder Years” (1991). The brown eyed beauty, however, is probably best known for playing the recurring role of Melanie on the praised TV series “Blossom” (1994-1995) and as Connie Moreau on the hit comedy “The Mighty Ducks” (1992), from which she netted two Young Artist nominations. Subsequent film performances include “Wag the Dog” (1997), “Mighty Joe Young” (1998), “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001), “Queen of the Damned” (2002), “Easy” (2002) and “Runaway Jury” (2003). She has also played regular or recurring roles on the series “Amazing Grace” (1995), “Life As We Know It” (2004-2005), “The O.C.,” (2005) and “What About Brian” (2006) and guest starring roles in such shows as “Smallville,” “Lost” and “Ghost Whisperer.” Moreau jointly nabbed a Camie Award for her role in the TV film “The Locket” (2002). Other TV film credits include “My Husband's Secret Life” (1998), “Firestarter 2: Rekindled” (also 2002) and “Helter Skelter” (2004).
A busy actress, Moreau’s more recent credits include appearances in such movies or series as “The Uninvited” (2008), “Beverly Hill’s Chihuahua” (2008), “Mad Men” (2008, 1 episode), “Hawthorne” (2009, 1 episode), “Private Practice” (2009, 1 episode) and “Parenthood” (2010), to name a few.
Childhood and Family:
Marguerite C. Moreau was born on April 25, 1977, in Riverside, California. She attended Gage Middle School and later received a BS degree in political science from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has a brother named Matt and a sister named Dominique.
Marg enjoys camping and going to New York. In her spare time, she likes reading, dancing and going to the movies. She mentions “Lord of the Rings” as her favorite film and Rage Against The Machine and Korn as her favorite musical groups.
“I wish I had pets. I think I pretend sometimes that everyone's pets are mine. I move around too much to have a pet.” Marguerite Moreau
Queen of the Damned
Marguerite Moreau launched her professional acting career before reaching her fourteenth birthday with a guest spot in a 1991 episode of the hit ABC comedy series “The Wonder Years.” She then appeared as Mary Margaret in the CBS sitcom “Brooklyn Bridge” (also 1991), but did not hit the big screen until the following year when she landed the coveted role of Connie Moreau in the successful comedy “The Mighty Ducks,” opposite Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Shaun Weiss and Elden Henson. Her performance was nominated for a young Artist for Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture. She also co-won another nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.
Moreau reprised her award nominated role in the sequels “D2: The Mighty Ducks” (1994) and “D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996). In between, she guest starred in such TV shows as “Almost Home” (1993), “Boy Meets World” (1994), “Second Noah” and “The Secret World of Alex Mack” (both 1994) and enjoyed some success with her recurring role of Melanie on the acclaimed sitcom “Blossom” (1994-1995). Moreau also made her debut as a regular performer in the short-lived NBC sitcom “Amazing Grace” (1995) and had a small part in “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home” (1995), a sequel to the 1993 highly successful adventure movie “Free Willy.”
The teenager resurfaced on the wide screen in the Barry Levinson directed “Wag the Dog” (1997). The dark comedy starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy and many others. The next year, she could be seen reprising her guest role of Libby on the series “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” played Tina Embry on an episode of “3rd Rock from the Sun” and Anne Archer's daughter in the USA Network TV film “My Husband's Secret Life.” She also appeared in the melodrama “Mighty Joe Young,” which starred Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija and Regina King.
Moreau took some time off to complete her studies and when she returned in 2001, the actress received the significant role of Katie in David Wain's comedy “Wet Hot American Summer,” where she costarred with Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce and Michael Showalter. After appearing with Michael Rosenbaum in the loose adaptation of the Shakespeare play “MacBeth,” “Rave Macbeth” (also 2001), she offered a memorable performance as a passionate vampire wannabe named Jesse Reeves in “Queen of the Damned” (2002), which was based on Anne Rice's novels “The Vampire Chronicles.” The movie was nominated for a 2003 Saturn for Best Horror Film. Moreau received additional attention with her noted starring turn as Charlene McGee in the Sci-Fi Channel installment “Firestarter 2: Rekindled” (2002), a role originated by young Drew Barrymore in the 1984 motion picture directed by Mark L. Lester. She also guest starred as Carrie Castle in “Smallville” and jointly nabbed a Camie Award from the Character and Morality in Entertainment for her work in the TV film “The Locket” (2002), alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Chad Willett.
Next up for Moreau, she appeared with Paul Rudd and Donal Logue in the film “Two Days,” received kudos for her starring role in the festival screened “Easy,” which was also shown on the Showtime cable television network, and memorably played the assistant of Gene Hackman in the thriller “Runaway Jury” (all 2003). She then starred in the sport-themed “Off the Lip” (2004) before revisiting the small screen to play Sadie Atkins on the TV movie remake of “Helter Skelter” and Jessica Epstein in “Sucker Free City” (both 2004). It was also in 2004 that Moreau returned to series TV as a regular on the ABC series “Life As We Know It” (2004-2005), playing Monica Young. After the cancellation of the series, Moreau took on the recurring role of Reed Carlson in the surprise hit “The O.C.” (2005) and filmed a pilot for the Fox show “Killer Instinct” (2005). As Detective Ava Lyford, her part was originally written as a regular but after the first episode she was replaced by Kristin Lehman. That same year, she also played Starla in an episode of “Lost” called “Everybody Hates Hugo.” 2006 saw Moreau play the recurring character of Suzanne on the Barry Watson vehicle “What About Brian” (ABC).
In January 2007, Moreau appeared as Lisa Bristow in a season two episode of “Ghost Whisperer.” A year later, she resumed her film career by playing Lee in the horror movie “The Uninvited,” which was written and directed by Bob Badway. She also appeared in an episode of the popular series “Mad Men,” as Blair in the comedy “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (2008), as Samantha in “Easier With Practice,” (2009), and in two episodes of “Brothers & Sister,” to name a few.
Character and Morality in Entertainment: Camie, “The Locket,” 2003