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Sophie Prégent | © l’Union des artistes
President of l’Union des artistes

Sophie Prégent

Sophie Prégent is a familiar face on the small screen. After having charmed young people with her role as Cybelle in La princesse astronaute, she was revealed to the general public thanks to her role as Marielle from 1996 to 2001 in the popular soap opera Le retour. Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1990, Sophie Prégent has played several television roles, including Jamais deux sans toi, Scoop,, Catherine and Les tumultueuses aventures de Jack Carter. Her remarkable performances earned her several nominations at the Artis contest and she was chosen best actress in a television series for her role in Nos étés, in 2009.

She has often had the opportunity to perform on the stage of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) with seasoned directors, including Alice Ronfard, in the plays Tristan et Yseult,  and Cyrano de Bergerac, where she played the bewitching Roxanne.

On the big screen, she made a notable appearance in director André Turpin's Un crabe dans la tête, in addition to brilliantly playing the angry boss in François Bouvier's TV movie Miss météo.

Sophie has also dabbled in radio hosting, co-hosting the daily show Tout un retour on Montreal's CKOI station from 2009 to 2011.

Sophie Prégent has been the president of Union des artistes since 2013. In addition to her duties as president, she is also a delegate to the International Federation of Actors and president of the board of directors of the Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications.

As president of the UDA, she is involved in a number of issues, including accessibility to the work of diverse and Aboriginal Indigenous artists, in addition to making political representations, notably for Bill C-11, which aims to regulate digital giants, and the revision of the Quebec Status of the Artist Act.