Virginie Le Brun began her screen career with six years as a presenter on music channel Juice TV, before moving to What Now?. From 2008 she did two year-long stints on Shortland Street, as doctor Gabrielle Jacobs. Her portrayal of the head of surgery who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome won praise from the show’s fans, and organisation Autism New Zealand. Le Brun is daughter of winemakers Adele and Daniel Le Brun.
Inadvertently just because of the way her personality is, she is just going to rub someone up the wrong way ... she is always great fun, for that reason. I love reading the script and seeing who we are offending today. Virginie Le Brun on her Shortland Street role - The Dominion Post, 8 March 2011