Mélanie Laurent

Film Director / Screenwriter / Model (person) / Film Actress | * 02/21/1983 (41) | Paris (France)
Mélanie Laurent (French pronunciation: [melani loʁɑ̃] ; born 21 February 1983) is a French actress and filmmaker. The recipient of two César Awards and a Lumières Award, she is an accomplished actress in the French film industry. Internationally, Laurent is best known for her roles in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Now You See Me (2013), Operation Finale (2018) and 6 Underground (2019). Laurent began acting at age sixteen, cast by Gérard Depardieu in a small role in the romantic drama The Bridge (1999). She gained wider recognition for her supporting work in several French films, including the comedy Dikkenek (2006), for which she won Étoiles d'Or for Best Female Newcomer. Her breakthrough role came in the 2006 drama film Don'..."> ()
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Mélanie Laurent (born 21 February 1983) is a French actress, filmmaker, and singer. The recipient of two César Awards and a Lumières Award, she is an accomplished actress in the French film industry. Globally, she is best known for her roles in Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me, 6 Underground, and Operation Finale.Born in Paris to a Jewish family, Laurent was introduced to acting at the age of sixteen by Gérard Depardieu, who cast her in a minor role in the romantic drama The Bridge (1999). She gained wider recognition for her supporting work in several French films, most notably the 2006 comedy Dikkenek, for which she won Étoiles d'Or for Best Female Newcomer. Her breakthrough role came in the 2006 drama film Don't Worry, I'm Fine, for which she later won the César Award for Most Promising Actress and the Prix Romy Schneider. Laurent made her Hollywood debut in 2009 with the role as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster war film Inglourious Basterds. Her performance won the Online Film Critics Society and the Austin Film Critics Association Best Actress Awards.While she has worked mainly in independent films, including Paris (2008) and Enemy (2013), Laurent also appeared in commercially successful Hollywood films, including the comedy drama Beginners (2011), and the caper film Now You See Me (2013), the former earning her a nomination at the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress. Laurent's other notable works include the art-house drama The Round Up (2010), the comedy drama Et soudain, tout le monde me manque (2011), and the mystery thriller Night Train to Lisbon (2013). She is also known for voicing Mary Katherine and Disgust in the French dubs of Epic (2013) and Inside Out (2015) respectively. Additionally, she starred in Chris Weitz's 2018 drama Operation Finale with Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley, telling the story of the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann.In addition to her film career, Laurent has appeared in stage productions in France. She made her theatre debut in 2010 in Nicolas Bedos's Promenade de santé. The short film De moins en moins (2008) marked her debut as a filmmaker. Her feature film directorial debut is The Adopted (2011). Respire (2014), her second production as a director, was screened at the International Critics' Week section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. She made her singing debut with a studio album En t'attendant in May 2011; the album contains twelve songs, five of which are co-written and co-produced by Irish folk musician Damien Rice.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Mélanie Laurent

Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Prix Romy Schneider Honorary Doctor of The University of Namur César Award for Best Female Revelation Lumières Award for Best Female Revelation César Award for Best Documentary Film Knight of The National Order of Merit Officer of Arts and Letters
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Movies with Mélanie Laurent as Actress(49)

as Claudette2023 Murder Mystery 2
as Marie2022 Ride Above
as Elizabeth 'Liz' Hansen2021 Oxygen
as Geneviève Gleizes2021 The Mad Women's Ball
as Two2019 6 Underground
as Elisabeth Beaugrand2018 Return of the Hero
as herself2018 Après Demain
as Alice Owen2018 Mia and the White Lion
as Hanna Elian2018 Operation Finale
as Marie Blanchard2017 My Son
as Margot2017 Paris Prestige
as Mathilde2016 Eternity
as herself2015 Tomorrow
as Lea2015 By the Sea
as Agathe Rey2015 Boomerang
as Jannia Ressmore2014 Aloft
as Alma Dray2013 Now You See Me
as Young Estefania2013 Night Train to Lisbon
as Mary2013 Enemy
as Lisa2011 The Adopted
as Anna Wallace2011 Beginners
as Justine Dhrey2011 The Day I Saw Your Heart
as Lucrèce2011 Requiem for a Killer
as Annette Monod2010 The Round Up
as Anne-Marie Jacquet2009 The Concert
as Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmanuelle Mimieux2009 Inglourious Basterds
as Narratrice (voix française)2009 The End of the Line
as Réceptioniste de Hôtel2008 The Business Trip
as Stella2008 The Killer
as Party guest2008 Souvenir
as Laetitia2008 Paris
as Lucie Hennebelle2007 Room of Death
as Sophie2007 Hidden Love
as Natacha2006 Dikkenek
as Margueritte village Vosges2006 Days of Glory
as Minskov's Girlfriend2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped
as Sabine2004 Rice Rhapsody
as Louise2004 The Last Day
as la jeune fille à l'usine2004 Une Vie à t'attendre
as Alice Arguel (jeune)2003 Jean Moulin, une affaire française
as Célia2003 Snowboarder
as Carole2002 Summer Things
as Clara2001 This Is My Body
as Lisbeth1999 The Bridge

TV Shows/Series with Mélanie Laurent as Actress(4)

as Sylviane2020 Little America
as Camille de Fleurville (voix)1998 Les Malheurs de Sophie
as herself1985 Télématin

Movies with Mélanie Laurent as Crew(15)

Directing/Director2023 Wingwomen
Directing/Director2023 The Nightingale
Production/Producer2022 No Limit
Directing/Director2021 The Mad Women's Ball
Writing/Screenplay2021 The Mad Women's Ball
Directing/Director2018 Galveston
Directing/Director2017 Diving
Writing/Screenplay2017 Diving
Directing/Director2015 Tomorrow
Directing/Director2014 Breathe
Writing/Screenplay2014 Breathe
Directing/Director2011 The Adopted
Writing/Screenplay2011 The Adopted
Directing/Director2008 Less and Less
Writing/Writer2008 Less and Less

TV Shows/Series with Mélanie Laurent as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2008 X Femmes
Writing/Screenplay2008 X Femmes

Additional Information

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Full Name: Mélanie Laurent
Citizenship: France
Born: Monday, 02/21 1983 (February) in Paris (France) (current age: 41 years + 122 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: French (FR)
Other names for Mélanie Laurent (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"멜라니 로랑"
"Mélanie Eugénie Laurent"
Mélanie Laurent frequently works together with these people:
Radu Mihăileanu (5x, Crew)
Cyril Dion (5x, Crew)
Julien Decoin (5x, Crew)
Morgan Perez (5x, Actor)
Rodolphe Marconi (4x, Crew)
Ken Yasumoto (4x, Crew)
Arnaud Potier (4x, Crew)
Arielle Dombasle (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1816, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/22/2024