Mélanie Laurent Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) ancestry. In 1998, Laurent was visiting the set of Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) with a friend when she caught the attention of Gérard Depardieu. He offered her a role in his next film The Bridge (1999). She only played a small role, but it was enough to further Mélanie's interest in acting.

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Trivia (8)

Daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre Laurent, a voice actor.
Friends with Marion Cotillard and Mélanie Doutey.
She is also a singer, she recently released new songs, such as: "Everything You are not Supposed to Be", with Damien Rice, and "Kiss".
She is the host of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
She has both Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) and Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) ancestry.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son Léo on September 30, 2013. Child's father is her husband.
Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her son Léo to begin filming Boomerang (2015).
Did not learn, nor understand or speak, any English until the filming of Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Personal Quotes (7)

When I read the script of Inglourious Basterds (2009), I was like, wow, it's been my dream to kill [Adolf Hitler] since I was like four, so I was kind of like Shosanna, already. I'm Jewish. I read the script, together with my grandfather, and he told me, "You have to make that movie, please". So, it was not just for me, it was for my family.
[on Marion Cotillard] She's my most beautiful encounter cinema-wise. We resemble each other, we both hate jealousy between girls.
[on her character Shoshanna] Ya, she's calm, strong, she's a little bit dead inside and she wants revenge.
[on A Ses Pieds] It's a female vision, so it was really soft core and chic and I just dress all my actresses in Chanel... they were the most beautiful girls.
I was dying for a cigarette and it was really forbidden and everyone was like "Gasp! Whattt!!!" And I was like "I'm French, what am I gonna do?" You can't smoke here, but you invented the cigarette!
Can I smoke? Sorry, French smoke all the time...
[on her character Shoshanna] Umm, I'm very close with her... I'm a little bit like that, sort of, French, rebel actress, like I say everything I want to say. I just want to enjoy that moment, I don't want to think about future.

Salary (2)

La rafle (2010) 100,000 euros
Now You See Me (2013) €571,000

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