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Mélanie Laurent Biography

Birth Place:
Paris, France
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Was discovered by Gerard Depardieu, who offered her a role in an upcoming project while she was visiting the set of the movie Asterix et obelix contre Cesar
  • Felt a connection to her role in Inglourious Basterds, because her Jewish grandfather was deported from Poland due to the Nazi occupation
  • Contributed to a special cover recording of the song "Beds Are Burning," to benefit the Kofi Annan Global Humanitarian Forum
  • Recorded and released an album in 2011, En T'Attendant
  • Hosted the opening ceremonies at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival


  • 2016César Awards-Best Documentary: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner