Melanie Laurent was born on February 21, 1983, in Paris
, France. She was spotted by Gerard Depardieu when she was 15. Following this, Melanie acted in "Un pont entre deux rives" (1999). It was the beginning of her acting career.
In 2000, she appeared in the telefilms "Route de nuit" and "Ceci est mon corps". The latter one was her debut appearance in a movie and entered in the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and also got nominated in 10 categories at the Cesar Award.
In 2002, Melanie acted in the movie "Embrassez qui vous voudrez" and, then, in "La Faucheuse" and "Snowboarder" in 2003.The next year, in 2004, she was seen in the movie "Le dernier jour". In 2005, Melanie Laurent acted in the hit movie "De Battre mon Coeur s'e
In 2006, she appeared in the movie "Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas". She won a Prix Romy Schneider award and a Cesar award for her performance in this movie. After that, in 2006, Melanie Laurent acted in the movies "Indigi¨nes" and "Dikkenek".
With these bunch of roles, Melanie got a leading spot in "Le teuer" (2007) and then in "La chamber des morts" and "L'amour cache". In 2008, she was seen in the movie "Paris" and "Shoe At Your Foot". She also made her directorial debut in the movie "De moins en moins" which reached the Cannes Film Festival that year. In 2009, her movies include "Inglourious Basterds".
Why is she famous?
Melanie Laurent is famous for winning the Cesar Award and also appeared in several movies including Ceci est mon corps (2001), Le dernier jour (2004) and Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas (2006).
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"(I'd thank) Gerard Depardieu. I'd tell him 'Thanks for speeding things up.'"
- Melanie Laurent, when asked who'd she write to thank for her career.
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