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Agnès Jaoui
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Agnès Jaoui

A three-time César-winning actress and screnwriter in her native France, Agnès Jaoui broke through on yet another front this year with her directorial debut, THE TASTE OF OTHERS (Le Gout Des Autres).

Agnès Jaoui began her acting studies under renowned theater and film director Patrice Chèreau (Queen Margot). In 1987 she met her future husband, actor Jean-Pierre Bacri, and wrote several plays with him that were later made into films, including KITCHEN WITH APARTMENT (1991) (Cuisine et Dependances), and FAMILY RESEMBLANCES (1995) (Un Air de Famille).

Some of her best-known work as an actress includes roles in Alain Resnais' SAME OLD SONG (On Connait La Chanson) for which she won the 1997 César for Best Supporting Actress; Patrice Chéreau's HOTEL DE FRANCE; and Cédric Klapisch's FAMILY RESEMBLANCES.

She also won two Césars for her work as a screenwriter with Bacri: for SAME OLD SONG in 1997, and FAMILY RESEMBLANCES in 1995.

THE TASTE OF OTHERS was released in France in March 2000 to tremendous critical and commercial acclaim, and was the winner of the Grand Prixe Award at the Montreal Film Festival this year. The film is scheduled to open in the United States in February 2001.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Agnès Jaoui Facts

BirthdayOctober 19, 1964 (58)
BirthplaceAntony, France

Selected Filmography

Not available.