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Born Sylvette Héry in 1950 in Paris, Miou-Miou took on her stage name (which means pussycat) when she was eighteen. During her career she has appeared in films by some of the world's greatest French and international directors, including Louis Malle, Bertrand Blier, Claude Berri, Joseph Losey, Luigi Comencini, Diane Kurys, Alain Tanner, and Patrice Leconte. After studying acting, she worked in improvisational theatre before making her film debut in 1971 with La Vie sentimentale de Georges Le Tueur. Her breakthrough film was Blier's Going Places (1974) with Dewaere and Gerard Depardieu. Among her seventy films are The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000, Traffic Jam, Entre Nous, Ménage, La Lectrice, May Fools, Germinal, The Eighth Day, Dry Cleaning, Women, Everything's Fine, We're Leaving, and Folle embellie. Miou-Miou has been nominated ten times for a César, winning in 1980 for La Dérobade.

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Miou-Miou Facts

Birth NameSylvette Hery
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1950 (72)
BirthplaceParis, France
Height5' 4½" (1m64)  How tall is Miou-Miou compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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