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Melanie Laurent

Although raised in an artistic universe with a dance teacher mother and an actor father, it was accidental that MÉLANIE LAURENT entered the world of cinema. Gérard Depardieu gave Laurent her big break when in UN PONT ENTRE DEUX (A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO BANKS) when she was scouted while accompanying a friend to a film shoot.

Laurent gained fame in 2002 when she portrayed the girlfriend of Gaspard Ulliel in Michel Banc's EMBRASSEZ QUI VOUS VOUDREZ (KISS WHO YOU WANT)

Laurent continues to take on unusual, challenging roles, from the Hong-Kong film RICE RHAPSODY or the LE DERNIER JOUR (LAST DAY), in which she also starred opposite Ulliel.

Laurent's additional credits include DE BATTRE MON COEUR S'EST ARRÊTÉ (THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED), INDIGÈNES (NATIVES) and DIKKENEK. Laurent's role in the drama JE VAIS BIEN NE T'EN FAIS PAS (DON'T WORRY, I'M FINE) earned her a Lumiere Award for Most Promising Young Actor. Recently, Laurent was the heroine of the detective movie LA CHAMBRE DES MORTS (THE ROOM OF THE DEATHS) and the thriller LE TUEUR (THE KILLER).

As a director, Laurent's first short film DE MOINS EN MOINS (FEWER AND FEWER) was an official selection in Cannes 2008.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Melanie Laurent Facts

BirthdayFebruary 21, 1983 (39)
BirthplaceParis, France

Selected Filmography

Not available.