February 21, 1983
38 years old
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm tall
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
49 kg | 108 pounds
7 US | 37.5 EU
Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France, on February 21, 1983, is a French actress.
Young Mélanie Laurent began her professional acting career in French cinema, at the age of sixteen.
She made her big screen debut in French romantic drama film Un pont entre deux rives (1999) in role as Lisbeth.
She got her television debut in French series Les Malheurs de Sophie (1998) in episode "Retour en France" in role as Young Madeleine de Fleurville.
Her breakthrough performance came as Élise "Lili" Tellier in French drama movie Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006).
She landed her Hollywood debut in war film Inglourious Basterds (2009) in role as Shosanna Dreyfus.
She made her theater debut in Nicolas Bedos's "Promenade de santé" (2010).
She got her directorial debut with short film De moins en moins in 2008 and her first feature film with French drama The Adopted in 2011.
She released her debut studio album "En t'attendant" in 2011.
She won the Étoiles d'Or for Best Female Newcomer for her role as Natacha in comedy movie Dikkenek (2006).
She won the César Award and a Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress for her performance as Élise "Lili" Tellier in French drama film Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006).
She won the Online Film Critics Society and the Austin Film Critics Association Best Actress Awards for her role as Shosanna Dreyfus in war film Inglourious Basterds (2009).
She was nominated for the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anna in romantic comedy drama movie Beginners (2011).
She was nominated for the Lumières Award for Best Actress for her performance as Lucie Hennebelle in French crime film Room of Death (2007).
She was nominated for the Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress - Comedy for her role as Elisabeth Beaugrand in comedy film Return of the Hero (2018).
Enemy (2013) neo-noir psychological thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini
Now You See Me (2013) heist comedy thriller with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson
Night Train to Lisbon (2013) romantic drama opposite Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston and Charlotte Rampling
By the Sea (2015) romantic drama with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Days of Glory (2006) war drama opposite Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze and Samy Naceri
Operation Finale (2018) historical drama with Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac and Nick Krol
6 Underground (2019) action thriller opposite Ryan Reynolds, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Ben Hardy
Oxygen (2021) science fiction thriller with Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zidi
She played Alice Arguel (jeune) in TF1 historical drama television series Jean Moulin, une affaire française (2003).
She portrayed Sylviane in Apple TV+ comedy drama series Little America (2020) in episode "The Silence".
Graduated from Lycée Hector Berlioz in Vincennes, France.
Has a younger brother, Mathieu.
Has Jewish, of both Ashkenazi Jewish (Polish-Jewish) and Tunisian-Jewish ancestry.
She is one of Climate Ambassadors for Kofi Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum "Tck Tck Tck" Campaign.
Good friends with Marion Cotillard and Mélanie Doutey.
She hosted the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
She dated Irish singer Damien Rice (2009) and French actor Julien Boisselier (2006-2009).
She got married in 2013, but she has not mentioned name of her spouse in media, they have one son, Léo.