Josiane Balasko

Active - 1976 - Present  |   Born - Apr 15, 1950 in Paris, France  |   Genres - Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Josiane Balasko began her career writing and performing with Splendid, a theater group in Paris. She made her feature film debut in 1976 and has gone on to become a popular French actress. In 1985, Balasko made her directorial debut with All Mixed Up. Most recently she has written, directed and acted in the film Bushwhacked (1995).

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  • Is of French and Croatian descent.
  • Decided to pursue a career as an actress after a friend took her to a theater acting class.
  • At the age of 22, she wrote her first screenplay and performed in small cafe theaters.
  • Met her husband on the set of a film in 1999.
  • Has supported many causes over the years, including defending the rights of undocumented migrants, underprivileged persons, and global warming.