Marie-Josée Croze

Active - 1993 - 2020  |   Born - Feb 23, 1970 in Montreal, Kanada  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller

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Biography by Jason Buchanan

Though she would garner international attention after winning a Best Actress Genie award for her deeply conflicted performance in Denis Villeneuve's 2000 drama Maelstrom, actress Marie-Josée Croze had been appearing in both Canadian and American films since the early '90s. A Quebec native who got her start on a Canadian television drama entitled Le Choix (1990), bilingual Croze would subsequently appear in a pair of television series in the Great White North before making her stateside debut with the 1993 made-for-television drama Zelda. Later alternating between French and English-language productions, Croze's widest early exposure came with the much maligned box-office flop Battlefield Earth. Maelstrom provided a quick recovery that very same year, and Croze's heartfelt performance as a woman suffering with guilt following an abortion provided the perfect counter-weight to the failure of Battlefield Earth. Soon elevated to leading-lady status in such films as Des Chiens dans la Neige and Ascension (both 2002), Croze retained her critical-darling status with director Denys Arcand's follow-up to The Decline of the American Empire, The Barbarian Invasions (2003). That same year Croze would lighten things up a bit with a role in Cube director Vincenzo Natali's existential comedy Nothing.

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  • Hänet adoptoitiin alle kouluikäisenä nelilapsiseen perheeseen
  • Joutui aikuisena taistelemaan ujoutensa kanssa.
  • Useiden kanadalaisten tv-roolien jälkeen sai ensimmäisen pääroolinsa Denis Villeneuven kansainvälistä huomiota herättäneestä elokuvasta Maelström (2000) 
  • Palkittiin Cannesin elokuvajuhlilla suorituksestaan elokuvassa "Barbaarien invaasio" (2003), jonka jälkeen muutti Ranskaan jatkamaan näytelijänuraansa
  • Sai vuonna 2012 Ranskan kansallisuuden