Mélanie Laurent

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - Feb 21, 1983 in Paris, France  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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  • Was discovered by Gerard Depardieu, who offered her a role in an upcoming project while she was visiting the set of the movie Asterix et obelix contre Cesar.
  • Felt a connection to her role in Inglourious Basterds, because her Jewish grandfather was deported from Poland due to the Nazi occupation.
  • Contributed to a special cover recording of the song "Beds Are Burning," to benefit the Kofi Annan Global Humanitarian Forum.
  • Recorded and released an album in 2011, En T'Attendant.
  • Hosted the opening ceremonies at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.