Bérénice Bejo

Active - 1996 - 2018  |   Born - Jul 7, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Action, Adventure

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With her striking beauty and alluring voice, actress Berenice Bejo has dazzled audiences all over the world. Born in Argentina, raised in France, and eventually transitioning into American film, Bejo began her on-screen career with appearances on French TV throughout the late '90s. After nabbing the starring role of Sophie on the series Un et un Font Six, Bejo brought movies into her resume as well, prominently appearing in 2000's Most Promising Young Actress. She soon crossed the pond to play Christiana in the American movie A Knight's Tale as well. Bejo continued to appear in French movies like 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman and 2006's OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, eventually catching the attention of American audiences again for her role in the 2011 critical smash The Artist. A throwback to the early days of film, the movie transcended the language barrier quite easily, as it was silent. The film racked up numerous awards, as did Bejo for her performance -- including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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  • Born in Argentina; moved to France at age 3.
  • Her father, filmmaker Miguel Bejo, encouraged her to start acting.
  • Made her film debut in the short film Pain perdu in 1993.
  • Appeared in the 2000 film Meilleur espoir féminin, which translates to Most Promising Young Actress; was ironically nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Young Actress for the film.
  • Made her English-language debut in A Knight's Tale, playing Christiana.
  • Broke through to U.S. audiences in 2011's The Artist, directed by her boyfriend, Michel Hazanavicius.