Sophie Marceau

Actress + Director + Screenwriter + Author
Born Nov 17, 1966

Sophie Marceau is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. She has appeared in 38 films. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La boum (1980) and La boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L'étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), and Fanfan (1993).… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Apr 30, 2015
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, Sophie Marceau On Cannes Jury
    Yahoo News - Apr 21, 2015
  • French Actress Sophie Marceau Promotes New Film In China - Dec 03, 2012
  • William Bradley: Skyfall In Perspective
    Huffington Post - Nov 16, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sophie Marceau.


1966 Birth Marceau was born 17 November 1966 in Paris, the second child of Simone (née Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. … Read More


1980 - 1981 2 More Events
1982 15 Years Old In 1982, at age 15, Marceau bought back her contract with Gaumont for one million French francs. … Read More
1984 17 Years Old After starring in the sequel film La Boum 2 (1982), Marceau focused on more dramatic roles, including the historical drama Fort Saganne in 1984 with Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter) in 1984, L'amour braque and Police in 1985, and Descente aux enfers (Descent Into Hell) in 1986.
1985 18 Years Old From 1985 to 2001, Marceau had a relationship with director Andrzej Żuławski. … Read More


1988 - 1990 3 More Events
1991 24 Years Old In 1991, she ventured into the theater in Eurydice, which earned Marceau the Moliere Award for Best Female Newcomer.
1993 26 Years Old Throughout the 1990s, Marceau began making less-dramatic films, such as the comedy Fanfan in 1993 and Revenge of the Musketeers (La fille de d'Artagnan) in 1994—both popular in Europe and abroad. … Read More
1995 28 Years Old Marceau achieved international recognition in 1995 playing the role of Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. … Read More


1997 - 2000 3 More Events
2001 34 Years Old In 2001, Marceau separated from Żuławski and began a six-year relationship with producer Jim Lemley. … Read More
2002 35 Years Old In 2002, Marceau made her directorial debut in the feature film Speak to Me of Love, for which she was named Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival. … Read More
2004 37 Years Old In recent years, Marceau has continued to appear in a wide variety of roles, mainly in French films, playing a widowed nurse in Nelly (À ce soir) in 2004, an undercover police agent in Anthony Zimmer in 2005, and the troubled daughter of a murdered film star in Trivial in 2007.


2007 40 Years Old From 2007 to 2014, she had a relationship with Christopher Lambert, with whom she appeared in the films Trivial and Cartagena. … Read More
2008 41 Years Old In 2008, Marceau played a member of the French Resistance movement in Female Agents, and a struggling single mother in LOL (Laughing Out Loud).
2009 42 Years Old In 2009, she teamed up with Monica Bellucci in Don't Look Back about the mysterious connection between two women who have never met.
2010 43 Years Old In 2010, Marceau played a successful business executive forced to confront her unhappy childhood in With Love... from the Age of Reason (L'âge de raison).
2012 45 Years Old In 2012, Marceau played a 40-something career woman who falls in love with a young jazz musician in Happiness Never Comes Alone.
2013 46 Years Old In 2013, she appeared in Arrêtez-moi (Arrest Me) as a woman who shows up at a police station and confesses to the murder of her abusive husband several years earlier.
2015 48 Years Old She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
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