Marion Cotillard

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Cotillard in July 2009

Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is a French stage and movie actress, and singer.

Career[change | change source]

She made her career well-known by roles in such movies as in La Vie en Rosa, My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument, Taxi, Furia and Jeux d'enfants. She has also appeared in movies like Big Fish, A Good Year, Public Enemies, Nine, Inception, Midnight in Paris, Contagion, and The Dark Knight Rises "Rust & Bone.

In 2007, Cotillard starred as a French singer in Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. For that role she won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the César Award, and the Golden Globe Award for best actress. She made movie history by becoming the first person to win an Academy Award for a French language performance. In 2010 she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the musical Nine.

Early Life and Family[change | change source]

Cotillard was born in Paris, France on September 30, 1975[1] to Jean Claude-Cotillard who is an actor, former mime, and a Molière Award winning director. Cotillard's mother Monique (known as Niseema) Theillaud, is also an actress and a drama teacher. She has two younger twin brothers, Quentin and Guillaume. Guillaume is a screenwriter and director. She began acting during her childhood, appearing on stage for her father's plays.

Personal life[change | change source]

Cotillard currently lives with her partner Guillaume Canet. Many reports say the couple prefer to live in a simple lifestyle, and they are often spotted in cafes and shopping together in Paris. Neither of the two discusses their relationship with the media, although photos of the couple regularly surface in the European tabloids. On May 20, 2011 the couple had their first child called Marcel.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gilbey, Ryan (7 July 2007). "Marion has no regrets either". News.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,,22027677-5003420,00.html. Retrieved 9 July 2007.

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