|Occupation||Actress, director, writer|
Biography[change | change source]
She grew up in the La Croix-Rousse quarter of Lyon, France. Her mother immigrated from Italy in the 1960s and married a Frenchman. He left the family when Sylvie was just two years old.
In 1985, when Testud was 14, she started taking acting classes in Lyon with the actor and director Christian Taponard. In 1989, she moved to Paris and studied for three years at the Conservatoire (CNSAD). In the early and mid 1990s, she began to have small roles in films. She acted in L'Histoire du garcon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (directed by Philippe Harel) and Love, etc. (directed by Marion Vernoux). In 1997 she had an important role in Caroline Link's Jenseits der Stille. This film was a great success in Germany. She had to learn German, sign language, and the clarinet for this film. In 1998, she played Béa in Thomas Vincent's Karnaval. This was her first important role in a French film. In 2000, she performed in Chantal Akerman's La Captive. In 2001 she won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her role in Les Blessures assassines (English title: Murderous Maids).[source?]
In 2003, she wrote the book Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'etoiles ce soir about her life as an actress.
One of her most important performances was in the film Stupeur et tremblements in 2003. She was awarded a César Award for Best Actress and a Prix Lumière award for best actress for her performance in this film. In 2007, she acted in La Vie en Rose. This film won two Academy Awards.[source?]
She has two children. Her son, Ruben, was born on 15 February 2005. Her daughter, Esther, was born in January, 2011.
Selected filmography[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'etoiles ce soir - Sylvie Testud." Mortigi Tempo. Blogspot. 2 October 2006. Web. 20 December 2012.
- "Décret du 14 novembre 2008 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 2008 (266): 17476. 2008-11-15. PREX0823631D. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspad/UnTexteDeJorf?numjo=PREX0823631D. Retrieved 2009-03-14. (French)
- Paris Match, 26 January 2011. 
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sylvie Testud.|
- Sylvie Testud on IMDb
- Sylvie Testud at Actricesdefrance.org
- CSOJ - Alain Badiou Sylvie Testud appears on an episode of the French television program Ce Soir (En direct, channel 3) featuring militant philosopher Alain Badiou. The topic of this episode is "Faut-il réinventer l'amour?" (Should we reinvent love?). Ms. Testud appears 46:18 minutes into the program and talks with Badiou and the program host for about 24 minutes (no commercials, this show is in French).