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Sophie Marceau is a French actress, screenwriter, director and author

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BirthdayNovember 17, 1966
NationalityFrench
FamousScreenwriter, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Directors
City/StateParis
Partners
  • Andrzej Żuławski (1985–2001)
  • Jim Lemley (2001–2007)
SpousesChristopher Lambert
SiblingsSylvain Maupu
Known asSophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu
Childrens Juliette Lemley, Vincent Żuławski
Universities
  • Cours Florent
Birth PlaceParis
Height173cm
GenderFemale
FatherBenoît Maupu
MotherSimone Morisset
Sun SignScorpio
Born inParis
Famous asActress, Screenwriter, Director
Socials

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Who is Sophie Marceau?

Sophie Marceau is a French actress, screenwriter, director, and author. She starting acting as a teenager and became popular with her initial movies ‘La Boum’ and ‘La Boum 2’. She quickly rose to fame in Europe with a string of hit movies, including ‘L'Étudiante,’ ‘Pacific Palisades’ and ‘Revenge of the Musketeers.’ She achieved further international success with her performances in the films ‘Firelight’ and ‘Braveheart’. Born to a truck driver and a shop assistant, Marceau grew up far from the glimmer of the show business. She never thought of entering the entertainment industry until February 1980 when she first came across an advertisement by a modeling agency. She applied and was selected. Since then, the French beauty has been active in the modeling and the acting industry and has undoubtedly achieved considerable success in both fields. As a director, she has contributed to the making of the feature films ‘Speak to Me of Love’ and ‘Trivial’. On a personal note, Marceau is a doting mother of two. She is an animal lover.

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Career

Sophie Marceau made her acting debut in 1980 with the French comedy flick ‘La Boum’. The following year, she recorded a song "Dream in Blue" with François Valéry. She next starred in the sequel of La Boum titled ‘La Boum 2’. Her performance in this film earned her the 1983 César Award for the Most Promising Actress.

In 1984, she appeared in the historical drama ‘Fort Saganne’ alongside Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. That year, the actress also acted in the film ‘Joyeuses Pâques’ (Happy Easter). Soon after this, she did the movies ‘L'amour braque’ and ‘Police’. Then in 1986, Marceau was cast in the flick ‘Descente aux enfers’ (in English - Descent Into Hell). Two years later, she got featured in the historical adventure movie ‘Chouans’ as well as in the comedy film ‘L'Étudiante’ (The Student). She went on to play a role in her then-boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski’s film ‘My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days’

In the year 1990, the French beauty starred in the French-American comedy ‘Pacific Palisades’ and also in ‘La note bleue.’ A year later, she debuted on stage, appearing in the play ‘Eurydice’. Marceau rose to international fame with her movies ‘Fanfan’ and ‘Revenge of the Musketeers’ that were released in 1993 and 1994 respectively. During that time, she also got featured as Eliza Doolittle in the play ‘Pygmalion’.

Marceau’s international popularity further increased in 1995 when she played Princess Isabelle in the epic war film ‘Braveheart’. The same year, she appeared in the French movie ‘Beyond the Clouds’ and also began writing her semi-autobiographical novel titled ‘Menteuse’ (Telling Lies). The English version of the same was published in 2001. Marceau acted in the movies ‘Firelight’, ‘Marquise’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ in 1997. Two years later, she portrayed the character of Hippolyta in the fantasy flick ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’. The actress also played Elektra King in the British spy film ‘The World Is Not Enough’ in 1999.

In 2000, Marceau once again collaborated with her then-boyfriend Zulawski for the movie ‘Fidelity’ in which she played the role of a photographer. After this, she made her directorial debut with ‘Speak to Me of Love’, a feature film for which she was named the Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival.

In recent years, Sophie Marceau has continued to play a wide variety of roles, mostly in French films. In 2004, she played a widowed nurse in the drama film ‘Nelly’. A year later, she had a role of an undercover police agent in the romantic thriller ‘Anthony Zimmer’. She next played the troubled daughter of a murdered movie star in ‘Trivial’. In 2008, the French beauty was cast in the historical drama flick ‘Female Agents’ and in the comedy film LOL (Laughing Out Loud). The following year, she starred alongside Monica Bellucci in the thriller ‘Don't Look Back’. Marceau then appeared as a successful business executive in the French romantic comedy movie ‘L'âge de raison’ (With Love... from the Age of Reason).

In 2012, she played an older lady who falls in love with a young musician in the romantic film ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’. A year later, she appeared in the flick ‘Arrêtez-moi’ as a lady who confesses in front of the police to have murdered her abusive husband years earlier. She next played Judith Chabrier in ‘The Missionaries’. In 2015, she starred as Mathilde Leroy in the French-Belgian flick ‘Jailbirds’. The same year, Sophie Marceau was chosen as a jury member for the main competition section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Personal Life

Sophie Marceau was born as Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu on 17 November 1966 in Paris, France. Her father Benoît Maupu was a truck driver while her mother Simone served as a shop assistant. Marceau grew up with her brother Sylvain, who is also an actor. She studied acting at the Ecole Florent in Paris.

Talking about her love life, the French beauty dated director Andrzej Żuławski from 1985 to 2001. Their son Vincent was born in 1995. After separating from Żuławski in 2001, Marceau got romantically involved with producer Jim Lemley. The couple had a daughter, Juliette, before separating in 2007. Soon after this, the actress began dating actor Christopher Lambert. The couple announced their separation in July 2014.

Marceau had a relationship with French chef Cyril Lignac from 2016-17. He owns two bistros, a restaurant, two chocolate shops, and a sushi bar. Currently, she is supposedly single.

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Sophie Marceau biography timelines

  • // 17th Nov 1966
    Sophie Marceau was born as Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu on 17 November 1966 in Paris, France. Her father Benoît Maupu was a truck driver while her mother Simone served as a shop assistant. Marceau grew up with her brother Sylvain, who is also an actor. She studied acting at the Ecole Florent in Paris.
  • // 1980
    Sophie Marceau made her acting debut in 1980 with the French comedy flick ‘La Boum’. The following year, she recorded a song "Dream in Blue" with François Valéry. She next starred in the sequel of La Boum titled ‘La Boum 2’. Her performance in this film earned her the 1983 César Award for the Most Promising Actress.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, she appeared in the historical drama ‘Fort Saganne’ alongside Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. That year, the actress also acted in the film ‘Joyeuses Pâques’ (Happy Easter). Soon after this, she did the movies ‘L'amour braque’ and ‘Police’. Then in 1986, Marceau was cast in the flick ‘Descente aux enfers’ (in English - Descent Into Hell). Two years later, she got featured in the historical adventure movie ‘Chouans’ as well as in the comedy film ‘L'Étudiante’ (The Student). She went on to play a role in her then-boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski’s film ‘My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days’
  • // 1985
    Talking about her love life, the French beauty dated director Andrzej Żuławski from 1985 to 2001. Their son Vincent was born in 1995. After separating from Żuławski in 2001, Marceau got romantically involved with producer Jim Lemley. The couple had a daughter, Juliette, before separating in 2007. Soon after this, the actress began dating actor Christopher Lambert. The couple announced their separation in July 2014.
  • // 1990
    In the year 1990, the French beauty starred in the French-American comedy ‘Pacific Palisades’ and also in ‘La note bleue.’ A year later, she debuted on stage, appearing in the play ‘Eurydice’. Marceau rose to international fame with her movies ‘Fanfan’ and ‘Revenge of the Musketeers’ that were released in 1993 and 1994 respectively. During that time, she also got featured as Eliza Doolittle in the play ‘Pygmalion’.
  • // 1995
    Marceau’s international popularity further increased in 1995 when she played Princess Isabelle in the epic war film ‘Braveheart’. The same year, she appeared in the French movie ‘Beyond the Clouds’ and also began writing her semi-autobiographical novel titled ‘Menteuse’ (Telling Lies). The English version of the same was published in 2001. Marceau acted in the movies ‘Firelight’, ‘Marquise’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ in 1997. Two years later, she portrayed the character of Hippolyta in the fantasy flick ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’. The actress also played Elektra King in the British spy film ‘The World Is Not Enough’ in 1999.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, Marceau once again collaborated with her then-boyfriend Zulawski for the movie ‘Fidelity’ in which she played the role of a photographer. After this, she made her directorial debut with ‘Speak to Me of Love’, a feature film for which she was named the Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she played an older lady who falls in love with a young musician in the romantic film ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’. A year later, she appeared in the flick ‘Arrêtez-moi’ as a lady who confesses in front of the police to have murdered her abusive husband years earlier. She next played Judith Chabrier in ‘The Missionaries’. In 2015, she starred as Mathilde Leroy in the French-Belgian flick ‘Jailbirds’. The same year, Sophie Marceau was chosen as a jury member for the main competition section of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Sophie Marceau's FAQ

  • What is Sophie Marceau birthday?

    Sophie Marceau was born at 1966-11-17

  • Where is Sophie Marceau's birth place?

    Sophie Marceau was born in Paris

  • What is Sophie Marceau nationalities?

    Sophie Marceau's nationalities is French

  • Who is Sophie Marceau spouses?

    Sophie Marceau's spouses is Christopher Lambert

  • Who is Sophie Marceau siblings?

    Sophie Marceau's siblings is Sylvain Maupu

  • Who is Sophie Marceau childrens?

    Sophie Marceau's childrens is Juliette Lemley, Vincent Żuławski

  • What was Sophie Marceau universities?

    Sophie Marceau studied at Cours Florent

  • How tall is Sophie Marceau?

    Sophie Marceau's height is 173

  • Who is Sophie Marceau's father?

    Sophie Marceau's father is Benoît Maupu

  • Who is Sophie Marceau's mother?

    Sophie Marceau's mother is Simone Morisset

  • What is Sophie Marceau's sun sign?

    Sophie Marceau is Scorpio

  • How famous is Sophie Marceau?

    Sophie Marceau is famouse as Actress, Screenwriter, Director

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