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Already well-known for her screen work in her native France, MÉLANIE LAURENT came to the attention of the world film community in 2009 through her portrayal of Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. With her fellow actors from the film, she shared the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top film honor of the ensemble prize. Ms. Laurent was also an Empire Award nominee and earned Best Actress citations from the Online Film Critics Society as well as the Austin Film Critics Association.

Her other film credits include Jennifer Devoldère's Jusqu'à toi and Et Soudain Tout le Monde me Manque, the latter with Michel Blanc; Jérôme Le Gris' Requiem pour une tueuse; Rose Bosch's La rafle (The Roundup); Radu Mihaileanu's Le Concert (The Concert); Cédric Anger's Le tueur; Cédric Klapisch's Paris; Rachid Bouchareb's award-winning Indigènes (a.k.a. Days of Glory); Jacques Audiard's The Beat That My Heart Skipped; Michel Blanc's Embrassez qui vous voudrez; Frédéric Auburtin and Gérard Depardieu's The Bridge; Laurent Dussaux' telefilm Route de nuit; and Philippe Lioret's Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas, for which she won a César Award (France's Oscars equivalent) and a Lumiere Award. She has also been honored with the prestigious Prix Romy Schneider.

Ms. Laurent wrote and directed the short films À ses pieds and De moins en moins; the latter was showcased at the Cannes International Film Festival. She is currently directing and starring in the feature Les Adoptés, from her original screenplay, opposite Denis Menochet.


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