Hand-picked by director Rob Marshall and producer Jerry Bruckheimer,
(Sofi) made her English language debut in 2011 in the highly anticipated
sequel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES starring Johnny Depp. She
landed the role of Syrena, after a whirlwind of auditions in France, Hollywood,
and the UK.
Born in Barcelona to a Spanish father and a French-American mother,
Berges-Frisbey grew up in
Spain, France and Dominican Republic and at the age of 17 she moved to Paris on
her own. In
2006 she got her first job as an actress via an online casting—a small part in a
production but unfortunately her role ended up on the cutting room floor.
In 2007 Berges-Frisbey got her first major part in Bernard Stora's film for
France 2: ELLES ET
MOI alongside actors Danielle Darrieux and Adiadna Gil. Then she spent four
Cambodia on an adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel The Sea Wall directed by
documentary awards winner Rithy Panh where she worked alongside Isabelle Huppert
Gaspard Ulliel. In 2008, she starred in the successful French comedy LA PREMIERE
ETOILE directed by Lucien Jean-Baptiste, an adaptation of a Montherlant's play
La Reine Morte
for France 2. Additionally she starred on stage at the Theatre Marigny in Equus
Shaffer. Since 2009, Astrid Berges-Frisbey has been starring in Spanish, French,
films, acting in French, Spanish, Catalan and English, including a Spanish
directed by Xavier Villaverde, Daniel Auteuil's first film, a remake of LA FILLE
This past summer she was seen in JULIETTE, Pierre Godeau's first feature
film. She recently
finished filming HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART ACHES directed by the visual artist
writer Julien Levy.
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