Valérie Lemercier

Valérie Lemercier

Highest Rated: 100% Josep (2020)

Lowest Rated: 31% The Visitors (1993)

Birthday: Mar 9, 1964

Birthplace: Dieppe, France

A versatile comedienne, writer, director and singer, Valérie Lemercier had a long career making people laugh. She not only starred in the highest grossing film in French history, "Les Visiteurs," but also won two prestigious César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. Lemercier was born on March 9, 1964 in Dieppe, France. Growing up on a farm in Gonzeville, Upper Normandy in a financially secure family, she had a strict, disciplined upbringing where hard work was valued over all. During her childhood, she discovered a love of entertaining her family. At 18, Lemercier left for Paris with 10 100-franc notes in her pocket. She studied acting with the well-known French instructor Jean Chevrin while working in department stores and doing other odd jobs, until she made her big screen debut for the acclaimed French director Louis Malle in his comedy "May Fools" (1990). She gained her first César nomination for the comedy "L'Opération Corned-Beef" (1991), directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, before making her big screen breakthrough with Poiré's next film, the time-travel comedy "Les Visiteurs" (1993), which became the highest grossing film in French history and won her the first of her two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress. The second came with her role as a disenchanted actress in the bittersweet comedy "Avenue Montaigne" (2006). Along with staying in high demand as a comic actress, Lemercier also branched into writing and directing, beginning with "Quadrille" (1997); her third César nomination, and first for Best Actress, came with another film she wrote and directed, "Palais royal!" (2005). Lemercier's farcical "100% Cachemire" (2013) starred herself and Gilles Lellouche as a trendy Parisian couple who decide that adopting a child will be the perfect fashion accessory.

Highest rated movies

Friday Night
Orchestra Seats
Little Nicholas
50 Is the New 30
Monte Carlo




86% No Score Yet Aline Aline Dieu (Character),
- 2020
100% 67% Josep Unknown (Character) - 2020
50% 50% 50 Is the New 30 Marie-Francine Doublet (Character),
- 2017
No Score Yet 32% Nicholas on Holiday La mère de Nicolas (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 36% The Ultimate Accessory Aleksandra Cohen-Le Foulon (Character),
- 2013
No Score Yet 23% Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia Miss Macintosh (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 43% Hand in Hand Hélène Marchal (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 34% Granny's Funeral Alix (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 21% Welcome Aboard Isabelle (Character) - 2011
40% 49% Monte Carlo Madame Valerie (Character) $23.2M 2011
60% 73% Little Nicholas La mère de Nicolas (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% Agathe Cléry Agathe Cléry (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dinner Guest Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% Family Hero Pamela (Character) - 2006
74% 70% Orchestra Seats Catherine Versen (Character) $2.0M 2006
No Score Yet 35% Palais Royal! Princesse Armelle (Character),
- 2005
79% 62% Friday Night Laure (Character) $156.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Derrière Frédérique / Frédéric Sénèque (Character),
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quadrille Paulette Nanteuil (Character),
- 1996
65% 64% Sabrina Martine (Character) $51.6M 1995
No Score Yet 95% La Cite de la peur Unknown (Character) - 1994
31% 79% The Visitors Frénégonde de Pouille/Béatrice de Montmirail (Character) $700.6K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sexes faibles ! Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 53% Operation Corned Beef Marie-Laurence Granianski (Character) - 1991