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Virginie Ledoyen

Lowest Rated:   19% The Beach (2000)
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Birthplace:   Aubervilliers, France
Hailed as everything from the "leadeuse" of the new generation of French actresses to a young Isabelle Adjani or Sophie Marceau, Virginie Ledoyen is one of the fastest rising stars of the early 21st century. Bearing a dark-eyed, agile beauty, Ledoyen has brought fresh, bona fide talent to the face of both French and international cinema.Born in Aubervilliers on November 15, 1976, Ledoyen got her first taste of show business when, as a five-year-old model, she was used for an advertisement made by a friend of her mother's. The experience got her hooked on acting, and at the age of seven she began attending the Parisian drama school l'Ecole du Spectacle. Three years later, she appeared in her first film, Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan, and a year after that, she began acting on the stage. The early '90s saw Ledoyen began to do steady film work, with a small part in the bedroom comedy Les Marmottes (1993) followed by two strong leading roles in Olivier Assayas' L'eau froide (1994) and Benoît Jacquot's La vie de Marianne (1994). She again worked with Jacquot in 1995's La fille seule, in which she starred as a pregnant young hotel worker who goes about her job after telling her sullen boyfriend she intends to have his baby. The film, which focused almost solely on Ledoyen for 90 minutes, was something of a surprise art house hit in the States, and Ledoyen's performance earned her a César nomination. Thanks to the film's success and a strong supporting performance in Claude Chabrol's La Cérémonie that same year, the young actress was soon taking calls from such directors as Woody Allen and Abel Ferrara. Following a supporting role in Hong Kong director Edward Yang's Mahjong (1996), Ledoyen starred as a young musician whose sudden fame causes her to engage in all sorts of questionable behavior in Héroïnes (1997); although the film received mixed reviews, Ledoyen's work was widely praised. The following year, her recognition and respect continued to grow, thanks to solid work in no less than four films. En Plein Coeur featured her as a petty criminal who becomes involved with an older, wealthy man, while Assayas's Fin Aout Debut Septembre was a romantic ensemble drama that cast Ledoyen as a young designer who navigates the uncertainties of love.In Olivier Duscatel's acclaimed musical comedy about AIDS, Jeanne et le Garçon Formidable, the actress played a young woman who finds her perfect guy in a man who happens to be HIV-positive and earned a Best Actress award at the Paris Film Festival for her work. That same year, she had a small but pivotal role in Merchant-Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, which succeeded in introducing her to a new audience. But however successful that film may have been in widening Ledoyen's fan base, it was nothing compared to the hype surrounding the actress' starring role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach (2000), Danny Boyle's adaptation of Alex Garland's novel about paradise found and then brutally lost.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Rabid Dogs (Enragés)
  • La femme
2016
No Score Yet Ablations
  • Léa Cartalas
2014
No Score Yet Un Autre Vie
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Une autre vie (Another Life)
  • Dolorès
2013
92% Farewell, My Queen
  • Gabrielle de Polignac
2012
No Score Yet La fille seule (A Single Girl)
  • Actor
2011
90% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime)
  • Mélinée Manouchian
2010
No Score Yet Tout ce qui brille (All That Glitters)
  • Agathe
2010
77% Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?)
  • Judith
2009
63% A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur)
  • Actor
2008
63% London mon amour (Mes amis, mes amours)
  • Actor
2008
67% Bosque de sombras (BackWoods)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Backwoods
  • Lucy
2008
No Score Yet London mon amour
  • Audrey
2008
65% Holly
  • Marie
2007
70% The Valet
  • Emilie
2007
No Score Yet Saint Ange (House of Voices)
  • Actor
2004
76% Bon Voyage
  • Camille
2004
No Score Yet House of Voices
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose?
  • Actor
2003
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes)
  • Suzon
2002
No Score Yet De L'amour
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Actor
2001
75% A Single Girl
  • Valerie
2000
19% The Beach
  • Francoise
2000
82% Late August, Early September
  • Anne
1999
60% Jeanne and the Perfect Guy
  • Jeanne
1999
No Score Yet En Plein Coeur (In All Innocence)
  • Cécile Maudet
1998
77% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
  • Billy's Mother
1998
No Score Yet Héroïnes
  • Johanna
1997
No Score Yet Ma 6-T Va Crack-er
  • Herself
1997
No Score Yet La Vie de Marianne
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Mahjong
  • Marthe
1996
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone)
  • Melinda
1995
No Score Yet L'eau froide (Cold Water)
  • Christine
1994

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