Marion Cotillard Biography

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Born: September 30, 1975


Date of Birth: September 30, 1975

Born in Paris, Marion Cotillard grew up in Orléans, France. Her parents, Jean-Claude Cotillard and Niseema Theillaud, are both actors, and as a youngster, Marion began performing in her father's plays. She studied drama at the Conservatoire d'Orléans, and her professional screen debut was in an episode of the Canada/France produced TV series Highlander, starring Adrian Paul. In 1997 she won her first award—for her stage performance in Affaire classée.

Roles in French TV and movies followed. In 1999 she received her first César nomination (France's Oscar equivalent) for Luc Besson's Taxi. She received another nomination in 2002 for Les Jolie choses, and won the award for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for Un long dimanche de fiançailles.

In 2004 she won the Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation at Cannes, but it was her role in La Vie en Rose, playing tragic but legendary French singer Edith Piaf, that earned Marion the most critical attention to date. She received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a César and an Academy Award for her work, as well as 2007 Actress of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival and awards from festivals and societies around the world.

Marion has also appeared in big budget American films, including Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003) starring Ewan McGregor, Ridley Scott's A Good Year (2006) starring Russell Crowe, Public Enemies (2009) opposite Johnny Depp and Inception (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion once again teamed up with her Inception director, Christopher Nolan, in 2012 when she was cast to play Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter of his Batman trilogy.

However, it was her role in another French film, Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) (2014) that earned her a second Academy Award nomination. She followed this up with a role in the Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth (2015) alongside Michael Fassbender, and the French drama It's Only the End of the World (2016) directed by Xavier Dolan.

The year 2016 was a busy one for the Oscar winner, who appeared opposite Brad Pitt in the period drama Allied (2016), as well as alongside Michael Fassbender in the fantasy reboot Assassin's Creed (2016).

While Marion prefers to keeps her private life mostly to herself, she has been in a serious relationship with actor Guillaume Canet since 2007. She is also a serious environmentalist and a spokesperson for Greenpeace.


Rock'n Roll (2017)
Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Allied (2016)
It's Only the End of the World (2016)
From the Land of the Moon (2016)
The Little Prince (2015)
Macbeth (2015)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
The Immigrant (2013)
Blood Ties (2013)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Rust & Bone (2012)
Contagion (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Little White Lies (2010)
Inception (2010)
Nine (2009)
Public Enemies (2009)
La Môme/La Vie en rose (2007)
A Good Year (2006)
Fair Play (2006)
Dikkenek (2006)
Toi et moi (2006)
La boîte noire (2005)
Sauf le respect que je vous dois (2005)
Mary (2005)
Ma vie en l'air (2005)
Edy (2005)
Cavalcade (2005)
Innocence (2005)
Un long dimanche de fiançailles/A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Big Fish (2003)
Jeux d'enfants (2003)
Taxi 3 (2003)
Une affaire privée (2002)
Les jolies choses/Pretty Things (2001)
Lisa (2001)
Boomer (2001)
Heureuse (2001)
Taxi 2 (2000)
Le marquis (2000)
Quelques jours de trop (2000)
Du bleu jusqu'en Amérique (1999)
L'appel de la cave (1999)
Furia (1999)
La guerre dans le Haut Pays (1999)
Taxi (1998)
La belle verte (1996)
Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (1996)
L'histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (1994)
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