Mélanie Laurent Overview

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Born: February 21, 1983

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France to a ballet teacher mother and a voice actor father. Her career began after a serendipitous meeting with French actor Gerard Depardieu. The then teenaged Laurent was visiting the set of a film that her friend's father was acting in. Depardieu approached her and simply asked if she wanted to act in movies. Laurent's reply? "Why not?" At the age of 16, she was cast in The Bridge, a French film co-directed by Depardieu. The movie was moderately well... See All


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