Marion Cotillard

Born 1975, September - At once earthy and modern yet effortlessly capable of projecting the aura of a glamorous, silent-era film starlet, French actress Marion Cotillard has achieved fame in her home country with substantial roles in such high-profile blockbusters as the Taxi series, and such critically acclaimed arthouse hits as Jean-Pierre Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement. If anyone at this point had doubted Cotillard's abilities as an actress, those reservations would be put to the ultimate test when she assumed the role of a lifetime in the 2007 Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose. Cast as the enigmatic French songstress who went from being a common street busker to a national icon, Cotillard found the perfect cinematic vehicle to combine her duel talents for acting and singing, and drew near unanimous praise from critics both foreign and domestic. She captured a host of year end accolades including Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and the L.A. Film Critics, as well as nominations in that same category from the Academy and the Screen Actors Guild.

Source: StarPulse