Mélanie Laurent is a French actress, director, and writer, perhaps best known to international audiences for her role in Inglourious Basterds.
Laurent was born in Paris, the daughter of Annick, a ballerina, and Pierre Laurent, a voiceover actor. Laurent is Jewish, and has both Ashkenazi and Tunisian Sephardic ancestry. Her grandfather survived deportation by the Nazis.
Laurent had a long relationship with fellow French actor Julien Boisselier. She describes recording artist Damien Rice and Tarantino as her two "masters".
|Une vie à t'attendre||la jeune fille à l'usine||2004|
|Don't Worry, I'm Fine||Lili||2006|
|Room of Death||Lucie Hennebelle||2007|
|Inglourious Basterds||Shosanna Dreyfus||2009|
|The Round Up||Annette Monod||2010|
|Now You See Me||2013|
|Night Train to Lisbon||Young Estefania||2013|