Lea Seydoux Biography Age, Height, Movies, Wiki

Lea Seydoux
Lea Seydoux

Léa Seydoux, born July 1, 1985 in Paris, is a French actress. Coming from a family linked to cinema, her career began in the early 2000s but it was in 2008, in the film La Belle Person, that she was particularly noticed. She therefore becomes an actress in demand by French cinema.

Her career also took an international turn and she played in big American productions like Inglourious Basterds (2009) by Quentin Tarantino, Robin Hood (2010) by Ridley Scott, or Mission Impossible: Phantom Protocol (2011) by Brad Bird.

In 2015, she became the James Bond girl Madeleine Swann alongside Daniel Craig in 007 Specter by Sam Mendes, a film that achieved great box office success. In 2020, she retains her role in Die Can Wait and thus becomes the second actress after Eunice Gayson to obtain the same role of James Bond girl in two consecutive films.

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Léa Seydoux has been nominated four times for a César, and won the Palme Dor at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for La Vie dAdele.

Early Life:

Léa Seydoux is the daughter of Valérie Schlumberger, of the Schlumberger family, and of the entrepreneur Henri Seydoux of the Seydoux family. She is thus the granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux,

the president of Pathé, the great-niece of Nicolas Seydoux, the president of the supervisory board of Gaumont, and of Michel Seydoux, former president of LOSC between 2002 and 2017.

She specifies that: “My grandfather, the president of Pathé, never showed the slightest interest or lifted a finger for my career. And I never asked him anything. She is also the cousin of Sidonie Dumas, daughter of Nicolas Seydoux and the current CEO of the Gaumont group.

Her parents divorced when Léa was three years old. Her mother Valérie then lives in Gorée in Senegal where she devotes her life to people in difficulty. Léa knows this region well because she regularly spends time there with her mother.

She grew up in luxury and surrounded by celebrities like Christian Louboutin9, in a house just next to the Lycée Fénelon. Initially, she was more attracted to singing than to cinema and had posters of Michael Jackson in her bedroom.

After high school, in love with an actor, she took acting lessons, notably at the theater school “Les Enfants Terribles“, directed by Jean-Bernard Feitussi.

In a report by Special Envoy on March 2, 2016, she confided that she had had little attendance at school and had no diploma, neither the certificate nor the baccalaureate.

The report highlights how the teenager was able to fight against her shyness thanks to the theater. She also claims to owe her success in the cinema to her sole work as an actress rather than to the influence and fame of her family.

Personal Life:

Since 2015, she shares her life with the model André Meyer. In September 2016, during the 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, she announced that she was expecting their first child. On January 18, 2017, she gave birth to a boy.

Personal Information:

  • Full Name: Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne
  • Date of Birth: July 1, 1985
  • Nationality: French
  • Famous: Actresses French Women
  • Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females
  • Sun Sign: Cancer
  • Known As: Léa Seydoux
  • Born In: Passy, Paris
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 2005–present
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Females
  • Father: Henri Seydoux
  • Mother: Valérie Schlumberger
  • Siblings: Camille Seydoux
  • Children: George
  • Partner: André Meyer (2013–)
  • City: Paris

Professional Life:

In 2005, she appeared in the clip Don’t leave angry by Raphael directed by Olivier Dahan, as well as a number of commercials. She then landed in 2006 one of the main roles in the teenage column Mes copines by Sylvie Ayme. She was part of the Talents Cannes 2007 selection for La Consolation by Nicolas Klotz.

She was then propelled as the headliner of a feature film, La Belle Person, by Christophe Honoré. Her interpretation of the heroine, Junie, is particularly recognized by the critics.

She also appears, alongside Raphaël Personnaz, in Dangerous Liaison, an advertisement produced by Ringan Ledwidge for Levi’s in 2007. In 2009, she was chosen by Quentin Tarantino for a role in the remarkable opening sequence of Inglourious Basterds.

In 2010, she played Isabelle d Angouleme in the big production of Ridley Scott, Robin des Bois alongside Russell Crowe. She then played the main role of the film Belle Epine by Rebecca Zlotowski (presented in competition during the 49th Critics’ Week of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival) alongside, among others, Anaïs Demoustier.

She also appears in the short film Petit tailleur by Louis Garrel, then in the television film Roses on credit by Amos Gitai. That same year, she joined the filming of Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen.

In 2011, she became Prada’s image for the Candy perfume, then appeared at the end of the year in Mission impossible: Phantom Protocol, the 4th installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise in the role of the hitman Sabine Moreau .

In parallel, she continues to shoot in many varied films such as Farewell to the Queen, in which she plays the reader of Queen Marie-Antoinette (played by Diane Krüger), also with Virginie Ledoyen (in the role of Gabrielle de Polignac).

It was announced in early 2012 in the film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast directed by Christophe Gans and produced by Pathé. In 2013 as part of her contract with Prada, she appeared in a series of commercials in the form of short films directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola.

For La Vie d’Adèle, she was rewarded by the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which awarded her, her young partner Adèle Exarchopoulos and the director of the film Abdellatif Kechiche, the Palme d’or.

Then during the summer of the same year, she was shown at Grand Central for her second participation in a film by Rebecca Zlotowski. She received the 2014 Lumières award for best actress for her interpretation of Emma in La Vie d’Adèle and Karole in Grand Central.

Léa Seydoux was chosen by Sam Mendes to be the new James Bond girl of the 24th installment of the adventures of the spy, entitled 007 Specter. In 2015, she declared that her favorite film was Une place au soleil (in English: A Place in the Sun), by George Stevens, made in 1951.

In 2018, she was part of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, chaired by Cate Blanchett, alongside actress Kristen Stewart, director Ava DuVernay, singer Khadja Nin, actor Chang Chen and directors Robert Guédiguian , Denis Villeneuve and Andreï Zviaguintsev.

After collaborating with Wes Anderson for the first time in The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014, she finds this director in 2020 in the choral film The French Dispatch which also brings together actors such as Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan.

Following her performance in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Léa Seydoux was chosen by video game creator Hideo Kojima to participate in the filming of his next game Death Stranding alongside actors Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo Del Toro.

She is a member of the 50/50 Collective, which aims to promote equality between women and men and diversity in the cinema and audiovisual industry.

Movies List of Lea Seydoux:

Movie TitleYear
La Consolation2007
The Last Mistress2007
13 French Street2007
On War2008
Les Vacances de Clémence2008
Des poupées et des anges2008
The Beautiful Person2008
Des illusions2009
Inglourious Basterds2009
Going South2009
Robin Hood2010
Petit tailleur2010
Sans laisser de traces2010
Belle Épine2010
Roses à crédit2010
Mysteries of Lisbon2010
Midnight in Paris2011
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol2011
Time Doesn’t Stand Still2011
My Wife’s Romance2011
Farewell, My Queen2012
Blue Is the Warmest Colour2013
Grand Central2013
Beauty and the Beast2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014
Saint Laurent2014
Diary of a Chambermaid2015
The Lobster2015
It’s Only the End of the World2016
Oh Mercy!2019
No Time to Die2020
The French DispatchTBA
The Story of My WifeTBA

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