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Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou first came to the attention of international audiences with her eponymous role in the phenomenally successful 2001 romantic fable Amélie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, for which she was nominated for the César for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Foreign Film. Two years later, Tautou once again collaborated with Jeunet on the epic A Very Long Engagement.

Most recently, Tautou has starred in Cédric Klapisch's Les Poupées Russes, and starred and sang in Alain Resnais' musical film Pas Sur La Bouche. Her first English-language role was in Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things in 2002.

Born on August 9, 1978 in Beaumont, France, Tautou showed a talent for comedy from an early age and started taking acting lessons at the Cours Florent acting school.

After graduation, Tautou landed several small roles on French television. She quickly moved to films and made an impression with her performance in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), which earned her the César for Best New Actress.

She subsequently appeared in a number of films that caught the attention of critics and general audiences alike: The leading role in Voyous Voyelle, Happenstance, God Is Great, I'm Not, L'Auberge Espagnole, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not and Happy End.

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Audrey Tautou Facts

BirthdayAugust 9, 1978 (45)
BirthplaceBeaumont, France
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Audrey Tautou compared to you?

Selected Filmography

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not
The Da Vinci Code
Coco Before Chanel
The Da Vinci Code Extended Cut
Microbe & Gasoline
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