Sophie Marceau

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 17, 1966
Nationality French
Profession Actress
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity French
Marital Status Married
Spouse Christopher Lambert (m. 2012), Andrzej ?u?awski (m. 1985–2001)
Children(s) Vincent ?u?awski, Juliette Lemley
Net Worth(s) $245 million
Name on Birth Sophie Marceau
Divorce One Time
Height 1.73 m
Weight 57 kg (125 lbs)
Age 56 Years

Sophie Marceau is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. She has appeared in 39 films. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L'Étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), Fanfan (1993), and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994). Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart (1995), Firelight (1997), and the James Bond thriller The World Is Not Enough (1999).


Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in the Paris suburbs on the 17th November 1966 a second child for her parents - Benoît and Simone and a sister for Sylvain who was born three years earlier. Sophie's childhood was spent at first in Chelles and later in a council flat in Gentilly although she spent a lot of her time at her parents brasserie Le Pharaon, rue Crozatier in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.


Marceau took photos for a modeling agency at the same time she was cast in her first film, "The Party/La Boum" (1980), a coming-of-age teen serio-comedy where she starred as a troubled teen dealing with the divorce of her parents. As she was basking in the glow of her rapid ascent to stardom, Marceau signed an exclusive contract and starred in the sequel, "The Party 2" ("La Boum 2") (1982).

While alternating between comedies like "Joyeuses Paques" (1984) starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, and historical features like "Fort Saganne" (1984) with Gerard Depardieu, Marceau won acclaim as a teenaged prostitute in "L'Amour Braques" (1985), directed by Polish director Andrzej Zukawski. Meanwhile, Marceau delivered spirited performances in Maurice Pialet's "Police" (1984), "The Student" ("L'Etudiante") (1988) and the historical adventure "Chouans!"(1988). Marceau went on to make her American debut in the otherwise French-made comedy, "Pacific Palisades" (1990), which she followed with a dramatic turn in "For Sacha" ("Pour Sacha") (1991) and the delightful romantic comedy, "Fanfan" (1993), co-starring Vincent Perez. Marceau finally broke through to mainstream Hollywood as the Princess of Wales in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic "Braveheart" (1995).

Impressed with the actress, Gibson's Icon Productions cast Marceau for the lead in yet another screen version of "Anna Karenina" (1997). Also that year, she was cast as a Swiss governess in the romance "Firelight" (1999), and was featured as Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999) opposite Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer. Following the lighthearted "Lost and Found" (1999) opposite comedian David Spade, Marceau hit the big time when she was cast as one of two main villains in "The World is Not Enough" (1999). Marceau returned to French features for "La Fidélité" (2000), which marked her last film with ex-husband Andrzej Zulawski, and "Le fantôme du Louvre" (2001). Marceau journeyed to the States for Rob Reiner's romantic comedy, "Alex and Emma" (2003), before returning home once again to star in the French drama "Nelly" (2004) and the acclaimed romantic thriller "Anthony Zimmer" (2005).

Staying in her native France, Marceau starred as an enigmatic woman who becomes involved with a suicidal cop rendered sleepless by the death of his beloved wife in the psychological thriller "Trivial" (2007). Meanwhile, she went on to star in the history-based drama, "Female Agents" ("Les Femmes de l'ombre") (2008). She followed that with the mother-daughter comedy "LOL (Laughing Out Loud)" (2008). From there, Marceau starred opposite Italian bombshell Monica Bellucci in the psychological thriller "Don't Look Back" (2009) and again turned to lighter fair with the romantic comedy "With Love from the Age of Reason" ("L'âge de raion") (2010).

Personal Life

From 1985 to 2001, Marceau had a relationship with director Andrzej ?u?awski, who is 26 years, her senior. Their son Vincent was born in June 1995. In 2001, Marceau separated from ?u?awski and began a relationship with producer Jim Lemley. Her second child, Juliette, was born in London in 2002. Since 2007, she has been in a relationship with Christopher Lambert, with whom she appeared in the films Trivial and Cartagena.

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