Marion Cotillard – French actress
Marion Cotillard is a French theater, television and film actress. For her role in the film A Very Long Engagement she was awarded the Cesar Award. In 2008, the actress received Oscar for the film La Vie en rose in which she played the role of Edith Piaf. Marion became the second actress in the history of the award, who managed to get Oscar for her role in the foreign language film. Previously, only Italian Sophia Loren received Oscar in 1962. Also for the film La Vie en rose Cotillard won Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.
Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris, France. Her mother, Niseema Theillaud, was a stage actress and her father, Jean-Claude Cotillard, was an actor, director, founder of the theater group Cotillard and a professor at the acting school. Marion has two younger twin brothers, Quentin who is a sculptor and painter and Guillaume who is a writer. Marion spent her childhood in Orleans, where she studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art and attended singing classes. Her parents performed together in a theatre troupe, and Cotillard got her first taste of acting when she appeared onstage in a play written by her father.