Audrey Tautou at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Audrey Justine Tautou
9 August 1976 or
9 August 1978
Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Audrey Justine Tautou (French: [o.dʁɛ to.tu] ; born 9 August 1976 or 1978) is a French film actress and model, known outside of France mainly for her roles in Amélie (2001), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Priceless (2006) and Coco Before Chanel (2009). She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in Venus Beauty Institute (1999).
Early life 
Tautou was born in Beaumont and was raised in Montluçon. Her father is a dental surgeon, and her mother a teacher. Tautou showed an interest in acting at an early age and started her acting lessons at the Cours Florent.
In 1998, Tautou participated in a Star Search-like competition sponsored by Canal+ called "Jeunes Premiers" (The Young Debut) and won Best Young Actress at the 9th Béziers Festival of Young Actors. Tonie Marshall gave her a role in the César-winning Venus Beauty Institute (1999, aka Vénus beauté (institut)). In 2000, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as her country's most promising young film actress.
In 2001, Tautou rose to international fame for her performance as the eccentric lead in the romantic comedy Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie). Grossing over $33 million in limited theatrical release, it is still the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States.
In 2005, Tautou starred in her first full Hollywood production, opposite Tom Hanks, in the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard and released in May 2006.
Tautou played the lead role in the biopic of fashion designer Coco Chanel, titled Coco avant Chanel, and directed by Anne Fontaine. Filming began in Paris in September 2008, and released in France on 22 April 2009. The script is partially based on Edmonde Charles-Roux’s book “L’Irrégulière” (”The Non-Conformist”). As part of promoting the film, Tautou was named as the next spokesmodel for Chanel No. 5, replacing Nicole Kidman. She was directed in the advertisement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with whom she worked on Amélie and A Very Long Engagement. The advertisement was released in 2009 to coincide with the film's release. She has also modeled for magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, and lent her face to L'Oreal and Montblanc ad campaigns.
Personal life 
Tautou says she considers France her base, where she plans to focus her career rather than doing so in the United States. As she told Stevie Wong of The Straits Times "I am, at the end of the day, a French actress. I am not saying I will never shoot an English-language movie again, but my home, my community, my career is rooted in France. I would never move to Los Angeles."
|1996||Cœur de cible||TV movie|
|1997||La Vérité est un vilain défaut||The telephone operator||TV movie|
|1997||Les Cordier, juge et flic||Léa||TV movie, episode: Le Crime d'à côté|
|1998||La Vieille Barrière||A girl in the district||TV movie|
|1998||Bébés boum||Elsa||TV movie|
|1998||Chaos technique||Lisa||TV movie|
|1998||Julie Lescaut||Tracy||TV movie, episode: Bal masqué|
|1999||Le Boiteux||Blandine Piancet||TV movie, episode: Baby blues|
|1999||Venus Beauty Institute||Marie||Original title: Vénus beauté (institut)|
|1999||Triste à mourir||Caro||Short film|
|2000||Pretty Devils||Anne-Sophie||Original title: Voyou, voyelles|
|2000||Le Libertin||Julie d'Holbach|
|2000||Happenstance||Irène||Original title: Le Battement d'ailes du papillon|
|2001||Amélie||Amélie Poulain||Original title: Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain|
|2001||God Is Great and I'm Not||Michèle||Original title: Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite|
|2002||He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not||Angélique||Original title: À la folie... pas du tout|
|2002||L'Auberge espagnole||Martine||Other titles: The Spanish Apartment; Pot Luck|
|2002||Dirty Pretty Things||Senay Gelik|
|2003||Les Marins perdus||Lalla|
|2003||Not on the Lips||Huguette Verberie||Original title: Pas sur la bouche|
|2003||Happy End||Val Chipzik|
|2004||A Very Long Engagement||Mathilde||Original title: Un long dimanche de fiançailles|
|2005||The Russian Dolls||Martine||Original title: Les Poupées russes|
|2006||The Da Vinci Code||Sophie Neveu|
|2006||Priceless||Irène||Original title: Hors de prix|
|2007||Hunting and Gathering||Camille Fauque||Original title: Ensemble, c'est tout|
|2009||Coco Before Chanel||Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel||Original title: Coco avant Chanel|
|2010||De vrais mensonges||Emilie Dandrieux||Other titles: Beautiful Lies; Full Treatment|
|2011||Delicacy||Nathalie Kerr||Original title: La délicatesse|
|2012||Des vents contraires||Sarah Anderen|
|2012||Thérèse D||Thérèse Desqueyroux|
|2013||Mood Indigo||Chloé||Original title: L’Écume des jours|
- Cabourg Romantic Film Festival Award, for Venus Beauty Institute
- César Award, for Venus Beauty Institute
- Lumiere Award, for Venus Beauty Institute
- SACD Award
- CFCA Award
- Lumiere Award, for Amélie
- Sant Jordi, for Amélie
- NRJ Ciné Award, for Priceless (shared with Gad Elmaleh)
- European Film Award, for Amélie
- Satellite Award, for Amélie
- PFCS Award, for Amélie
- OFCS Award, for Amélie
- BAFTA, for Amélie
- Empire Award, for Amélie
- César Award, for Amélie
- European Film Award, for Dirty Pretty Things
- European Film Award, for A Very Long Engagement
- César Award, for A Very Long Engagement
- César Award, for Coco Before Chanel
- BAFTA, for Coco Before Chanel
- Age sources
- "Audrey Tautou". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 22 August 2008. "born Aug. 9, 1976/78, Beaumont, Auvergne, France"
- "TAUTOU Audrey". Les Gens du Cinema. Retrieved 17 April 2013. "Lieu: BEAUMONT (63-France); Naissance: 9 août 1976; Reférence: Extrait de naissance n° 6672/1976 [translation: Location: BEAUMONT (63-France); Born: August 9, 1976; Reference: Birth Certificate No. 6672/1976]"
- Willsher, Kim (14 April 2013). "Audrey Tautou: how the French learned to love the star of Amélie". The Observer. Retrieved 17 April 2013. "Born August 1976. Her father was a dental surgeon, her mother a teacher. She was raised in Montluçon, a town in central France."
- "A propos de quelques ÉLÈVES CÉLÈBRES…" [About some famous students...]. Collège Jules Ferry Montlucon. Archived from the original on 30 october 2004. "née en 1976 , élève de 1987 à 1991 [translation: born in 1976, a student from 1987 to 1991]"
- Vanderschelden, Isabelle (2007). Amélie. Cine-file French Film Guides. I. B. Tauris. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-84511-375-9. "Born in 1978 ..."
- Lawrence, Will (11 May 2006). "A very big engagement". The Times (London). Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2008. "“Ah, the Mona Lisa,” chimes the 29-year-old French actress ..."
- Les florentins qui font la réputation de nore école, Cours Florent, retrieved 28 October 2009
- Academy Invites 127 to Membership
- Staff (4 April 2008). ""Priceless" romance tale". The Washington Times. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- Reynolds, Simon (27 August 2008). "Warner Bros. backs Chanel biopic". Digital Spy.
- Tautou at Imdb
- Coco Before Chanel at Imdb
- Audrey Tautou: The New Coco Chanel
- Snead, Elizabeth (5 May 2008), "Is it a bird or a plane? Sarah Jessica Parker won't save the Costume Gala?", Los Angeles Times, archived from the original on 10 May 2008, retrieved 21 May 2008
- "Audrey Tautou new face of Chanel", China Daily, 16 May 2008, archived from the original on 31 May 2008, retrieved 21 May 2008
- "Audrey Tautou's in music video for Charlie Winston", BBC News, 17 February 2010
- "Cannes Film Festival 2013: Audrey Tautou to host opening ceremony". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "Audrey Tautou rêve d’ailleurs" 9 August 2011, Culture-match, Paris Match (in French)
- WENN (11 May 2006). "Tautou dismisses Da Vinci controversy". Actress Archives.com. UGO Entertainment.
- Wong, Stevie (May 28, 2006). "From Amelie to Sophie". The Straits Times (Singapore: The Star Online eCentral).
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- NY Daily News Interview 21 November 2004
- MSNBC Interview 23 November 2004
- UK Story & Interview 16 January 2005
- Interview: This is London 19 January 2005
- Jon Henley, "It doesn't take much to catch a man" The Guardian, 13 June 2008, interview about Priceless (film)