Karin Viard

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Karin Viard at the 2000 César Awards ceremony.

Karin Viard (French: [ka.ʁin vjaʁ] ; born 24 January 1966) is a multi-award-winning French actress. She made her film debut in Tatie Danielle in 1990.[1] Viard is one of the most critically acclaimed French actresses of the past decade.

Since then she has appeared in such films as Delicatessen, L'Emploi du temps (Time Out), Adultère, mode d'emploi and La parenthèse enchantée.

She was a member of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival jury.

Personal life[edit]

She was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen.[2]


Viard has won two César Awards. The first for Best Actress for her role in Haut les coeurs! and the second for Best Supporting Actress for Embrassez qui vous voudrez. She was nominated for the César Awards three other times.

Viard has also won the Best Actress award at the Montréal World Film Festival for her performance in Le Rôle de sa vie.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1990 Tatie Danielle Agathe Étienne Chatiliez
1991 Delicatessen Mademoiselle Plusse Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
1992 Riens du tout Isabelle Cédric Klapisch
1994 La Séparation Claire Christian Vincent
The Favourite Son Martine Nicole Garcia
1995 La Haine a spectator in the art gallery Mathieu Kassovitz
1996 Fourbi Rosemonde Alain Tanner
1999 Children of the Century Marie Dorval Diane Kurys
2001 Time Out Muriel Laurent Cantet
2002 Summer Things Véronique Michel Blanc
2004 The Role of Her Life Claire Rocher François Favrat
2005 The Axe Marlène Davert Costa-Gavras
Hell Céline Danis Tanović
2008 Paris the bakery manager Cédric Klapisch
2009 The Ball of the Actresses as herself Maïwenn
Happy End Chloé Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
La Code a Changé Marie-Laurence (ML) Claverne Danièle Thompson
2010 Potiche Nadège François Ozon
Nothing to Declare Irène Janus Dany Boon
2011 My Piece of the Pie
Polisse Nadine Maïwenn


  1. ^ Sotinel, Thomas (1 November 2003). "Karin Viard joue pour de vrai (article preview, in French)". Le Monde. 
  2. ^ Frédéric Vivien (12 September 2009). "Lycée Pierre Corneille de Rouen - History". The Lycée Corneille of Rouen. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 

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