Louise Bourgoin

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Louise Bourgoin
Louise Bourgoin Cannes 2010.jpg
Louise Bourgoin at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Born Ariane Louise Bourgoin
(1981-11-28) November 28, 1981 (age 32)
Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France
Occupation Actress, model, television presenter

Louise Bourgoin, (born November 28, 1981 as Ariane Louise Bourgoin), is a French actress, model and television presenter.

Early life and career[edit]

She was born on November 28, 1981 in Vannes.[1] As her parents, both secondary level teachers, were encouraging her to pursue a stable career, Bourgoin studied for five years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes.[2] She became a plastic arts teacher[citation needed] while simultaneously beginning to work as a model; some of her most notable early work as a model was for the photographer Ian Sanderson.[1]

After she graduated in 2004, Bourgoin became a presenter for the television program "Kawaï !" on the Filles TV channel. Two years later, she made a brief appearance on "Direct 8".[1] At the same time, she worked with TV presenter Marc Lacombe on a pilot program for PlayStation TV. This television channel never started broadcasting, and the pilot was never distributed[citation needed].

In 2006, she worked as the weathergirl for "Le Grand Journal" with Michel Denisot, broadcast nightly on Canal +. In order to avoid audiences confusing her for fellow "Grand Journal" presenter, Ariane Massenet, Bourgoin selected the pseudonym of "Salomé". As this was rejected by Canal +[citation needed], she chose the name "Louise Bourgoin" as a tribute to her favorite sculptor, Louise Bourgeois.[2]

In 2007, she was offered a first role in a film, playing a television weather girl in The Girl From Monaco.[3] Subsequently she played in several films including The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec from Luc Besson[4] and Black Heaven (original title L'autre monde) from Gilles Marchand that was Out of Competition at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 The Girl from Monaco Audrey Varella
Les Bonus de Guillaume Louise/Various Characters TV series
2009 Little Nicholas La fleuriste
2010 White as Snow Michèle
Sweet Valentine Camille
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Adèle Blanc-Sec Nominated—Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress
Black Heaven Audrey
2011 A Happy Event (Un heureux événement)[5] Barbara Dray
2011 L'amour dure trois ans[6] Alice
2013 La Religieuse (The Nun)[7] Supérieure Christine
The Love Punch Manon
Going Away Sandra
Miss and the Doctors Judith Durance
2014 Mojave Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Louise Bourgoin". TVMag (in French). Le Figaro press group. 
  2. ^ a b c Samuel Blumenfeld (May 17, 2010). "Le corps et l'esprit de Louise Bourgoin". Le Monde (in French). 
  3. ^ A. O. SCOTT (July 3, 2009). "Movie Review: The Girl From Monaco (2007)-Long-Range Forecast: All Hot and Bothered". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Adventures of a redhead rebel". Global Times. August 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ "A Happy Event". IMDB. 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Love Lasts Three Years". IMDB. 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Nun". IMDB. March 20, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

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