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) 28 November 1981 (age 32)
Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France
Occupation Actress, model, television presenter
Years active 2008–present

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

Life and career[edit]

She was born on 28 November 1981 in Vannes.[1] Bourgoin's parents, both secondary level teachers, encouraged her to pursue a stable career. She 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 graduating in 2004, Bourgoin became a presenter for the television program Kawaï ! on 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 weather girl for Le Grand Journal with Michel Denisot, which broadcast nightly on Canal+. To avoid audiences confusing her for fellow Le 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 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 directed by Luc Besson[4] and Black Heaven directed by Gilles Marchand, a film that was screened Out of Competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Girl from Monaco Audrey Varella Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actress
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
Black Heaven Audrey
2011 A Happy Event Barbara Dray
2011 L'amour dure trois ans Alice
2013 The Nun Supérieure Christine
The Love Punch Manon
Going Away Sandra
Miss and the Doctors Judith Durance
2014 Mojave
2015 Les chevaliers blancs Laura

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. 

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