Marina Foïs at the 2012 César Awards
|Born||Marina Sylvie Foïs
21 January 1970
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Born in Boulogne-Billancourt in the department of Hauts-de-Seine in a family from Russian, Jewish Egyptian, German and Italian ancestry, Marina Foïs discovered in 1986 her passion for comedy in The School for Wives, at the age of sixteen. She decided to follow classes by correspondence and obtained her high school final exam two years later. She then joined the troop The Royal Imperial Green Rabbit Company, which later became Les Robins des Bois, composed of students from the Cours Florent from the class of Isabelle Nanty.
Noticed by Dominique Farrugia in 1996, Marina Foïs and the troop had the opportunity to play daily and in direct on the channel Comédie+ in the program La Grosse Émission for two years. During that period, she co-wrote sketches with Pierre-François Martin-Laval, playing a number of various characters, like Sophie Pétoncule, of an astounding stupidity, or the director Marie-Mûre, pedantic and bossy. They continued the next year on Canal+ and had a bigger audience. Since June 2001, Marina and the troop separated to focus on their film career. Marina Foïs became one of the most productives actresses playing in almost three films a year.
Marina Foïs has a younger sister, Giulia Foïs, who is a journalist at Libération, former columnist in the program Arrêt sur images presented by Daniel Schneidermann on France 5, and a current news anchor on I-Télé. She also has a second sister Elena, who is a hospital doctor, and a brother Fabio, who died of an airplane crash at an aerobatic demonstration in which he had to participate.
After being the partner of Maurice Berthélémy, her fellow of Les Robins des Bois, she was then the partner of Éric Lartigau. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Lazare, on December 3, 2004 at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine of Paris. She then gave birth to her second son Georges on September 25, 2008.
|1993||La perme||Solange||Emmanuel Silvestre
|1994||Casque bleu||Julie||Gérard Jugnot|
|1997||Et si on faisait un bébé ?||Marianne||Christiane Spiero||TV film|
|1998||Serial Lover||Mina Schuster||James Huth|
|2001||La Tour Montparnasse Infernale||Stéphanie Lanceval||Charles Nemes|
|2002||Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra||Sucettalanis||Alain Chabat|
|The Race||Young nurse||Djamel Bensalah|
|Jojo la frite||Marie||Nicolas Cuche|
|Hypnotized and Hysterical||Natacha||Claude Duty||Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|2003||Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ?||The customer of the pharmacy||Éric Lartigau|
|Bienvenue au gîte||Caroline||Claude Duty|
|Les clefs de bagnole||Actress||Laurent Baffie|
|J'me sens pas belle||Fanny Fontana||Bernard Jeanjean|
|Casablanca Driver||Sandy O'Brian||Maurice Barthélémy|
|Un petit jeu sans conséquence||Axelle||Bernard Rapp|
|À boire||Bénédicte||Marion Vernoux|
|2006||Un ticket pour l'espace||Soizic||Éric Lartigau|
|Essaye-moi||Firmin's mother||Pierre-François Martin-Laval|
|2007||Darling||Catherine / Sophie / Cécile Nicolle / "Darling"||Christine Carrière||Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumiere Award for Best Actress
|2008||A Simple Heart||Mathilde Aubain||Marion Laine|
|La personne aux deux personnes||Muriel Perrache||Nicolas Charlet
|Le plaisir de chanter||Muriel||Ilan Duran Cohen|
|2009||The Ball of the Actresses||Herself||Maïwenn|
|Le code a changé||Mélanie Carcassonne||Danièle Thompson|
|Making Plans for Lena||Frédérique||Christophe Honoré|
|2010||22 Bullets||Marie Goldman||Richard Berry|
|The Big Picture||Sarah Exben||Éric Lartigau|
|Happy Few||Rachel||Antony Cordier|
|2011||Les yeux de sa mère||Maylis Tremazan||Thierry Klifa|
|Polisse||Iris||Maïwenn||Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - CinEuphoria Awards - Best Actress (International Competition)
Nominated - Lumiere Award for Best Actress
|2013||Boule & Bill||Maman Boule||Alexandre Charlot
|100% cachemire||Sophie||Valérie Lemercier|
|2014||Paris Follies||Christiane||Marc Fitoussi|
|2015||Daddy or Mommy||Florence Leroy||Martin Bourboulon|
- Birth certificate n° 186/1970, Les Gens du Cinéma.
- "Zoom sur Marina Foïs" (in French). Gala.
- "Marina Foïs à coeur ouvert sur la mort de son frère..." (in French). Pure People. October 29, 2010.
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