Mathilde Seigner

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Mathilde Seigner
Mathilde Seigner Cannes 2009.jpg
Mathilde Seigner in 2009
Born (1968-01-17) 17 January 1968 (age 47)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present[1]
Partner(s) Mathieu Petit

Mathilde Seigner (born 17 January 1968) is a French actress.

Seigner was born in Paris, France. She is the granddaughter of the respected French actor Louis Seigner (1903-1991). She is the sister of the actresses Emmanuelle Seigner (and sister-in-law of Roman Polanski) and Marie-Amelie Seigner, and the niece of Françoise Seigner.


Her acting performances have been confined to French language films, but she has appeared in a number of notable productions. She won Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2001 for her role in Betty Fisher and Other Stories and has been nominated for a César Award three times.

The younger daughter of Louis Seigner, she studied comedy at Florent (very famous french school of theater), before making her first appearance in theaters in 1994, alongside her sister Emmanuelle in Smile Claude Miller.

She received the Prix Michel Simon in 1995 for her role in Rosine by Christine Carrière. Two years later, Mathilde won a Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a transformist in Nettoyage à sec(Dry Cleaners). She won the "Romy Schneider Prize in 1999. Mathilde Seigner is appreciated for her spontaneity and strong character, she quickly gained favor with the public, thanks to the nostalgic Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (One Swallow Brought Spring) (2001), in which she portrays a city dweller who discovers the joys of the countryside. But refusing labels, which embodied "Madame Sans-Gene" is also illustrated in auteur cinema. Seigner is thus part of the quartet of actors bringing the thriller Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien(Harry, a friend who wishes you well, in 2000 and Claude Miller give her two beautiful characters, Odette optimistic , hospitalized in the House of Magicians, and mother galley Betty Fisher and Other Stories. Drawn to the roles of composition - star weather in Blue cities, cop in Tristan - actress with a strong temperament performer in twin Parisians Lelouch . With Mariage! (Weddings!) Just to please then in 2004, two amused life reflections torque signed by women, it stands out as one of the stars of the French comedy , that still confirm on a delusional mode and concerned vary records, she play in Palais Royal ! by Valérie Lemercier (2005) and Camping by Fabien Onteniente (2006).

Actress then engaged on three occasions , the drama . Le passager de l’été (The Passenger in the summer), first, where it falls under the spell of Gregori Derangère . Then in Zone libre (Free Zone), a movie about the occupation , and finally Dance avec lui(dance with him) , where she plays a young tortured woman who learns to live after a dramatic break (and she is a very good horserider in her private life too). With 3 amis(3 Friends) , Mathilde Seigner began their return to comedy. Directed by Michel Boujenah , she starred in Kad Merad and Elbé three years Tout pour plaire. Popular and endearing actress, she then slips into the skin of an unfaithful wife in the comedy of Détrompez-vous .

After a brief absence from the screen , she returned in 2009 with three dramatic comedies about family (Quelque chose à te dire, Trésor and Une semaine sur deux (et la moitié des vacances scolaires)). After a first experience in carrying holidays with Fini les vacances (End of holidays) (2010), the actress returns to the cameras in two popular comedies ( Camping 2 and the remake of La guerre des boutons(War of the Buttons)( 2011).

In 2012, in the dark thriller Dans la tourmente (In the turmoil) of Christophe Ruggia Clovis Cornillac and Yvan Attal, Seigner shows the path of drama this year with Bowling, on the fight against hospital staff the closure of a maternity and then Max, a sentimental drama that depicts a love affair with a young widower father , played by Joey Starr. (She noted during the Ceremony of the Caesars. Came back the César for best actor Michel Blanc, she blunder by saying that the price should return to JoeyStarr (also nominated! ... Social networks ignite, it must finally apologize.)

In 2013 (september) Able to carton cinema, Mathilde Seigner is back at the theater! Two years after L'amour, la mort les fringues(Love, death, clothes), directed by Danièle Thompson, the star returns to Nina, a comedy in which she is the heroine alongside François Berléand and François Vincentelli, respectively embodying her husband and lover.

In 2014, she is playing in La liste de mes envies (the list of my desires).

Personal life[edit]

In 1994 she met Antoine Duléry, but they separated in 1998. Then she had a love affair with the comic Laurent Gerra. Since October 2011, Mathilde has lived with Mathieu Petit, a cameraman. Their son, Louis, is born the 10 of August 2007.

César Award controversy[edit]

On February 24, 2012, during the César Award ceremony, she interrupted[2] Michel Blanc the same way Kanye West did Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV’s Video Music Awards.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1997 Dry Cleaning Marylin Anne Fontaine
1999 Venus Beauty Institute Samantha Tonie Marshall
Belle-maman Séverine Gabriel Aghion
Le Temps retrouvé („Time Regained“) Céleste Raoul Ruiz
2000 Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien („Harry, He's Here to Help“) Claire Dominik Moll
2001 La Chambre des magiciennes[4] („Of Woman and Magic“) Odette Claude Miller
Une hirondelle a fait le printemps („One Swallow Brought Spring“) Sandrine Christian Carion
Betty Fisher et autres histoires („Alias Betty“[5]) Carole Claude Miller
Inch'Allah Dimanche Mademoiselle Briat Yamina Benguigui
2003 Tristan[6] Inspector Emmanuelle Barsac Philippe Harel[7]
2004 Mariages ! („Marriages“[8]) Valentine Valérie Guignabodet
Les Parisiens[9] the Parisian twins Claude Lelouch[10]
2005 Tout pour plaire („Thirtyfive Something“[11]) Juliette Cécile Telerman
Le courage d'aimer[12] („The Courage to Love“) Anne / Clémentine Claude Lelouch[13]
Palais Royal ![14] Laurence Valérie Lemercier
2006 Camping[15] Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente
Le Passager de l'été („One Summer“[16]) Angèle Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
2007 Trois amis[17] Claire Michel Boujenah
Détrompez-vous Lisa Bruno Dega
2009 Quelque chose à te dire[18] („Blame It on Mum“[19]) Alice Celliers Cécile Telerman
Une semaine sur deux
aka „Alternate Weeks (and Half the Vacation)"[20]
Marjorie Ivan Calbérac
2010 Camping 2“[21] Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente
Trésor[22] Nathalie Claude Berri and Francois Dupeyron[23]
2011 La Guerre des boutons[24] Lebrac's mother Yann Samuell
2012 Dans la tourmente[25] Hélène Christophe Ruggia
Maman[26] Sandrine Alexandra Leclère[27]
Bowling[28] Mathilde Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award Ceremony Result
1998 Nettoyage à Sec César meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César ( edition n°23) nominated
1999 / Prix Romy Schneider Prix Patrick Dewaere & Romy Schneider (édition n°19) Win
2000 Vénus beauté institut César de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César (édition n°25) nominated
2001 Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien César de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César (édition n°26) nominated
2006 Camping Prix RAIMU de la comédienne Raimu de la Comédie (édition n°1) nominated
2007 Camping Prix Télé poche de la Meilleure actrice de comédie de l'année Festival International du Film de Comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez (édition n°10) Win
2008 3 amis Gérard de l'ersatz Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°3) nominated
2011 Camping 2 Gérard du désespoir féminin Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°6) nominated
2012 La guerre des boutons Gérard du désespoir féminin Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°7) nominated


  1. ^ "Mathilde Seigner has appeared in the following films:Boulevard Mac Donald (1994)...". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  2. ^ [1], article.
  3. ^ [2], article.
  4. ^ "La chambre des magiciennes". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Alias Betty". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Tristan (2003)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Tristan (2003)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  8. ^ "Mariages!". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Le genre humain - 1ère partie: Les Parisiens". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Les Parisiens (2004)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Thirtyfive Something". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  12. ^ "Le courage d'aimer". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  13. ^ "The Courage to Love". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  14. ^ "Palais Royal!". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  15. ^ "Camping (2006)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  16. ^ "One Summer". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  17. ^ "Trois Amis". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  18. ^ "Trois Amis". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  19. ^ "Blame it on Mum". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  20. ^ "Alternate Weeks (and Half the Vacation)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  21. ^ "Camping 2". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  22. ^ "Trésor". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  23. ^ "Tresor". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  24. ^ "La guerre des boutons". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  25. ^ "Dans la tourmente". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  26. ^ "Maman". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  27. ^ "Maman". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  28. ^ "Bowling". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

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