Exarchopoulos at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
22 November 1993 |
Adèle Exarchopoulos (French pronunciation: [adɛl ɛgzaʁkɔpulɔs]; born 22 November 1993) is a French actress. She is known for her leading performance as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a role which gave her worldwide attention and critical acclaim and for which she became the youngest artist ever to be awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Life and career
Exarchopoulos grew up in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place des Fêtes. Her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitar teacher, and her mother, Marina Niquet, a nurse. Her grandfather was Greek.
In 2006, Exarchopoulos was spotted by an agent and made her first television appearance in an episode of the French police series R.I.S, police scientifique. At thirteen, she had a role in the 2007 film Boxes.
She also appeared in the films Les Enfants de Timpelbach (2008), The Round Up (2010), Turk's Head (2010), Chez Gino (2011), Carré blanc (2011), Pieces of Me (2012) and I Used to Be Darker (2013) before making her international breakthrough in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a 2013 film based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Both Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux were also awarded the Palme d'Or alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion who have won the award; Exarchopoulos is the youngest person to ever receive the award. She received extensive critical praise and her performance was cited as one of the year's best. Indiewire critic Eric Kohn named Exarchopoulos' performance was the best female performance of 2013.
In March 2014, she was in consideration to play Tiger Lily in Pan but lost to Rooney Mara. She will appear in The Last Face alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron. She plays Judith in the 2015 period drama film The Anarchists.
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