Ariane Labed

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Ariane Labed
Ariane Labed 2015.jpg
Ariane Labed in 2015
Born (1984-05-08) 8 May 1984 (age 31)
Athens, Greece
Alma mater Université de Provence
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) Yorgos Lanthimos[1][2]

Ariane Labed (born 8 May 1984) is a Greek-born French actress. She made her feature film debut in Attenberg (2010), for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. Later, she appeared in Alps (2011) and Before Midnight (2013). In 2014, she starred in several short films such as High and Dry and played the leading role of Alice in the film Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey, for which she was nominated the César Award for Most Promising Actress. In 2015, she appeared in The Forbidden Room and in The Lobster.

Life and career[edit]

Labed was born in 1984 in Athens, Greece, to French parents. She grew up between Greece, Germany and France. After studying dance for 10 years, she studied theatre at the Université de Provence. A founding member of Vasistas Theatre Company, she has acted in most of their performances.[3]

Labed was awarded the Volpi Cup for the Best Actress at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for her performance in Attenberg, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, which was her debut film.[4][5] She starred in the film Alps, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.[4][5] In 2014, she appeared in the film Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice, for which she was nominated for the César Award and the Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress.


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Attenberg Marina
2011 Alps Gymnast
2012 The Capsule Short film
2013 Before Midnight Anna
2013 A Place on Earth Elena Morin
2014 Magic Men Maria
2014 High and Dry Laurel Short film
2014 La Diagonale du fils Short film
2014 Love Island Liliane
2014 Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey Alice
2015 The Forbidden Room Alicia Warlock / The Chambermaid
2015 The Lobster The Maid
2015 Seances
2015 Prejudice Caroline
2015 Malgré la nuit
2016 Happy Time Will Come Soon
2016 Voir du pays
2016 Assassin's Creed TBA Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Result
2010 Attenberg Venice Film Festival Best Actress Coppa Volpi Won
2010 Attenberg Angers European First Film Festival Best Actress "Mademoiselle Ladubay" Prize Won
2010 Attenberg Hellenic Film Academy Best Actress award Won
2012 Alps Sofia International Film Festival Special Mention Won
2014 Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice Locarno Film Festival Best Actress Award Won
2015 Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress Nominated
2015 Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice César Award for Most Promising Actress Nominated


  1. ^ "Ariane Labed, la révélation de Fidelio, l'Odyssée d'Alice". L'Express. 
  2. ^ "Portrait d'une jeune actrice : Ariane Labed, héroine de Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice". AlloCiné. 
  3. ^ "CV’s of the team of Silence" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Lavallee, Eric (1 Oct 2010). "Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia Like View From the 'Alps'". Ioncinema. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Clarke, Cath (2011-08-18). "First sight: Ariane Labed". Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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