Géraldine Nakache

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Géraldine Nakache
Géraldine Nakache Cabourg 2014.jpg
Géraldine Nakache in 2014
Born (1980-02-16) 16 February 1980 (age 37)
Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actress, film director, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present

Géraldine Nakache (born 16 February 1980) is a French actress, director and screenwriter of Algerian Jewish descent.

Life and career[edit]

Nakache grew up in an Algerian Sephardi family. She earned a DEUG diploma in cinema. She worked as assistant casting director in Groland on Canal + and as assistant director for Les Guignols de l'info and eventually executive producer on Comédie+. She has also appeared in a string of films and television series and directed Tout ce qui brille (2010)[1] for which she won a number of awards and Nous York (2012).

She was married to actor and comedian Manu Payet in 2009. They divorced in 2011. Olivier Nakache, her brother, is a film director best known for directing the film Intouchables.


As actress[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hey Good Looking! Nina
2008 Tu peux garder un secret ? Fanny
2009 Tellement proches The religious
2009 Jusqu'à toi Josée
2009 R.T.T. Muriel Serkine
2010 Tout ce qui brille Ely Nominated—Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
2010 Coursier Nadia
2010 Il reste du jambon ? Sophie
2011 The Day I Saw Your Heart Cécilia
2012 The Players Stéphanie
2012 Sur la piste du Marsupilami Pétunia
2012 Nous York Gabrielle
2013 Je fais le mort Noémie Desfontaines
2014 Asterix: The Land of the Gods Dulcia Voice
2014 Sous les jupes des filles Ysis
2014 L'Ex de ma vie Ariane
2014 Atlit Cali
2015 Robin des bois, la véritable histoire Marianne
2016 Et ta sœur ? Tessa
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Bad People Serena
2003-2004 Starloose Academy Nathalie
2004-2005 La Téloose
2007 Kaamelott Duchess of Aquitaine TV series
2007 Mariage surprise Céline Telefilm
2009 Canal Presque
2009 Déformations professionnelles TV series
2012 Scènes de ménages Barbara TV series
2012 Zak Herself TV series
2013 Le Débarquement

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2007 Tout ce qui brille Yes Yes Short film
2010 Tout ce qui brille Yes Yes Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Nous York Yes Yes


  • 2011: L’Amour, la mort, les fringues by Nora and Delia Ephron, directed by Danièle Thompson (Théâtre Marigny)



Year Single Peak positions Notes
2010 "Chanson sur une drôle de vie"
(Géraldine Nakache & Leïla Bekhti)
6 From soundtrack of film Tout ce qui brille.
A remake of a Véronique Sanson hit.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Tout ce qui brille co-directed by Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran won a number of awards including Jury Awards and the Public Award at the Festival international du film de comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez. She also won the Gold Trophy for Best Female Revelation, all in 2010.[3]

In 2011, she was awarded the Golden Star of French Cinema Award for her debut film Tout ce qui brille


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