Godrèche in 2007
23 March 1972 |
|Occupation||Actress, author, film director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Dany Boon (m. 1998; div. 2002)|
Judith Godrèche (born March 23, 1972) is a French actress and author. She has appeared in more than 30 films.
Godrèche was born in Paris, the daughter of a psychoanalyst and a child therapist. Her paternal grandparents were Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, from Poland and Russia, who changed their name from "Goldreich". Godrèche left school at age fourteen, settling into a long-term relationship with older director Benoît Jacquot.
Godrèche's early work included commercial modeling for a Japanese chocolate maker, as well as a teen magazine. Her first film appearance was as Claudia Cardinale's daughter in L'été prochain. At fourteen, she obtained her first major role, in Jacquot's Les Mendiants, with Dominique Sanda.
In 1989, Godrèche starred in Jacques Doillon's La Fille de 15 ans with Melvil Poupaud, which brought her fame. The following year, she turned to a full-time career in film. In 1990 she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her performance in Jacquot's La Désenchantée.
In 1994 her novel Point de côté was published in France by Broché Publishers to good reviews.
Godrèche was not well known to American audiences until Patrice Leconte's Ridicule was released in 1996. The film introduced her to Americans in the role of Mathilde de Bellegarde. In 1998 she starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons in The Man in the Iron Mask.
Her first record inspired from the film " toutes les filles pleurent" was released by Because music.
Godrèche's performance as Charlotte in the film The Overnight has led to her being called a "breakout" star of 2015. She is also starring in an upcoming HBO comedy about a French actress who moves to Los Angeles.
Director and writer
- Toutes les filles pleurent (2010)
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