Karin Viard

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Karin Viard
Karin Viard Lumières 2015.jpg
Born (1966-01-24) 24 January 1966 (age 49)
Rouen, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present

Karin Viard (French: [ka.ʁin vjaʁ]; born 24 January 1966) is a multi-award-winning French actress. She made her film debut in Tatie Danielle in 1990.[1] Viard is one of the most critically acclaimed French actresses of the past decade.

Since then she has appeared in films such as Delicatessen, L'Emploi du temps (Time Out), Adultère, mode d'emploi and La parenthèse enchantée.

She was a member of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival jury.

Life and career[edit]

She was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen.[2]

Viard has won two César Awards. The first for Best Actress for her role in Haut les cœurs! and the second for Best Supporting Actress for Embrassez qui vous voudrez. She was nominated for the César Awards three other times.

Viard has also won the Best Actress award at the Montréal World Film Festival for her performance in Le Rôle de sa vie.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Tatie Danielle Agathe Étienne Chatiliez
1991 Delicatessen Mademoiselle Plusse Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Marc Caro
1992 Riens du tout Isabelle Cédric Klapisch
1993 La nage indienne Clara Xavier Durringer Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
1994 La Séparation Claire Christian Vincent
The Favourite Son Martine Nicole Garcia
1995 La Haine a spectator in the art gallery Mathieu Kassovitz
Adultère, mode d'emploi Fabienne Corteggiani Christine Pascal Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film - Best Actress
1996 Fourbi Rosemonde Alain Tanner
1997 Les randonneurs Coralie Philippe Harel Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
1999 Children of the Century Marie Dorval Diane Kurys
La nouvelle Ève Camille Catherine Corsini B-Movie Film Festival - Best Actress
Haut les cœurs! Emma Sólveig Anspach César Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Best Actress
2001 Time Out Muriel Laurent Cantet
2002 Summer Things Véronique Michel Blanc César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 The Role of Her Life Claire Rocher François Favrat Montreal World Film Festival - Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
2005 The Axe Marlène Davert Costa-Gavras
Hell Céline Danis Tanović
L'Ex-femme de ma vie Nina Josiane Balasko
2006 Les ambitieux Judith Zahn Catherine Corsini (2) Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival - Best Acting
2008 Paris The Baker Cédric Klapisch (2) Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2009 The Ball of the Actresses Karin Viard Maïwenn
Happy End Chloé Arnaud Larrieu
Jean-Marie Larrieu
La Code a Changé Marie-Laurence (ML) Claverne Danièle Thompson
2010 Potiche Nadège Dumoulin François Ozon Nominated - César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nothing to Declare Irène Janus Dany Boon
2011 My Piece of the Pie France Cédric Klapisch (3)
Polisse Nadine Maïwenn (2) Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
2013 Love Is the Perfect Crime Marianne Arnaud Larrieu (2)
Jean-Marie Larrieu (2)
Lulu femme nue Lulu Sólveig Anspach Lumières Award for Best Actress
2014 Week-ends Christine Anne Villacèque
2014 Almost Friends Marithé Bressy Anne Le Ny
2014 The Bélier Family Gigi Bélier Éric Lartigau Lumières Award for Best Actress
Nominated—César Award for Best Actress
2015 Families Florence Jean-Paul Rappeneau
2015 Lolo Ariane Julie Delpy
2015 21 Nights with Pattie Pattie Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu


  1. ^ Sotinel, Thomas (1 November 2003). "Karin Viard joue pour de vrai (article preview, in French)". Le Monde. 
  2. ^ Frédéric Vivien (12 September 2009). "Lycée Pierre Corneille de Rouen - History". The Lycée Corneille of Rouen. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 

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