Lyna Khoudri

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Lyna Khoudri
Born (1992-10-03) 3 October 1992 (age 27)
Years active2014-present

Lyna Khoudri (born 3 October 1992, in Algiers, Algeria) is an Algerian-French actress. For her role in the Sofia Djama-directed film Les Bienheureux (2017), she won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and received a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress. She is set to portray a student activist in Wes Anderson's ensemble film The French Dispatch (2020).

Early life[edit]

Khoudri was born in 1992, to a journalist father and a violinist mother. The family moved to Aubervilliers, France as exiles due to the danger of her father's profession during the Algerian Civil War. The family also briefly lived in Germany, where her father worked for an Arab news channel, before returning to France. Khoudri received her professional training at Théâtre national de la Colline [1]


In 2014, Khoudri received her first acting role in the French television series Josephine, Guardian Angel.[2]

In 2019, she played Louna in the Canal+ miniseries Les Sauvages for several episodes.[3] That year, she also played Nedjma in the film Papicha, about a young Algerian woman who uses fashion as cultural resistance during the Algerian Civil War.[4]

For The French Dispatch, to be released in July 2020, Khoudri describes her role as being a militant student activist and the girlfriend of Timothée Chalamet's character;[5] their storyline will center on a student riot.[6]


  1. ^ "Cinéma : Lyna Khoudri, actrice bienheureuse" (in French). Le Point. 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "César 2020 : qui sont les acteurs et actrices en lice dans la catégorie Meilleur espoir ?". Yahoo! France.
  3. ^ "Qui est Lyna Khoudri, révélation des Sauvages et Papicha ?" (in French). AlloCiné.
  4. ^ Jean-Paul Chaillet. "Papicha (Algeria)". Golden Globes. Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
  5. ^ "Le Fast Life de Lyna Khoudri". Konbini – via Facebook.
  6. ^ Sharf, Zack (15 January 2020). "Wes Anderson's 'French Dispatch' Budget Rivals 'Grand Budapest,' Film Will Not Be Four Hours Long". IndieWire. Penske Brothers Media LLC.

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