Marilou Berry

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Marilou Berry
Marilou Berry Cabourg 2013.jpg
Berry in June 2013
Born (1983-02-01) 1 February 1983 (age 32)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Partner(s) Arnaud Schneider (2013-present)

Marilou Berry (born 1 February 1983) is a French actress.

Life and career[edit]

Marilou Berry is the daughter of filmmaker Josiane Balasko and sculptor Philippe Berry, and the niece of actor Richard Berry. Uninterested in school studies, she left high school and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Paris.

She made her first appearance on the screen at the age of 8 years in My Life Is Hell, a comedy directed, written and produced by her mother and co-starring her uncle, Richard Berry.

Berry has roles several times in films as teenagers who find their salvation in music. As Lolita Cassard in Look at Me (2003), she was a girl crushed by the notoriety of his father, an author, while trying to get him to notice her singing talent. As Hannah Goldman in The First Time I Turned Twenty (2004), she was the only girl in a traditionally all-male school jazz band in 1950s France.

She is moving rapidly toward comedy with Once Upon a Time in the Oued and then Nos jours heureux (Our Happy Days).


Year Title Role Director Notes
1991 My Life Is Hell The Little Girl Josiane Balasko
2004 Look at Me Lolita Cassard Agnès Jaoui Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
Étoiles d'or du cinéma français - Most Promising Actress
Chlotrudis Awards - Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
La première fois que j'ai eu 20 ans Hannah Goldman Lorraine Lévy
2005 La Boîte noire Desk clerk in the Hotel Richard Berry
Il était une fois dans l'oued Nadège Djamel Bensalah
2006 On ne devrait pas exister Marilou Hervé-Pierre Gustave
Those Happy Days Nadine Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano Nominated - NRJ Ciné Award for The Best Kiss (with Omar Sy)
Lisa et le pilote d'avion Corinne Philippe Barassat
La volière aux enfants Marie Carpantier Olivier Guignard TV Movie
2007 Trivial Fred Sophie Marceau
2008 Cliente Karine Josiane Balasko (2)
Vilaine Melanie Lupin Jean-Patrick Benes & Allan Mauduit Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
Belleville tour Capucine Ahmed Bouchaala & Zakia Tahri TV Movie
Sans titre Her Valéry Schatz Short
2009 La marche des crabes Isabelle Hafid Aboulahyane Short
2010 La chair de ma chair Charlotte Mallory Grolleau Short
La plus pire semaine de ma vie Carla Frédéric Auburtin TV Series (2 Episodes)
2011 La Croisière Alix Sainte-Beuve Pascale Pouzadoux
Beur sur la ville Woman with the broken teeth Djamel Bensalah (2)
Chez Maupassant Elisabeth Rousset Philippe Bérenger TV Series (1 Episode)
2012 Merlin Morgane Stéphane Kappes TV Mini-Series
2013 Queens of the Ring Rose Jean-Marc Rudnicki
Joséphine Joséphine Agnès Obadia
2015 Valentin Valentin Elodie Pascal Thomas
Inside Out Sadness Pete Docter French Voice
2016 Josephine est enceinte Josephine Marilou Berry

Director / Writer[edit]

Year Title Actors Notes
2016 Josephine est enceinte Josiane Balasko, Zahia Dehar, Caroline Anglade, Vincent Furic


Marilou Berry at the 40th César Awards in 2015

Movies starring Marilou Berry with more than a million of entries in France.

Films Director Year France (entries)
1 Inside Out Pete Docter 2015 3 752 491
2 Look at Me Agnès Jaoui 2004 1 640 312
3 Those Happy Days Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano 2006 1 473 273
4 My Life Is Hell Josiane Balasko 1991 1 170 523
5 Vilaine Jean-Patrick Benes & Allan Mauduit 2008 1 004 950


Berry photographed by Studio Harcourt, Paris.
Year Title Author Director Notes
2002 Nuit d'ivresse Josiane Balasko Josiane Balasko
2004 The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler Tilly
2005-08 Toc toc Laurent Baffie Laurent Baffie Molière Award for Best Female Newcomer
2009 Tout le monde aime Juliette Josiane Balasko Josiane Balasko
2011 L'Amour, la mort, les fringues Danièle Thompson Danièle Thompson

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